Madeira ladies edged out in final of Lacemakers competition at Honiton

PUBLISHED: 10:45 28 March 2018

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.


Snow really did disrupt bowling last week when there were two major games for the Madeira ladies, writes Jenny Charles.

On Thursday, two teams travelled to Plymouth, and two teams played at home in the last game of the Foxlands trophy.

Madeira have been sitting top of the table so the games were very tense with Madeira needing to win.

The away team had good wins with Jenny Smith and her team of Jill Perrin, Jean Rainton and Sandie Cox winning by a shot difference of 26-10 and this gave the team a very big cushion! Sue Harriott and her team won by 26 shots to 14, so it was an excellent effort by the away element.

Back in Exmouth we won one game and lost the other, but the overall outcome was that Madeira banked eight out of the 10 points!

We now have to wait for the adjudicator to check all of the points to see who has won this league, which has been running since last September. On Sunday, our team went to Honiton to play the final of the Lacemakers competition. Once again the opposition were Plymouth and on this occasion they took the match honours by three games to two.

Very good bowls were played and a splendid tea was provided for all by the Honiton Ladies afterwards. Well done, to the Madeira Ladies for getting into this County Final and for playing so well.

We also say well done to Andy Lock, who played in two men’s quarter-finals last week. He played in the men’s unbadged singles and the unbadged pairs and was disappointed to lose, but he has not been playing very long, so congratulations for doing so well! I am sure we shall see him next year in these finals.

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