Harry shows experience really does count
PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:05 10 June 2010
AN INTRIGUING encounter took place when Phear Park visited Cullompton as Harry Wilkes, 92 years young, found himself up against the host Club's ten year old Ben Cann.
AN INTRIGUING encounter took place when Phear Park visited Cullompton as Harry Wilkes, 92 years young, found himself up against the host Club's ten year old Ben Cann.On this occasion experience told and Harry's rink of Fred Wood, John Robins and skip Glenda Pope won 24-18 and Phear Park claimed the match 102-49.Other rink winners were Liz Robins, Margaret Parr, Mike Pope and Bob Smith (skip), who won 32-8. David Adams skipped Les Parr, Avis Bartlett, and Richard Cooper to a 24-14 win. For the first time this season both Phear Park's triples teams gained maximum points in the over-60s league.Phear Park A entertained, and defeated Sidmouth, 45-32, with the triple of Richard Cooper, Bob Smith and David Evans (skip) seeing an eleven shot advantage reduced to just one, before nine shots over the last three ends resulted in a healthy 26-16 win.Tom Russell's triple of Les Parr and Jack Coates had to battle hard to maintain an advantage but eventually won by 19 shots to 16. Phear Park B played host to Pinces Gardens and claimed a whopping 52-14 victory.Mike Pope, David Martin and Gerry Sharland (skip) dominated from the start and ended 30 shots to 7 ahead. John Walker's triple of Lawrie Harries and Peter Burch were comfortable winners by 22 shots to 7. A friendly with tourists from Ebbw Vale saw the visitors gain a narrow 112-107 win.The home winning rinks were Joan Evans, Margo Allen, David Martin and Bob Smith (skip) victors by 29 shots to 14.Gillian Harding, Roy Harding, Tom Russell and Glenda Pope (skip) took one shot on the last end to win 17-16.A friendly at Seaton resulted in an 84-64 Phear Park success as Joan Evans, Peter Higgins, John Anderson and skip Margaret Adams won 28-7.The rink of David Evans, Lawrie Harries, Hilary Higgins and John Robins emerged victors by 25 shots to 13.