Mick in line for a hat-trick of titles

MICK Edlin remains on course for a hat-trick of titles in the Clarence Indoor Bowling Club championships.

MICK Edlin remains on course for a hat-trick of titles in the Clarence Indoor Bowling Club championships.

He is already through to the final of the triples, having partnered David Stott and Richard Crawford to a resounding, 25-shot victory in the semi, during which they notched up four fours and two fives.

In the singles third round, Edlin beat Clarence men’s club captain Ian Baker to qualify for a semi-final against Andy McMillan, conqueror of Ian Baker’s wife Margaret, the last remaining lady in the competition.

Edlin and his wife Carol booked another semi-final spot in the pairs by beating Harry Sparks and John Edwards. Their opponents will be David Stott and Richard Crawford, 15-14 winners in a tremendous tussle against Don Towie and Audrey Powell, having been 10-3 down until two fours on successive ends turned the match.


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Singles semi-finalist Andy McMillan is still chasing two titles, having partnered his teenage daughter Jennifer to a one-shot pairs success against Mike and Norma Peters, thanks to a three on the last end. Their semi opponents are the defending champions Ivan and Pam Barnbrook.

The Barnbrooks, with Ken Cromey, are also through in the triples, where they face a semi-final against Carol Edlin, Don Towie and Audrey Powell.

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Latest results - singles, third round: T Pritchard bt D Stott 21-17; D Towie bt M Scoins 21-9; M Edlin bt I Baker 21-4; A McMillan by M Baker 22-12.

Pairs, third round: I and P Barnbrook bt M Adams and A Jones 18-14; J and A McMillan bt M and N Peters 14-13; M and C Edlin bt H Sparks and J Edwards 18-5; D Stott/R Crawford bt D Towie and A Powell 15-14.

Triples - second round: I and P Barnbrook, K Cromey bt A Jones, J Phillips, M Adams 16-11; C Edlin, D Towie, A Powell bt P Burrough, B Jones, R Burrough 18-7; D Stott, R Crawford, M Edlin bt B Underwood, D Jackman, M Davies 18-9; R and A McMillan, G Cooper bt J and R Higgins, H Sparks 19-14. Third round (semi-final): Stott, Crawford, Edlin bt McMillan, McMillan, Cooper 35-10.

? RICHARD Crawford was elected chairman of Clarence Park Bowling Association at a well-attended AGM on Saturday. The retired aerospace engineer succeeded Sue Foster, who was thanked for her work over the last two years.

The association, the umbrella body which looks after the greens for the three clubs based at Clarence Park, also has a new treasurer, Kaye Bailey. She takes over from Alan Jones.

Members of the Clarence men’s and ladies’ clubs and Wessex Ladies voted for a �15 increase in their annual subscriptions to the association.

The new figure of �105 is a 16.7 per cent increase on last year’s subscription and the meeting was told that it was necessary because of the continually increasing costs of maintaining the three greens at Clarence Park, which stages the two big Weston open bowls tournaments every year.

Other officers elected – secretary: Margaret Travis; assistant treasurer: Mike Skyrme; greens manager: George Cooper; assistant greens manager: Gerald Barlow.

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