The Delivery | Triples get nearer to the finale on Day Two

26th August, 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 Two – Friday 26th August

Men’s Triples

Berkshire trio Alan Symondson, Simon Jones, Robert Newman stormed into the quarter-finals by claiming a comfortable 21-7 win over Northamptonshire. They earlier saw off a spirited first round challenge from Yorkshire by an 18-13 margin.

Norfolk’s John Tufts, Richard Summers and Wayne Willgress battled past Wiltshire after earlier claiming a 22-12 verdict over a Buckinghamshire line-up skipped by Team England Commonwealth Games coach Kirk Smith.

Cambridgeshire have also made it to tomorrow’s quarter-finals following their 18-14 win over local contenders Warwickshire (Darren Ward, Jordan Ward and Tom Millership). Haydon Moorbey, Jamie Barker and Scott Walton earlier booked their last 16 place by beating Kent 20-10.

Derbyshire also with an impressive 25-10 success over Gloucestershire. They earlier beat Dorset 18-13 in Friday morning’s Round One contest. Josh Grant, Dan Thornhill and Phil Broughton have been looking strong.

In the afternoon’s remaining last 16 contests there was a 17-13 win for Hertfordshire over Huntingdonshire while Lincolnshire beat Devon 19-12.

Lancashire will also be in tomorrow’s quarter-finals following their 18-16 win over Kent as will Cumbria who beat Warwickshire B 20-15.

A full list of results can be found here.

Women’s Triples

The last four for tomorrow’s semi-finals includes Durham’s Abi Porter, Jane Pattison and Sam Pegg who claimed a 24-14 success over last eight opponents Berkshire A. In their earlier quarter-final the Durham trio saw off the Isle of Wight by an 18-8 margin.

Birmingham 2022 Gold medallist Jamie-Lea Winch’s Leicestershire will also be in the semi-finals after claiming a 17-15 win over Kent (Rose Gibson, Jennifer Southby and Donna Harris. Essex’s Hayley Kenny, Michelle Cartin and Rebecca Smith were earlier eliminated by Kent, who claimed a 19-8 verdict in the last 16.

Norfolk’s Elaine Cole, Lianne Mills and Shirley Hunter made their way into the last four with a 21-15 win over Oxfordshire after earlier beating Buckinghamshire 18-14 in a tight quarter-final.

Sussex also progressed with a 14-12 win over Hertfordshire.

A full list of results can be found here.

Disability National Pairs

Terri Boswell (Oxfordshire) and Jack Pullin (Worcestershire) won the DBE National Pairs today to become the first champions of this year’s National Finals. They won 24-14 against Jonathan Stokes (Bedfordshire) and Mike Robertson (Huntingdonshire) in the final. A seven on the eighth end for Boswell and Pullin lifted them to a 12-7 before a flurry of scoring late on saw them clinch victory.

Day Three – Saturday 27th August

Our first Super Saturday of this year’s National Finals is a cracker with no fewer than four finals taking place.

Please be advised that the DBE National Singles Final between Chris Gray (Northamptonshire) and Sally-Ann Lewis-Wall has been postponed and will now be played on Wednesday 31st August

The Women’s Triples which began on Thursday reaches its finale at 2.30pm after Sussex, Durham, Leicestershire and Norfolk battled their way through the quarter-finals.

Inter-county competitions also reach a conclusion with semi-finals and the final of the White Rose Trophy taking place during the day. Warwickshire face Lancashire while Kent and Suffolk also clash in this Under 25 Men’s double rink feature.

In the Under 31’s Women’s Amy Rose Bowl Worcestershire take on Northamptonshire and Kent B oppose Leicestershire in the last four ahead of the 2.30pm final.

Eight pairs also go head-to-head in the quest to replace Mark and Scott Walton as Family Pairs title holders.

Visitors on Saturday will also see the Men’s Triples quarter-finals and semi-finals plus Disability Bowls England’s big North v South challenge.

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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