Well done to Jackie Bryant and Jenny Ralph (Biggleswade Town)
Today saw the fourth staging of the Friends of English Bowling’s 2 Wood Pairs event held during the National Championships on the hallowed greens at Leamington Spa. 25 Pairs contested the event.
Jackie Bryant, still recovering from her accident earlier in the year, and Jenny Ralph (Biggleswade) put in some strong performances including a thrilling extra end victory to progress to the semi Final.
The first semi final saw Janet Farnsworth (Yorkshire) and Stewart Wright (Berkshire) take an early 5-0 lead against Ken Eichen (Hampshire) and Frank Barrett (Leicestershire) only for the later to rally and run out 15-10 winners.
The second semi final saw Jackie Bryant and Jenny Ralph (both Bedfordshire) take a similar early lead over Pam and Mike Cavell (Buckinghamshire) eventually triumphing 13-6.
The final itself was a battle of the sexes with Ken and Frank eventually beating Jackie and Jenny 15-9 to ensure that Ken, playing in his third successive final, with three different partners, did not succumb to a third defeat.
If any bowler in Bedfordshire is interested in becoming a "Friend" then please contact Peter Lee or Jenny Ralph who can point them in the right direction.