Phear Park bowlers make it a ‘Wonderful Wednesday’

12:05 28 August 2014

The winners of Phear Park’s Axon Cup (left to right), Millie Marks, Jill Perrin. Mike Marks and Keith Weekes.

The winners of Phear Park’s Axon Cup (left to right), Millie Marks, Jill Perrin. Mike Marks and Keith Weekes.

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For months it’s been woeful Wednesday at Phear Park as their over 60s triples squads struggled, but last Wednesday all that changed to what members are already calling ‘Wonderful Wednesday’ as both A and B squads finished winners, writes Lawrie Harries.

To complete a hat-trick the ladies also won their unbadged triples league fixture at Topsham.

This does not happen every week and the club committee decided it was worthy of celebration – although some members felt it was a bit over the top to get the Red Arrows and a couple of war time bombers to give an exhibition of fancy flying over Phear Park.

In the over-60s league the A team defeated visitors Exonia by nine shots largely thanks to another sterling performance by John Horne, Roland Heale and David Horne (skip) who secured a 22-10 victory by 22 shots to 10.

Despite a strong finish the second rink fell short by three shots

The B squad were involved in a cliff-hanger when they travelled to fellow strugglers Honiton. Mike Pope skipped John Anderson and Rob Mottershead to a 19-7 win.

The second triple went into the final end one shot up but conceded a three to leave Park winners overall by 12 and garnering six points which could be crucial in a relegation battle.

The ladies played their part on the winning Wednesday by defeating Topsham, at Topsham. Freda Relph, Christine Hatchard and Margo Allen dominated their game and ended 23-5 in front.

The second triple of Liz Nelson, Janet Martin and Glenda Pope (skip) took eight shots from the last five ends to end 17 shots apiece.

Park ladies travelled to Honiton and returned winners by two shots. Janet Martin, Christine Hatchard and Glenda Pope did enough to ensure victory overall by winning 15-8.

Park visited Topsham and won three of the five rinks played but lost overall.

Glenda Pope’s rink of Brian Halsey, John Whyte and Mike Pope scored a three on the last end to win 18-17.

John Horne, Roland Heale, Faye Downend and John Dill (skip) finished 17 – 15 ahead.

While Peter Burch, Liz Nelson, David Horne and John Robins (skip) took four shots on the last two ends to complete an 18-17 win.

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