Bradley Stoke Bowlers Win Cup at Thornbury

The competition finals at Thornbury Indoor Bowls Club should have been played in March, but were delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Men’s Pairs event was eventually played on the 11th October between Michael Cove and Dennis Overton, of Bradley Stoke Bowling Club, and their opponents David Quick and James Wood.

By the 15th (of the 21 ends played) the Bradley Stoke Players had a lead of 22 shots to 8. However, their opponents pressed hard to cut the score to 22 – 18 with three ends left. Eventually the Bradley Stoke team won 24-19 after a 3 hour game.

Dennis revealed after the game that, to avoid COVID exposure, he had not played bowls for seven months, and that having lost one of his bowls, he was playing with a borrowed set a size larger than usual!

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