Evans skips Cooper and Par to big win over Starcross for Park Over 60s
PUBLISHED: 16:04 29 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:34 10 June 2010
PHEAR PARK BOWLS: PHEAR Park s two Over 60s teams have been busy completing their backlog of fixtures with mixed success writes Chris Cleaver. Phear Park A beat Starcross 8-0, with Les Parr, Richard Cooper and skip David Evans winning 29-11.
PHEAR PARK BOWLS: PHEAR Park's two Over 60s teams have been busy completing their backlog of fixtures with mixed success writes Chris Cleaver.
Phear Park A beat Starcross 8-0, with Les Parr, Richard Cooper and skip David Evans winning 29-11. Bob Smith skipped Jack Coates and Tom Russell to a 22-6 victory. An excellent 6-2 win over Heavitree proceeded, with Evans skipping Cooper and Peter Nelson to a 21-13 win. A 6 on the 11th end saw Evans take a 13-10 lead, and they pressed on to lead 19-11 with three ends remaining.
The other triple of Harry Wilkes, Russell and skip Smith were unfortunate to lose 20-19, and with it two points. However, an 8-0 defeat came against Topsham, with 17-13 and 15-9 defeats for the two triples.
Phear Park B have acquainted themselves well in Division 7, and their latest victory over Budleigh saw both triples win for maximum points.
Jim Letten, Gerry Sharland and skip John Walker were already 12-6 ahead when they scored a 2,4,3 and 6 on consecutive ends to lead 27-6.
They took their foot off the pedal for the last third and eased home 29-15. David Martin and his team of Lawrie Harries and Peter Burch were 12-all after thirteen ends, but outscored their opponents when it mattered most to win 22-14.
Seaton were then beaten 6-2 in an exciting finale. The triple of Harries, Burch and Martin led 19-11 but dropped four shots over the last three ends to finish 19-15. Also with three ends remaining, Letten, Roy Bateman and skip Gerry Sharland were 16-10 behind but scored a two and a three to get within one, and could afford to drop a two on the last end to ensure an overall victory by a solitary shot.
The only defeat in recent times was an 8-0 reverse against a strong Topsham side.
A friendly with Heavitree saw Park claim an 83-65 victory, winning on three of the four rinks contested with Heavitree. The biggest margin of victory went to Jim Letten, Lawrie Harries, Margaret Adams and skip Chris Cleaver who won 23-11. A visit to Culm Vale on five mixed rinks yielded a comfortable 120-77 victory, with four successful rinks, of which the standout was David Evans and his team of Les Parr, Peter Higgins and Hilary Higgins, who won 29-9.