JOE Loveys continued his domination of the Herefordshire bowls titles by picking up his fourth crown of the season.

The County Triples Championship saw the youngster team up with Gorsley Chapel team-mate Dean Rudman along with Kate Williams of Ross.

However, the trio survived a scare in their semi-final after recovering from a 10-0 deficit against Ian Park, Rob George & Ian Roe (Ross) before squeezing through in the final end of the game.

In the other semi-final the Woolhope team of Shirley Cox, Anthony Rogers and John Mills secured their final place with a more comfortable 11-5 victory over David Millington Jones, Peter Wright (Weston) and Jill Howells (Golden Valley).

The final, whilst closely fought, saw the Gorsley/Ross team gradually ease ahead, leaving Woolhope chasing the match but unable to make up the deficit, eventually losing 10-5.

The result gave Loveys an incredible fourth concurrent county title, having already won the singles, pairs and fours events earlier in the season.

The Herefordshire Premier county team finished their qualifying group of the National Inter County Championship competition extremely strongly.

First, they secured a memorable victory in their first match of 2020 when they beat local rivals Gloucestershire 23-17.

Herefordshire followed this up with another memorable win, this time defeating the reigning ICC champions West Midlands 21-19 in their final qualification group match.

However, other results meant that Herefordshire finished in third place and missed out on a place in the main knockout section of the competition.

They will go into the consolation knockout section full of confidence.