Positive Petanque results for Honiton club


Petanque - Credit: Archant

Honiton Petanque completed a busy few weeks of action with a run of four home games in the Devon League, and with two wins and two draws the team have now managed to climb to second place in the table. 

First up were Isca Petanque and a 3-1 win for Honiton. The first round saw Chris Bigmore take the singles game while Ron Hutchinson, Den and Carol Williams won the Triples. The match victory was secured in the second round when the Williams pair won their doubles game, though Isca did take one game, defeating the other home pairing of Hutchinson and Jenny Lavender.     

Chudleigh were the next visitors at Mountbatten Park and honours were even with a 2-2 result. Charlie O'Reilly lost the singles game followed by defeat in the triples for Hutchinson, Bigmore and Den Williams. In the doubles round, gritty performances and two wins for the Williams duo and the pairing of Bigmore and O'Reilly secured a point for Honiton. 

The two North Devon teams were hosted next with the Village Inn first to face Honiton. A disappointing 2-2 draw was played out in the end and an opportunity was lost. There were surprising narrow defeats firstly in the singles for Bigmore then the triple team of Lavender and the Williams pair. Faces were saved after decisive wins in the doubles round for both the Bigmore and Den Williams pairing and by Lavender with Carol Williams. 

Last match of the home sequence was against Pig On The Hill and this time a 4-0 win, assisted by the visitors arriving one player short. This meant they had to concede the singles game and Hutchinson teamed with the Williams had a good win in the triples. That was followed by round two wins in the doubles for the Williams pair, and Bigmore with Hutchinson completed the rout. 

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