Full entry for Melton bowls event

MELTON Bowls Club's popular invitation Greenkeeper Triples Tournament, sponsored by Peter Moyes, had a full entry of 24 teams again this year and was won by Trevor Kirby, Ron Curtis and Eddie Gaynor.

MELTON Bowls Club's popular invitation Greenkeeper Triples Tournament, sponsored by Peter Moyes, had a full entry of 24 teams again this year and was won by Trevor Kirby, Ron Curtis and Eddie Gaynor.

They were the only team to win all their games and finished well ahead of the rest of the field. Maureen Milldown, Norman Willcock and Ray Andrews took second place and Graham Martin, with husband and wife Janet and John Barker in third.

The green had been prepared in excellent condition and was running very fast. This, combined with a strong crosswind, made it difficult for the players, with only the winners being able to master the tricky conditions consistently, throughout the day.

With one game to play, Kirby's team had an eight-point lead over their nearest rivals and only had to beat P Hazelwood's triple in their last game to be assured of victory.


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This they did in style, finishing with 52 points and leaving 12 teams behind them fighting for the minor places.

The teams led by G Steggals and I Smith were in joint second place on 31 points with one game to play but both faltered on this last game, being beaten by J Farrow and F Cook respectively and finishing back in eighth and ninth place.

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Maureen Mildown's triple, which were the only other unbeaten team (although this included two draws), took full advantage on the last game, emphatically defeating K Diaper's team 13-1 to finish in second place with 44 points.

Third spot went to G Martin's team, who beat the team led by R Prentice in their last game to card 42 points. D Cowie's triple also finished with 42 points, with a win over A Glassock's team, but an inferior shots difference kept them out of the prize money.

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