Dommetts' bowls marathon

PUBLISHED: 10:30 07 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 15 June 2010

Lynda Dommett in action.

Lynda Dommett in action.

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Honiton bowlers Lynda and Steve Dommett won the prestigious Madeira (Exmouth) Tournament recently.

Honiton bowlers Lynda and Steve Dommett won the prestigious Madeira (Exmouth) Tournament recently.They capped a successful seven rounds of bowling by lifting the Open Mixed Pairs Trophy.A total of 128 teams entered this competition, many travelling from various parts of the country, making it a very enjoyable and competitive week of bowling.Following decisive wins in earlier rounds against strong opposition, Lynda and Steve then faced the defending champions, Sue Cridmore and Jim Keegan, from Taunton in the semi-finals.On a challenging rink and in windy and occasionally rainy conditions, a close three hour match was fought out with the Honiton pair eventually winning by seven shots.A 20 minute break and they were on Number 1 green in the final in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd, playing against David and Roz Constant from Bristol. David is well-known amongst cricket followers as an international umpire, for many years partnering Dickie Bird.Lynda and Steve were 12 shots ahead at 16 ends, but the Constants pulled up to within six shots in a marathon three hour game.Steve praised Lynda for her high standard of bowling during the week and gave her the credit for their excellent tournament success.l In the county Mixed Triples competitions, two Honiton triples were unfortunately drawn together.Fred Cowey, Ann Hillyear and Dennis Hillyear met Carole Fisher, Roger Binmore and Trevor Pipe with the latter going through to the next stage, where they found strong opposition and exited the finals.l Against Seaton at home, Honiton's Two Counties League bowlers enjoyed an unusually comfortable victory with three rinks winning.Result: Honiton 94 Seaton 72: P Crockett, M Critchley, E Sharman, S Dommett 28-13; K Morfey, K Parsons, M Sellick, W Heard 26-25; C Maynard, T Broughton, M Dart, G Selvey 23-11; F Cowey, B Long, D Tanner, D Hillyear 17-23.There was another good performance in the next Two Counties match when Cullompton were the visitors. It was nice to see the visitors playing some of their young talent.Result: Honiton 84, Cullompton 68: K Morfey, T Young, M Sellick, G Mahoney 20-13; P Crockett, M Critchley, E Sharman, W Heard 23-14; F Cowey, B Long, D Tanner, D Hillyear 25-16; C Maynard, M Dart, G Selvey, R Binmore 16-25.l Latest results are still confusing the relegation and promotion issues in Division 3 of the Exeter and District Over 60s Triples League!A v Madeira B (Away) 34-34: C Maynard, T Cox, G Tillier 18-24; B Long, K Parsons, M Sellick 16-10.A v Honiton B 31-47: T Tooley, E Sharman, G Tillier v K Clark, T Broughton, M Dart 16-26; B Long, E Cox, M Sellick v K Morfey, J Ritchie, W Heard 15-21.B v Marina B (away): J Ritchie, N Oliver, W Heard 16-18; K Clark, T Broughton, M Dart 13-16.B v Pinces B (Home) 34-22: K Morfey, J Ritchie, P Crockett 15-12; K Clark, N Oliver, M Dart 19-10.C v Marina A 30-33: K Underdown, R Gregory, K Large 20-11; J Satterley, D Russell, G Selvey 10-22.l Other Matches - v Babbacombe (Away) 105-83. Top triple: G Morfey, K Morfey, G Mahoney 23-9.v Exonia (Away) 87-24. Top Rink: P Trembeth, C James, R Barwick, E Sharman 25-15.v Donyatt (Home) 70-63. Top Triple: D Tooley, A Trembeth, S Hattam 24-18.v Belmont (Away) 63-55. Top Triple: T Holding, B Maynard, C Maynard 17-16v Worcester Tourists 127-154. Top Rink: E Dommett, J Tanner, K Parsons, D Tanner 29-18. v Ottery St Mary (Away) 97-91. Top Triples: R Isaacs, J Tanner, D Tanner 23-11;V Salters, F Morris, T Young 27-15.l There have been some excellent victories for the ladies' Inter Club 2 rink team in previous rounds, but against Culm Vale at the neutral green of Exonia the interest in the competition ended. Honiton just had the edge on one rink, but on the other Culm Vale had more success in finding the green and headed home with a seven-shot victory.Y Rayner, C Nex, D Broughton, S Hiscocks 18-17; R Hirons, P Hackwood, A Hillyear, S Evans 17-25.l Seven ladies' visiting teams from Lyme Regis to Budleigh joined seven home triples in the annual Ladies' Invitation Triples tournament which was played on a lovely afternoon. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all, who were also treated to a lovely cream tea.Taking the honours was the home triple of Berry Maynard, Iris Long and Brenda Harris with a 28 shot difference.

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