Phillips skips rink to fine win so Topsham stay top of the table

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

Topsham bowlers enjoy their Caribbean event

Topsham bowlers enjoy their Caribbean event

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The week started with Topsham men’s team and the ladies team playing their National Top Club games with mixed results the men beat Pinces Gardens 3-1, but unfortunately the ladies lost 3-1 at Hemyock, writes Colin Chudley.

On Tuesday Topsham made the journey to Tavistock Sir Francis Drake Bowling Club for a friendly game, but left with a loss 76 to 128. In the evening Topsham had two triples in the Bowls Devon county pairs section 4 finals. Peter Gale, Gary Howland and Lee Phillips lost by one shot to the English International Robert Paxton and his triple. The triple of Jamie Wyman, John Brand and Ashley Berry had a very good win against the Exonia triple skipped by Tim Haywood and now progress to the Bowls Devon county finals. We wish them good luck.

In the Wednesday Over-60s triples league there were mixed fortunes across the club’s teams.

The A team beat Exonia A 31-29, the B team lost to Belmont 23-26, the C team beat Dunkeswell 38-26 and the D team lost to Chardstock B 37-40.

Topsham ladies played twice against Heavitree, Exeter, this past week.

They won in the Non Badged Triples league on Wednesday (38-27), and then in the Exeter and District Over-50s league on Friday, they triumphed 35-26.

On Thursday in the Exeter and District League and County game, Topsham men managed to beat Belmont Exeter despite winning on only one rink!

The scores were 21-22, 14-22, 17-18, but the rink skipped Lee Phillips rink saved the day!

They won 26-11 and that result helped the team maintain number one spot in the league table.

Last Saturday saw Topsham entertain Dorset club Lyme Regis and although beaten, it was a very good game, played on a beautiful summer afternoon. We will seek revenge later in the season when we visit them!

Sunday saw the start of the club ladies pairs competition and after a day of close games the finalist were the club’s very own ‘rolling stones’, Jill and Victoria Stone and Francesca Ash and Anne Tarr.

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