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Lowestoft Railway star Gillian picks up county title

PUBLISHED: 08:13 18 August 2017

Gillian Lamprey from Lowestoft Railway Bowls Club, winner of  the Suffolk County Four Wood Singles title. Picture: Gary Finch

Gillian Lamprey from Lowestoft Railway Bowls Club, winner of the Suffolk County Four Wood Singles title. Picture: Gary Finch

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Gillian Lamprey from Lowestoft Railway Bowls Club won the Suffolk County Four Wood singles title, beating Tracy Johnson from Framlingham 21-17.

It was a very tough final, with Gillian being behind for most of the game.

But after picking up a four-shot end she held her nerve to add the title to last year’s Two Wood success in the county finals.

She will now represent Suffolk in the national finals at Leamington Spa. Having been national runner-up in the Two Wood Singles last year she is determined to go one step further this year and bring a national title home to Lowestoft.

Gary Fincham also from Lowestoft Railwamy was runner-up in the Novice Singles Final to Clive Joseph from Hadleigh Bowls Club.

Having lost their first 11 Division Two games in the Benacre League, Lowestoft Railway have just won consecutive games in the same week — beating both Waveney away and Blundeston at home 5-2.

Peter Jarvis, Terry Pearce, Ray McCloud and Glenis and Terry Harvey, Bernie Earles won at Waveney and Emma Harris, Sue Chapelhow, Eddie Alcock and Diane and Charles Moore with John Butler won at home.

In the Suffolk (BE) Triples B League, Lowestoft Railway played Beccles Town and lost by 59-38, losing the match 5-2. The best winning rink for Railway was P Bullent, M Upton and D Stow winning 13-9.

Meanwhile there were two games for Kensington Garden in the Benacre League over the past week, with both lost while valuable points were picked up.

Against Blundeston three points were won in a 71-79 (3-4) defeat and against Beccles Caxton two points were won in a 64-77 (2-5) defeat.

The point scoring blocks were F Helsdon, J Jefferies and E Le Grice 19-14, C Smith, T Court and M Roberts 21-19 and H Bond, R Bond and M Evans 22-21 against Blundeston. Against Beccles Caxton C Smith, A Muffett and E Le Grice won 23-18 and D Sculfor, A Anderson and M Roberts won 16-15.

In the Lowestoft and District League the Gardens were beaten 54-83 (1-6).

The winning block was T Court, R Bond and E Le Grice (21-17).

In the Sunshine League on a welcome sunny day Somerleyton beat the Gardens 46-72 (0-6) to gain revenge for the previous meeting of the two clubs.

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