Siblings’ top honours
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BROTHER and sister combination Nathan and Courtney Harvey (pictured) won the men’s and ladies singles championships for the second time each at the Chesham Bowls Club’s final day.
To make it even more of a family affair, Nathan (16) beat father Chris in the men’s final, while Courtney (15) won a thrilling match against Sue Springwell, which went down to the last bowl 21-20.
Mother Donna Harvey also got in on the act by winning the two wood singles and Shackman Cup, beating Helen Fillery 17-12 and Mike Richards 21-20 respectively, but her husband also lost the Handicap Cup 21-17 to Richard Free.
Courtney also added the Neems Silver Fern Cup, in which she beat Peter Squire 21-14, and the Sparks Cup, in which she teamed up with Chris Smethurst to see off Fay Holmes and Fay Green 28-17, to her haul.
Keith Patrick went home with three trophies, winning the men’s triples 20-13 with Howard Cave and Ray Keen against Mick Skerry, Peter Horton and David Coles; the men’s pairs 21-13 with Coles against Mike Bailey and John Holland; and the Town Cup 25-19 with Cave against Helen Fillery and Chris Fillery.
The Fillerys did land some silverware, however, Chris beating Coles 18-10 in the men’s two wood and Helen overcoming Susan Skerry 21-13 in the ladies handicap singles, although she was on the losing side again in the ladies triples when she, Delphine Brown and Dot Burgi went down 26-6 to Brenda Waterman, Jean McNab and Charlene Turpie.
Turpie, however, beat Colin Parson 3-0 to win the John Coles Cup, while Burgin won the mixed pairs with Alan Cohn 20-18 against David Hobbs and Springwell, and the latter was finally on the winning side in the Cyril Perkins Cup, where she eased past June Holland 21-9.