Fine form continued for Honiton bowlers

PUBLISHED: 10:34 26 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:34 26 October 2015

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Winning ways continue for indoor bowlers at Honiton, writes Julie Grant.

The club’s bowlers are enjoying an unprecedented early season flourish with yet more wins in their mixed friendlies.

Sidmouth were defeated 89-69, top rink Bob Mackintosh, Carol Armitage, Pete Goodwin and Ann Hillyear 26-14. Dunkeswell were done for 81-39, top triple Ron Taylor, Barry Randall and Marian Vessey 27-5.

The men had success in their friendly against Madeira winning 73-32, top rink J Mabbott, David Tooley, Bill Nicholls and Terry House.

In the Over-60 league, Honiton men just lost to Axminster 77-78 and, in their Over-60 national double rink outing, also lost to Exonia 34-50.

In the county leagues, Honiton ladies started with a good win in the Foxlands match against Madeira 85-81 and scored seven points out of a possible 10, top rink Sally Spreadbury, Dulcie Broughton, Joan Heard and Sue Evans 29-16.

Against Torbay in the Lane two points were ,achieved by the winning triple of Yvonne Williams, Gill Munslow and Tilly Tillier 27-13. Last year the ladies achieved national success in the Yetton Plate.

This year they won their first game against Madeira and so will now compete for the Yetton Trophy rather than the Plate.

Madeira were beaten 83-65, top rink playing away were Rosemary Hirons, Berry Maynard, Yvonne Rayner and Carole Binmore 22-11.

Details of the Open Evening at the club on Friday October, 30 (5pm to 8pm), are advertised on the club website www.honitonbowlingclub.co.uk All will be made most welcome.

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