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Thursday, August 29, 2013
After the disappointment of having to cancel their Axon Cup owing to rain, Phear Park welcomed Topsham for a six rink friendly last Monday, writes Mike Pope.
Topsham can always be relied upon to produce some challenging bowling and this fixture was no exception!
On a pleasant, sunny afternoon, the first 10 ends saw some very close scoring and everyone went in for tea in a relaxed, happy mood.
At the end of the afternoon honours were even in terms of rinks with Topsham winning on three and Park likewise.
The Park winning rinks were led by David Martin with Peter Burch, John Anderson and Liz Nelson who won 24-14, whilst John Dill skipped Faye Downend, John Horne and Marg Lock to a 21-10 victory.
The third winning rink was Mike Pope, Ron Rooke, Les Parr and Freda Relph who managed an excellent 30-13 success.
The overall result was a close win for Park at 114-102.
The Ladies evening league teams (NBTL) travelled to Exonia Club for the first of their two games this week.
Sadly, despite their best efforts they were beaten on both rinks with Exonia winning 36-21 overall.
Wednesday saw the men’s Over-60s A team match against Culm Vale postponed while the B team welcomed Honiton A to Phear Park for the penultimate match in the league this season.
Perhaps we were too welcoming as Park were beaten on both rinks despite a spirited fight back by Mike Pope’s rink of Rob Mottershead and John Anderson who were 19 shots to one down after just six ends, but pulled back to lose by just two shots at the end.
Park lost overall by 43 shots to 31 and Honiton took all eight points. In their second evening league fixture of the week, Park ladies’ entertained Topsham ladies. Here they won on one rink and lost on the other by just two shots. The winning rink comprised Glenda Pope (Skip), Christine Hatchard and Janet Martin who won 25-15 thus giving Park an overall win of 39-31 to bank four out of the six points.
On a warm and sunny Thursday afternoon our near neighbours, Budleigh Salterton visited for a six-rink friendly match. Park took the honours by winning on four rinks. The winning rinks for Park were Mike Pope, Ron Rooke, Joy Mottershead and Les Parr who won by just two shots, while Bob Smith led Faye Downend, Rob Mottershead and Marg Lock to a 14 shot victory.
However, the honours of the day were shared by two rinks who both won by 23 shots. These were John Dill, Peter Burch, Brian Halsey and Jackie Cruse and Glenda Pope with John Anderson, Christine Hatchard and Jim Letten. These efforts gave Park an overall win of 142 shots to 100.