Phear Park welcomed Gordon Short, who is celebrating his 100th birthday by visiting various bowls clubs in Devon, raising money for Devon Air Ambulance by playing a member of each club.
To date, Gordon has already raised £3,500 of his £5,000 target.
On his visit to Phear Park, Gordon played five ends against our club President Peter Burch, and won by six shots to four.
Park were pleased to make a donation to his cause, and wish him well in his future matches.
In the latest Exeter & District Over-60s League, Phear Park A team were 34-26 winners at Exeter’s Belmont where our triple of Peter Burch, Dave Adams and Rod Davidson were convincing 21-11 victors.
At home to Madeira however, the team lost on both rinks, each by just the one shot.
Sadly, the B team also lost on both rinks away to Bradninch.
Park fared better in a friendly, also at Bradninch, winning on all but one rink, with a total score of 61-53.
Nigel Oates, Margo Allen and Mike Ebdon (17-11), Liz Nelson, Roland Heale and David Horne (15-14), and John Horne, Joan Cowing and Sarah Westacott (18-11) secured the victory.
With a busy Finals Weekend to come, which we shall be reporting on next week, that will only leave several traditional matches with which to wrap up this season for Park.
Our picture that supports this article is of Phear Park Bowls Club treasurer Rick Tatchell presenting a donation to Gordon Short, the 100-year-old raising money for Devon Air Ambulance. Also in the picture is Phear Park Bowls Club President Peter Burch.