Feniton men secure fine Top Club win over Axminster

PUBLISHED: 12:28 12 June 2018

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9104. Picture: Simon Horn.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9104. Picture: Simon Horn.


The Feniton men's team successfully withstood the challenge of Axminster in the Top Club Competition, winning overall by three rinks to two, writes Roger Smith.

In the four woods, I Veitch won 21-4 while in the triples, G Phillips, R Clarke and A Smith, won 23-14. The third success was in the fours where D Downs, R Binmore, A Kury and K Lovering won 34-4.

In the County Trophy competition, they defeated Budleigh Salterton by 82 shots to 62 with the winning rinks being; D Sanders, R Smith, A Smith and R Clarke, 33-11; R Lovering, E Cox, R Binmore and K Lovering, 18-10 and D Downs, A Morgan, G Phillips and A Kury, 22-18.

In the men’s Over-60s Triples League, Feniton B won again, this time defeating Exeter St Thomas 46-22. The winning rinks were A Morgan, D Downs and D Coyne, 29-13 and T Cox, L Ley and R Clarke, 17-9. No such success for the A team, though, as they went down 51-30 to local rivals Ottery St Mary.

The mixed team lost their East of Exe League match against Hemyock, going down 81-56 and the only success for Feniton was the rink of D Sanders, V Murdoch, R Binmore and K Lovering, 17-13.

However, they defeated Lyme Regis in a friendly match by 93 shots to 86. The winning rinks were G Skinner, D Bowden, G Phillips and D Coyne, 22-14; J Wheatley, B Bowden, L Ley and R Veitch, 17-14 and R Smith, J Skinner, S Kury and J Skinner, 23-21.

Unfortunately, they also lost a close match against visiting Bovey Tracey, going down 110-92 with the lone winning rink being the one of V Murdoch, A Murdoch, I Veitch and G Phillips, 19-18.

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