Ken King and Walter Sedgwick win Melton Bowls Club invitational

Walter Sedgwick and Ken King, winners of the Melton EBF Invitation Three Bowl Pairs Tournament, flan

Walter Sedgwick and Ken King, winners of the Melton EBF Invitation Three Bowl Pairs Tournament, flanked by the club president, Gavin Abbott and tournament organiser, Peter Moyes. - Credit: Archant

Ken King and Walter Sedgwick won the Melton Bowls Club Invitation EBF Three Bowl Pairs Tournament, in one of the closest contest for many years.

King and Sedgwick carded 64 points, a single point ahead of Tony Cocker and Peter Moyes in second with Mel Saggers and Eric Titshall in third place on 60 points.

The event held on Melton’s fast running green, attracted a full complement of 28 pairs playing in two sections and the competitors enjoyed perfect bowling conditions throughout the day.

With one game remaining for each team, five pairs, from the two sections had won all their games and were still in contention to take the winners trophy.

Richard Parker and George Hickinbotham led section one on 45 points ahead of Duncan Frost and Norman West on 43 points with Saggers and Titshall also on 43 points. Frost and West played Saggers and Titshall in their final game and it was Saggers and Titshall who managed to secure a narrow victory which put them on 60 points, this proved enough to take third spot overall. Parker and Hickinbotham fell out of contention by losing their last game to P Cook and finishing back in fifth place on 51 points.

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Section two was headed by King and Sedgwick on 45 points with Cocker and Moyes a single point behind. Both had good wins against P Sumner and B Moss respectively, taking 19 points each which was good enough to hold off the opposition and take first and second places.

After the games were completed, the Club President Gavin Abbott and Tournament Organiser, Peter Moyes presented the trophy and prizes to the first, second and third placed pairs.

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