Honiton ladies net Over-50s League win over Ottery St Mary

PUBLISHED: 09:34 19 June 2018

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

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


The Honiton ladies’ Over-50s won their home meeting with Ottery St Mary, winning on both rinks to secure an overall 32-29 shot success, writes Joan Mackintosh.

The top rink for Honiton was the one of J Heard, D Hawkins and D Courtney, who won 23-11. Honiton banked four points for their efforts.

In the men’s Over-60s League, Honiton A went down 37-34 to Madeira A.

They did enjoy success on one rink with M Critchley, S Sherwood and B Nicholls winning 20-18 to see the side bank two points from the fixture.

In friendly matches a Honiton team travelled into Exeter to meet Exonia where they won 74-49. In this meeting the rink of M Bright, S Sherwood, G Stafrace, won 20-11 while the rink of B Nichols, J Smith, J Sherwood, suffered a single shot defeat, 19-18.

A friendly fixture with Taunton Vivary saw Honiton win 78-69 with the top rink being the one of G Kille, M Parsons, A Hillyear, S Howell, who won 24-15.

Another friendly match was played away at Tiverton Park where Honiton won on two rinks and lost on two with the final score being 69-62 in favour of the Mid Devon side.

The top Honiton rink was the one of M Critchley, I Peel, K Clares, who won 17-11 while the rink of J Mackintosh, G Osborne, S Howell were single shot winners at 18-17.

This was certainly a hard fought close encounter with Honiton winning on the last end!

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