A week to remember for local bowls club...

IN A highly successful week, Honiton bowlers won through to the national finals and triumphed in a local tournament.

Yvonne Williams and Rita Barwick defeated a Plymouth pair to go through to play in the last 16 in Nottingham in the England Over 60 Pairs competition to be held on April 11th.

Meanwhile, Tony Tooley, Malcolm Seaborne and Trevor Pipe won the annual triples tournament sponsored by Manor Hotel, Exmouth held at Madeira against teams from Seaton, Feniton and Madeira.

Honiton were in trouble in the final trailing 13-0 against Madeira but they clawed their way back to 13-11. Madeira then scored a three but seven shots on six ends saw Honiton home 18-16.

Finally, Honiton beat Madeira 62-30 in a ladies friendly, top triple was Velda Fowler, Pat Whitworth & Heather Chambers 21-8.

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