Bowls
Top Club success sets up anniversary celebrations

06/06 Updated: 06/06 15:32

WHITNASH BC progressed into round three of the Top Club competition following a narrow 3-2 victory over Norgren.

Graham Cluff got them off to the perfect start by recording a 14-13 success in the 2-wood singles but the visitors levelled when Simon Gilbert was beaten 21-15 in the 4-wood singles.

Norgren went ahead by winning the triples 16-14 but Pete Gilbert and Adam Shuttleworth levelled afffairs with a comfortable 27-8 success in the pairs.

Whitnash sealed overall victory thanks to the rink of Mick Davis, Keith Billington, Dave Thompson and skip Alfie Diston who ran out 29-15 winners.

Whitnash followed up with a fine 107-96 victory over Royal Leamington Spa at Victoria Park on Saturday.

Rink details (Leamington names first) - J Horne, E North, R Ashley, W Edkins drew 16-16 with H Billington, R Prentice, J Statham, D Owen; W Claridge, R Deavall, E Arnett, J Harris lost 17-13 to A Segadelli, D Atkins, K Ballard, D Gibbons; S Nuttall, M Grundy, P Higgins, D Allibon lost 23-10 to K Bly, F Darlinson, K Billington, L Clarkson; V Paget, J Cooper, M Wickens, D Gardner beat K Glenn, P Sugrue, G Barnes, C Haywood 25-16; B Connolly, P Lennon, R Walton, R White lost 18-16 to D Fennell, G Perkins, W Wright, H Crawford; A Sabin, S Rodgers, F Bannister, A Woodward lost 17-16 to M Pearl, P Smith, M Davis, A Diston.

Whitnash also welcomed Bowls England on Monday as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations with the visitors edging a narrow 113-111 victory.

Whitnash enjoyed two winning rinks, the best of which was a 23-11 success from Derek Owen, Mick Davis, Frank Darlinson and Hamish Crawford.

Whitnash rink details - K Billington, T Buick, J Stahtam, D Thompson lost 23-21; H Billington, K Ballard, G Barnes, G Cluff lost 18-17; I Billington, R Evans, C Haywood, L Clarkson lost 31-13; W Wright, M Pearl, K Dolby, A Diston won 22-14; M Davis, F Darlinson, H Crawford, D Owen won 23-11; K Glenn, P Smith, D Gibbons, A Shuttleworth lost 16-15.

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