Phear Park Ladies in Pinces win.

PUBLISHED: 10:11 24 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:14 10 June 2010

JOYCE Kelly was a long-time member of Phear Park Bowling Club, writes Lawrie Harries.

JOYCE Kelly was a long-time member of Phear Park Bowling Club, writes Lawrie Harries. A keen bowler and committed member, her dedication is remembered annually by the ladies competing for the Joyce Kelly cup.This year saw Joan Evans and Liz Robins win through to the final beating, respectively, Faye Downend and Janet Martin in the semis.The final will be contested on club finals day in early September.An excellent day's bowling was rounded off with champagne, strawberries and cake celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of ladies captain Anne Harding and husband Roy.Phear Park men's over 60s triple side were defeated by visitors Heavitree by 39 shots to 34, although the triple of Les Parr, Peter Nelson and skip Tom Russell must still be wondering how they lost.Nine shots up with seven ends left they were cruising to victory. But after conceding a six the momentum swung to the visitors who ended 17 to 16 ahead - sadly, no champagne here!Phear Park ladies unbadged triples won at Madeira by 32 shots to 27. The clubs both won one rink but a win for Phear Park's Janet Martin, Margo Allen and skip Glenda Pope by 20 shots to 12 was enough to secure overall victory.Phear Park ladies overwhelmed Pinces Gardens in the unbadged triples winning by 47 to 20. Most of the damage was done by Isabel Richards, Joan Evans and skip Betty Bourne who notched up 30 shots against 7.The club advanced into the next round of the County Top Club trophy by beating Ottery St Mary. Phear Park won all five disciplines. Richard Cooper took the two wood singles, John Walker the four wood and John Robins and Gerry Sharland took the pairs. The triple of Parr, Coates and Russell (skip) also won and the rink of Roy Bateman, Peter Nelson, Bob Smith and skip David Evans made it a clean sweep.For the first time in a number of years Phear Park journeyed to Paignton and won a friendly by 98 shots to 85. A good performance from Liz Robins, Roy Harding, Gerry Sharland and skip Glenda Pope victorious by 24-12.

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