Players battle it out at March & District Bowls Association Finals Day

March Bowls Finals Day at March Conservative Club. Picture: Steve Williams.

March Bowls Finals Day at March Conservative Club. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

March & District Bowling Association held their Finals Day on Saturday at March Conservative Club.

After a brief introduction by Andrew Donnelly, the Conservative Club Bowls section president, the competitions got under way.

While the Ladies Championship went to Lorraine Smith (Murrow) for the third consecutive year, there was a new name on the Men’s Singles Trophy - Bob Hicks (Christchurch).

Both the knock out cups were contested by CMB and Christchurch; Christchurch overcoming CMB in the Rothschild Trophy, while CMB gained their revenge in the Ivan Henson Memorial Trophy.

Following a buffet supervised by Tina Moran, the trophies were presented by the March & District Bowling Association president, Peter Butcher.


League Games

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Date Played: September 1

Alex Road(41) 1 Murrow(77) 5; CMB(56) 2 March Town(72) 4; GER(48) 1 Christchurch(62) 5; Gorefield(56) 4 Upwell Park(51) 2; Manea(74) 5 Braza(39) 1; March Town ‘A’(48) 1 Guyhirn(62) 5; Upwell(42) 0 March Cons(64) 6; Wimblington(65) 4 Alex Road ‘A’(50) 2.

Rearranged games

Alex Road ‘A’(57) 1 Manea(70) 5; Wimblington(45) 0.5 CMB(68) 5.5; Alexandra Road 0 Upwell Park 6.

Finals Day Results

Men’s Singles

A.Hailes 18 v B. Hicks 21

Ladies Singles

A.Halsey 17 v L.Smith 21

Men’s Pairs

K.Beavis, P.Butcher 20 v A.Hailes, N.Parnell 13

Ladies Pairs

J.Buck, J.Goebbels 16 v B.Lesage, L.Chamberlain 13

Mixed Pairs

K.Beavis, J.Clifton 13 v T. Harley, C.Salisbury 21

Open Triples

P. Butcher, D.Smith and K.Beavis 16 v B. Plater, G.Hudson and K.Hunt 13

Open Fours

B. Hollingsworth, D.Stacey, G.Newman and L.Cave 13 v P.Butcher, M.Miller, A.Newbold and L.Miller 29

Knock Out Cup

CMB 93 v Christchurch 58

Ivan Henson Memorial Trophy

CMB 54 v Christchurch 67