Honiton bowlers enjoy visit to Dursley, Gloucestershire

Honiton Bowling Club on their trip to Dursley in Glocestershire. Picture HBC

Honiton Bowling Club on their trip to Dursley in Glocestershire. Picture HBC - Credit: Archant

Following a chance meeting whilst on holiday between Ken Clarke and a member of Dursley Bowls Club from Gloucestershire, a coach trip was arranged for the first day of September to take Honiton bowlers to Dursley to play a friendly.

What transpired was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, one that ended with the home side securing a 98-81 success.

At half-time, the number two position was split to allow all players to partake in the match.

The top rink on the day for Honiton was the one of J Granger, M Parsons / K Clarke, G Richards and T Williams, who won 22-17.

Dursley provided a superb meal afterwards, and a welcome return match will be arranged during the 2020 outdoor season.

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Bridport visited Honiton to play a mixed friendly triples match and it proved to be a close contest with the visitors taking the honours by a margin of just two shots, 63-61.

Top rink honours for Honiton went to M Critchley, D Hawkins, C James (24-9)

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Honiton were on the road last week for a couple of mixed friendly matches. The first saw them travel to Phear Park in Exmouth where Honiton enjoyed a 62-49 success. There was a 'tie' for top rink honours at Phear Park with Y Williams, M Granger and D Courtney, winning 15-10 while the rink of G Osborne, C Morfey and M Parsons, won 16-11.

The second trip was to Bradninch where Honiton were beaten 69-48 with the top Honiton rink the one of M Critchley, M Granger, K Clarke (17-12).

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