Lincolnshire’s Sheila Plaskitt and Penny Strong have won the Bowls England Women’s National Pairs Championship, sponsored by ST Sports following a remarkable fightback in the final this afternoon at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.
The pair from Dunholme BC, Lincolnshire, trailed Devon’s Emma Cooper and Natalie Chestney from Kings BC 18-9 after 15 ends, but then scored on the last six ends – including a single on the last end – to secure the title.
In the semi-finals Plaskitt and Strong defeated Cheryl Colby and Morgan Merryweather, from Island Bohemian BC, Berkshire, whilst Cooper and Chestney defeated Lincolnshire’s Caroline Cullum and Amy Gowshall from Cleethorpes BC.
Dunholme, Lincs (P Strong) bt Island Bohemian, Berks (M Merryweather) 20-13;
Kings, Devon (N Chestney) bt Cleethorpes, Lincs (A Gowshall) 24-11;
Dunholme, Lincs (P Strong) bt Kings, Devon (N Chestney) 19-18;
Official photographs can be viewed and purchased at: 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.