Green's last wood rules

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 May 2009 | UPDATED: 11:03 10 June 2010

IN THEIR game at Upton Park, Phear Park were looking for a clean sweep of four rink wins, writes Lawrie Harries.

IN THEIR game at Upton Park, Phear Park were looking for a clean sweep of four rink wins, writes Lawrie Harries.They found themselves four down on the last rink before skip Brian Green, with his penultimate wood, reduced this to two and it was he who delivered the 'coup de gras' when his final wood converted a lie of two to one of five up and, therefore, Phear Park claimed that particular contest 21-20.Playing alongside Green in this game were Janet Martin, Peter Burch and Dave Martin and Park won 101-63.Martin was at the heart of another thrilling conclusion in a home friendly against Exeter St. Thomas.With one rink to finish, the visitors led overall by a single shot but Martin played his final wood superbly to give the hosts a two shot lead and they eventually ran out single shot winners at 99-98.Winning rinks were Jenny Derbyshire, Mavis Wood, Hilary Higgins and skip Shona Forrester, who won 27-14 whilst Harry Wilkes, Joan Evans, Betty Bourne and Bob Smith (skip) claimed a 23-19 victory.David Evans skipped Lawrie Harries, Avis Bartlett and Sarah Westacott to a 23 shots to 10 victory.Phear Park's over 60s B triples team won at Seaton, where Peter Higgins, Mike Pope and skip Gerry Sharland conceded five shots on the first end before mounting a powerful finish to seal a 23-18 win.The hosts were two shots up before John Walker delivered a superb last wood. Phear Park A made the cross-town trip to Madeira and, despite a virtuoso performance by club captain Richard Cooper, the home side proved too strong and ran out winners by 43 shots to 25, winning on both rinks whilst also taking all eight points.

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