Clayton and Pask are tops

THE annual competitions finals were held over the weekend at Watton (Loch Neaton) Bowls Club.They were well attended by members and other spectators.

THE annual competitions finals were held over the weekend at Watton (Loch Neaton) Bowls Club.

They were well attended by members and other spectators.

The ladies' final was a very close fought match with Sheila Clayton the eventual winner for the first time. She won 21-19 against Dorothy Learmonth. Despite being 0-8 down early on, Dorothy then found the length and green to take the lead at 19-18. Fortunately for Sheila she discovered her early form to finish with three shots and the match.

In the men's final Ged Pask won by 21-9 against Max Hodges. This was an entertaining match with Ged winning the first two ends and then carried on into a 13-3 lead.

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Max then picked up a single followed by four shots, but on the 12th end Ged came in with his last wood to take out Max's holding three shots to lead 14-8. From this point on Ged bowled consistently well to take the match in fine style for his first competition singles victory.

Charles Newman and Terry Law were triumphant in the four wood pairs. They took an early lead and never looked back in defeating Harry Moult and Clive King by 26-21. In the triples final Max Hodges, Eddie Bebee and June Walker came from behind to beat Mike Muggridge, Sheila Clayton and Pam Crockett by 22-11.

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The final of the two-wood pairs was deferred to a later date.

Earlier in the week the ladies challenged the gents to a friendly match. This was followed with a fish and chip supper in the club house for 36 members and guests. To round off the evening various stories of an entertaining nature were told by members.

Forthcoming events: on Wednesday the ladies Luton Trophy at 1.30pm on the home green.

On Thursday evening there is an away friendly at Barnham played under federation rules. On Sunday afternoon is the club's anniversary triples.

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