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Worlingham bowler shines in England colours

PUBLISHED: 14:39 08 August 2014

The victorious England team with team manager Gail Gilkes, Louise Catchpole is back row standing one from right.

The victorious England team with team manager Gail Gilkes, Louise Catchpole is back row standing one from right.

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Louise Catchpole the Worlingham bowler, who plays locally for Beccles Town Bowls Club, helped the England Blue team to victory in the Home Internationals Series.

Louise, making her debut for the England Ladies Under 25 team, travelled to Ballymena, Northern Ireland and came away undefeated having represented England playing number three in the fours.

Her first game was against Wales White where after a difficult start England slowly pulled away for six-shot victory.

Louise was playing with Cassidy Lenton (Devon), Jody Clinch (Kent) and Kirsty Hembro (Somerset), all of whom had played for England before. The four quickly gelled into a formidable rink which was shown by their play the following day.

Against Scotland, the England quartet took total control of the game and ran out winners by eight shots. The afternoon game brought them up against Ireland, which turned out to be the English girls’ highest winning score of the series, 17 shots.

To win the series the English team had to win their final game against the Welsh and this turned out to be a nail-biting affair. Louise’s rink came out with a victory of seven shots, the other three English rinks lost one, won one and drew the other. This left the England blue team level with Scotland on points but England won the Series by having a higher shot difference.

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