Pipe's progress in county comps

The Honiton over-60s teams have been busy this week catching up on matches lost to bad weather throughout the season.

The Honiton over-60s teams have been busy this week catching up on matches lost to bad weather throughout the season.

Honiton B team had two matches with Okehampton. Monday they were away and came away with six of the eight points.

Tony Trembeth, Bill Sheerman and Ken Morfey had already won their rink by four shots.

Don Russell, Ken Clarke and Tony Broughton were one shot up and holding one when the Okehampton skip, with the very last bowl of the match, fired the jack out to the string to get a three and win by two.

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On Wednesday Okehampton came to Honiton and the fortunes were reversed. Okehampton took six of the eight points. Winning rink was Don Russell, Ken Clarke and Tony Broughton at 15-12, the other rink lost by eight shots.

On Thursday Dawlish Marina come to Honiton and the B team gained another six points from a very tight game.

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On the 14th end Tony Broughton played three perfect bowls to take five shots and bring the score to 14-14.

At the same time the other rink was 14-14. Tony led his team-mates, Ken Clarke and Don Russell to a 20-14 win. The other rink eventually losing out at 16-19. Nevertheless, this should now be enough points to ensure they stay in Division three.

The A team did not fare so well, losing on both rinks, playing a Feniton team which is currently third in the table.

On Wednesday the A team was at home to the C team who came out clear winners taking all eight points. C team's top rink was Tony Tooley, Ray Gregory and Ken Large with 27-11.

This now ensures this team a place in Division two next season as they are sure to finish in the top two. Well done lads.

The A team are now dependant on Exonia and Heavitree results to keep them in Division 3.

l I am happy to say Jean Mitchell and Rita Barwick won their quarter final match in the Over-70s Pairs and now go to finals day, members wish them the best of luck.

l The club's top male player, Trevor Pipe, has been doing well to conceal his advancement in the County Over-60s Singles competition.

The author discovered this week that he has reached the semi-final and will play off for the championship during the finals weekend, September 5-6 at Braunton. Well done Trevor, are you sure you're 60?

l The ladies' Top Club side continues to do well.

On Thursday they took three of the five disciplines when they played Morchard Bishop at Crediton, a neutral green. Lynda Dommett, Brenda Harris, Joan Heard and Sue Evans, Rinks 27-10; Yvonne Rayner, Ann Hillyear and Dulcie Broughton, Triples 23-17; Rita Barwick and Shirley Hiscocks, Pairs 17-23; Carole Fisher, Singles 19-21 and Rosemary Hirons, 2 Wood 16-10.

This puts them into the semi-final/finals day to be played at Exmouth Madeira on Thursday, September 27. Their semi-final opponents will be United Services from Barnstaple.

l Belmont Club, Exeter brought along four mixed triples teams for a friendly. Although Belmont won on three of the four rinks, the win of 23-7 by Terry Herd, Roger Willcocks and Tony Tooley was enough to carry Honiton to an overall two shot victory. Bowls can be so unfair at times.

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