Wiltshire’s Kevin Embling, Graham Richards, Alan Small and Dave Snell from Royal Wootton Bassett BC have won the Bowls England Men’s National Senior Fours Championship, supported by the Friends of English Bowling.
The Royal Wootton Bassett BC quartet defeated Ron Mayne, Ross Newman, Reg Burton and David Simpson from New Lount BC, Leicestershire, in the final today at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.
Earlier in the semi-finals Leicestershire recovered from an early 8-0 deficit to win 23-19 against Mike Cox, Steve Crockett, John Crews and Martin Butchers from Plessey BC, Isle of Wight, whilst Wiltshire defeated Duncan Wilson, Martin Gale, David Lockhart and Alex Atkinson from Heaton Hall BC, Lancashire 25-11.
New Lount BC, Leics (D Simpson) bt Plessey BC, IoW (M Butchers) 23-17;
Royal Wootton Bassett BC, Wilts (D Snell) bt Heaton Hall BC, Lancs (A Atkinson) 25-11;
Royal Wootton Bassett BC, Wilts (D Snell) bt New Lount BC, Leics (D Simpson) 24-13
Congratulations to Kevin, Graham, Alan & Dave.
In this mornings BE National Senior Fours, Kevin Embling, Graham Richards, Alan Small & Dave Snell from Royal Wootton Bassett won their semi-final match against Lancashire 25 – 11 to set up a final against Leicestershire who beat the Isle of Wight 23 – 19. The Final will be played this afternoon at 2.00pm.
In this mornings Men’s Junior Pairs, Phil Gregory & Craig Hatherall from Royal Wootton Bassett, won their quarter final match against Middlesex 17 – 16 to set up a semi final against Devon Pair Zach Kidd & Harry Godwin starting at 1.00pm.
The Four Rink Quarter Finalists have now been decided and below is the draw to be played by Sunday August the 26th
Chippenham Town v Highworth @ Chippenham Town BC
Westlecot v Avon @ Westlecot BC
Holt v Marlborough @ Holt BC
Royal Wootton Bassett v Salisbury@ RWB BC
Kevin Embling, Graham Richards, Alan Small & Dave Snell today reach the Semi Finals on the National Senior Fours after defeating teams from Devon & Kent.
The semi final will be played at 9.30am in the morning with the final at 2.00pm.
BWL President Dawn Edwards was involved in an amusing incident tonight along with Graham Annetts, Gerald Webb and Officers from Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire & Dorset whilst attending a Corporate Dinner hosted by Bowls England.
As the Main Course was being served the table started to collapse and only the swift reaction of those sitting at the table saved the dinner and drinks from ending up on the floor. Staff from the Royal Pump Rooms in Royal Leamington Spa quickly came to their aid by supporting the table whilst another table was quickly set up and the dinners transferred. All ended well for those on table 11 when two bottles of bubbly were produced for them to enjoy the rest of the evening.
President Dawn stated ” I haven’t laughed so much for years”.