Tuesday 6th September Round-Up
Women’s Two Bowl Singles
A titanic battle between Kent’s Jennifer Southby and Rhianna Russell, representing Hertfordshire, saw Russell come through 14-12. It’s been a busy time for the young, Welwyn and District bowler having also qualified in the women’s pairs, triples and fours, fresh off the back of a set of successful GCSE results.
It was Huntingdonshire against Kent in the conclusion of the Men’s Fours as the finalists eased past Leicestershire and Lancashire in their respective semi-finals. The Huntingdonshire four of Ean Morton, Simon Law, Stuart Popple and Tristan Morton picked up a 2, 3 and 5 in ends 4 to 6 and never looked back.
The game ended in 22-17 victory as the Kent team of John Coatham, Jason Haskins, Steve Marrett and Roger Kendrick fought back, but ultimately could not claw back the deficit. The victory added to the Morton brothers’ 2017 Triples win.
Tony Allcock Trophy
Lincolnshire continued an excellent National Finals with victory against Cambridgeshire in the Final of the Tony Allcock Trophy – the culmination of this mixed, double rink, over 60s tournament. On A1 it was a relatively close affair with the Lincolnshire 4, skipped by Tony Gilroy, sneaking a 13-12 victory. But, next door on A2, John Markham led her four to a convincing 26-6 win. The cumulative score was therefore 39 v 18.
Men’s Two Bowl Singles
The Men’s Two Bowls Singles has reached the Quarter Final stage. Wiltshire’s Tom Warner takes on Hampshire’s Leo May. James Dilks from Yorkshire plays Nottinghamshire’s Jack Emmerson. Michael Stone from Sussex goes head to head with Bedfordshire’s Mark Amos and, in defence of his title, Sam Tolchard will take on Danny Walker from Northamptonshire at 9.30am.
Wednesday 7th September Preview – Women’s Singles gets underway
The Men’s Two Bowl Singles draws to a conclusion as some of the most inch-perfect bowlers in the country aim for glory in a competition won by Sam Tolchard in 2021.
The Women’s Singles, won last year by Female England Bowler of the Year, Stef Branfield from Somerset, begins. There are three matches to look out for in the Preliminaries. Devon’s Harriet Stevens, who won the Women’s pairs starts her campaign against Joan Parfitt from Worcestershire. Annalisa Dunham, who skipped the victorious Lincolnshire Women’s Fours, takes in Middlesex’s Sandra Williamson. Finally, Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Jamie-Lea Winch from Leicestershire starts her campaign against Rachel Cartwright from Northumberland.
The Men’s Senior Fours competition begins as well.
Live scoring is available from the quarter-finals onwards. Click here.
And check out the results and draws as the play unfolds throughout the day.
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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.