Phear Park bowlers begin new season with eight shot win over Honiton

PUBLISHED: 09:57 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:57 25 April 2018

Phear Park bowlers watch the president bowl the first wood of the new season

Phear Park bowlers watch the president bowl the first wood of the new season

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Well, as usual, the bowls season had a wet start and the annual Phear Park opening was delayed for a few days, writes David Evans.

However, eventually the weather improved and our president, Margot Allen, was able to bowl the first wood of the new season in what were lovely conditions.

The Park had a new greenkeeper last year and, with limited experience, he has done wonders in the winter and we thank him for preparing for us a green that is clearly in perfect condition for the start of the season and all the members are keen and confident of a successful campaign ahead.

Some of the previous regulars will not be with us due to health issues and house moving, but some new experienced bowlers have joined us to fill the gaps.

The annual Open Invitation Tournament will, of course, take place again this year with the 2018 offering being held in August – full details are available on the club’s website www.phearparkbowlingclub.co.uk

Alternatively, you may wish to contact club captain Paul on 01395 740321 or the club’s honorary secretary, John, on 01395 275211.

Our first fixture, a home match across four rinks against Honiton, was played out in brilliant sunshine and ended with an eight shot success for The Park. The top Park rink was the one of B Summers, R Davidson and skip Sarah Westacott, and they only lost one end in the first 15!

This opening result augers well for the season and although the club membership is still much smaller than in years past, most of the members are keen to play in all matches.

The sport of bowls still remains a competitive game which can be shared and enjoyed by all ages and every Friday, from 2.30pm, the green at Phear Park is open to anyone who wants to have a try at bowls.

Registered instructors will be available all free of charge and there is plenty of parking space.

The club looks forward to wlcoming you!

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