Phear Park Joyce Kelly Cup success for Sarah Westacott

PUBLISHED: 13:49 05 July 2018

Phear Park Joyce Kelly trophy winner Sarah Westacot with club president Margo Allen and the runner-up Fay Downend

Phear Park Joyce Kelly trophy winner Sarah Westacot with club president Margo Allen and the runner-up Fay Downend


The Phear Park week began with the popular Joyce Kelly singles cup for the ladies, writes David Evans.

This is a knockout competition with games of 10 ends and Sarah Westacott continued her excellent bowling and defeated Fay Downend in a closely fought final.

For those who may wonder who Joyce Kelly was, she was a good club member in the 1980s, who was not considered competitive, but was always in the background and waiting to help out with the running of the club including tea duties.

She always requested to play two ‘so she could be out of the way’. Her husband did not play bowls, but presented the trophy after she died.

In other club news, the Over-60s Triples League A team visited Okehampton and, because of the continued drought, the green looked unplayable, but the rink of Summers, Davidson and Evans, quickly got used to it and never looked like losing on their way to a highly creditable 26-11 success. Phear Park won overall by five shots and gained six valuable points. Meanwhile, the B team game was cancelled by the opposition and Phear Park were awarded an 8-0 win.

The club visited Heavitree on Saturday and what was usually a close game turned out to be a 115-56 rout for the home team! However, we were not downhearted because it is always a very enjoyable visit.

Another very popular venue was Okehampton, but a mid-morning cloudburst flooded the green and the game had to be cancelled.

Back in Exmouth, the Phear Park green still looks like a desert in spite of the green keeper triple watering daily! We can still cannot decide what animal dug up the centre of the green, but it has not made a second attempt - so far.

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