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Kelly’s a hero but Cornwell and Batten take championship crowns

PUBLISHED: 09:00 15 September 2017

Mike Cornwell of Wanstead Bowls Club won the men's championships at their finals day

Mike Cornwell of Wanstead Bowls Club won the men's championships at their finals day

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Wanstead Finals weekend is a great success

Janet Lee and Jean Batten at the Wanstead Finals dayJanet Lee and Jean Batten at the Wanstead Finals day

Bryan Kelly was the star of the show at the Wanstead Bowls Club Finals Day over the weekend, picking up four trophies for his efforts.

However, it was Mike Cornwell who took the blue riband men’s championship prize as he got the better of John Pluck by 21-10.

The ladies Championships was a triumph for Jean Batten who overcame Janet Lee in the final by 23-12.

The shock of the weekend came in the three-wood singles where John Batten beat Cornwell in a closely-fought contest by 21-18.

Bob Lockyer and Bryan Kelly at Wanstead Finals DayBob Lockyer and Bryan Kelly at Wanstead Finals Day

Kelly’s winning run began with the handicap where he beat Cornwell 22-7, while he also won the fixed jack with a 103-77 victory against John Durrant.

He then teamed up with Paul Strudwick to win the pairs with a 19-15 victory over Bob Lockyer and DK Sharma, before adding the four-wood pairs alongside Sharma, beating Dave Brackett and Strudwick 21-10.

He did miss out in the two-wood singles though as Lockyer pipped him 21-18, but it was still a great weekend for him, while Lockyer also added the vets handicap, overcoming Cornwell 21-17.

The ladies juniors was a battle between two of the club’s newer members, with Paula Nottage beating Nicole Rosen 21-11, while the three-wood was won by Jean Batten, though she missed out to Lee in the two-wood and also in the Fixed Jack.

Lee teamed up with Laura Piercy-Farley to overcome Batten and Rosen 24-10 in the two-wood pairs, while to round off an excellent weekend, Bob Chandler and Rosen won the mixed pairs with an 18-13 victory over Michael Alexander and Eileen Devaney.


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