Home trio lift Phear Park title.

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:47 09 April 2010

PHEAR Park s tournament week opened with a mixed triples competition which attracted entries from far afield as well as local clubs, writes Lawrie Harries.

PHEAR Park's tournament week opened with a mixed triples competition which attracted entries from far afield as well as local clubs, writes Lawrie Harries.

But the winners turned out to be a home triple of Joan Evans, Gerry Sharland and skip David Evans.

The home rinks did not have it all their own way and the runners-up were Barry and Chris Moule both from North Watford and Geoff Gough from Chatham, Kent.

An excellent day's bowling was complemented by an appetising lunch and a splendid assortment of refreshments prepared by Clare Cooper and her team of culinary experts.

Phear Park travelled to Tiverton for a friendly, but a last minute domestic crisis left them a player short when they arrived.

The hosts lent the visitors 14 year old Alex Takle who shared a rink with Phear Park's Harry Wilkes - 93 years young.

Harry and Alex - with a little help from Betty Bourne and skip John Robins - swept to an emphatic 23 shots to 13 win.

This turned out to be a good afternoon for Phear Park as, overall, they were victorious by 105 shots to 59.

Best performing rink was that of Janet Martin, Peter Higgins, Richard Cooper and skip Tom Russell winners by 24 shots to 8.

A good win also for Bob Smith's rink of Isabel Richards, Avis Bartlett and John Anderson who were 26 to 13 winners.

John Walker, Faye Downend, Mike Pope and Glenda Pope (skip) ended 18 to 10 ahead.

It was a Tiverton week as Phear Park entertained Tiverton West End.

Again Phear Park proved too strong for a Tiverton club, winning overall by 75 shots to 62.

The best performance came from Richard Cooper, Hilary Higgins, Betty Bourne and skip Brian Green who finished 27 shots to 12 ahead.

Congratulations to former Phear Park bowler, 20 year old Chris Cleaver now at university In London, who has won the Middlesex under-25 championship.

Chris, who is a member of the Madeira club, goes on to compete in the national championships at Worthing.

The weather took it's toll on the over-60s programme with all league fixtures postponed

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