TEAMS from Herefordshire missed out on the title as an annual short mat bowls competition raised £2,600 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A total of 42 teams took part in the 27th annual competition which was held for the first time at Leominster Indoor Bowling Centre.

Six teams had won all of their four games so the result of Herefordshire Short Mat Bowling Association's tournament went down to shot difference.

Teams from Gloucestershire came out on top as the Tewkesbury team of Pauline Schofield, Dave Moss, Rose and Derek Wilson pipped Pauline Turner, Geoff Knight, Adrian Atrill and Bob Wood of Gloster Knights to the title by a single shot.

Further back on shots were teams from Woolhope, Dolau, Whitton and Ross who had also won all of their games. I

an Park, who ran the event on the day thanked Richard Bemand who provided umpiring support.