GALLERY: Frost wins record fifth men’s singles title at March & District Bowls Finals day

March Bowls finals. Left: Roly Frost (March) and John Buffham (Mania) Singles final.

March Bowls finals. Left: Roly Frost (March) and John Buffham (Mania) Singles final. - Credit: Archant

THE March & District Bowls Finals day was held at Upwell Park Bowls Green on Saturday.

March Bowls finals. Ladies pairs.

March Bowls finals. Ladies pairs. - Credit: Archant

Roly Frost, of Christchurch, won the Men’s Singles for a record fifth time, beating John Buffham of Manea by 21-12.

March Bowls finals. Roly Frost bowling.

March Bowls finals. Roly Frost bowling. - Credit: Archant

Murrow’s Lorraine Smith won the Ladies Singles, beating Manea’s Shirley Buffham 21-16.

In the Pairs competition Phil Cross and Colin Griffin of Wisbech’s CMB Bowls Club (CMB) defeated Doug Turner and Grandson Reece Barr of CMB by 29-4.

An excellent display by Wimblington duo Jenny Buck and Skip Penny Hicks saw them overcome Lynn Humphrey and June Hailes of CMB by 26- 15.


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Vice president Peter Butcher and partner Ann Halsey from March Town beat fellow clubmates Sandy Wortley and Cyril Scotcher in the Mixed Pairs by 17-15.

The Christchurch Trio of Lynda Chamberlain, Geoff Bassett and Gordon Green overwhelmed the triple of Brian Wilshaw, Lorraine Smith and Ian Gover from Murrow by 19-5.

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The Fours trophy was won by the March Town block of Bob Plater, Dave Smith, Ged Hudson and Keith Hunt who defeated the March Cons block of Derek Stacey, Brett Chapman, Clive Chapman and Brian Hollingsworth by 23-12.

In the afternoon the KO Cup final was held and after a close tussle March Town emerged as the winners by beating CMB 70 shots to 57. This ensured the league and cup double for the March team and league and cup runners up double for CMB.

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