Feniton win Foundation Trophy
PUBLISHED: 15:01 21 July 2010
Bowls round up from the East Devon clubs
The week started with a narrow victory for the mixed team against visitors Dunkeswell by 64-62.
The winning rinks were Norma Cox, Ted Goodenough, Roger Clarke 16-13, Robin Cooke, Ruth Clarke, Eileen Tuck and Les Ley 23-10.
Later in the week the mixed team had an excellent result away at Exonia winning by 83-61. The winning rinks were Frank Jones, John Livings, Lyn Eveleigh and Avril Coyne 29-14, Gill Smith, Eddie Cox, Martyn Eveleigh and Christine Granger 24-11 and Glynda Blackmore, Bob Crowe-Swords, Alan Smith and Tony Kury 18-14.
The over-60s’ Men’s B team shared the points away at Tiverton West End, the match being a tie 33-33. The winning rink was Colin Cheesley, George Skinner and Don Conbeer 20-17.
The A team’s match at Exonia fell victim to a cloudburst with the scores at 8-3 on one rink and 5-6 on the other. The match will be continued at a later date.
On Sunday, Feniton held its annual Foundation Trophy competition, six local clubs being invited to compete.
This year’s winners were (Feniton) Don Conbeer, Dot Chipperfield, Ruby Veitch and Tony Kury with a score of +18 and the runners up were also from Feniton: Colin Cheesley, Judy Smith, George Skinner and Lyn Eveleigh +10.
HONITON - No competitive matches have been played this last week, only friendlies and the Over-60s league games.
Honiton managed two winning and two losing rinks and winning overall away.
Top rink was Jenny Wilde, Roger Willcocks, Maureen Parsons and Dulcie Broughton at 36-9.
The ladies went to Budleigh and also won. Top four that day were Jean Mitchell, Maureen Parsons, Pearl Hackwood and Rita Barwick.
Saturday saw a visit from Belmont of Exeter who won by 67-55. Honiton’s top Triple was Liam Crawford, Roger Willcocks and Thelma Flynn at 24-14.
Sunday saw a side from Donyatt visiting and Honiton had an overall win of 83-57. Top triple was Arthur Dimond, Berry Maynard and Mike Sellick with a good 30-9 win.
The Over-60s league was very disappointing. The C side lost away to Axminster on both rinks. Fellow bowlers will have some sympathy because it is very difficult to adjust to playing on the Axminster outdoor carpet.
The B side had two matches this week, the first being Wednesday at home to Starcross. When playing the first leg away Honiton lost on both rinks, so there was some recompense when Ken Morfey, Tony Broughton and Mike Critchley had a good 27-9 win with the other rink of Peter Baker, Chris Maynard and Ken Clarke losing by only three. This earned six valuable points.
Then on Friday they played again against league leaders Hemyock at Honiton this time, losing heavily on both rinks. Hemyock showed why they are league leaders with a fine display of bowls.
They have previously won Div 6 in 2007, Div 5 in 2008 and were runners-up in Div 4 in 2009. They now look almost certain to go up to Div 2 in 2011, which is a considerable achievement.
The C side’s match against Okehampton was abandoned after the trial ends because of rain. There were only 17 of the scheduled 35 matches played in the league this week, 18 being cancelled or abandoned through the wet weather.
CHARDSTOCK - A four mixed Triples match away to Charmouth on Tuesday, July 15, resulted in a three rink to one and an overall win by 76-52 shots which was a good return to form for Chardstock. T Bird, P Bowden, M Toms lost 13-17; R Wines, K Wakelin, B Sluman won 17-16; B Howard, G Bodily, N Denslow won 18-8; P Potter, K Warren, J Tucker won 28-11.
On Saturday, the visitors were Wellington in a four-rink mixed match. This game saw two new members for Chardstock playing in their first match and high scores, including one rink scoring eight shots on one end. Chardstock won the match by three rinks to one with an overall score of 116-60. T Bird, B Vickers, M Sturley, K Wakelin lost 19-29; A Callagan, G Bodily, A Day, M Davenport won 25-12; Mrs M Davenport, J Vickers, J Rolph, N Denslow won 39-7; B Albon, R Wines, J Tucker, B Sluman won 33-12.
AXMINSTER - Since the last report, Axminster have enjoyed a series of mainly very close encounters, winning six of the 10 matches played.
The ladies started with a convincing home win over South Petherton (76-18) with Barbara Mowatt, Ann Clayton and Joyce Copp 43-10 winning well, but then lost at home to Seaton (38-64) with the best effort coming from Joan Quick, Ann Clayton and Joyce Copp, who managed a 22-22 draw. They followed this with a narrow home victory over Lyme Regis (56-49) with a best rink of Phil Bolwell, Ann Clayton, and the ‘evergreen’ Joyce Copp (21-11).
In the Devon Over-60s League, the men lost at North Tawton (28-39) despite the great efforts of William Cook, Graham Ayres, and Bob Sherborne- 18-12- but came back well to beat Honiton at home (37-23) with both rinks winning, the best of which was Les Monk, Derek Eldridge, and Bob Sherborne (21-11).
In the mixed friendlies, the club started by beating Crediton at home by seven shots (no scorecards available!) and then beat Feniton at home (79-72) with a top rink of Phyl White (who excelled in her first match for the club), William Cook, Frank Bridge and Margaret Crompton (21-15). Axminster then lost an excellent match at Bridport (61-68) with William Cook, Chris Hobbs, Roger Legg and Pam Clark the best Ax rink (23-20), before going down by just two shots at Donyatt in a triples match with Ken Quick, Frank Lintott, and Margaret Crompton winning well (20-12). Finally, in another excellent match , the club beat Dunkeswell at home (82-77) with Phil Bolwell, Mike Preston, David Harris, and Sheila Martin (20-14)the top rink.
Congratulations to Frank Bridge, Sid Milburn, and Bob Sherborne on reaching the final of the Devon (Section 3) Unbadged Triples Competition, where they meet a Madeira team. In the equivalent Pairs Competition David Harris and Roger Legg went out at the semi-final stage to Gerry Dance and David Evans of Phear Park.
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