Honiton bowlers progressing well in county competitions

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn. - Credit: Archant

Two of Honiton’s singles players are progressing well in their respective county competitions, writes Julie Grant.

Shirley Hiscocks had a splendid victory over Gill Callaghan at Mid Devon to go into the semi-finals of the Champion of Champions.

Steve Coles is in the quarter-final of the four wood singles after defeating Andy Walden at Torbay 21-16.

In the men’s Interclub League, Honiton suffered losses to Torbay and Plymouth. However, there were a couple of top rinks. Tony Williams, Mike Dart, Bill Nicholls and Terry House scored 20-16 to be the best against Torbay in the 79-92 overall loss.

Barry Randall, Kevin Vernon, Steve Coles and Ian Veitch won 24-17 against Plymouth, who won by 32 shots overall.

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In the men’s Over-60 match versus South Hams, only one rink had a win in the 71-107 defeat.

The successful rink was the one of Tony Williams, Richard Bland, Bill Nicholls and Ian Veitch.

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Honiton did have results to celebrate as the two home friendlies were won last week. The ladies beat Axminster 66-30, top rink Pat Whitworth, Carol Armitage and Gail Hawke 29-11.

A mixed team won last Sunday against Bovey Tracey 71-65.

The best of the two winning rinks was the one comprising of David Tooley, Lindsey Howell, Chris Hawke and Heather Chambers, who won 22-10.

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