Phear Park have wasted Seaton trip after right royal mix-up!

11:14 10 July 2014

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It proved to be a busy spell of friendlies for Phear Park last week, writes Lawrie Harries.

First was a visit from Okehampton to play a five rink triple.

The visitors took the honours, but not without the Park rinks fighting hard.

The Park rink to catch the eye was the one comprising Glenda Pope (skip), Brian Halsey and John Whyte, who ended up 24-9 ahead.

There was also a good win for Liz Nelson, Rob Mottershead and David Martin (skip) by 16 shots to 13.

A trip to Pinces Gardens in Exeter followed and again Park were second best, this time by 10 shots.

As so often seems to have been the case this season Park more than held their own for two thirds of the contest, but could not deliver the coup de grace. Park’s only winning rink was John Horne, Jack Coates, Margo Allen and John Relph (skip); 22-14 ahead at the close.

The third friendly was another away fixture, this time at Seaton. Things got off to a good start when all the cars found a free parking spot – much to the delight of the club treasurer! However, that proved to be the end of the god news!

A combination of old technology – letters wrongly addressed, telephone messages not received – and new technology – emails becoming fmails and bouncing round the ether– meant Seaton had made other arrangements for the day.

To rub it in, it started raining as Park’s four car convoy left for the return to Exmouth. But, as one Park cynic muttered: “What a lash-up, but at least we didn’t lose!”.

There are many ways of losing a bowls match and Park’s A team in the over 60s triples league have demonstrated most of them this season. Giving away a seven and a five, when seemingly walking away with the game, is the latest. Park went down by two shots and four overall.

The ladies non badged triples continued with a home fixture against Ottery St Mary which the visitors won, although Park took two points through a remarkable win by Liz Nelson, Janet Martin and Glenda Pope (skip).

They scored a five on the last end to win by 22 shots to 19.

Hopefully the men will get the message!

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