Phear Park B launch Over-60s campaign with win at Clyst Vale

08:53 15 May 2014

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Phear Park’s opened their season in the Exeter and District Over-60s triples league with some disappointing results, writes Lawrie Harries.

The B team started with a win at Culm Vale. Dave Martin (skip), David Dowden and Ron Rooke were comfortable winners by 20 shots to 12. In a low scoring, but fiercely contested game on the second rink Park’s triple of David Maunder, Mike Thomas and John Anderson (skip) conceded two single shots on the last two ends to go down 12-14.

Park collected six of the eight points on offer.

However, Park B suffered a defeat on both rinks when they hosted a fixture with near neighbours Madeira who won by 21 shots.

The A squad were beaten by visitors Exonia. Park did pick up two points for a winning rink courtesy of Bob Baker, David Horne and Peter Burch (skip) who finished 16-13 ahead.

Park A then travelled to Dunkeswell where the synthetic green proves a challenge to visiting clubs. Often compared to bowling indoors - except for the rain and high winds Park failed to meet the test and went down on both rinks and overall by 12 shots.

Phear Park’s friendly programme is well under way and after a damp start when games were rained off or curtailed by rain, Park gained their first win by defeating Exonia by 68 shots to 40.

Leading the way were John Robins (skip), Roland Heale and Margaret Lock winners by 24-5. A solid performance also from Freda Relph, Mike Pope and David Horne (skip) who finished 16-9 ahead.

Things were much closer on the remaining two rinks. John Relph skipped Tim Flather and Jackie Cruse to a one shot win while Brian Halsey, Margo Allen and Bob Smith (skip) took a shot on the final end to win 14-13.

Park finished the week with an interesting, if occasionally complicated, ‘drive’ playing Australian pairs under Australian rules. After some initial confusion things settled down with the eventual winners being Liz Nelson and Ron Rooke.

A booby prize was awarded to the member who turned up thinking members were playing for Australian pears – in a tin presumably.

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