PhearPark suffer Top Club knock out against Seaton

PUBLISHED: 14:09 21 June 2011

Bowls England visited Phear Bark Bowling Club as part of the Club's centenary celebrations to hoist a new flag and play a friendly match. Town mayor Darryl Nicholas rolls the first bowl. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 7421-19-11SH. Click on myphotos24 to order your copy of this photograph.

Bowls England visited Phear Bark Bowling Club as part of the Club's centenary celebrations to hoist a new flag and play a friendly match. Town mayor Darryl Nicholas rolls the first bowl. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 7421-19-11SH. Click on myphotos24 to order your copy of this photograph.

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LAST week was not the most memorable for Phear Park's men, writes Lawrie Harries.

Park crashed out of the Top Club competition losing to Seaton in four of the five disciplines.

Richard Cooper, in the two wood singles, was Park’s sole winner, battling to a win by 21 – 20 after 28 ends.

Both Park’s A and B teams were defeated in the over-60s triple league. The A team lost at home to Madeira by 12 shots. Two points were salvaged by Richard Cooper, Tom Russell and skip David Evans who took five shots on the last three ends to win 19-18.

Both B team rinks found life difficult against Chagford and the visitors won by 15 shots.

The ladies, on the other hand, travelled to Morchard Bishop in the non-badged triples league and came away with a 38-34 victory.

Margaret Locke, Joan Evans and Sarah Westacott won their match to a 16-10 score line.

The second triple of Janet Martin, Betty Bourne and Glenda Pope had a terrific battle with the home triple and were ahead for the first 14 ends but a fine comeback by the hosts saw them emerge winners by 12 shots to 11.

David and Joan Evans progressed to the second round of the county mixed pairs competition by defeating a pair from Budleigh by 21 to 2.

Park had a comfortable win at home to Ottery St Mary by 47 shots with some solid performances. Jackie Cruise, Lawrie Harries, Ron Rooke and skip John Robins finished 26-12 up and there was a very good win also for Gerry Sharland’s rink of Peter Burch, Mary Thomas and Mike Pope, who won their match 28-15.

Les Parr, Mike Thomas, Gillian Harding and Richard Cooper was another comfortable winning rink, they sealed a 26-14 success whilst David Downend, Paul Westacott, John Anderson and Sarah Westacott (skip) finished 24-12 up

Arrangements for a friendly with Devon Masonic were disrupted when four Masonic bowlers were marooned in Plymouth when their car broke down! Some hasty rearrangements saw Park loan Masonic bowlers and in the match, Phear Park appeared to win.

The usual high quality tea was provided by the ladies of the catering section who looked resplendent in their matching aprons - apparently designed in Paris and delivered via Exmouth market.

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