Good month for Honiton bowlers

The past fortnight has once again been a busy time for the Honiton Bowls Club.

The past fortnight has once again been a busy time for the club. The ladies have been competing in both the Grace Matthews county top club and the county fours competitions.The Grace Matthews five discipline encounter resulted in a narrow 3-2 win over Sidmouth ladies. Honiton took the early honours with wins by Rosemary Hirons 17-7 in the two wood singles and Carole Fisher 21-20 in a very closely contested four wood singles. A 13-16 defeat for Yvonne Rayner/Ann Hillyear/Dulcie Broughton in the triples saw Sidmouth back in the match and, despite another win for Sidmouth against Rita Barwick/Shirley Hiscocks in the pairs, victory was ensured for Honiton when Lynda Dommett/Brenda Harris/Joan Heard/Sue Evans prevailed in the fours. In the county fours the best result came from Dulcie Broughton/Carole Fisher/Joan Heard/Sue Evans reaching the quarter finals before being narrowly beaten. The men played their second game in the national two fours and were soundly beaten by a very strong and talented Shaldon side who all produced quality bowling.News was better for the men when they defeated Sidmouth 90-72 in the county trophy. Wins for the away rinks of Fred Cowey/Alan Nex/Wally Heard/Roger Binmore 24-14 and Tony Tooley/Don Russell/George Selvey/Denis Hillyear 27-16 laid the foundations. At home Richard Wakeley/Peter Baker Baker/Ken Large/Trevor Pipe snatched a last gasp one shot win and the only defeat was suffered by Chris Stone/Bill Sheerman/Eddie Sharman/Steve Dommett.The O60s league matches resulted in defeat for Honiton A 28-33 v Okehampton (skips Alan Nex won 18-10, John Lyon lost 10-23), wins for Honiton B 32-28 v Exonia C (skips Ken Clarke lost 13-17, Mike Critchley won 19-11) and Honiton C 31-25 v Marina B (skips Ken Large won 17-10, George Selvey lost 14-15). No results available for matches played on the 27/5.It has been a successful period in friendly matches with wins in the ladies' match 72-58 v Seaton (Gina Morfey/Lindsay Crosthwaite/Jean Crockett/Pearl Hackwood 27-9) and wins in mixed matches v Wellington 82-63 (Dot Russell/Berry Maynard/Jenny Russell/Don Russell 28-16), Nomads 139-117 (Doug Hirons/Keith Parsons/Chris Maynard/Brenda Harris 34-19) and Topsham 139-109 (Iris Long/Chris Nex/Ken Morfey/Brian Long 29-12).Players: please keep me informed of any progression in county competitions or open/invitation tournaments.

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