Ledbury collect plenty of prizes at finals day

LEDBURY'S bowlers collected three victories when Bowls Herefordshire held their county finals at Hereford Bowling Club.

Ledbury enjoyed wins in the rinks, triples and singles while Ross, who won in the two-wood singles through Dan Palmer, were also beaten in three finals.

The rinks turned out to be a very close game that could have gone either way with the Ledbury rink of Ben Mowbray, Dan Holmes, Mike Holmes and skip Mike Ricketts eventually beating the Ross quartet of David Watkins, Jeremy Watkins, Martin Smith and skip Rob Gwilliam 21-19 after a ding-dong battle.

The two wood singles was an all Ross affair between Dan Palmer and Shaun Jones with Palmer winning 17-9.

The Junior singles between Tom Churchill (Eastnor) and Tom Holmes (Ledbury) brought another good contest with Churchill scoring the single required to win 21-18 on the 26th end .

Both triples were from Ledbury with Dan Holmes, Mike Holmes and Mike Ricketts against Ben Mowbray, Sid Davis and Keith Mowbray with Ricketts' trio winning 22-15.

In the pairs, Kington's Terry Holden and Ken Edwards had to survive a strong fightback by Ross duo David Watkins and Martin Smith before winning a high-scoring game 28-26.

The singles was won by Mike Holmes (Ledbury) after his opponent Luke Harwood (Ledbury) conceded the game.

All the finalists will now represent the county in the National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August.

Rinks: Ledbury (Ben Mowbray, Dan Holmes, Mike Holmes and skip Mike Ricketts) beat Ross (David Watkins, Jeremy Watkins, Martin Smith and skip Rob Gwilliam 21-19.

Two-wood singles: Dan Palmer (Ross) beat Shaun Jones (Ross) 17-9.

Junior singles: Tom Churchill (Eastnor) beat Tom Holmes (Ledbury) 21-18.

Triples: Dan Holmes, Mike Holmes and Mike Ricketts (Ledbury) beat Ben Mowbray, Sid Davis and Keith Mowbray (Ledbury) 22-15.

Pairs: Terry Holden and Ken Edwards (Kington) beat David Watkins and Martin Smith (Ross) 28-26.

Singles: Mike Holmes (Ledbury) beat Luke Harwood (Ledbury) walkover.

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