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London Parks Finals “Super Saturday”

Saturday saw the London Parks Bowling Association Finals day which was held at Romford BC and it turned out to be a successful day for Central as they went home with four trophies.

The morning session saw an all-Central final for the “Haven” Cup which is the Triples Championship. Unfortunately it turned out to be a one-sided affair as Daniel Hughes, Colin Foster and Kevin Fitzgerald totally overwhelmed the luckless Trevor Welton, Peter Norgate and Len Welton by 26 – 4 shots.

Playing at the same time was the “Clarke Bowl” Trophy final which is the Fours Championship. This was contested by a Central foursome of Colin Jones, Russell Hughes, Paul Woodford and Paul Whellams who were up against Neill Warren and his foursome from Phoenix BC. It was the Central boys who took control from the off and maintained their supremancy throughout to eventually run out 24 – 10 shot winners. The Central foursome have now won back to back finals having won the trophy last year. Maybe a hat-trick of wins next year !!


Central’s only set-back on the day also came in the morning session when Dave Waters and Steve Welsh took on Perry Cook and John Burke from Poplar BC in the final of the “Prescott Bowl” trophy which is the Pairs Championship. In a fluctuating contest it was the Poplar boys who eventually edged home by 24 – 20 shots.

The afternoon session saw the final of the “Perfection” Cup which is the Club Secretaries Championship. Central’s Steve Welsh took on Richard Foot from Bolingbroke BC who won the trophy last year. In another fluctuating contest where the match was level at 15 – 15 shots it was the Central man who gained the initiative to eventually win the trophy by 21 – 15 shots.

The climax to the day was the final of the “Jackson” Shield in which Central were up against old adversaries Ilford BC in what promised to be a mouth-watering contest.
And so it turned out to be as Central edged home by an overall 56 – 52 shots despite winning only one of the three rinks contested.
At the halfway stage Central seemed in complete control , comfortably leading on all three rinks and some 19 shots ahead overall. Ilford however came back strongly and Central’s overall lead was gradually whittled away to only 2 shots at one stage.
At the end of the day Central were indebted to the rink of Colin Jones, Len Welton, Paul Woodford and Mitch Brenner who defeated Ilford’s Ian McConachie, John Cook, Matt Frost and Bill Beney by 19 – 13 shots.
This was needed as Rod Hudson, Colin Foster, Paco Rodriguez and Bob Druce lost out to Ilford’s Mickey Pace, Ian Scammell, Chris Granger and Sim Madgewick by
19 – 20 shots. This was after the Central boys dropped 7 shots on the last three ends.
The final rink saw Russell Hughes, Jim Reynolds, Kevin Fitzgerald and Paul Whellams eventually lose out by 18 – 19 shots against Lee Parnell, John Kennedy, Terry Hughes and Dave Betts after holding a commanding lead earlier in the contest.

A highly successful day for Central.

~ by Colin Foster on September 14, 2013.

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One Response to “London Parks Finals “Super Saturday””

  1. well done daniel agreat season for you

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