Hirons hands over presidency at 95
PUBLISHED: 14:55 09 January 2013
Honiton Ladies had a resounding success in the Yetton Plate, which is a national competition of four rinks of four players, writes Tony Broughton.
Their opponents were from Veryan, Cornwall. Honiton won on all four rinks. The scores were: S Spreadbury, C Pidgeon, P Hackwood and C Binmore 19-15; R Hirons, M Vessey, R Barwick and A Hillyear 22-16; A Brown, B Maynard, B Harris and S Hiscocks 20-11; P Milner, A Newman, D Broughton and J Grant 25-14.
Should they win their next match then will go to Melton Mowbray to play the National semi-finals and final.
The Honiton Men were, however, not so successful in their third Inter County League match against ISCA from Exeter. Although they won two of the four rinks the aggregate score was against them. The scores were:T Tooley, D Hillyear, K Parsons and G Selvey 10-33; F Cowey, M Dart, B Tonkin and T Pipe 23-13; I Veitch, R Gregory, R Binmore and P Spreadbury 19-24; T House, K Clarke, M Seaborne and E Sharman 17-15
In the national Mixed Fours, Yvonne Rayner, Gareth Mettam, Sue Evans and Trevor Pipe took on a four from Torquay United which included Sam Tolchard and his sister Sophie.
The Honiton rink won by 24 shots to 12. Their next match is at Plymouth against a team from Newquay, Cornwall. The winners of this match will go to Northampton to play in the national finals.
New Honiton Bowls Club president Alan Nex, left, who has been a member for over 40 years, presented a carriage clock to retiring president Doug Hirons. Hirons took on the position of President in November 1997, 15 years ago. He felt that at 95 years of age it was time to pass the post onto someone younger.