Honiton bowler Carol Smith is awarded her indoor county badge and marches on with Julie Grant in County Pair’s

Carol Smith (right) with Julie Grant following the news that Carol had bene awarded her indoor Coun

Carol Smith (right) with Julie Grant following the news that Carol had bene awarded her indoor County badge. Playing together in the County Pair's the ladies have reached the last 16 of this major national competition. - Credit: Archant

Honiton bowler Carol Smith has been awarded her indoor county badge.

Smith has also been in terrific form this outdoor season and she and Julie Grant have progressed to the last 16 in the Devon County Pair’s – one of the major competitions of the outdoor season.

The duo have already made their way through four rounds, but now need to win They have already won four games but now need to win another three to get to the national finals that are held annually at Leamington.

Meanwhile, in other news, the Honiton men did very well to beat Feniton 80-58 in the County Trophy.

In this contest the top Honiton rink was the one of Ron Rogers, a relatively new member, Barrie Singleton, Bill Nicholls and Roger Binmore who won 29-8.

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The Honiton team also included Peter Robinson who is another new member.

Feniton gained revenge by winning comfortably at home and away in the Foxlands competition.

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Bowlers from West Middlesex have been in East Devon, but did not enjoy good weather.

The ladies abandoned their game due to rain after 12 ends when Honiton were leading 39-24. In their other match the West Middlesex tourists never started outdoors, but were pleased to enjoy a fun game indoors and complimented Honiton on the facilities in the clubhouse.

They certainly made the most of the social aspect of bowls despite the bad weather.

In two mixed triple friendlies, Honiton played at home and won both.

Against Exonia, Honiton scored 71 shots to the Exeter side’s 52 with the top rink being Mike Critchley, June Lee and Clive James (23-7).

Against Tiverton Park, Honiton won by 18 shots (85-67) with the top rink of Carol Armitage, Barrie Singleton and Ken Clarke winning 23-11.

Honiton ladies lost to Sidmouth in the national top club by three events to one and wish Sidmouth well in their next round against Tiverton.

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