Axminster men make Top Club progress with win over Phear Park

PUBLISHED: 11:23 21 June 2018

Sidmouth bowling club hosted a tournament at the weekend. Ref shsp 28-16AW 2225. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth bowling club hosted a tournament at the weekend. Ref shsp 28-16AW 2225. Picture: Alex Walton


The Axminster men did well to beat Phear Park in the County Top Club competition, writes David Harris.

The Top Club competition is played home and away and there was an overall 52-27 win for Axminster with the home rink of Mike Mellor, John Hill, David Harris, and Doug Looskan winning 34-13 and the away rink of George Mabon, Ken Webster, James Windsor, and Bob Sherborne, enjoying an 18-14 success.

Unfortunately, Axminster were then knocked out of the other county competition they were still involved in, losing a Foxlands match away at Feniton by three disciplines to two.

The successes for Axminster were a win for 18-year-old James Windsor in the four-wood singles while John and Bob Sherborne were winners in the pairs

Axminster men won their home match in the Over-60s League, beating Exeter-based Pinces Park 60-25 with wins for John Ellis, David Harris, and Doug Looskan (33-3) and George Mabon, John Hill, and Bob Sherborne (27-22). This win was all the more impressive as it was the first defeat of the season for the Pinces team!

In another Over-60s outing, Axminster lost 36-28 on a visit to Topsham, this despite an excellent win for John Hill, Derek Pheby, and Bob Sherborne (17-11).

In the mixed friendlies, Axminster enjoyed an 84-43 home win over Dunkeswell with wins for Valerie Mellor, Ann Burn, and Nigel Bond (26-7), Barbara Mowatt, Ken Quick, and Brian Clark (19-6), and Mike Mellor, Les Clark, and Margaret Crompton (20-17).

However, a visit from Taunton Deane resulted in a 68-58 defeat with only Sue Bond, David Harris, and Nigel Bond managing a win (26-12) before the team lost heavily at Bridport where, in an 81-41 reversal there were no Axminster winning rinks!

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