Howard Cottrell Trophy success at Honiton for Ottery St Mary team

The Ottery St Mary team that were winners of the Howard Cottrell trophy at Honiton.

The Ottery St Mary team that were winners of the Howard Cottrell trophy at Honiton. - Credit: Archant

Honiton ran their annual Howard Cottrell trophy competition, inviting seven clubs to play against seven home rinks, writes Julie Grant.

It proved to be a really enjoyable afternoon thanks in part to the organisational skills of Gerry Dommett.

The club that came out winners for the second year running were from Ottery St Mary, this time represented by Brian and Pam Baker, Carol Keating and Richard Bland.

In second place were a team from Honiton who, during the game served up a hot shot.

They were Iris Long, Barrie Singleton, Jimmy Smith and Brenda Harris.

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There was god news for the Honiton men’s Over-60s Triples League C team in that they now sit proudly at the top of the Division Two table.

Their latest match saw them bank two points from a meeting with Ottery St Mary with the top triple being Malcolm Seaborne, Ken Clarke, Ken Large (19-18) and then they banked six points from a 34-27 victory over Culm Vale.

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In this match the top triple was the one of Malcolm Seaborne, Mike Dart and Gerry Stafrace (22-11). However, the team did lose 38-25 to Tiverton West End.

Another good win was recorded in the East of Exe Mixed League with Honiton defeating Hemyock 73-52. Three rinks won, the best were Mike Critchley, Rod Issac, Heather Chambers and Ken Clarke.

Honiton’s mixed friendlies resulted in a loss and a win. There was a 69-56 loss to Exonia, despite wins on two rinks, the best being Eric Etheridge, Tracey Lambert and Carole Pidgeon, 20-14.

A visit to Taunton Vivary ended with a 65-59 success with the top triple being June Lee, Tracey Lambert and Jimmy Smith 21-15.

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