Pair go head to head

BOWLS

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FI­NALS night at Rich­ings Park Bowls Club on Satur­day must have seemed like a per­sonal bat­tle be­tween Claud Stimp­son and Bob Dod­ding­ton.

They met in the fi­nal of both the men’s cham­pi­onship and men’s 101, Stimp­son get­ting the up­per hand in both by win­ning the for­mer 21-19 and the lat­ter 101-89.

The pair faced off again in the men’s cham­pi­onship Pairs, where Stimp­son teamed up with David Orr and Dod­din­ton with Bob Matthews, and Dod­ding­ton fi­nally got on top with a 25-14 win.

Dod­ding­ton also won the men’s two woods, where he saw off Matthews 21-11, while in the drawn pairs fi­nal, Athena Caw­ley and Diane Bond edged past Jean Matthews and Jackie An­drews 17-15, which went down to the last end.

Mean­while, Denise New­port was just as dom­i­nant of the ladies as Stimp­son was of the men, beat­ing Matthews 21-16 in the ladies cham­pi­onship and Caw­ley 21-13 in the ladies two woods.

Two days pre­vi­ously, Rich­ings had crashed out of the Ad Fin semi-fi­nals to Iver Heath, hav­ing got off to a bad start and been 15 shots down af­ter five ends, but ended up be­ing only three shots down at the end of the match.

This was mainly due to Bob Matthews’ triple, when they were 12 shots down , com­ing back to win by four shots (23-19). How­ever, the other triple lost 16-9 and Rich­ings were out.

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