"I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so." Horatio Nelson

Wymondham ace reaches last 16 in SMPT European Pairs

Glenn Harvey and Saul Featherstone beat William Boggs and Gary McNabb 11-10 in the final of the SMPT European Open Pairs at Chelmsford at the weekend. They reached the final with a win against Robin Armstrong and Chris Page in the semi-finals after beating Essex pair Carol and Bob Taylor in the quarter-finals. Jack Pye of Wymondham, playing with Mitchell Young, was Norfolk’s most successful bowler on the day reaching the last 16 stage where a 16-5 defeat against Robin Armstrong and Chris Page ended Pye’s participation. Chris Willies of East Tuddenham, playing with his former West Mids county teammate Mike Tandy, reached the semi-final stage of the Plate Knockout where they lost by just one shot to Martin Nash and Brian McGivern. Neil Davidson, playing with Kent’s Tim Rycraft, was beaten 8-6 in the first knockout round of the Cup by Alun Thomas and John Pye. David Blundell, playing with Mark Spalding, also lost at this stage beaten by Mitchell Young and Jack Pye. John Jeffery and Jason Martin were eliminated in the first knockout round of the Plate losing to Gordon and Martin Watts. Mark Courtney and Jason Parkinson won the Plate Final 8-6 against Nash and McGivern. The event was sponsored by Bowls is Bowls, SMPT Director Craig Burgess commented “We are delighted to be working alongside Bowls is Bowls again” and added “Support for our events is vital, even more so following the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. We thank Mark Courtney and his team for their continued support.”

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Jack Pye of Wymondham - reached Last 16 of European Open Pairs