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Titles delight for Beccles bowls players

PUBLISHED: 11:19 23 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:09 01 August 2010

County triples winners.

County triples winners.

At the men's county finals Beccles bowls players won two titles.

Ben Harber, Ian Catchpole and John Catchpole won the triples, beating the Ipswich triple of Mark Stannard, Colin Chick and Phillip Page in the final.

At the men's county finals Beccles bowls players won two titles.

Ben Harber, Ian Catchpole and John Catchpole won the triples, beating the Ipswich triple of Mark Stannard, Colin Chick and Phillip Page in the final.

The Beccles team raced in to an early lead and were always in command to win by four shots. In the semi-final they had a comfortable win over fellow Beccles players Mark Todd, David Todd and David Wood.

An U25 mixed singles competition was played for the first time, won by Lauren Clarke.

In her semi-final she narrowly beat Beccles' Louise Catchpole. In the final against Kathryn Rednall from Ipswich, Lauren started slowly but gradually gained the upper hand.

In the final of the U25 singles, Ian Catchpole lost by the narrowest margin 21- 20, to Aaron Phillips from Sudbury. Beccles also had losing semi-finalists in the singles (Mark Todd), pairs (Mark and David Todd) and fours (Mark Todd, Cyril Moore, John Catchpole and David Wood).

Seventeen club finals take place in the next five days. The schedule is:

Today: 6.30pm Ladies' triples D Gaze v K Clarke, P Sillett v L Catchpole, D Woodhouse v T Topple. Men's fours A Twomey v R Bennett, C Moore v R Barker, M Todd v J Nixon, D Todd v M Patterson.

Tomorrow: 10.30am Bob Holmes singles S Cook v J Catchpole. Over 60s pairs M Moore v D Gaze, C Moore v J Jermy. Plate singles 6.30pm G Mulcairn v M Patterson. Sid Bird fours P Mulcairn v V Lawrence, Pam Sarginson v D Gaze, K Woodhouse v N Rutherford, D Francis v M Todd.

Sunday: 10am Men's singles B Harber v M Todd. Ladies' singles K Clarke v L Catchpole. Forward Cup J Plant v G Marwood. Men's triples 6pm G Catchpole v T Dale, I Catchpole v L Beardsley, J Catchpole v D Self. Men's pairs M Todd v R Stanton, D Todd v G Ramsbottom. Ladies' two-wood singles T Topple v K Clarke. Ladies' fours D Gaze v J Squire, P Sarginson v N Marwood, D Woodhouse v A Ward, J Plant v G Smith.

Monday: 6.30pm Justin Smith pairs D Meadows v T Topple, G Mulcairn v M Todd. Ladies pairs G Marwood v M Moore, K Clarke v B Capon. Mixed pairs L Catchpole v D Gaze, I Catchpole v J Catchpole.

Tuesday: 6.30pm Junior singles K Clarke v B Harber.

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