Bowls champion Rogers in seventh heaven

Chris Dovey (left), Lillian Payne, league chairman, and Wayne Rogers.

Chris Dovey (left), Lillian Payne, league chairman, and Wayne Rogers.

First published in Sport by

BURWAY’S Wayne Rogers sealed the Flowfit Ludlow and District Bowls League Individual competition title for a seventh time after defeating club-mate Chris Dovey 21-13.

Rogers overcame Dovey, who had been aiming to add to his success in the league triples earlier this year, at Burway.

No inch was given by either player as the scores remained level at 9-9 after 14 ends.

Dovey took a slight advantage to lead 12-11 but Rogers scored five shots in three ends to edge ahead 16-12.

Dovey scored a shot on the next end but it was Rogers who finished the stronger and won 21-13 adding

A total of 34 players entered the tournament which attracted its usual mixture of county players, juniors and league stalwarts.

The quality of bowling throughout the early stages was of the highest order with some big names failing to get past the second round phase.

League chairman Lillian Payne made the presentations and gave special praise for the players who took part, marked cards and measured ends.

She also praised to the Burway greenkeeper, bar staff and kitchen staff who kept everyone fed and watered throughout the day.

Results

Preliminary Round

Wayne Rogers 21 Mark Rogers 19

Liam Dovey 21 Daphne Tantrum 13

First Round

Wayne Rogers 21 Liam Dovey 12

Roy Crowther 21 Lillian Payne 13

Duncan Pressley 21 Mike Weston 7

Ben Allen 21 Russell Davies 18

Josh Partridge 21 Danny Tantrum 3

Jimmy Green 21 Steve Burmingham 11

Tom Harrington 21 Gary Biggs 13

Graham Pritchard 21 Tom Moseley 12

Gerry Haynes 21 Eileen Huffer 10

Dave Wilding 21 Keith Rudd 10

Tony Partridge 21 Steve Dovey 18

Chris Dovey 21 Jesse James 14

Peter Griffiths 21 Clive Rushton 14

Len Lewis 21 Jean Rudd 6

Kevin Dovey 21 Graham Lane 19

Kiah Roberts 21 Simon Lane 11

Second Round

Rogers 21 Crowther 14

Allen 21 Pressley 20

J Partridge 21 Green 19

Pritchard 21 Harrington 14

Wilding 21 Haynes 15

C Dovey 21 T Partridge 12

Lewis 21 Griffiths 20

Roberts 21 K Dovey 14

Quarter Finals

Rogers 21 Allen 10

Pritchard 21 Partridge 14

Dovey 21 Wilding 14

Roberts 21 Lewis 18

Semi Finals

Rogers 21 Pritchard 10

Dovey 21 Roberts 18

Final

Rogers 21 Dovey 13

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree