Honiton bowlers have mixed fortunes


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Fine weather, fine bowling has been enjoyed by Honiton bowlers, even though there have been some losses, writes Julie Grant.

In a ladies friendly against Ottery, Honiton went down 34 shots to 55 with the top Honiton rink being the one of Joan Mackintosh, Carol Armitage, Brenda Harris, who scraped an 18-16 win.

The men’s Over-60s Triples League A team fared no better, losing 42-30 against Madeira. The top three in this match for Honiton were Mike Uniack, Roger Willcox, and Gerry Stafrace (24-14).

Victory at last came in a mixed friendly against Wellington 93 to 40 with the top rink being the one of Dick Summers, Carole Pidgeon, Scott Eveleigh and Gerry Stafrace (32-6).

Winning ways did not last in the friendlies! The very next day Honiton lost to Feniton in a closely fought match that ended 76-72.

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Here the top Honiton rink was the one of David Lindley, Maureen Parsons, Gerry Stafrace, Scott Eveleigh (24-8).

National competition success was secured by the men in the double rink in which they knocked out Exonia.

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Peter Goodwin, Eddie Sharman, Malcolm Seaborne and Kieran Daniels won 18-13 whilst Ken Clarke, Peter Baker, Scott Eveleigh and Mike Smith won 21-16. This was a tremendous effort, winning against such stiff opposition.

This coming Saturday (May 30), Honiton entertain Gloucestershire and Cornwall ladies as they play their first game of the national inter-county Johns Trophy competition.

Play gets underway at 1.30pm and it should be worth watching, so spectators are most welcome. Meanwhile, on the same day our very own Sue Evans will be playing for Devon ladies against Wiltshire in Devizes. Good luck, Sue.

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