Phear Park make Foxlands progress.

PUBLISHED: 10:01 18 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:11 10 June 2010

PHEAR Park progressed to the third round of the Foxlands trophy with a convincing 43 shots to 27 win over Ottery St Mary, writes Lawrie Harries.

PHEAR Park progressed to the third round of the Foxlands trophy with a convincing 43 shots to 27 win over Ottery St Mary, writes Lawrie Harries.The format of this competition is two rinks; one home and one away. Phear Park's home rink of Peter Nelson, Stewart Forrester, Jack Coates and Tom Russell (skip) won by 20 shots to 16, while the away rink of Richard Cooper, Peter Burch, Gerry Sharland and skip David Evans were comfortable 23-11 winners.Phear Park's A team in the over-60s triple league are fast becoming last wood wonders, and they were involved in another nail-biting finish - this time at Topsham.The triple of Nelson, Cooper and Evans finished four shots up, but Les Parr, Coates and Russell went into the last end five shots down. Russell's final wood took the jack into the ditch and gave Phear Park two shots; enough to secure an overall win by 31 shots to 30.Phear Park B played host to a strong Topsham C side and went down on both rinks losing overall by 36 shots to 27.Dave Martin's triple of Peter Higgins and Gerry Sharland were ten shots adrift after 12 ends, but a storming finish reduced the gap to just two.Phear Park entertained neighbours Budleigh in the friendliest of friendlies. This was hardly surprising, as Phear Park's outdoor captain Richard Cooper, is captain-elect of Budleigh indoors.Budleigh came with a "cunning plan" to avoid upsetting their next captain. They would allow Phear Park to win on one rink - unfortunately, they neglected to stipulate which rink and consequently lost on three!Cooper's rink of Rod Mottershead, David Adams and skip Russell won by 21 shots to 11. The best performance came from Margaret Adams' rink of Roy Bateman, Peter Burch and John Robins who ended 26 to 12 ahead.The third winning rink was Lawrie Harries, Brian Ellery, Mike Pope and David Evans (skip), victors by 23-15.There was also a fine home victory over visiting Heavitree who were despatched with a 104-79 defeat.Pick of the winning rinks was that of Jenny Derbyshire, Roy Bateman, JohnWalker and skip David Evans who rattled up 32 shots with just eight in reply.

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