Daventry bowls round-up

IN the area final of the ladies 55 and over singles, Jill Welch of Daventry Town beat Chris Eustace, of Roade, 21-13.

Jill will now meet Doreen Hankin, the Surrey qualifier and England International, of Egham BC, on Saturday, August 13, at Victoria Park in Royal Leamington Spa.

In the ladies 55 and over pairs, county qualifiers Sylvia Plant and Brenda Bishop of Daventry Town BC will meet Devon pair Jean Cornwell and Kay Page of Plymouth Sir Francis Drake BC, on Friday, August 5, at Victoria Park in Royal Leamington Spa.

The Jackson Grundy Northamptonshire Women’s County Bowling Association competition finals were held recently.

In the 2 Wood Singles, Jill Welch beat Sue Fincham of Wellingborough 15-8.

In the National Finals at Royal Leamington Spa, Welch will play Carol Gellatley of Banbury Central

In the Mason Cup (County Champion of Champions), West Haddon’s Peter Mercer lost 21-13 to

Alan Ashby of Northampton West End. Mercer had a dream start by picking up a ‘full house’ of four shots on the first end. Although Ashby drew level after two more ends, Mercer took the next two ends to take a five-shot lead.

However, Ashby put some very good bowls on and overtook Mercer by four shots. Mercer again fought back to draw level at 13 shots each, before Ashby smoothed his way to the win without dropping a further shot to take the trophy for the second time.