Winter Indoor Finals At Taunton Deane Bowling Club

The Club held it’s annual Indoor Winter Competition finals over the weekend of 13th and 14th April.

The 14 finals were a culmination of more than 200 matches beginning back in October 2018.

The event was well supported and the large crowds on both days were treated to some tense games and top quality bowling.

Among the highlights of the weekend was the Ladies Champion of Champions game between England International Kirsty Hembrow and England U18 Trialist Imogen Cracknell.

Hembrow took a 12-3 lead into the 10th end but Cracknell fought back to lead 20-19. Hembrow then drew level with her last bowl on end 23, and won the match 21-20 on the next end.

The quality of bowling was a credit to both players, with the result in doubt until the final bowl.

In the Men’s Champion of Champions after an even first 11 ends Trevor Keates pulled away from Tony Parsons to win 21-11.

Parsons gained some consultation by winning the Men’s Club Singles 21-10 against Nick Best.

Kirsty Hembrow completed the double by winning the Ladies Club Singles, overcoming Eileen Phippen. With the score 13-13 after 16 ends Hembrow then pulled away to win 21-13.

In the Generation Pairs, Keith Denner and junior Noah Greenhoff beat Brian Hawkins and junior Cameron Jones 11-7.

The Men’s Clyno competition was won by Charlie Takle being first to 55points against Mark Reeve. Sue Evans won the corresponding Ladies Clyno 55-39 with the runner up Pat Sully.

The Open Two Wood Singles resulted in another victory for Sue Evans 21-11 over Mark Reeve. The final singles match was the Men’s Non Winners where Leigh Batten had the upper hand over John Pavey winning 21-5.

The Ladies Drawn Pairs resulted in a win for Imogen Cracknell and Wendy Merchant over Elsie Berry and Joan Jenkins, while the Men’s Pairs was settled on the last end with Mike Kennedy and Alan Jenkins overcoming Ian Collier and Tony Foxwell 17-16.

In the Drawn Mixed Pairs Eileen Phippen and Stan Hedger had the upper hand over Richard Edwards and Di Routley.

The Open Australian Pairs saw Dan Burt and Kevin Burt beat Lynn Williams and Keith Denner 19-12.

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