Phear Park Over-60s teams in need of points to stave off relegation

PUBLISHED: 08:21 22 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:21 22 August 2018

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3930. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3930. Picture: Terry Ife

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Another season gradually comes to an end a it always seems that after the pressures of the annual tournament which again was most successful, we start winding down, writes David Evans.

However, it is a very important time for the Phear Park Over-60s teams, and particularly this season, because both A and B are struggling.

The A team entertained Dunkeswell, who are very nearly bottom of the league, and a win was needed !

The rink of Burch Robins and Smith came up against a skip of age 91 years and no favours were given as ‘The Park’ chalked up an easy win. The other rink was a very tight affair which ended in a two shot loss for the Park players, but overall it was a success and Park banked six very valuable points and the team’s next game is at Axminster on the notorious all-weather green.

The B team travelled to Wellington, who are at the top of the table and the rink of Tatchell Ebdon and Halsey had a very impressive win of 24-11, but the other rink were totally outclassed and so Park emerged from the contest with just two points.

Okehampton visited for a friendly meeting and they won on three of three rinks and took the match honours to the tune of an 83-72 score line with one of the Park rinks losing by no fewer than 16 shots!

As the soccer pundit was heard to say: “If we had played better we would have won the game.”

A rearranged friendly at Budleigh produced the usual most enjoyable afternoon. The scores were very close, and, although Phear Park only won on two rinks, they won overall by 59-58.

In the Over-60s League there is some concern for A and B teams! With two games left, the A team need eight points to avoid relegation and the B team need ten points. So good luck to both teams because they face some tough matches.

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