Honiton bowlers net places in eight Area 31 finals

PUBLISHED: 16:05 10 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:05 10 February 2015

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To the credit of Honiton Club bowlers, in the individual national entries this year, they have won through to eight Area 31 finals, writes Julie Grant.

Area 31 being all Devon clubs except Plymouth who are in Area 32.

Most of the Area 31 finals had to be contested on an away green, and five of them at Torquay United against current England and recently retired England Internationals.

So well done, to the defeated finalists in various disciplines, Shirley Hiscocks, Berry Maynard, Carol Smith, Sue Evans, Steve and Lynda Dommett, Julie Grant and Ann Brown. Especially well done, though, to Kieran Daniels who won his Area final in the under 25 singles, but then lost to Area 32 in the next round.

There is one competition still to complete in which Honiton have players and that is the Generation Pairs.

The ladies still have a team event to play, the national quarter final of the Yetton Plate against Bexhill-on-sea playing at Winchester on St Valentines Day.

Recent mixed friendly matches have had mixed outcomes, winning two, losing one away.

The results have been: Honiton 85, Crewkerne 41 with the rink being Scott Eveleigh, Gina Morfey, Leigh Batten, Bill Nicholls (26-5).

Honiton 69, Newton Abbot 56 and the top rink was the one of Berry Maynard, Paul Gadd, Keith Parsons, Linda Gadd (27-11) and also, Honiton 81, Taunton Deane 84 with the top rink in this match being the one of Bob Mackintosh, David Downs, Alan Fuller, Gerry Stafrace, (26-10).

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