Here is how our ladies fared at the National Championships at Leamington.


Overall with 1 semi-final and 3 quarter-final placings, Central's women enjoyed a good year at the Bowls England National Finals at Victoria Park, Leamington.

They started well in the Fours with Carole Galletly, Pam Shepherd, Helen Young and Caroline Campion reaching the quarter's after good wins against Surrey 24-8, Hertfordshire 262-17 and Buckinghamshire 28-9. In the quarter-final they came up against the rink of Catherine Popple from Huntingdonshire and lost 14-19 in a close contest throughout.


Caroline Campion had a great run in the Singles with wins against Surrey 21-3, Essex 21-19, Worcestershire 21-13 and Dorset 21-16. In the semi-final Caroline came up against Lincolnshire's Amy Gowshall, losing 13-21.


Central had both triples representing Oxfordshire. Mary Tee, Pam Shepherd and Mo Cox had good wins against Devon 20-14 and Gloucestershire 24-7 before losing out in a close game against the Isle of Wight 13-18.

Central's other triple of Carole Galletly, Helen Young and Caroline Campion had wins against Yorkshire 34-3, Norfolk 17-10 and a close game against Surrey, coming back from a 9 shoy deficit to win 16-13. They lost out in the quarter-final to a strong Sussex triple skipped by Lorraine Kuhler 13-23.

Later that day, Carole Galletly lost her two-wood singles 10-15 against Nottinghamshire.


In the Pairs, Carole Galletly and Caroline Campion again started well with wins against Cornwall 20-12, Surrey 26-9 and Suffolk 27-16. In the quarter-finals they lost out to this year's National winner of both the Champion of Champions and Two-wood singles, non other than Lincolnshire's in form Amy Gowshall 20-14. Caroline will remember her when she looks back on this year's finals.


Well done ladies, you have done the club proud.


The mens Championships start today and Central are represented in the Fours by Alan Carter, Les Campion, Keith McNeil and Will Campion.


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Monday, 25th of May 2020