Honiton’s Grace Matthews Top Club team enjoy emphatic win over Ottery St Mary

PUBLISHED: 11:26 07 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:26 07 July 2019

The Feniton four who won the Howard Cotterell Trophy at Honiton. Picture HONITON BOWLS CLUB

The Feniton four who won the Howard Cotterell Trophy at Honiton. Picture HONITON BOWLS CLUB


Honiton were emphatic winners when they met Ottery St Mary in a Grace Matthews County Top Club match, writes Joan Mackintosh.

The Honiton ladies enjoyed success in all five disciplines; C Binmore won the four-wood singles24-5; H Morfey took the two-wood singles 19-9; Y Raynor and S Hiscocks won the pairs 26-24; Y Williams, D Hawkins and H Chambers won the triples 19-8 and, in the fours, there was a 16-15 win for J Heard, D Courtney, T Lambert and J Sherwood.

The ladies were also in Over-50s League action in which they banked six points from a 38-29 success at home to Feniton. They enjoyed wins on both rinks with the top rink honours going to Y Williams, A Hillyear and H Chambers (21-13).

Axminster visited Honiton to play a mixed friendly triple match and they won a close encounter by four shots at 62-58. The top Honiton rink was the one of D Tooley, C James and D Courtney (17-10).

Bowlers from Honiton visited Budleigh Salterton for a mixed friendly triples match and the home team won by a single shot, 62-61.

Honiton's top rink was the one of Y Williams, C James and H Chambers, who won 28-10. In their win they also had a 'hot shot', which is where all nine bowls count, and this they did on the final end!

In perfect bowling weather, Honiton hosted the Howard Cotterell Trophy. There were six teams from Honiton and a team from each of the following clubs, Budleigh Salterton, Feniton, Lyme Regis, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth. The format was for each of the visiting teams playing each of the Honiton teams on a round-robin basis with the winner being the team with the greatest overall shot difference.

Mid way through the match the bowlers enjoyed a cream tea. The winners this season were Feniton.

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