Phear Park Over-60s seal Okehampton success

PUBLISHED: 10:02 11 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 11 July 2013

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In the first of two ladies evening league matches this week, Park travelled to Crediton on Monday, writes Mike Pope.

They started quite well, but found the opposition too strong and lost on both rinks although only by three shots on one. The overall result was a disappointing loss of 29 shots to 53. Tuesday saw the ladies at home to Exonia of Exeter in the second of their matches. They managed a win on one rink by two shots and lost on the other by four shots, hence walking away with two points of the six on offer. The winning rink comprised Glenda Pope (Skip), Christine Hatchard and Margo Allen.

Wednesday saw the Over-60s A team at home to Okehampton while the B team’s match was cancelled as our opponents, Culm Vale, were unable to field a team. The A team, however, won on one rink by four shots and lost on the other by two shots giving Park an overall win by just two shots and a score of 33 shots to 31. They were pleased to come away with six points of a possible eight. The winning team was John Dill (skip), David Horne and Richard Cooper.

Thursday saw the Ladies Invitation Triples match take place when our ladies invite four local clubs to each send a team to play four teams from Phear Park. This year the invitees were Budleigh, Heavitree, Madeira and Ottery. The ladies enjoyed their afternoon with Madeira coming out as top team.

Our Saturday match this week was a return game against Okehampton at their ground. We took five triples and were successful on four. Sarah Westacott led John Anderson and Jim Letten to a 17-15 victory while Richard Cooper, Rob Mottershead and Marg Lock won 19-11.

The other two winning rinks were John Relph, John Robins and Joy Mottershead who won by an excellent score of 20-10 and Leighton Burston’s rink of Ron Rooke and Freda Relph who top scored with 20 shots to 9. This gave Park an overall win of 88 shots to 62.

The final game of the week was at Pinces Gardens on a very hot and sunny afternoon. Park could only manage a win on one of the four rinks who thought the loud cheers were for their success but were disappointed to discover it was the news that Andy Murray had won Wimbledon!! The winning rink was skipped by Sarah Westacott with Mike Pope, Freda Relph and Richard Cooper who scored 26 shots to 9. Park lost the match by 67 shots to 78.

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