Honiton bowlers get a soaking in defeat at Madeira

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You go all the way to Exmouth for a game of bowls; you’re losing, and then, just before the end the heavens open and you don’t get time to put your wet gear on so you finish as losers and soaking wet!, writes Julie Grant.

But the bowlers from Honiton still come back for more even if they did lose to Madeira 42 shots to 76, and when they got home found that it had not been raining in Honiton!

The mixed friendly results from last week, were nothing to write home about, but here they are anyway.

A trip to Chardstock resulted in a 68-59 defeat with the top Honiton rink the one of David Tooley, Marion Baxter, Carole Pidgeon and Dick Summers (17-13).

That was followed by a home meeting with Tiverton Park that saw the visitors win 82-54 in a game that was played in the rain. The winning home rink was the one of Yvonne Williams, Roy Vincent and Ken Clarke (21-9).


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The Honiton m,en’s Over-60s A team were beaten on the final end in their away match at Crediton.

There was good news for Honiton bowler Sue Evans, who has won Section Three in the Over-55 singles and pairs, the latter playing with Carole Binmore, and so, in her first year qualifying for these minor county competitions, will play in the quarter-finals later in August

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This coming Sunday (August 6), sees the club barbecue taking place. David Tooley is the person to see for your tickets which will cost you £5 a piece.

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