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TORQUAY United duo Cassidy Lenton and Harriet Stevens returned triumphant from Nottingham last weekend, after playing key roles as England relieved the Scots of the British Women’s under-25 team title. Stevens was not only making her junior international debut on carpet, but had been entrusted with the responsibility of skipping a rink. And, with Lenton …

22nd February 2018 in: Bowls

FORMER Exeter postman Rob Paxton enhanced his already sky-high reputation at Potters Resort in Norfolk last weekend, but had to settle for the runners-up spot in the Just World Indoor Bowls Singles Championship for the second time in three years. Being beaten by Blackpool’s Mark Dawes was no disgrace for the man who plays for …

8th February 2018 in: Bowls
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Torquay United chalked up a comprehensive win over Plymouth which took them into the last 16 in the national mixed inter-club championship – the Egham Trophy. Next Sunday, with a place in the quarter-finals at stake, United will face a feisty Bournemouth outfit, who accounted for Fareham-based Palmerston. Skipping the home rinks at Plain- moor, …

3rd December 2017 in: Bowls
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Devon’s record-breaking lawn bowlers broke new ground on Monday when it was announced that eight of the 15 players in the England team that will compete in the Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast next year will be from the county. Four of the five players in the men’s team – Jamie Chestney (Exonia), Rob …

19th November 2017 in: Bowls
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The go-ahead Bristol indoor bowls club made a good job of hosting the British Isles under-18 International Series, which was won by Scotland last weekend. It was a bit worrying that there was only one player from the West Country on display – and he was from Ledbury in Herefordshire! Tom Holmes, who is actually …

22nd October 2017 in: Bowls
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After taking a 2-0 lead by winning both triples encounters on Wednesday morning, England’s men collapsed at New Earswick, and suffered a disappointing 8-3 defeat at the hands of the Auld Enemie, Scotland. In a fascinating Test Match that was covered live on ITV-4, Taunton Deane’s Rob Paxton teamed up with Cambridgeshire duo Nick Brett …

16th October 2017 in: Bowls
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The announcement of the England teams to contest next summer’s men’s and women’s home international series saw Devon create yet another record, and brought good news for Cornwall – and, to a lesser extent, Somerset. The national selectors have gone a far as to choose seven players from Devon among the 24 who will represent …

1st October 2017 in: Bowls
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The greatest bowler who ever lived turned up at the Clevedon club last weekend to watch 24 boys and girls – all under 18 – parading their skills on the green where he started playing bowls exactly 70 years ago. David Bryant, who is remembered by members of the public who know nothing about Drake’s …

24th September 2017 in: Bowls
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AGAINST the odds! The stuff that dreams are made of! That’s how manager Hilary May summed up her Somerset team’s remarkable triumph in the national women’s inter-county Two Fours final last weekend. When they clapped eyes on Bowls England’s schedule for the national championships at Leamington, Somerset players and officials were dismayed to see that, …

4th September 2017 in: Bowls