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BOWLS: Fail scoops four titles
6:00am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
ALISON Fail was in superb form as she captured four titles at the Swindon and District Women’s Bowls Association finals day staged at Haydon Wick last Sunday.
She contested four finals and won all of them - two and four wood singles, retained the secretary singles, and skipped Purton to victory in the charity triples.
Purton were 5-3 up at five ends in the triples and 11-7 at 10. They then went 17-9 clear at 15. Wanborough rallied to cut the final deficit to 18-15.
After lunch Fail then enjoyed a comfortable 16-4 victory over Marilyn Kilburn in the two wood singles before winning the four wood singles.
She led Highworth’s Joanna Richman 9-3 at 10 ends and 16-10 at 18 before sealing a 21-11 success on the 22nd end.
Then to round off a superb but tiring day in a repeat of last year’s final, Fail retained her secretary singles beating Town Gardens’ June Corbett 21-9 on the 17th end.
It was Corbett’s second defeat of the day having lost the champion of champions final 21-12 to Jean Renicks (North End).
Shrivenham won a rare S&D title in the pairs, their first in the event for 25 years, but had to come from behind in the morning final for victory.
Their duo trailed Cricklade 9-4 after eight ends but then upped the pace starting with a count of four and two to surge away winning 11 of the remaining 12 ends for a comfortable 20-10 success after 20 ends.
Wanborough led 17-13 at halfway across the board against Wootton Bassett in the ladies double rinks final.
But Bassett hit back to lead 24-21 at 15, 28-25 at 18 before a final flourish gave them a 10-shot win.
Barbara Twine’s rink was 10-4 down at 10 ends, drew level at 11-11 at 15 but trailed 16-12 at 19.
However a storming finish of five and two saw them claim an unlikely 19-16 success.
Next door Doris Woodley’s rink were only 9-7 ahead at 10 ends but then gradually edged away to a 19-12 victory and 38-28 overall.
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