Devon have secured their fourth Middleton Cup victory in five years after defeating Kent in the Final at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa this afternoon.
In a repeat of the 2016 and 2017 finals, Devon defeated Kent, who haven’t won the title since 1993 – despite appearing in five finals since their success against Cumbria 26 years ago.
Devon reached the final with a victory over Leicestershire in a repeat of the final 12 months ago, when the Foxes secured an emphatic extra ends victory. Kent, meanwhile, defeated Northumberland in the last four who were seeking their first final appearance since 1988.
Kent beat Northumberland 120-75
Rink Scores (Kent skips first): T Monk beat D Parkes 21-13; R Kendrick beat S Harvey 17-11; M Sekjer beat C Yeomans 21-14; G Charlton lost to C Cooper 13-19; D Hanmore beat J Curtis 20-10; S McCaughan beat R Train 28-8.
Devon beat Leicestershire 118-99
Rink Scores (Devon skips first): G Sanders beat C Rodgers 25-16; J Webber lost to S Hayes 13-16; I Lesley beat N Hope 22-17; R Paxton beat J Dawson 18-16; R Whitlock drew with A Hollis 14-14; M Coombes beat C Moore 26-20.
Devon beat Kent 120-79
Rink Scores (Devon skips first): J Webber beat S McCaughan 18-14; I Lesley beat T Monk 17-16; R Paxton beat R Kendrick 25-11; R Whitlock beat M Sekjer 24-7; M Coombes beat G Charlton 19-10; G Sanders lost to D Hanmore 17-21
Live scoring from all semi-finals and finals can be located at https://www.bowlsengland.com/live-scoring/
Official photographs can be viewed and purchased at: https://www.bobsaundersphotography.co.uk/bowls-events
Entry to the championships is free of charge. Chargeable parking is available in Victoria Park and in nearby town centre car parks. The Tournament Office will be open daily from 8.30am until close of play. Should you have any queries related to the National Championships please telephone 07444 272672.