WOODBEES stung the opposition for the fifth year running to make it a nap hand of consecutive First Division titles in The Burgage Bowls League.

It was a Morris family affair as Woodbees trio Robert, Mike and Tessa collected the crown at the league’s trophy presentation evening held at Brimfield and Little Hereford Sports Club.

Woodbees somewhat swept the board as, in addition to their league title, they completed a treble by winning both the triples and Knockout Cup titles, with the Temesters finishing runners-up on each occasion.

The Buccaneers finished as runners-up in the top flight, while the Second Division title went to the Temesters, with the First Timers coming second.

Hazel Bradley claimed a delightful double as she beat Sue Edwards to win the ladies’ singles and then teamed with Edwards to overcome Tessa Morris and Ingrid Powell in the ladies’ pairs final.

Bradley also claimed the Bernard James Cup mixed competition, proving once again that the ladies can overcome male opposition, with Burgess Adams finishing runner-up.

Sibling rivalry went the way of Robert Morris in the men’s singles final as he defeated brother Mike, while Maurice Powell and George Hadley beat Adams and Len Preece to win the doubles crown.

In the final of the mixed pairs competition, Mark and Rita Morris beat Maurice and Ingrid Powell to lift the trophy.

Finally, there was not only a new name on the league’s Junior Cup, there was in fact a brand new trophy, manufactured by Peter Slater.

He presented the trophy to winner Charlie Jay, who beat last year’s inaugural champion Niall Morris in an entertaining final to ensure a changing of the young guard.