Bowlers finish the season at IW Community Club

Martin Butchers and John Crews

The indoor bowlers of the Isle of Wight Community Club, Cowes, completed their season with four days of exciting club competition finals over the week of March 21 to 28.

In the Men’s singles Bill Pike succeeded in the Two Wood 21-12 over Martin Butchers, and Paul Allo won 21-10 over Peter Overton in the Four Wood. Cherry Rolf won the Ladies’ Singles 21-9 over Sue Pragnell. In a thrilling last end, the Mens Four Bowl Singles went to Martin Butchers just nudging past Bill Pike 21–20.

There was a comfortable win for Tony Lloyd, Keith Beckett, Keith Gosden and Bill Pike 26-10 over Len Martin, Peter Lewis, Martin Woodford and Paul Allo in the Fours.

In the Australian Pairs, Martin Butchers and John Crews proved too strong for Steve Morris and Mark Baker to win 27-10. Martin and Denise Butchers overcame Barry Bridgeman and Margaret Arnell 25-6 in the Mixed Pairs final.
An exciting Triples final saw Keith Beckett, Keith Gosden and Bill Pike beat last Martin Butchers, John Crews and Paul Green 20-18.

The Pairs was keenly fought with Barry Bridgeman and Peter Overton eventually overcoming Mike Cox and Ray Blanchard 27-17.

The good turnout of spectators was much appreciated by the players.

A presentation evening will be held at the club on Saturday, April 27 .