The Delivery | Double Two Bowl Delight for Tolchard on Day 14

7th September, 2022
Welcome to The Delivery! This is our daily feature that brings you a round-up of action from Victoria Park plus a preview for the following day.

Day Fourteen Round-Up – Wednesday 7th September

Men’s Two-Bowl Singles – Winner: Sam Tolchard (Devon)

Devon’s Sam Tolchard sealed back-to-back Men’s Two Bowl Singles titles today with a 17-13 over Nottinghamshire’s Jack Emmerson in the final. It also becomes the third time Tolchard has won this championship, with the successes coming in 2016, 2021 and now 2022.

Tolchard was never behind in the final but Emmerson kept himself close behind well throughout the match. At 18 ends, Emmerson had pulled the final back to 14-13 after stringing four ends together.

Tolchard drew the shot with his last bowl on the 19th end. Then he followed that up with drawing both of his bowls within a foot of the jack to clinch the win.

In the semi-final, Tolchard beat Bedfordshire’s Mark Amos 16-5 after beating Danny Walker (Northamptonshire) 18-6 in the quarter-final.

Nottinghamshire’s Emmerson came through a tense match against Hampshire’s Leo May in the semi-final, winning 14-13. The Notts bowler emphatically beat Yorkshire’s James Dilks 18-2 in the quarters

Find full scores here

Women’s Singles

Women’s Singles commenced today with Essex’s Serena Madgewick putting herself into tomorrow’s quarter-finals. Madgewick beat Women’s Pairs winner Harriet Stevens (Devon) 21-19 in the last 16. That came after Essex’s Madgewick won 21-16 over Hertfordshire’s Rachel Tremlett 21-16 in the last 32.

Women’s Junior Singles champion Rebecca Moorbey had wins over Dorset’s Sally Anne Rowe (21-18) and Herefordshire’s Sandra Jones (21-10).

Durham’s Teresa Pearson enjoyed three wins out of three today to progress to tomorrow’s quarter-finals. In the last 16, she overcame Lancashire’s Barbara Knowles 21-17.

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Men’s Senior Fours

Some preliminary and last 32 action in the Men’s Senior Fours also took place today. Oxfordshire’s Bernie May, Paul Comley, Ray Gaskins and Howard Watts beat Middlesex 24-19 followed by winning 21-8 against Cambridgeshire.

Tony Stephens, Clive Edwards, Mike Heard and Stephen Truscott (Cornwall) triumphed 18-13 over Somerset’s Pete Sloman, Arthur Jackson, Steve Davies and Mike Cooper.

Devon’s Paul Daley, Tony Salter, Glyn Lawrence and Neil Hamlyn snook past John Pamphlion, John Oliver, Graham White and Mark Curtis (Bedforshire) 15-14.

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Day Fifteen Preview – Thursday 8th September

As the Women’s Singles comes to the quarter-final stages, we will once again be LIVE from Victoria Park with live coverage available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Jason Parkinson and Emily Ferguson will be on commentary with play beginning at 9:30am.

Men’s Senior Fours matches will take place as more last 32 action will be seen. Men’s Singles will also begin with Jamie Chestney (Devon), Jordan Philpott (Lincolnshire) and Andrew Walters (Warwickshire) amongst the men hoping to lift the title.


Social media coverage is available on Bowls England’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sites.

Tickets to the National Finals start at just £4 for adults and £1 for Under 21s offer a full day of top-class sporting action. Tickets increase to £5.50 adults and £1.50 Under 21s at weekends. Event passes are available and all tickets are cheaper in advance.

Please note: U16s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 3s enter free of charge.

Get your Bowls England National Finals 2022 tickets here!

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