Honiton men celebrate double triumph in Top Club events.

Honiton bowls club member Carole Pidgeon dressed up in 40's style. Ref mhsp 8459-25-15TI. Picture: T

Honiton bowls club member Carole Pidgeon dressed up in 40's style. Ref mhsp 8459-25-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

The Honiton men enjoyed double delight in Top Club events, writes Julie Grant.

They have won their national Top Club meeting with Sidmouth 3-2 and now meet Madeira.

They also won their county Top Club meting with Seaton by the same 3-2 score line.

Although winning on one rink when playing Sidmouth in the County Trophy in the Over 60s triples league, Honiton men lost by four shots. In the Over-60s Triples League the A team ended their losing streak, beating Ottery St Mary 43-24. here the top rink was the one of; David Lindley, Roger Willcocks, and Mike Uniacke (19-7).

In a friendly game the mixed team lost 104-90 at Bridport, but three triples won, with the top rink being Di Hawkins, Tony Williams and Jimmy Smith (22 – 7).

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In a ladies friendly, Honiton were successful, this time at home to Feniton who they defeated 50-43 with the top rink comprising of Di Hawkins, Yvonne Williams and Ann Hillyear (25-10).

In county competitions for clubs the ladies lost their Grace Mathews Top Club fixture with Madeira 4-1.

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Berry Maynard flew the Honiton flag highest with a famous victory on an extra end in the two wood singles. In the Interclub competition Honiton cruised to success by 20 shots over Kings, Torquay and next play Brixham.

If you would like to have a go at bowls Honiton are hosting taster sessions on Monday evenings from 6pm through to 7.30pm. There’s no cost and all equipment is provided. Just turn up and have a go!

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