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Young at heart of the Ilford trophies

PUBLISHED: 14:34 30 September 2010

JUST CHAMPION: Kelly King and Haley Kenny Ilford's youngest-ever national champions

JUST CHAMPION: Kelly King and Haley Kenny Ilford's youngest-ever national champions

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Ilford bowls youngsters prove their worth with triple title

THE YOUNG guns of Ilford proved they can rise to the occasion on Friday night as Billy Frost, Kelly King and Hayley Kenny, lifted the club’s HAS triples title in fine style.

After losing to eventual runners-up, Dave Waters, Bill Beney and Lynette Beney in the previous round, the juniors knew they had to win their final round match against Matt Frost, Anita Frost and Karen King by at least two shots.

But it went down to the final end to ensure they took the crown with a superb three-count to win by the two shots required.

Kenny then made it two titles in two days when she added the One-Day Singles trophy to her horde of 2010 honours.

Not content with being the first woman to win the Junior title at the club, Hayley made the history books again when she beat Bill Cullinan in the final, and became the first woman to take the one-day title.

Hayley made it through to the final after clinching three shots on the last end from club captain Ian Scammell in the semi-final, whilst Beney overpowered Alan Potts to secure his final place.

It is two seasons – two titles for Ilford in the Redbridge Afternoon Mixed League. Ilford entered the league for the first time last year, and have retained the title after overpowering Wanstead Central 6 - 0 in their final game.

Ilford needed the full six points to overtake Barking by one shot to grab the silverware, and right from the start of the match, put on an impressive show of bowling.

Lynette Beney, Karen King, Ian Scammell and Bill Beney won by 32-9, but not to be overshadowed, Anita Frost, Leanne Granger, Bob Parnell and Jock McCabe got home by 33-11 to keep the title at Ilford.

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