The Delivery | Rebecca Moorbey stars on Junior Singles day

2nd September, 2022

Women’s Junior Singles
Huntingdonshire’s Rebecca Moorbey claimed the Women’s Junior Singles title with an impressive 21-15 final success over Somerset’s Olivia Starr.

After taking an early 6-2 advantage Moorbey was pegged back to 13-all after 14 ends before a three-shot fifteenth end established a lead which she never relinquished.

“It was a really good final on a tricky rink which affected us both at times,” she said.

“I won the Junior Pairs here last years and was in the final of this against Sophie Tolchard in 2016. That experience of being in finals really helped so I wasn’t quite as nervous this time around.”

The Parkway BC representative had earlier beaten Sussex’s Hannah Maslen by a comfortable 21-4 margin in the semi-final. Prior to this Moorbey registered a tight 21-19 success against Devon’s Nicole Rogers in her last eight tie.

By contrast, it took 30 ends for Starr to win a remarkable semi-final against Northamptonshire’s Billie Swift. Clevedon-based Starr trailed 18-11 before gradually clawing her way back to 20-all then going on to complete a famous success.

In the morning session Starr overcame Kent’s Leah Bamford 21-12 while Swift claimed a 21-10 win over Hertfordshire’s Devon Cooper and Maslen beat Suffolk’s Ella Baker 21-10 in their quarter-final ties.

Men’s Junior Singles
Eight bowlers remain in contention for the Men’s Junior Singles title following an intense day.
This list is headed by Lancashire’s Lloyd Milligan who now faces Somerset’s Fraser Ham after an emphatic 21-3 win over Suffolk’s Liam Harris. Ham beat Sussex’s Ben Fairhall 21-14 in his last 16 clash.

In the top half of the draw there were also second round wins for Durham’s Jordon Hartson and Northamptonshire’s Kieron Rollings.

Lincolnshire’s Jordan Philpott is also in the quarter-finals following his 21-16 win over Berkshire’s Carlos Lali. He faces Huntingdonshire’s Toby Furzeland who claimed a 19-9 success over Herefordshire’s Tom Holmes.

Warwickshire’s Dan Ellicott was involved in three successive nail-biters during the course of the day on each occasion being involved in the last match ongoing at the end of the session.

After claiming a notable 21-17 preliminary round win over Kent’s Harry Goodwin, Ellicott struck with a perfectly-paced final bowl to pinch a 21-20 verdict over Middlesex’s Jack Fisher. He then overcame Buckinghamshire’s Tom McGuinness to book a quarter-final date with Hertfordshire’s Jack Bunting.

Saturday 3rd Preview
The second Saturday of this year’s Bowls England National Finals is headlined by the Men’s Champion of Champions competition in which eight quarter-finalists start the day aiming to succeed Devon’s Commonwealth Games star Jamie Chestney.

Competitors including Kent’s Harry Goodwin – who made an early departure from the Junior Singles on Friday – and Louis Ridout from Devon get underway at 9.30am with the final scheduled for 3.30pm.

The Men’s Junior Singles also reaches its conclusion with the original 48 qualifiers having yesterday been whittled down to eight quarter-finalists. This event is also scheduled to conclude with a 3.30pm final.

The Women’s Fours which culminates in a Monday final also gets underway on Saturday with 48 counties aiming to succeed Essex. Clockhouse BC’s Hayley Kenny, Michelle Squires, Serena Madgewick and Rebecca Smith begin their title defence against preliminary round opponents Cornwall.

Quarter-final, semi-final and final ties can be followed on our website’s live scorer facility via the link below.

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.

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