GALLERY: Suffolk Men’s Bowls County finals

John Rednall

John Rednall

John Rednall secured the Suffolk Bowls singles crown for a third time, defeating last year’s champion Richard Leeder in the county final.

Played in perfect conditions at the Felixstowe & Suffolk Bowls Club, Rednall, who plays from the hosts, was outstanding, defeating his Rookery Bowls Club opponent, 21-11.

The Two Bowl Singles also went to a host club player, Roger Adams having a comfortable win over Nigel Roberts (Wenhaston BC) 15-9.

Thurlton Bowls Club had never won a Suffolk Bowls (B.E.) Men’s County Championship title until this year but finished the event with two.

The Pairs and the Under 25 trophies went to Thurlton and both losing finalists also came from there too.


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We are likely to see more Thurlton success in the future, as they provided both of the Under-25 Singles finalists, Craig Parfitt, 21, and Liam Harris, who is just 12 .

Parfitt played the better on the day winning 21-10 but young Harris, who was behind for the whole game, never gave up and can be proud of his achievement.

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The Pairs final was one of the best games of the day with Mark Cole and Shaun Cook taking on the young pairing of Lee Spraggs and Graig Parfitt.

Although Cole and Cook led throughout the game, Spraggs and Parfitt were never far behind and at 18 ends were only a single shot adrift. The result of the game could have gone either way but it was Cole and Cook who held on to win 21-18.

The Triples title went Robbie Morter, John Chalk and Dave Wellington for the fourth time in six years.

The trio who play at the West Row Bowls Club comfortably beat the Borough of Eye Trio of Neil Frohawk, Barry Beamish and Ron.Snell by 19-8.

The Felixstowe & Suffolk team of John Rednall, Mark Addison, Clive Webb and Adrian Holden took the Fours title for the third year in a row.

They defeated the Borough of Eye rink of Carl Johnson, Ryan Howell, Ron Snell and Neil Frohawk in a very close game.

The Borough of Eye four played the better in the early stages and were leading 13-10 with six ends to play.

Calling on all their experience the Felixstowe & Suffolk players took control, winning the next end ends and ran out winners 19-14.

The Champion of Champions title was won by Ivan Parnell of the Ipswich Bowls Club with a comprehensive 21-8 victory over Alan Buck from Oulton Broad Bowls Club.

This was Parnell’s third title win in this competition, his first title was in 1989 and the last was 21 years ago.

Gordon Williams and Peter Crisp from the Cornard Bowls Club left it late in beating Pat Gilbert and Percy Rowe of Framlingham Castle Bowls Club in the Over-60 Pairs final.

Gilbert and Rowe had come back from behind to lead by 16-13 with four ends to play but Williams and Crisp denied their opponents any more shots winning by 19-16 and making it four titles in the last four years.

The Novice Singles was won by Adie Turner (California BC) who beat Kim Johnson (Debenham BC) by 21-13.

Suffolk Bowls (BE)

Men’s County Competition Finals

Played at the Felixstowe & Suffolk Bowls Club

Four Wood Singles: John Rednall (Felixstowe & Suffolk) 21 Richard Leeder (Rookery) 11

Two Wood Singles: Roger Adams (Felixstowe & Suffolk) 15 Nigel Roberts (Wenhaston) 9

Pairs: Craig Parfitt & Lee Spraggs (Thurlton) 18 Mark Cole & Sean Cook (Thurlton) 21

Triples: Neil Frohawk, Barry Beamish & Ron.Snell (Borough of Eye) 8

Robbie Morter, John Chalk & David Wellington (West Row) 19

Fours: John Rednall, Mark Addison, Clive Webb & Adrian Holden (Felixstowe & Suffolk) 19

Carl Johnson, Ryan Howell, Ron Snell & Neil Frohawk (Borough of Eye) 14

Under 25S Singles: Liam Harris (Thurlton) 10 Craig Parfitt (Thurlton) 21

Champion of champions: Ivan Parnell (Ipswich) 21 Alan Buck (Oulton Broad) 8

Over 60 Pairs: Pat Gilbert & Percy Rowe (Framlingham Castle) 16 Gordon Williams & Peter Crisp (Cornard) 19

Novice Singles: Adie Turner (California) 21 Kim Johnson (Debenham) 13

Mixed Pairs (To be played at a later date): Roy Prentice & Stella Utteridge (Bramford) v Katherine & John Rednall (Felixstowe & Suffolk).

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