Budleigh bowlers in fine success over Honiton

Bowls. Ref: Bowls stock. Picture: Alex Walton

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The highlight this week for the Budleigh bowlers was a mixed friendly win against Honiton at Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

Budleigh won both rinks to claim an overall 50-26 success.

Ann Vincent, Stephen Lacey, Marilyn Jackson and John Dill were dominant from the start and won convincingly 28-9 whilst in a closer game Marion Lacey, Gerry Roberts, Dick Mitchell and skip Mo Bond came from behind fighting off a late rally from their opponents to take the rink 22-17.

In the first of the season’s men’s versus ladies matches the rinks were shared, but there was an overall win for the men at 42 shots to 30.

There was a great win for Ann Vincent, Ann Membery, Joan Cowing and Di Lowe, as they just pipped the men, 17-16 whilst Derek Stanley, Reg Ringsell, Dick Mitchell and Paul Griffin pulled away late in the game to win 26-13.

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The Budleigh Evening League saw two matches this week as the Budleigh Buzzhawks made it a hat-trick of wins, once again taking maximum points, as they beat the Maderia Bluebirds 40-27. Tony Lim, Mike Shaw and Rod Freer played well to take their rink 21-11 whilst Bill Barber, Peter Burch and Brian Evans scored a six on the twelfth end and stayed ahead to win 19-16.

In the other match there was an overall win for the Exonia Eagles as they defeated Sidmouth 41-25.

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The Tuesday morning triples league saw wins for team Willow, 25-18, and team Beech, 17-14.

The coming week sees the men play Torquay United in the Over-60s league. The Ladies play Honiton in the Lane league and Axminster in a friendly whilst there are two mixed friendlies against Chardstock and Dawlish.

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