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.

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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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