Honiton ladies bowl way into last 16 of the national Vivienne Trophy


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Honiton ladies have reached the last 16 in the national Vivienne Trophy, writes Julie Grant.

It means they now play North Wilts. Last week they claimed a hard fought victory over ISCA by 54 shots to 51, winning on two rinks.

The best triple, playing away, were Julia Locke, Laraine Carless and Heather Chambers (18-7).

The men also had wins last week. In their Over 60s match against Axminster, theye were 85-82 winners with the top rink being the one of Fred Cowey, Barrie Singleton, Bill Nicholls and Terry House (25-16).

They then won a friendly against Madeira by 44 shots to 36. Here the top triple was the one of John Mabbutt, Ted Cox and Barry Randall (20-7).

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Unfortunately, the men did lose narrowly to Devon Vice Presidents, 72 shots to 77. In a very close game Honiton’s best were Ted Cox, Mike Critchley, Jimmy Smith and Gerry Stafrace with a 20-all draw.

Honiton’s mixed friendly saw a win by 102 shots to 54 against Ottery St Mary. Two top rinks were Harry Riley, Tony Williams, Laraine Carless and Eddie Sharman (27-11) and Ian Mackintosh, Elizabeth Fielding, Andrew Lowe and Cyril Dann (31-15).

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