Honiton ladies bowl way into last 16 of national Yetton Plate competition


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There was a dramatic last end victory for Honiton ladies over Torbay in the national Yetton Plate competition, writes Julie Grant.

Playing two rinks home and two away, Honiton fought hard all the way and won by just one shot 72-71.

This takes Honiton into the last 16 in England and they will now play Dorchester on January 6. Well done, to all the bowlers: Thelma Flynn, Pat Whitworth, Rita Barwick, Di Morley; Rosemary Hirons, Ann Hillyear, Janet Sherwood, Gail Hawke; Berry Maynard, Joan Heard, Yvonne Rayner, Shirley Hiscocks; Yvonne Williams, Di Hawkins, Heather Chambers, Carole Binmore.

The ladies Lane county triples team can also celebrate as they end the year top of Division One.

The monthly match between the captain’s teams is beginning to become more competitive as the men took revenge this time and beat the ladies.

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Three triples teams played 16 ends and enjoyed drinks at the bar after the game, The captains hope for even more support in the new year, all players welcome.

In the weekend mixed friendlies, Honiton went down to Axminster 64 shots to 70, but with a top rink of Joyce Granger, Mike Critchley and Cyril Dann, 23-14.

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However, against Exonia, Honiton won on three rinks and overall won by 78 shots to 63. Top rink was Rosemary Hirons, Laraine Carless, Garry Osborne and Di Hawkins, 21-10.

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