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Nigel Willard claims fourth county pairs title

Nigel Willard won a fourth county pairs title with a fourth different partner, as he lead for fellow Bob Carter team member Jamie Forster beating Owen Cranston and Chris Mann 11-9 in an entertaining final. The Bob Carter duo scored three shots on the first end but Cranston and Mann replied with a full house four on end two. A single saw their lead increased to 5-3 but the pair failed to go on and instead dropped the next four ends by 1,2,2,2 with lead Willard playing well giving him and Forster a strong 10-5 lead with just three ends remaining. Cranston and Mann were not going down without a fight and two braces bought the score back to within one going into the last end at 10-9. The last end saw Mann play a good attacking shot to give them hope with both Cranston's back woods holding but an even better forcing plant shot played by Forster saw Willard's toucher go into the ditch to take shot and give them a deserved win. The third fourth playoff saw Laura Hawksworth and Neil Davidson come from 6-1 down to beat one half of last years champions Kerry Greenacre with Keith Cooke 7-6. It was a good day for Hawksworth who will be making her first national apperance in April with the vastly experinced Neil Davidson. The semi finals saw a tight match between Willard, Forster and Hawksworth, Davidson as they lost on the last end by one shot going down 12-11 while Cranston and Mann stormed to a 14-4 win against Memorial pairs winners Greenacre and Cooke. Quarter final results were N. Davidson 10 T. Newby 7, C. Mann 9 S. Bragg 4, S. Willies 3 K. Cooke 15 and S. Lamb 3 J. Forster 15.

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