Following a chance meeting whilst on holiday between Ken Clarke and a member of Dursley Bowls Club, in Gloucestershire, a coach trip was arranged for September 1 for Honiton bowlers to play a friendly match in Dursley.
After a very enjoyable afternoon, Dursley won 98-81. At half-time, the number 2 position was split to allow all players to partake in the match.
Top Rink: J Granger, M Parsons / K Clarke, G Richards and T Williams. (22 – 17).
Dursley provided a superb meal afterwards, and a welcome return match will be arranged for the 2020 outdoor season.
Bridport visited Honiton to play a Mixed Friendly Triples Match. This proved to be a close match with Bridport winning (63 – 61). Top Rink: M Critchley, D Hawkins, C James (24 – 9).
Honiton travelled away to play two Mixed Friendly matches this week. The first was played at Phear Park, Exmouth with Honiton winning (62 – 49).
There was a tie for Top Rink between Y Williams, M Granger and D Courtney (15 – 10) and G Osborne, C Morfey and M Parsons (16 – 11).
The second Mixed Friendly Match was at Bradninch where Honiton lost (48 – 69). Top Rink: M Critchley, M Granger, K Clarke (17 – 12).