Phear Park’s ‘history making’ run is ended by Seaton

 Phear Park’s ‘history making’ run is ended by Seaton

We have once again a limited number of matches to write about, due to the access road in Phear Park still being closed to traffic, writes Paul and Kay Beresford.

Phear Park’s historic run in the TopClub competition sadly ended in a comprehensive defeat against an excellent Seaton team in our semi-final.

Seaton will now go on to play Madeira in the final. Never mind, there’s always next year.

In a friendly match at Exeter Pinces Gardens, Park went down by three rinks to one, losing 52 shots to 73 overall. The triple of John Dill,  John Anderson and Sarah Westacott was our sole win of the day with a score of 21-16.

A visit to neighbours Budleigh Salterton for another friendly did provide success however, with two fighting comebacks and a further rink leading from the start  resulting in an overall victory of 90 shits to 61.

The triple of Kay Beresford, Brian Halsey and Rick Tatchell came back from 0-9 down to win 18-16, and the triple of Nigel Oates, Paul Beresford and Sarah Westacott came back from 3-14 to eventually win 20-18.

Sue Smith, Jen Derbyshire and David Adams completed the victory with an impressive 34-3 win.

Stephen Birley

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