Six of one, half a dozen of the other

Division 2 leaders Otter Vale B now have a comfortable 22 point lead over second place Chulmleigh, and have extended their unbeaten run to 6 matches dropping only 1 point on the way.

Anne Drury captained the Otter Vale ladies of Claire Ross, Helen Cavilla and Sue O’Brien to a 6-0 win over Cranford, who had Marilyn Gerand and Mary Knight making their debuts.

Mya Walker stepped in for Helen as Otter Vale B continued their fine form with a 6-0 win over Honiton.

Honiton have replaced Cranford at the foot of the table following the match between the two teams. Cranford fielded a full team comprising of Mo Martin, Lianne O’Donnell, Sharon Young and Karen Cunningham-Smith, but Honiton could only muster 3 players – Sue Fallows, Mary White and Jennie Edwards.  Cranford triumphed 6-0 although Honiton deserve praise for fighting all the way, taking 2 of the rubbers to 3 played to 3 ends.

The Sidmouth team of Grace Williams, Mo Borer, Linda McCracken and Dee Cooper also inflicted a 6-0 win over bottom placed Honiton. Again the final score didn’t reflect the closeness of some of the games, with Honiton unlucky not to pick up a point or two.


Ringswell A’s unbeaten run in Division 1 now extends to 7 matches and in so doing have a healthy 12 point cushion over second placed Queens.

The Ringswell team of Jess Hill, Claire Harrison, Chloe Tsang and Sharon Strong overcame St Leonards 6-0 with the minimum of fuss.

The Queens team of Sarah and Hannah Preece, Leoni Bishop and Mandy Bishop inflicted a 6-0 reverse on Exeter, to consolidate 2nd place in the Division and remain in the hunt for the title.

Ringswell B breezed to a 6-0 win over bottom placed St Leonards. Ringswell skip Sylvia Child led the way with fine support from teammates Chloe Tsang, Becky Bailey and Liz Marker.

Andy Rowe
Last Modified 2019-3-17