Bowls Winners

SHANKLIN HAVE BEEN CROWNED BOWLING CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND

BowlsShanklin A bowlers have won the Men’s Two Fours competition at the National Finals in Leamington on Saturday (12th August).

In the Round of 32, Shanklin beat Boscombe Cliff A 30-43. In the following round, Shanklin overcame Cove B 39-30 to reach the Quarter Finals.

The Quarter Final – held on Friday – saw Shanklin get past Reading A by a narrow 6-point margin. On Saturday, the Island side faced Kings A from Devon in the semis and again won by 6 points to reach the final (held on the same day).

Article continues below this advertisement

The final against New Lount from Leicestershire saw Shanklin A bring the trophy back to the Island with a hard-fought 34-31 victory.

Bowls England wrote of the final:

“A thrilling final it was. Those watching around C Green were entertained with great performances from both teams.

“A well fought out final, but there could only be one winner which went the way of Shanklin A (Isle of Wight) who just had a bit too much for a New Lount (Leicestershire) side who battled hard and put in a great effort.”

The successful Shanklin A team consisted of Phil Brooks, John Marsh, Ron LeLeux, John Strain, Tony Lloyd, Darren Griffith, Travis Meller and Jack Berry, with Chris Lloyd as travelling reserve.

Article continues below this advertisement

Don’t miss another story! Get the Island’s latest news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up to our daily newsletter here.

The views/opinions expressed in these comments are solely those of the author and do not represent those of Island Echo. House rules on commenting must be followed at all times.
4 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
John Goatface
John Goatface
10 months ago

Excellent ,well done.

Pete
Pete
10 months ago

Well done. Great result.

Keith
Keith
10 months ago

Well done to all who play for Shanklin A Team for a fantastic run this year, as you were unstoppable in the Two Fours Competition. You are now officially the Best Club in England. Come on the Island.

Jimmy Saveloy
Jimmy Saveloy
10 months ago

Seems unfair that some younger men are playing in this team. Bowls is generally a sport for retirees.

 

Join our daily newsletter