Fine win for Phear Park at Teignmouth

PUBLISHED: 10:01 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 10 June 2010

A VISIT to Teignmouth and, arguably, one of the fastest greens in east Devon, provided a stern test for Phear Park bowlers, writes Lawrie Harries. However, the team adapted to the conditions extremely well before departing with a 101-73 victory.

A VISIT to Teignmouth and, arguably, one of the fastest greens in east Devon, provided a stern test for Phear Park bowlers, writes Lawrie Harries.However, the team adapted to the conditions extremely well before departing with a 101-73 victory.David Martin skipped Liz Robins, Fred Wood and John Anderson to a 23-18 win. A victory also for Roy Harding, Isabel Richards, Richard Cooper and David Evans (skip) who finished 21 to 11 ahead.The other winning rinks were skip Jack Coates, Lawrie Harries, Jenny Derbyshire and Peter Higgins 21-14 and Harry Wilkes, Avis Bartlett, John Walker together with skip Mike Pope, who were victorious by 21 shots to 15.The fifth rink tied at 15 all although Rob Mottershead, Mavis Wood, Peter Burch and skip John Robins did well to claim two shots on the last end to gain parity.Phear Park played host to Bradninch winning by 94 shots to 57 with the most impressive rink that of skip Bob Smith, Liz Robins, Paul Westacott and Stewart Forrester, winners by 33 shots to 8.A healthy win also for Richard Cooper, Jenny Derbyshire, Mike Pope and skip Dave Martin by 28 shots to 9. A closer game for Sarah Westacott's rink of Harry Wilkes, Peter Higgins and John Robins, who kept their nerve to end up 22 to 20 winners.Phear Park's A side maintained their recent good form in the over 60s triples league by defeating visitors and league leaders Dawlish Marina by one shot in a tense game.Tom Russell's triple of Les Parr and Jack Coates held the lead until the sixteenth end but eventually went down 19 shots to 18. On the second rink Wilkes, Cooper and skip Evans went into the final end one down and defeat overall on the day, looked very much on the cards. However, Evans had other ideas and sent a magnificent final wood down the rink to seal a superb 22-20 victory.

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