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Police are appealing for information after vandals threw clumps of grass and turf onto a green at Honiton Bowling Club. The Honiton neighbourhood police team are to check CCTV footage to identify the culprits, believed to be youths. Police were called to the Bowling Green Lane club at 9.35pm on Monday, July 6, after turf was thrown from a nearby field. The local police team are appealing for witnesses and are keen to hear if anyone saw or heard anything suspicious in the bowling club area at the time the turf was thrown. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said:…

Honiton Bowling Club hailed July 1 a ‘great day’ when the players returned to the green for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown. The indoor green closed at the end of March, before the end of the season, and the outdoor season was put on hold while the club, and the rest of the UK, followed the Government’s lockdown rules and stayed at home. The club said it sprang into action and put safety measures in place for members as soon as the Government gave the green light for bowling to begin. The first members on the green after…

Honiton Gymnastics Club gold medal winners have shared their disappointment of missing the chance to represent the South West nationally at finals cancelled because of the coronavirus. Catie Lee and Hallie Bennett, and Enzo Migliari and Devon Roe-Lavery, who won the regional acrobatic gymnastics heats in Yate in March, had been set to compete at a national level over the weekend. With all competitions cancelled for the foreseeable future, because of the pandemic, the Honiton gymnasts have been continuing to train – but with a difference – with coach-led Zoom sessions held several times a week. James Reddy, a board…

Honiton Gymnastics Club scored gold just before the Coronavirus outbreak, fielding 18 gymnasts from eight partnerships at the recent Pat Wade Classic national championships. The competition included gold-medal-winning performances from mixed pair Sky Shute and Reece Cutler and women’s pair Hallie Bennett and Catie Lee. There were additional first place positions from mixed pair Buster Tutcher and Abi Sandford and men’s pair Josh Jackson and Alfie Westerman. Helen Reddy, board member and high-performance coach at the club, said: “We’ve seen huge improvements in the performance of our gymnasts since moving into our new centre and it’s great to be competing…

Honiton bowlers have had a good indoor season, writes Joan Mackintosh, in her latest match report for the town’s club. Chris Barradell has won the County Two Wood Singles, which was held at Mid Devon on Sunday, March 8. Chris will be awarded her county badge at the beginning of next season. Kevin Vernon, Steve Coles and Ian Veitch have reached the semi-finals of the Men’s County Triples Competition, having won their match against Isca (20-16). Honiton Ladies were runners-up in the County Lane League with North Devon Bowling Club taking the Number 1 slot. Bowlers from Taunton Dean visited…

Honiton Bowling Club hosted the 2020 South West Area Disability Bowls England Interclub Competition, where eight teams took part. Competing this year at the Streamers Meadows clubhouse were teams from Dunheved Bowling Club, Cornwall, Taunton Deane Bowling Club, Somerset, Honiton Bowling Club, and three teams from Plymouth Life Centre. The teams were divided into two groups of four playing against each other. Each of the three matches played by the team consisted of eight ends, with a time limit of one-and-a-quarter hours. The teams gained two points for a win and one for a draw. The winner of group A…

Joan Mackintosh writes with the latest match report from Honiton Bowling Club. This week Honiton Bowling Club welcomed bowlers from West Berks who are on tour in Devon. A mixed friendly match was played with Honiton winning  (79-47). Top rink: M Tyne, R Sennitt, V Kille and A Hillyear (30- 9). Honiton Ladies visited Axminster for a friendly match with Axminster winning (40-35). The top rink for Honiton were: B Maynard, E Fielding, M Bright, G Hawke (27-12). Honiton to host regional Disability Bowls England competition

Honiton is gearing up to host the Disability Bowls England competition for the South West. Honiton Indoor Bowling Club will hold the event on Saturday, Match 14, from 10am until 5pm, and is inviting all to come along and watch. On the day there will be eight teams competing, with players of any age and ability. Joan Mackintosh, Honiton Indoor Bowling Club spokeswoman, said Disability Bowls England – a newly-established charity set up in August 2015, formed to fill the void for disabled bowlers – has arranged an Inter Club Triples Indoor Bowls Competition at five different venues throughout England.…

This week Honiton Bowling Club Ladies had a mixed bag of results when they took on teams at national and county levels. Last week Honiton was on ‘top form’, winning all five of its matches. Joan Mackintosh gives you the match reports from the last fortnight of competitions and friendly games. February 9-February 15, 2020. This week Honiton Ladies played two County matches and a National match. In the County Ladies Lane match Honiton played Isca this week Honiton won (76-63) so gaining 6 points with Isca 4 points.   Top rink J Richardson, V Kille, C Armitage (32-12) The County…

Honiton bowlers Marian Baxter and Kevin Vernon won the Nomads Disability Bowls Inter Competition, winning all three of their games, at Taunton Deane, writes Joan Mackintosh. They are pictured here at the official winners’ presentation. In the County Foxlands match Honiton ladies won their match against South Hams (120-52). Top rink C Barradell, S Hiscocks, M Vessey, D Morley (37-6) Honiton Ladies travelled to Maderia to play a Friendly match, winning (60-27). Top rink C Armitage, B Maynard, P Whitworth (24-11) There were two Mixed Friendly matches played last week.  In the first match Newton Abbott travelled to Honiton. The…

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