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Last updated - 13 September 2018 09:58

Under 18's Mixed Finals held at The Crouch BC on Sunday 9th September 

This event was well attended by parents, County Officials and other supporters and seemed to be enjoyed by the 10 contestants. The bowling was to a high standard and the results were as follows:-

Winner - James Brennan. Runner Up - Ajay Morphett. 18 -15. Third Place - Keira Dunk over Treana Smith. 15-14. Plate Winner - Michael Murphy. Runner Up - Maesi Ramsay - 11-2
More congratulations!  Emma Cooper and Lorraine Kuhler have been invited by Bowls England to attend the Women's Senior International Trial, and  Michael Stone has been invited to attend the Men's Senior International Trial.  Both trials to take place on Saturday 22nd September at Leamington. 
and finally; Maesi Ramsey had been invited by Bowls England to attend the Under 18 Youth Academy Selection Event at Leamington on 23rd September.
Well done and very good luck to all four of them.
Congratulations once again to Lindfield BC for reaching the Finals of the Tony Allcock Double Mixed Fours at Leamington, the competition they won in 2016.

Lindfield Tony Allcock teams at Leamington ;

Quarter Final ; won 45-34 ( 30 - 18 , 15 -16 ) Keith Holman , Ian Watson , Carol Watson , Margaret Atkins ; Roger Green , Sue Willmott , Janet Hawkins , Roger Willmott. 

Semi Final , won 41-37 ( 15 -20 , 26 - 17 ) 

Final , lost  35-47 ( 16 - 20 , 19 - 27 ) #.  Ian Watson , Peter Gacsall , Carol Watson , Margaret Atkins ; Roger Green , Sue Willmott , Carolyn Worth , Roger Willmott .  Reserve Wilf Atkins. 

Players used in earlier rounds - Tom Palmer and Graeme Geddie .  

Lindfield coming in as runners up in the Tony Allcock Trophy after some 374 teams had entered the competition , came away with a £500 cheque for the club.  They beat a team from Kent to qualify for Leamington and proceeded to the final beating Yorkshire and Essex but were unable to overcome Oxford's team from Banbury.
A brilliant result from all converned.  Well done!
Ajay Morphett has been selected for the Bowls England under 18 team to play in a test series against Wales at the Dinas Powys BC on 15th and 16th September.  Our sincere congratulations from the all at Sussex County Bowls and we wish you good luck in the series.


Sussex have won the Walker Cup for the first time, after emphatically defeating Yorkshire 52-15 in this afternoon’s final.

The event, supported by the Friends of English Bowling, took place at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.

Yorkshire defeated Cambridgeshire by one shot in this morning’s semi-final, whilst Sussex reached the final with victory over holders Somerset. 

Sussex were competing in only their first final, whilst Yorkshire had been in two finals previously – runners-up to Somerset in 1970 and defeating Dorset in the final in 1997.



Yorkshire bt Cambridgeshire 44-43

Rink scores (Yorkshire skips first): M Dowson bt E Falkner 26-11; L Metcalfe lost to J Stephens 18-32;

Sussex bt Somerset 41-33

Rink scores (Sussex skips first): L Kuhler bt K Hembrow 28-9; R Mackriell lost to S Branfield 13-24;


Sussex bt Yorkshire 52-15

Rink scores (Sussex skips first): L Kuhler bt M Dowson 27-6; R Mackriell bt L Metcalfe 25-9


Back Row: Denise Hodd, Jennie Sandford, Carole Bowles, Women's President Kate Sayers, Gill Hill, Rachel Mackriell & Yvonne Woodcock

Front Row: Sue Taylor, Emma Cooper, Lorraine Kuhler & Pat Escott

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