TIVERTON were beaten by Honiton in their Over 60s league match on Wednesday.

These matches are played as two individual games with two points awarded for the winners of each game and a further four points awarded to the side with the highest aggregate score.

At the half way stage, the teams were neck and neck but then Honiton slipped up a gear and pulled away to win both games and claim maximum points.

Details (Tivvy bowlers): M Hudd, P Cooke & A Clarke 15-18; G Reed, K White & K Perry 11-22.

Meanwhile, on Saturday Tiverton made the short trip to Wellington to play a friendly match.

Played as six individual games, the scores were close with most games being won or lost by just the odd shot or two.

Details (Tivvy bowlers): R Vicary, Judy Bolton & A Clarke 16-13; C Hammond, M Roberts & J Latchem 17-16; C Butler, J Burnett & A Butler 12-13; A Bush, P Cooke & G Barnett 12-13; J Bowler, J Blagg & K Atkins 13-15; G Pratt, John Bolton & E Osborne 7-19.

Sunday was devoted to the Butler Shield, which is one of the club’s internal competitions.

Eight teams took part, with each team playing the others on a round robin basis, while the winners were the team who emerged with the highest positive score at the end of play.

The winners, with a score of plus 12 shots, were Angela Bedford, Kay Austin and Keith Atkins.

WELLINGTON A are top of the South West One Somerset Bowls League and promotion is now confirmed. They won on all three rinks against North Petherton B although Rod Troake, Courtney Bowden, John Lister and skip Mike Groves were 15-17 down but picked up three shots on the last to win 18-17.

Nick Channon, Richard Manning, Mark Phillips and skip Paul Kelly were 13-16 down with three to go but took it on the line 19-16.

There were calmer waters on the last rink as Brian Etherington, Eddie Hawkins, Mike Connor and skip Ken Brown came through well taking it 19-13. Wellington were the outright winners 56-46 but it was no easy ride.

In the Over-60s League Wellington A came up against Wellington B. The A team’s Lew Stanton, Ian Thomson and skip John Lister took on Eddie Hawkins’ trio to win 20-14 but B team Eddie Dilley, Richard Manning and skip Paul Kelly were too good for Rod Troake’s A team winning 21-14 and taking the match overall 35-34.

Wellington B came up against strong opposition at Yeovil C. Ernie Windsor, Martin Saunders, Laurie Greaves and skip Bob Codd came back well after a slow start to win 21-14 while Barry Vile, Roland Bath, John Mullen and skip Rod Corkett came though 18-13.

Unfortunately, Wellington lost quite badly on the third rink 29-13 so the Yeovil club triumphedpicked up a close overall victory 56-52.