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News Report

League Triples

02/05/17

Triples Winners: Nick Lewis, Len Lewis, Kiah Roberts

Report Online

A total of 11 teams took part in the 2017 running of the Flowfit Ludlow and District Bowls League Triples Competition which took place at Burway Bowling Club. Although low on numbers, picking a winner would prove tricky as over half the teams all had a good chance of winning the trophy.

 

One shock in the preliminary round was the Corve/Temesters trio of Andrew Stewardson, Doog Williams and Graham Prince upsetting the fancied Ludlow Castle team of Carl Bowen, Richard Lane and Mal Griffiths and coming from behind to do so in winning 21 - 20 after being 20 - 16 down.

 

They took part in the first semi-final and took on the Burway team of Wayne Rogers, Kevin Dovey and Duncan Pressley. Home advantage certainly helped here as Rogers, Dovey and Pressley were 17 - 3 up after 11 ends and coasting to victory. Stewardson, Williams and Prince got a few shots back but were well beaten 21 - 8 in the end.

 

Semi-final number two saw Burway's Nick Lewis, Len Lewis and Kiah Roberts take on Ludlow Castle's Nicky Beard, Dave Wilding and Simon Lane. Home advantage again saw the Burway boys race into a 13 - 4 lead but the Ludlow Castle lads dug deep and were soon level at 14 - 14. This spurred the Lewis' and Roberts into action and they kicked clear again to win 21 - 16 and set up an all Burway final.

 

The final promised to be very good with all six players starring in Burway's brilliant 12 - 0 whitewash of reigning Premier League Champions Sir John Bayley two nights previously and those that stayed to watch the final weren't disappointed with the quality on show. Nick, Len and Kiah came out all guns blazing and with a lead of 16 - 4 looked likely to win very comfortably. A change in the order of Rogers, Dovey and Pressley proved a masterstroke as with Dovey leading well they got back into the game to be 16 - 12 behind. A huge three from Nick, Kiah and Len put them 19 - 12 up but Rogers, Dovey and Pressley continued to battle and battled back to be 20 - 19 down. A change of order saw Nick Lewis lead and plonk a near toucher on with his first wood to lie game on. A couple of fires didn't connect and Nick, Len and Kiah ran out deserved 21 - 19 winners. The victory was an added bonus for Len as he was a last minute replacement for Russell Davies who was unable to play due to family commitments. Len bowled brilliantly throughout the day though as well as Kiah and they trio won the trophy for the first time as a threesome.

 

The committee of the Flowfit Ludlow and District Bowls League would like to thank Burway Bowling Club for hosting the competition and providing excellent food and refreshments throughout the day and for getting the green in great condition. Special thanks to all who supported the competition by coming to watch and to those who played in it.

Results

 

Preliminary Round

 

Graham Lane, Sarah Desborough and Graham Pritchard 21 Laurie Jones, Lillian Payne and Paul Davies 14

Wayne Rogers, Kevin Dovey and Duncan Pressley 21 Jesse James, Ben James and Lee Wilding 11

Andrew Stewardson, Doog Williams and Graham Prince 21 Carl Bowen, Richard Lane and Mal Griffiths 20

 

Quarter Finals

 

Rogers, Dovey and Pressley 21 Lane, Desborough and Pritchard 6

Stewardson, Williams and Prince 21 Steve Burmingham, Emily Moseley and Tom Moseley 14

Nick Lewis, Len Lewis and Kiah Roberts 21 Bert Morris, Terry Lucas and Nathan Baker 15

Nicky Beard, Dave Wilding and Simon Lane 21 Mal Bowen, Josh Bull and Jordan Bull 8

 

Semi Finals

 

Rogers, Dovey and Pressley 21 Stewardson, Williams and Prince 8

Lewis, Lewis and Roberts 21 Beard, Wilding and Lane 16

 

Final

 

Lewis, Lewis and Roberts 21 Rogers, Dovey and Pressley 19

 


 

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