Ciampini’s super seven BOWLS
UXBRIDGE bowls club star Attilio Ciampini wrote his name into the record books this week.
Ciampini capped off an absolutely magnificent individual season with seven major honours in 12 month’s worth of stunning bowls.
He claimed two Middlesex county titles, the Hillingdon borough singles, staged a dramatic comeback to win at the Worthing Open, triumphed at Home Counties in Oxford, won the Hayes and District singles and skippered the winning team at the Button Bowl competition.
Meanwhile, Harefield Hospital Bowling Club have been crowned Three Counties League Champions after beating Rosedale.
The Hayes and District Finals saw Court Park Bowls claim the Cuttell Shield, the fours, the triples and the pairs while Uxbridge laid their hands on the singles title.
Harlington Bowling Club finished their season on a high winning their last mixed friendly match 54-34 away to Southall.
Sue and David George and Alan Hooper represented Fassnidge as they hosted the Chiltern & Thames Mixed Triples Finals Day last week, finishing third. NIYAM Shah and Krish Patel’s strong opening partnership helped Eastcote U10s lift the Sir Gubby Allen Trophy in their third consecutive Lord’s appearance in the Middlesex County Final.
Shah and K Patel put together a partnership of 41 runs from just four overs after Eastcote were put in to bat first, before Aaryan Patel and Jay Madan powered their side to 115 runs.
And Aarav Oodit, Pranav Bhatia, and Vivek Thapar led the bowlers as Harrow St Mary’s registered just 24 after some exceptional opening bowling.
Shah and K Patel’s powerful stand got the eventual victors off to a brilliant start before A Patel and Madan put on 34 more runs.
Aaryan Sawant hit three fours as his stand with Bhatia lasted 24 runs, as Eastcote breezed to 115 runs by the end of the innings.
And the scoreboard pressure told as Harrow St Mary’s struggled with the tenacity of their opponents’ opening bowlers, scoring just 24 runs in response. UXBRIDGE’s Natuley Smalle claimed gold in the Aikido women’s Team Randori as she competed in the SAF World Championships on the Gold Coast, Australia.
The British Aikido Association returned from the competition with their largest trophy haul in recent years.
The side earned six gold and two silver medals over the two-day competition.
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