Tigers and fairies, it’s all been happening at Phear Park!

08:32 23 August 2012

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Last week Phear Park made the short trip to Topsham and came away with a win by 49 shots, writes Laurie Harries.

What made the victory all the more impressive was that Park won on all five rinks.

Perhaps this was inspired bowling, but more likely a reaction to Topsham’s decision not to provide pushers to move the woods back at each end.

The game was played as triples. Skip Gerry Sharland set the standard with some outstanding bowling leading his rink to a win by 17 shots. Lawrie Harries and Derek Davies also bowled.

Richard Cooper, Fred Downend and Mike Pope (skip) were always in front and they finished 17–13 ahead. A convincing win also for Roland Heale, John Anderson and Peter Burch (skip), this time by 18–7.

John Horne, David Horne and Bob Smith (skip) played their part with an impressive 11 shot victory. Les Parr’s triple of Jim Letten and Mike Storey won 15-9 to make it a clean sweep.

Park’s ladies joined in the fun by defeating Topsham ladies in a non-badged triples fixture. Margaret Lock, Janet Martin and Glenda Pope (skip) were 15 shots ahead at the close.

The second triple of Jackie Cruse, Faye Downend and skip Sarah Westwood dropped three shots on the final end to lose 16–14.

Park’s over-60s squads had a poor time last week despite both teams playing at home. However, the tigers of Topsham became the fairies of Phear Park just 48 hours later!

The A team went down by 11 shots to neighbours Madeira despite a comfortable win by John Dill’s triple of Richard Cooper and John White. This earned Park two points which could still be vital at the end of the season.

The B team have lost their way completely in recent weeks and suffered another home defeat, this time to Chagford. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is becoming a habit.

Two shots up going into the last end Rob Mottershead, Dave Martin and Mike Pope (skip) conceded a three and lost 15–14 and overall by 17 shots.

Park’s excellent mid-season form made them strong candidates for promotion, but this form has deserted them.

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