Incorporating the Mens & Womens Bowling Associations of the County of Northumberland

Bowls England National Finals Underway

Holders Devon were looking to secure their fourth consecutive victory, and Leicestershire hadn't won since 1964.  Devon had overome Buckinghamshire in the semi-final and Leicestershire defeated Yorkshire. In the final Leicestershire trailed by 4 shots with only 1 rink to finish, that being Alistair Hollis (Leics) against Devon's Jamie Chestney. Hollis's rink collected the 4 shots which meant all rinks went back onto the green with the shots scored on each rink counting towards the tally. Hollis on the back of this 4, scored a 5 on the extra end to put them in control. Leicestershire won 3 of the other 4 completed extra ends and duly lifted the Middleton Cup for only their second time in their history. 

The first 2 weeks of the finals mainly consist of the Ladies events, but there are some junior events along with senior 4's and singles - where I will report on seperately.

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