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 One Round-Up – Thursday 25th August
The famous five greens at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa burst into life today as the Bowls England National Finals 2022 commenced. The Men’s and Women’s Triples were the focus of the day and competitors put on a superb spectacle for supporters.
In Session One, Cumbria’s Kevin Harrison, Mark Irwin and Stuart Irwin progressed from the Preliminary Round by the finest of margins. It went to an extra end against Ian Henwood, Jason King and Mark Charlett of Oxfordshire. The Cumbrian trio clinched a 20-19 win.
It wasn’t to be today for British Isles Champions Bridget Hodder, Julie Leake and Penny Cresswell of Poole Park BC, Dorset. They lost 18-12 in Round One against Jane Murphy, Morgan Merryweather, Rachel Ashmore from Island Bohemian BC, Berkshire. The Berkshire triple also achieved an impressive 29-5 win over Warwickshire’s Caroline Edwards, Anita Cowdrill and Tracey Turner-Smith.
To view all of Day One’s results – click here
Day Two – Friday 26th August
After a thrilling opening day of Bowls England National Finals 2022 action the competition hots up still further as we move into Day Two.
During the course of a packed Friday, the Women’s Triples competition sees 16 contenders narrowed down to four semi-finalists during round two and the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile half of the 16 Men’s Triples teams who take part in round two on Friday morning will retain title dreams on Saturday.
Excitingly, Friday is also a special day for Disability Bowls England, as Victoria Park hosts the Final of the DBE National Pairs. Terri Boswell (Oxfordshire) and Jack Pullin (Worcestershire) take on Jonathan Stokes (Bedfordshire) and Mike Robertson (Huntingdonshire).
In addition, some Mixed Ability Triples matches take place with teams comprising one physically disabled bowler, one bowler with a learning difficulty and one who is visually impaired.
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.