Alarm clock for the Phear Park president!

PUBLISHED: 10:23 24 April 2014

Phear Park Open Day 2014 - the first wood

Phear Park Open Day 2014 - the first wood

Archant

Phear Park Bowling Club’s season got off to a less than propitious start when the President was locked out of his own club, writes Lawrie Harries.

To rub salt into the wound the first day of the season is usually known as President’s Day!

The official explanation is he got the starting time wrong, but the strong suspicion is he dropped off to sleep for 20 minutes after a heavy lunch. To spare the officer’s blushes the president will remain anonymous.

After much banging on doors and arm waving the president was ushered into the club. However, it was all too late for the traditional start-of-season photograph and too late to be included in a team on the green!

Given the long holiday weekend the turn out was excellent with a welcome sprinkling of new members, some of whom were experienced bowlers.

An enjoyable afternoon wound down with a glass of wine.

At the end of these occasions it is the practice to manipulate the score cards so that the president‘s rink is favourably placed.

Manipulator-in-chief this season is club captain Peter Burch who was initially perplexed over who should be declared the afternoon’s winners when the president’s name was missing from the cards.

Mr Burch resolved his dilemma by resorting to an unusual solution by declaring the winners to be the triple with the best score.

That meant victory for the trio of Brian Halsey, David Dowden and Dave Martin (skip).

At the end of the afternoon members chipped in to buy the president an alarm clock which will be set 30 minutes ahead of British standard time.

Other Sport Stories

09:56

An impressive field of 10 boys turned out for the first junior competition of the year at East Devon, writes Martyn Lewis.

Read more
09:55

Jonathan Waley is the new East Budleigh Chess Blitz Champion with a clean score of five points, writes Brian Gosling.

Read more
09:54

The latest tables have been released for the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League and they show things are mighty close in the Evening League Division One and the Afternoon League Division Two.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:11

Exmouth Town are set for further managerial changes following the announcement that former Exeter City star Kevin Miller is to step down from his role as joint manager with immediate effect, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:48

An East Devon netball player – and umpire – has just returned from a visit to Dubai, writes Steph Upson.

Read more
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Big League wresting is back at the Exmouth Pavilion.

Read more
Sunday, January 21, 2018

The year of 2017 proved to a be a very productive one for members of Exmouth Sea Angling Association with a number of long standing club records being broken and a new club record being added, as well as many personal bests being landed, writes Tim Clotworthy.

Read more
Sunday, January 21, 2018

With just one game in the Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division beating the weather on the third Saturday matchday of 2018, it means more frustration for footballers as the soggy start to the New Year continues.

Read more
Saturday, January 20, 2018

The second half of the Exmouth Snooker League is up and running after the Festive break and the Conservative stay top after a 3-2 win and a 3-2 loss.

Read more
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Player registration in the Tolchards Devon League is going on-line for the season ahead, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications