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Fours Winners: (Tony Lloyd, Bill Pike, Keith Gosden, Keith Beckett)

FITTING FINALE FOR ISLE OF WIGHT COMMUNITY CLUB INDOOR BOWLS SEASON

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Australian Pairs Winners (Martin Butchers and John Crews)

The indoor bowlers of the Isle of Wight Community Club, Cowes, completed their season with 4 days of exciting club competition finals over the week of March 21st to 28th.

The 2 wood singles and 4 wood plate singles were contested on Thursday evening (21st March), with 2 new winners taking the honours: Bill Pike beating Martin Butchers 21 -12 in the 2 wood and Paul Allo winning 21 -10 against Peter Overton in the plate.

Cherry Rolf got off to a good start against Sue Pragnell on Saturday morning (23rd March), winning the Ladies Singles 21- 9. In a thrilling last end, the men’s 4 bowl singles went to Martin Butchers, nudging past Bill Pike 21 – 20 in a closely fought final.

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The afternoon concluded with the Fours final, recording a comfortable win for Tony Lloyd, Keith Beckett, Keith Gosden and Bill Pike 26 -10 over Len Martin, Peter Lewis, Martin Woodford and Paul Allo.

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Ladies Singles Winner (Cherry Rolf)

In the Australian Pairs, Martin Butchers and John Crews proved too strong for Steve Morris and Mark Baker to win 27 – 10.

Martin and Denise Butchers were on top form on Sunday morning (24th March), overcoming Barry Bridgeman and Margaret Arnell 25 – 6 in the Mixed Pairs Final.

The afternoon continued with an exciting Triples Final, with Keith Beckett, Keith Gosden and Bill Pike winning a tense last end to defeat Martin Butchers, John Crews and Paul Green 20 -18.

A large turnout for the Pairs final on Thursday (28th March) witnessed a keenly fought final, with Barry Bridgeman and Peter Overton eventually overcoming Mike Cox and Ray Blanchard 27 -17.

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Special achievements for the weekend must go to Bill Pike, who won 3 of the 4 finals he contested and Martin Butchers, who won 3 of the 5 finals he contested. Cherry Rolf and Paul Allo notched up their 1st wins in the singles events.

John and Debs Crews organised the competitions, and Myles Farrington officiated as umpire. A presentation evening will be held at the IOWCC on Saturday 27th April.

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