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4s winners: M Cox, M Farrington, J Crews & M Butchers


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Robbie Hayes

The indoor bowlers of the Isle of Wight Community Club in Cowes finished the season with 2 days of finals over the weekend of 19th and 20th March.

On Saturday, the Fours final was won by M Cox, M Farrington, J Crews, and M Butchers 24-14, proving a little too strong for the 4 of J Morris, M Baker, P Overton, and S Morris.

4 Singles finals were also contested. Keith Gosden beat Ian Welsh 21-9 in the 4-wood Singles Plate, with Martin Butchers eventually proving victorious 17-10 in the 2-wood singles over Paul Allo. Robbie Hayes continued his strong performance throughout the men’s 4-wood singles competition, winning out in the final 21-3 against Steve Lewis.

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The afternoon concluded with John and Debbie Crews winning the mixed pairs 19-7 against Joyce Utteridge and Fred Sly, with Myles Farrington kindly stepping in for Fred who had to retire after 5 ends.

On Sunday morning, John Crews and Martin Butchers pulled away to win the Pairs Final 23-14 against previous champions Ray Byham and Steve Lewis. At the same time, the Triples Final recorded a win for Robbie Hayes, Keith Gosden and Steve Crockett, 16-11 over Mike Cox, Rog Payne (sub for Viv Jenkins) and Barry Bridgeman.

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Robbie Hayes, Keith Gosden & Steve Crockett (Triples winners)

The afternoon continued with an exciting Australian Pairs Final, with Martin Butchers and John Crews playing against their wives Denise Butchers and Debbie Crews. The men ran out winners 23-18.

A fierce battle was fought for the Ladies 4-wood singles honours, with Susan Heatton- Watts taking 3 shots on the 29th end to win 21-20 against Sharon Hartill. Special achievements for the weekend went to Martin Butchers and John Crews, who both won the 4 finals they each contested.

A further presentation evening will be held at the IOWCC on Saturday 23rd April.

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