Devon’s Lauren Hackett, Hayley James, Emma Cooper and Harriet Stevens, representing Kings BC, have secured the Women’s Fours Championship, sponsored by Dorset Bowls Resort.
They defeated Dorset’s Steph Pinson, Sandie Smith, Bridget Hodder and Penny Cresswell, from Poole Park, in this afternoon’s final at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.
The Kings quartet defeated Norfolk’s Carole Baker, Sam Coverdale, Suzanne King and Jackie Devitt 24-13 in the semi-final, whilst the Poole Park rink overcame Yorkshire’s Hayley Robinson, Margaret Watson, Michelle Sykes and Sue Allen from Swinton.
It is the first time since 2004 that a club has retained the Women’s National Fours, as Sophie Tolchard, Kelly Atkinson, Lorraine Hackett and Natalie Chestney secured the title 12 months ago.
Poole Park, D’set (P Cresswell) bt Swinton, Yorks (S Allen) 28-13;
Kings, Devon (H Stevens) bt Norfolk, N’folk (J Devitt) 24-13
Kings, Devon (H Stevens) bt Poole Park, D’set (P Cresswell) 26-9
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.