County Arts bowlers complete hat-trick of titles

Pairs winners Sue Curtis & Mary Watson

Pairs winners Sue Curtis & Mary Watson - Credit: Archant

Jackie Devitt and Brenda Whitehead shared the glory after fighting their way through to two Norfolk Women's Bowling Association singles finals.

Staniforth bowler Devitt beat Whitehead, from the Norfolk Bowling Club, 16-10 in the two-wood final – having edged past clubmare Trish Thorpe 12-11 in the semi-finals. But Whitehead took the honours in the four-wood final, winning 21-17.

Sue Curtis and Mary Watson kept the schedulers busy by flying the County Arts colours in three finals – and winning them all.

They were convincing 29-5 winners over Sue Rae and Joan Corbin, from Downham Market Conservatives, in the final of the pairs.

Joined by Marlene Hooper, they beat clubmates Linda Cushion, Pauline Tomlinson and Liz McMillan 22-10 in the final of the triples – having knocked out Whitehead's team in the semi-finals. And Tomlinson and McMillan were their team-mates in another all County Arts fours final, with Hooper now on the losing side with Lillian Smith, Christine Webb and Jayne Roylance.

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World indoor matchplay champion Rebecca Field continued her incredible year by adding two county outdoor titles. She beat Martham's Jessica Ward 25-5 in the Under-25 singles final and skipping Harriett Segasby to a 32-18 success over Gorleston's Anne Tickner and Jill Adams in the unbadged pairs.

But the Norfolk BC star did not have things all her own way. losing 21-10 to Aldiss Park's Anita Smith in the Unbadged singles final.

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Rebecca Body (Mundford) and Erin Mackay (Acle) won the U25 pairs.

There was an all West Norfolk final in the Champion of Champions with Swaffham's Jan Dearman getting the better of Downham's Christine Kellow. Meanwhile, the Coronation triples was won by Connaught's Diane Adcock, Maureen Gulliver, Sylvia Parsons.

The finalists now go on to the English Championships at Royal Leamington Spa.

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