Honiton BC proud of young county bowlers

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 November 2009 | UPDATED: 00:36 16 June 2010

Honiton BC's young Devon bowlers

Honiton BC's young Devon bowlers

HONITON BOWLS CLUB continued their winning home streak with some success away as well.

HONITON?BOWLS?CLUB continued their winning home streak with some success away as well.

The home game against Exonia was a 79-69 win with Honiton's top rink, at 25-12, being Maureen Willcocks, Gordon Tillier, Mike Critchley and Don Russell. Nice to see Don back on the rinks so soon after his hip operation, welcome back.

Next day and another win against Ottery St Mary of 91-56 when Honiton won on three rinks and drew on yours truly's rink. Mind you, we had the tough guys against us. Top rink, at 27-10, was Betty Dibble, a past County President, Pearl Hoare, Dulcie (how does she do it), Broughton and Cyril (Danny) Dann.

The same day the club also had three Triples go down to Sidmouth and had a rare away win at 68-41. Top rink this time was David Tooley, the club's very capable club treasurer, Malcolm Seabourne and Derek Viles. That's a good turn out for any club in today's climate to find 25 players on a Sunday.

The final friendly this week was away to Isca which Honiton lost 65-82. Two rinks won and two lost. Top rink was D Luffe, T Luffe, Mike Smith and Danny Dann, 22-17.

It's nice to report that Maureen Parsons and Jean Mitchell have won their first round match in the ladies' County Pairs competition again the Budleigh pair of Graham and Rivers. Well done.

After a narrow win in the first Over-60s County Trophy competition the second against North Devon (Barnstaple) did not go so well. Both home teams lost by 13 shots, one away team lost by four and the other won by two that gives a points score of 19-3 to them. See, I've mastered the scoring system!

This season, for the first time, the Ladies have entered the Lingford Trophy - a competition of 2 triples for ladies under 60 years of age. Their first round match on Saturday had to be postponed due to one of the cars carrying a visiting triple being involved in an accident resulting in all three occupants having to go to hospital. We do not believe there were any major injuries but wish them all well.

There was a great days Bowling at the Isca Club on Saturday when, in the morning, Devon's senior men bet Dorset in the second round of the Liberty Trophy and, in the afternoon, Devon beat Wiltshire in the Under 21 competition.

Honiton can be truly proud of their Junior Section. They have six young players in the Devon side. A great result for the club, for Denis Hillyear, club coach, his wife Ann and their colleagues Norman Oliver and Shirley Hiscocks. Well done to you all.

Those in the Devon side, Hannah Morfey, Kiern Daniels, Jordon Wiltshire, Jimmy Smith are all leads, and Emily Hedges who played two.

This Sunday the John Ritchie Cup Competition was run for the first time. This is an Australian Open Pairs Competition. I know what you're thinking, I did not know what that was either, but apparently the lead plays two, the skip plays two, then the lead plays another two and the skip finishes with two.

Twelve pairs entered and the eventual winners were George and Rosemary Selvey with six points and plus 22 shots.

l Sadly the club has been victim to vandalism this week - see front page for full story.

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