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ENGLAND WOMEN RETAIN BRITISH ISLES INTERNATIONAL SERIES

England secured the British Isles Women’s Senior International Series for the third successive year at Les Creux in Jersey on Tuesday 18th June.

The home nation were defeated in a tough battle (133-113), before being followed up with a resounding 152-83 defeat of Wales.

Ireland were the next opposition, with the England team running away with victory by 70 shots, to set up a ‘winner takes all’ contest with Scotland.

The match was tight with England holding a narrow advantage for the majority, before getting over the line with a 121-100 victory.

 

WORLD BOWLS

CARDIFF has welcomed the finest flat greeners from twenty-three nations of the European, African and South American theatre to the Atlantic Championships.

Wales is the perfect location for unearthing the region’s qualifiers for next year’s World Championships on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Gold medal play-offs:

Men’s singles: Jamie Walker (England) bt Darren Burnett (Scotland) 21-19.

Men’s fours: Ronnie Duncan, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster, Alex Marshall (Scotland) bt Derek Boswell, Scott Ruderham, Greg Davis, Malcolm De Sousa (Jersey) 14-13.

Women’s pairs: Nici Neal, Colleen Piketh (South Africa) bt Rose Ogier, Lucy Beere (Guernsey) 17-4.

Women’s triples: Jamie-Lea Winch, Lorraine Kuhler, Sian Honnor (England) bt Hannah Smith, Claire Johnston, Caroline Brown (Scotland) 23-13.

‘The organisers have a lot to be proud of,’ said World Bowls president John Bell. ‘I’m sure the keen competition and quality of play will further enhance the profile of our great sport.

 

This is in addition to the announcement that Birmingham has been selected as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

 

The decision means that the lawn bowls events will take place at Victoria Park in Royal Leamington Spa – the home of Bowls England.

 

Bowls England Chief Executive, Tony Allcock MBE said “The lawn bowls facilities at Victoria Park at Royal Leamington Spa are world-class and it will prove to be a magnificent venue for the Games. In addition, we expect there to be long-term benefits for both players and spectators who utilise the facilities year round”.

 

Birmingham 2022, which is expected to take place between 27th July and 7th August 2022, marks 20 years since it was held in Manchester in 2002, the last time the Games were held in England.


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