Honiton seal impressive Over-60s win over Budleigh Salterton

PUBLISHED: 09:16 30 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:16 30 January 2014

The men played their fifth match in the Over 60’s County Trophy League last week against the Budleigh Salterton Club and were much more successful winning three out of the four contests, writes Tony Broughton.

In the home element of the match there was a 16-15 triumph for Bill Nicholls, Denis Hillyear, Roger Binmore and Terry House and a whopping 34-16 victory for Dick Summers, Ray Gregory, Tony Tooley, Gareth Mettam.

Meanwhile, in the away leg Peter Goodwin, Ted Cox, Ken Clarke and Keith Parsons were 26-20 winners whilst Fred Cowey, Bernard Tonkin, Bill Sheerman and Mike Smith went down 24-16.

The ladies had a good win in the Top Club competition against Barnstaple.

At home Ann Hillyear, Berry Maynard and Pearl Hackwood won the Triples, whilst Carole Binmore won the 4 bowl singles.

Away Julie Grant won the 2 bowl singles, the fours and pairs at this time were both behind, but as Honiton had already won three from five Barnstaple conceded the match.

The men did not fare so well in their next round of the Top Club against Madeira.

Only winning two of the five disciplines Kieran Daniels won the 2 bowl singles 21-13 and Tony Tooley and Trevor Pipe won the pairs 23-19 after being 17-4 down.

A friendly mixed match at home against the Exeter, Isca Club resulted in all four rinks winning.

M Singleton, R Harrison, G Kille and K Clarke (19-15), R Taylor, D Tooley, L Gadd and T Broughton (14-13), J Lee, V Kille, B Singleton, C Dann (22-17) and G Morfey, J Harrison, P Gadd, K Morfey (26-15).

The friendly match away to Sidmouth gave Honiton two out of three winning rinks and a 57-48 victory.

Margaret Tawse, Richard Chapple, both new bowlers, Alan Fuller and Bill Nicholls won 20-16, but the most emphatic winners were Fenella Griggs, June Lee, Carol Armitage and Tony Broughton, who won 23-12.

On Sunday the Devon Under 21 side played the Somerset Under 25 side at Isca.

Honiton were well represented with no less than eight of their youngsters called up for the 24 strong side.

They were Jimmy Smith, Isaac and Kieran Daniels, Liam Crawford, Lewis Campbell, Scott Eveleigh, Kattre Voznjuk and Hannah Morfey.

The match did not go Devon’s way and two rinks lost by 22 and 23 shots respectively this contributed heavily to the overall loss by just 46 shots.

Never the less a good effort by the younger side and well done to the Honiton contingent.

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