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Wanstead Central dominaye county pairs competition

PUBLISHED: 08:30 22 June 2018

Jack Butcher of Wanstead Central reached the semis of the county two-wood qualifier

Jack Butcher of Wanstead Central reached the semis of the county two-wood qualifier

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Butcher boys storm into last 15

Lee Chaplin is in the last 16 of the pairs Lee Chaplin is in the last 16 of the pairs

In the men’s county pairs, two Wanstead Central duos have reached the last 16 of the competition.

It was not that much of a surprise as the Area Finals were an all Central affair.

And it is the Butcher brothers who are celebrating after they both made it through.

Charlie and his partner Lee Chaplin proved far too strong for John Cook and Terry Lichkin, beating them 17-3, while Jack and Paul Whellams got the better of Kevin Fitzgerald and Paco Rodriguez by 19-15.

Both have been drawn at home in the last 16, with Charlie taking on Ray Bone and his partner from Grays Town, while Jack will play Peter Halliday and his partner from the Happy Valley Club in Clacton-on-Sea.

Meanwhile, Wanstead Central’s ladies four had done superbly to get to the quarter-finals of the county competition, but they could go no further at Lionmede Bowls Club at the weekend.

Maureen Norgate’s team of Jean Druce, Janet Bird and Janice Fortune came up against a vastly experienced and talented Rainham Ladies team in the last eight.

They gave it an almighty go in a tight game, but in the end they slipped to a 20-17 defeat to bow out, while Rainham went on to win their semi-final and book a place in the final against a team from the Drums Club.

The previous day, former Wanstead Central and Ilford player Hayley Kenny booked her place in the nationals in Leamington.

The 22-year-old, who now plays for Clockhouse at Upminster, beat Donna Law of Silver End by 21-11 in their county singles competition.

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