Honiton B stay on course for Triples League promotion

PUBLISHED: 10:22 14 August 2014

Honiton ladies took three triples to Sidmouth and did not only play bowls but had Folk Festival entertainment as well, writes Tony Broughton.

With two wins from three and a match win of just two shots the group were highly delighted.

Carole Pidgeon, Daphne Courtney and Dulcie Broughton won 15-13, Joan Mackintosh, Berry Maynard and Shirley Hiscocks were 17-14 victors whilst Di Hawkins, Heather Chambers (nee Richards) and Rita Barwick went down 16-13.

It is nice to see Heather Richards return to Honiton Bowling Club after so many years. Old members at Honiton and Sidmouth will remember her father Tom who was one of the last players to be selected for Middleton Cup or Liberty Trophy County matches in East Devon, some 28 years plus ago.

I played two to Tom’s lead followed by Harold Thurgood and Ken Roberts in the finals of the County Trophy I believe the last time Sidmouth got to that stage of the competition, and that was 1988!

Unfortunately we were the only winning rink, but still only lost the match by a few shots, happy days.

All Honiton teams in Over-60s action played at home this week. The A team played Pinces Gardens B and the C Team played Marina A and the pair lost on both rinks and so banked no points from the meetings.

The B Team did much better though, defeating table-topping Tiverton West End A on both rinks and getting the full eight points. There are three games remaining for the B team and if they can achieve 8 points from each there is still a chance of promotion.

In the Two Counties League matches a meeting with Cullompton produced three winning rinks whilst the other was lost with scores of; 22-15, 19-15, 24-10 and 8-21 the top rink was Di Hawkins, Brenda Harris, Wally Heard, Shirley Hiscocks.

The meeting with Seaton ended in defeat on all four rinks with the scores being; 14-18, 12-18, 12-18 and 17-19.


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