Evans and Fisher fly the flag for Honiton Bowls Club at nationals

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 July 2009 | UPDATED: 23:54 15 June 2010

This has been a busy week for the Honiton Bowls Club.

This has been a busy week for the Honiton Bowls Club, but not the most successful for the Men.

They lost in both of their Two County League matches. On Monday, away to Culm Vale, they lost 72-86 the only winning rink being Ray Gregory, Eddie Sharman, George Selvey and Steve Dommett.

On Thursday Seaton got their revenge for their defeat at Honiton by winning 63-91 on their own green beating all four Honiton rinks.

This now means Honiton need an act of God to win this league.

On Wednesday evening the Ladies were very unlucky to lose their Quarter-Final match in the County Two Fours Interclub competition when they travelled to South Molton to play against Bradworthy.

Shirley Hiscock's rink had won 24-16 and Sue Evans' rink needed three to force an extra end. Returning to the mat shots down, Sue put in a tremendous effort to force the opponent's bowls from the head but could only grab a two. Her rink's final score of 15-24 meant Honiton had lost the match by one shot.

Nevertheless, it was another great effort from the Honiton Ladies, better luck next year.

Wednesday's Over-60s matches saw the A team away to Okehampton, where they won on one rink by one shot, but lost by three on the other rink so only got two of the eight points. The A team also had a rearranged match against Heavitree on Thursday but, this time, managed to win on both rinks and take the full eight points.

The B team travelled to Exonia and got only two points from eight: Don Russell, Ken Clarke and Tony Broughton 18-7; George Hoare, Bill Sheerman and Mike Critchley 15-24.

The C team went to the Marina Club, Dawlish and won the match 6-2: Ray Gregory, Tony Tooley, George Selvey 25-15; Paul Crockett, Eddie Sharman, Mike Dart 16-20.

Friday's ladies' match, away against Madeira at Exmouth, resulted in a win for Honiton by five shots. Top rink at 17-6 was Carol Pidgeon, Maurine Parsons and Tilley Tillier.

Honiton's Sue Evans and Carol Fisher go to the National Finals at Leamington next week to represent Devon in the Pairs competition. I am sure the whole of Devon wish them both the very best luck for bringing the cup home.

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