Three wins out of four against Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 12:25 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 00:59 16 June 2010

The Men s Over 60s County Trophy side had a good win against Sidmouth, winning on three of the four rinks. In the second round of the Charles Parrott Shield, a competition for unbadged players, we had a good win against North Devon of 44-32.

The Men's Over 60s County Trophy side had a good win against Sidmouth, winning on three of the four rinks.

In the second round of the Charles Parrott Shield, a competition for unbadged players, we had a good win against North Devon of 44-32.

Home leg Chris Stone, Ken Clark, Malcolm Seabourne and Eddie Sharman 30-13. Away leg, Chris Maynard, Bernard Tonkin, Ian Veitch and Kevin Lovering 14-19.

Last year we were beaten by South Hams in the final of this competition, so let's hope we can go one better this year. The players in the side who win this competition are eligible next season to be put forward for a county badge.

To round off the week, the men also had an excellent win in the County Inter-Club competition against Padbrook Park, winning on all four rinks and gaining maximum points.

The club continues its busy friendly match schedule. Since our last report, we have had a number of victories. At home a win of 63-57 against Taunton Vivary. Top Rink was Dot Russell, J Yates, Berry Maynard and Don Russell at 30-12. Away to Exonia 60-53, top rink Ann Brown, Fred Dart and Julie Grant at 21-12. Home to Ottery St Mary 99-69, top rink was Dot Russell, Phil Spreadbury, Brian Long and Pearl Hackwood, and home again to Chardstock a 85-59 win, top rink Ann Hillyear, Harry Riley, John Ritchie and Mike Critchley at 20-7.

Our losses were against Padbrook Park away at 42-63, our only winning rink at 20-14 being Vicky Salter, Ann Brown, Owen Cleverdon and Julie Grant, and the men against the Devon Vice-Presidents a loss of 74-81. One winning rink of David Tooley, Keith Parsons, Ken Morfey and Mike Critchley at 20-19.

The ladies continue to do well in their Foxlands matches. In the game against Isca they won two rinks and lost two. A good win at home of 31-22 by Corinne Galinski, Chris Nex, Lynda Dommett and Shirley Hiscocks was not enough to stop a loss overall by three shots.

Another Foxlands a week later against Madeira gave us a maximum of 10 points after winning on all four rinks. The top rink winners were Ann Brown, Rita Barwick, Shirley Hiscocks and Julie Grant.

Sunday saw eight teams turn out for the Hirons Triples Trophy. In the morning junior, Kieran Daniels, Berry Maynard and Tony Broughton had a thrilling one-shot victory over Liz Fielding, supported by Doug and Rosemary Hirons. But in the afternoon they proved no match for the on-form Corinne Galinski, Jenny Wild and Mike Dart.

This triple is now joined in the final by Gina Morfey, Chris Nex and George Selvey.

By Andy Wagner

Honiton Bowls Club


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