Gallery: Lee Spraggs at the double in Suffolk Federation finals

Lee Spraggs

Lee Spraggs - Credit: Archant

Stradbroke & District bowler Lee Spraggs enjoyed a successful weekend at Felixstowe & Suffolk Bowls Club, retaining both the 2-Bowl and 4-Bowl Singles titles at the Suffolk County Bowls Association (Federation) finals.

Spraggs defeated Terry Thacker from Kessingland in the final of the 2-Bowl Singles, before going on to win the 4-Bowl trophy, defeating Chantry’s C Potter in the in the final.

Spraggs failed to make it a hat-trick in the Champion of Champions Trophy, Liam Stevens from Norbridge taking the honours.

In the Veterans’ Singles, Thacker, who lost in the final of the 2-Bowl singles, emerged victorious against Bramford’s John Sharman, while Jack Carter from Bealings BC is the new Under-25 singles champion and will progress to the national finals in Skegness, after he overcame Cam McMorran of Wenhaston Bowls Club. Both of these young lads offer much for the future.

The Secretary Singles, meanwhile, saw David Cattermole from Stradbroke & District win the title against Andrew Burch from Wrentham BC.


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There was some exciting bowls played in the pairs format. Norbridge father and son duo David and Matt Milam defeated M Burley and R Utting from Wrentham in the Men’s Pairs. Matt Milam also won the under-25s pairs with Liam Stevens, beating C and D Moss from Tuddenham.

The Senior pairs saw the partnership of T Green and C Baker from Alderton win against Tony Offord and P Mead from Haughley PFBC.

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Offord was also unfortunate to lose in the 3 Bowl rinks, along with P Mead and P Shepherd, against Steven Pleasance, Stuart Ayers and Marcus Payne from Laxfield KHBC.

The winners appeared to revel on the green and in any conditions, playing with great skill and accuracy, and their opponents did well to get as close as they did.

In the Mixed Pairs, Rookery’s Beth Manser and her brother-in-law Tom Felgate bowled extremely well to win the mixed pairs title against J and D Ramsbottom from LRBC, while J & D Hambling from Wrentham, won the senior mixed pairs, against Brantham BC’s A and M Dickenson.

In the 2-bowl mixed rinks, L Baker, E Felgate and Robbie Felgate from Dennington beat A Blowers, J Howe and M Rumball from Hengrave BC.

Robbie was not so fortunate in the 2 Bowls rinks. Going into the last end requiring three shots to win, his team, with L Baker and A Leeks subsequently lost to Ryan Claxton, Craig Parfitt and Mark Cole from Thurlton.

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