North Devon & North Cornwall
Short Mat Bowling Federation
Winners - Winkleigh Spitfires
The John Crossman singles finals were held at Woolsery on Thursday 15 November and the finalist were Martin Sexton (Wick), Steve Davey (Woolsery), Bill Neil (Westward Ho), Richard Gubb (Shebbear), Graham James (Yarnscombe), George Main (Yarnscombe), Loraine Axtell (Winkleigh) and Paul Weeks (Torrington). In the Quarter finals Martin Sexton beat Steve Davey by 9 shots, Richard Gubb beat Bill Neil by 1 shot, George Main beat Graham James by 1 shot and Paul Weeks beat Loraine Axtell by 5 shots.
In the semi final George Main beat Martin Sexton by 7 shots and Paul Weeks beat Richard Gubb by 9 shots.
The final was an exciting match with Paul taking an early lead but George fought back and going into the last end George was 3 shots down but managed to take all four of Paul’s bowls off and sit for four shots to win by 1 shot
A good evening bowling was witnessed by all and thanks to Ann Banner’s organisation and Woolsery for the use of their big hall the evening went well. The Federation Chairman expressed his disappointment that so few player entered the competition and hoped clubs would encourage their players to enter the competition next year.
Christ Church Sinners Withdrawn from Winter League
I regret to advise that due to unforeseen circumstances Christchurch are unable to field a team for the Afternoon Triples and so have withdrawn Christchurch Sinners from the Division. Therefore there will only be seven teams in the Division this year.
John Crossman Singles Final 2018
Some of the John Crossman Singles Finalists