Phear Park beaten by Feniton in Top Club meeting

10:22 05 June 2014

Bowls generic picture

Bowls generic picture

Archant

On a fine, sunny, warm afternoon Phear Park entertained Heavitree in a five rink friendly, writes Lawrie Harries.

Heavitree were the first club that the newly formed Phear Park Bowling Club defeated in 1911.

As far as we are aware none of the participants last week remembers that great day. Although a few of the visitors were heard to mutter ‘remember 1911’ at the start!

The result of this latest friendly was that the clubs shared the rinks two apiece with the fifth tied. Overall scores gave victory to the visitor’s by12 shots.

Park’s winning rinks were Brian Halsey, Liz Nelson, John Anderson and John Robins (skip) who ended 21-13 ahead.

Peter Burch’s rink of Janet Martin, Lawrie Harries and Ron Rooke scored ten shots over the last four ends to win by 24 shots to 17.

John Relph’s rink of Tim Flather, Margaret Kenny and Mike Pope looked to be in trouble at tea, but a good second half saw them able to draw level and finish at 18 shots apiece.

Park’s Over 60s triples squads both lost although each gained two points by winning one rink. At Heavitree, the A team rink of Ralph Cook, John Whyte and John Dill (skip) were holding five shots before the Heavitree skip reduced this to one with the last wood of the game leaving Park winners by 14 to 13.

The B team made the longer trip to Okehampton but could only win on one rink. Billy Hanley, Mike Pope and Dave Martin (skip) were 16 -10 ahead after the 18 ends, but this was not quite enough to make up the loss on the second rink.

Park travelled to Feniton – accompanied by heavy rain - to play in the Top Club competition. This is a competition involving five disciplines. It was clear from the outset that one or two Park players were looking for somewhere less cold and less wet – at home in the bath, perhaps.

The rain eased after an hour by which time Feniton had a very firm grip on all disciplines and on the night they were much too strong for Park.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

15:47
Champion puppy Sky and sponsors, Corner House Surgery. Picture: contributed

The final competitive event of the Exe Equestrian Club summer season took place at Nutwell Court.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:58
The Gentlemen team after their victory in the final of the Budleigh Cricket Club Community League

The Gentlemen pulled off one of the biggest shocks in recent years when crowned Community League Champions at the Ottermouth last Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:50
Aaron Thompson is seen here in the brand new Cockles change strip, with Dave McCarthy, of Sam's Funhouse.

Exmouth RFC have continued their pre-season team building with then signing, on-loan, of an Exeter Chiefs player.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:37
A generic picture

Exmouth Chess Club, currently Devon’s Division One Champions, have moved to new premises, at The Holly Tree Inn, Withycombe Village Road, where they now meet every Wednesday from 6 pm, writes Bob Jones.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:37
Harrry Tincknell in action during the 4 Hours of Le Castellet race

Harry Tincknell is already planning to retake the lead in the European Le Mans Series standings next month after he lost his points advantage in France over the weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:30
Football generic picture

Budleigh Salterton Reserves shared four goals in their meeting with Tipton St John, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:18

The Budleigh ladies were in action twice in their Over-50s campaign.

Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Newton Poppleford sponsor picture

Newton Poppleford have been working hard off the pitch during the summer to bring sponsorship to the club.

Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Former Test stars Phil deFreitas, Dean Headley and Corey Collymore are playing in a charity tournament at Exmouth on Sunday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Budleigh goal celebrations in their game with Totnes and Dartington on Saturday. Ref exsp 34-16SH 6380 Picture: Simon Horn.

Budleigh Salterton were 4-3 winners when they entertained Totnes and Dartington in a South West Peninsula League (SWP) Eastern Division game, writes Alan Beer.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 14°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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications