Phear Park trio win Jubilee Trophy competition at Budleigh

PUBLISHED: 10:47 04 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:47 04 July 2013

The Phear Park trio who secured the Jubilee Cup at Budleigh.

The Phear Park trio who secured the Jubilee Cup at Budleigh.


Last Monday saw Phear Park take four rinks to Belmont Bowling Club in Exeter, writes Mike Pope.

On a pleasant, sunny day we enjoyed our games, but only managed to win on two rinks and lost the match overall by 65 shots to 75.

John Anderson skipped Faye Downend, Jim Letten and Liz Nelson to a 20 shots to 14 win while Glenda Pope led her rink of Peter Burch, Christine Hatchard and Lawrie Harries to a 17 shots to 13 win.

On Tuesday a triple of ladies visited Budleigh Salterton for the Jubilee Trophy competition.

They came away as winners with a score of plus 17. The winning team comprised Skip Sarah Westacott, Marg Lock and Gill Harding. Well done, girls!

Our ladies now hold the Madeira Pomeroy Trophy as well as the Jubilee Trophy, a fine achievement.

This excellent result was, however, not equalled by the men!

The Over-60s A team journeyed to Sidmouth for their game, but lost on one rink and drew on the other resulting in them losing overall by just a single shot and taking one point.

The B team travelled to Chagford, always doughty opponents, and so it proved again this year where we lost on both rinks to come away empty handed.

The weather was sunny and warm on Saturday for one of the club’s major internal competitions, the John Tucker Trophy.

This is a knockout singles competition over ten ends and is open to both ladies and men.

The day produced some fine bowling with some very close finishes and the final was between Roland Hill and Richard Cooper who eventually ran out the winner.

Sunday’s game was an away fixture at Heavitree played over five rinks.

On a very warm afternoon we found the rinks very fast and all struggled to stop the bowls near to the jack.

Heavitree, of course, had local knowledge and coped better than we did. The overall result was disappointing for Park who lost on all rinks to go down heavily by 71 shots to 116!

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