Phear Park B bank seven points from Triple’s League meeting with Chagford

PUBLISHED: 08:59 23 July 2015 | UPDATED: 08:59 23 July 2015

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The past week was a busy one for the Phear Park A squad in their Over-60s Triples League campaign, writes Laurie Harries.

First up the team played against bottom of the table Exeter St Thomas. Park emerged from this contest with six pints thanks to the triple of John Dill, John Whyte and David Evans (skip) who were comfortable 26-9 winners.

The second rink began well and led by seven shots at the halfway mark, but St Thomas then won six successive ends to finish three shots to the good!

The following day Park entertained table-topping North Tawton. Bob Smith’s triple that included Peter Burch and John Robins had their noses in front from the start and they hung on to seal a thrilling 15-11 success.

Unfortunately, Park’s second triple came up against an inspired performance from the visitors which left the home triple struggling from the start. To their credit they continued to battle on and won the last four ends of the game, but by that point the outcome was always going to be in favour of the visiting side. This all meant that Park banked just two points from the encounter.

The B team hosted Chagford and won overall by six shots. Paul Beresford, Ron Rooke and skip John Anderson were 12 shots ahead with four ends remaining and eventually ran out 20-14 winners.

The triple of David Maunder, Rob Mottershead and Bob baker (skip) had a much closer encounter with only two shots dividing the teams for most of the afternoon. Chagford scored a hefty seven on the 11th end, but Park responded with a six on the 12th!

Park did manage to muster a six shot advantage going into the 16th end, but Chagford scored two shots on each of the last three end sot tie the contest at 18 shots each. Park took seven points from the meeting.

Park journeyed down to Paignton for a four rink friendly match. This saw the home side win by a margin of just two shots, though the rinks were shared.

Eileen Burston, Brian Halsey and Leighton Burston (skip), ended 16-9 winners.

John Anderson’s triple of Marg Lock and John Robins dominated their game to eventually seal a 21-14 victory. But, whisper it, they unexpectedly conceded a five on the last end which, in the contest of the overall result, was to prove crucial!


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