Honiton Ladies win national indoor title
PUBLISHED: 21:04 03 April 2015 | UPDATED: 16:32 14 April 2015
History-making Honiton ladies won the English Indoor Bowling Association's four-rink inter-club Yetton Plate Championship in Nottingham on Saturday, writes Julie Grant.
It was quite a weekend for Honiton, who became the first Devon club to win this national championship title.
Spectators supported anxiously but vociferously and shouted the players to a win by 15 shots over Doncaster.
Rosemary Hirons, Berry Maynard, Yvonne Rayner, Carole Binmore 28-14; Ann Brown, Ann Hillyear, Carol Smith, Julie Grant 20-18; Lynda Dommett, Dulcie Broughton, Joan Heard, Sue Evans 18-17; Sally Spreadbury, Pearl Hackwood, Rita Barwick, Shirley Hiscocks, 19-21.
● Axminster Indoor Bowls Club had some close matches during their finals weekend.
Ladies singles: winner – Ann Clayton ; runners-up – Alison Glyde
Men’s Singles: winner – Roger Legg ; runners-up – Steven Apsey
David Crompton Cup: winner – David Harris; runners-up – Roger Legg
Joy Lintott Cup (ladies pairs): winners – Ann Clayton and Phil White; runners-up – Brenda Edwards and Margaret Crompton
Ladies Pairs: winners – Ann Clayton and Phil White; runners-up – Margaret Brown and Margaret Crompton
Men’s Pairs: Winners – David Harris and Howard Keep; runners-up – Andy Spiller and Roger Legg .
Ladies Invitation: winners – Alison Glyde and Steven Apsey; runners-up – Ann Clayton and John Ellis.
Non-Winners Cup: winner – Mike Heneghan; runners-up – Frank Bridge.
In the last ladies friendly of the indoor season, Axminster lost at home to Madeira in a triples match (35-55) despite winning on two of the three rinks played.
The successful trios were Margaret Stancliffe, Joan Quick, and Margaret Crompton (17-13) and Phil White, Barbara Mowatt, and Judith Moffitt (15-11).