Royal Wootton Bassett reach final of the National Top Club

Royal Wootton Bassett reach the final of the Men’s National Top Club but came up against a strong Kings side from Devon.

Kings BC from Devon won the Bowls England Men’s National Top Club title this afternoon at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.

Their victory over Royal Wootton Bassett BC from Wiltshire completed a title double for the South West club – having secured the Club Two Fours crown last month.

Results:

Semi Finals:

Royal Wootton Bassett (Wiltshire) bt Nafferton (Yorkshire) 4-1

Results (Royal Wootton Bassett scores first):

Two-Wood Singles: Kevin Embling bt Ben Render 15-11

Four-Wood Singles: Neil Smith bt Nigel Brignall 21-14

Pairs: Dave Snell & Mel Biggs lost to Phil Margerrison & Dominic Kelly 18-22

Triples: James Nobbs, Tom Walkley & Gary Morphet bt James Dilks, Craig Baker & Stephen Dilks 12-9

Fours: Kyle Anderson, Chris Cheesley, Dave Godwin & Steve Snell bt Shaun Wells, Mick Baker, Christopher Kelly & Danny Clark 26-14

Kings (Devon) bt Rugby (Warwickshire) 3-2

Results (Kings scores first):

Two-Wood Singles: Louis Ridout bt Liam Pearcey 14-13

Four-Wood Singles: Sam Tolchard bt Darren Ward 21-12

Pairs: Rob Honeywell & Jamie Chestney lost to Geoff Millership & Tom Millership 17-20

Triples: Phil Hackett, Michael Woodbridge & Adrian O’Neill lost to Adrian Johnston, Matt Wells & Calvin Wells 12-20

Fours: Mark Hopkins, Craig Down, Matt Bass & Harry Goodwin bt Keith Mason, Nigel Townsend, Brian Boardman & Craig Carter 28-10

Final:

Kings (Devon) bt Royal Wootton Bassett (Wiltshire) 4-1

Results (Kings scores first):

Two-Wood Singles: Louis Ridout bt Kevin Embling 15-12

Four-Wood Singles: Sam Tolchard bt Neil Smith 21-8

Pairs: Rob Honeywell & Jamie Chestney bt Dave Snell & Mel Biggs 30-10

Triples: Phil Hackett, Michael Woodbridge & Adrian O’Neill bt James Nobbs, Tom Walkley & Gary Morphet 26-13

Fours: Mark Hopkins, Craig Down, Matt Bass & Harry Goodwin lost to Kyle Anderson, Chris Cheesley, Dave Godwin & Steve Snell 14-16