Phear Park identify the ‘green visiting culprits’ – it’s a vixen and her four cubs!

PUBLISHED: 13:58 05 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:58 05 August 2018

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3932. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth bowls mixed pairs competition. Ref shsp 23-17TI 3932. Picture: Terry Ife

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The green damage at Phear Park still continues, but it has now been established with the help of a night camera that a vixen and her four cubs have been visiting us, writes David Evans.

However, the damage is now tailing off and the family are hopefully going elsewhere to get food!

We are told that the vixen could be giving tuition on the bowls green to her cubs on how to dig for worms etc so now they have apparently got the right idea they may find that an overgrown garden will more appropriate than a bowls green.

The home game of five triples versus Budleigh went off smoothly in spite of strange rink positions due to damage and the opposition found it to their liking and won on four rinks, but thanks to the triple of M Adams. B Summers and R Davidson, who won 21-7, the overall result was a narrow win for Phear Park.

The home success continued the next day as visiting Exonia were, who pitched up for a three rink triples meeting, were beaten 44-41.

However, it was a different story with regard to the Over-60s League matches that the club played!

The A team entertained Chardstock and, although Dill, Whyte and Evans controlled the visitors and won 20-9, we again lost overall by one shot to bank just two measly points.

We fared no better away to Crediton losing by three points and came away with two points only, helped by a win of 9 by Summers, Adams and Evans.

A visit to bottom team Topsham, resulted in valuable six points due mainly to the efforts of the team of Summers Adams and Davidson, who bagged a 26-13 win.

Interestingly, they scored 14 shots in the last six ends A further eight points should help us avoid relegation.

The B teams are still struggling due mainly to shortage of players due to illness and playing a home game against Morchard Bishop, who are up at the top of the league, they lost 15-36.

A visit by Uffculme meant our team having a lesson in bowling and a defeat by 23-47.

The B team showed so much early season promise and a shame that they have fallen away mainly due to illness.

On Saturday the club entertained Chudleigh in five triples and the visitors won in five and The Park lost 59-84, but to save a complete rout, our rink of Lane Anderson and Robins managed to win, 22-9

Phear Park are looking forward to the annual tournament which started on Sunday (August 5), and entries are well up this year and the long range forecast is good.

It’s a wonderful effort from a club as small as Phear Park and the small group of players who run the tournament.

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