Honiton lady bowlers are simply the best!

PUBLISHED: 16:56 02 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:56 02 September 2014

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Honiton ladies’ were crowned County Interclub champions for 2104, writes Tony Broughton.

They travelled to Shaldon, near Teignmouth in atrocious weather for a 10am start against Topsham, to contest the semi-final of the Interclub competition.

The fine drizzly rain persisted all morning, but the two teams of Yvonne Rayner, Dulcie Broughton, Carole Binmore and Sue Evans with Lynda Dommett, Carol Smith, Julie Grant and Shirley Hiscocks coming out winners on both rinks.

Sue’s team had won by eight shots and, with Shirley’s team standing at 21-21 with one end to play, the Topsham ladies had to produce a Hot Shot to force an extra end. In the event, Shirley picked up a two to win on both rinks.

In the afternoon their opponents were Tiverton West End whom had beaten Torbay Country Club in their morning semi-final.

This time the weather was better, fine with occasional bursts sunshine, but, with three ends to play the heavens opened up.

By this time Sue’s team were so far up, they had an eight, a five, and a four, fairly quickly and could not be caught!

Shirley’s team were also up and Tiverton conceded. A great result for the club.

Carol Smith and Julie Grant were in action the day after their part in the Interclub heroics by the Honiton ladies when they travelled to Marldon to play in the semi-final of the Over-50 County Pairs.

Unsurprisingly, both ladies were very tired after the previous gruelling days play and unfortunately lost, but never the less a great effort to get that far, well done girls.

There was another tremendous result in the Two Counties League fixture against Culm Vale, winning on three rinks and losing on one with scores of (Honiton first); 23-12, 19-21, 20-19, and 22-13.

On Tuesday, the Kensey Vale Bowling Club visited Honiton on their way home to Launceston, in Cornwall, after their Bournemouth tour.

Unfortunately the green was water logged, but Gerry Dommett was soon on the ball to organise the whole game to be played on the club’s four-rink indoor green.

Kensey were treated to a lunch, tea and biscuits at half-time and an evening meal at the end; a big effort from the ladies who were there all day.

Seven rinks played and Honiton won six of them. The whole match was a huge success and the raffle raised a club record of £104 for this year’s Hospiscare Charity.

On Thursday, after several days of rain, the sun re-appeared allowing Honiton to entertain Dunkeswell. The home side won two triples and lost two winning the match 63-50. The top rink was the one of Yvonne Williams, David Downs and Scott Eveleigh who won 27-8.

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