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Bowling club ‘thrilled’ as all-weather surface is finished

A BOWLING club says it is ‘thrilled’ after work has finished on its new playing surface.

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Charlie Bailey, right, receives his trophy

Bailey toasts dominant final success

CHARLIE BAILEY won the Portsmouth & District League champion of champions competition at Milton Park.

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Carl Baggott

Ellis edged out in Royal battle at Leamington

AT THE National Finals in Royal Leamington Spa, Martin Ellis of Lee-on-the-Solent agonisingly lost 21-20 in the last 16 of the Men’s Champion Of Champions.

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Carla Woolvin

National stage for Portsmouth contingent

THE Portsmouth & District contingent have started their pursuit of national glory in Royal Leamington Spa.

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Joan Wilson. Picture: Mick Young (161068-05)

Feilder of dreams in Portsmouth Open... Double for Joan Wilson

STEVE FEILDER won the Portsmouth Open men’s singles title while Joan Wilson completed a fantastic double success.

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Steve Feilder   Picture: Mick Young

Waverley still making a splash

Waverley extended their lead over Alexandra at the Portsmouth & District League division one summit with a home 42-shot all-rinks win over Priory.

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Southsea Waverley's Matt Marchant

Marchant inspires Waverley with big brace

It now looks like it’s a two-horse race for the Portsmouth & District League division one title.

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Griffiths helps Waverley put Park to the sword

Southsea Waverley made the most of Fareham’s postponement to extend their lead at the top of the Portsmouth & District League division one table.

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Terry Smith bowls for Vospers

Cooke serves up win as Waverley beat Alexandra

THE Portsmouth & District League division one leaders Southsea Waverley beat old rivals Alexandra.

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Mark Griffith - Southsea Waverley

Bailey and McCubbin among Hampshire’s talented cup squad

THE Hampshire team for the Middleton Cup match against Berkshire includes a strong contingent from the Portsmouth & District League.

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Trevor Kelly (coach), Simon Everest (Teacher), Bryan Franklin (coach), Robert Paxton (England International) and Pam Lambshead (coach) with the school pupils

Derby win in county competition lifts Gosport

GOSPORT put their league woes behind them by defeating neighbours Lee-on-the-Solent by eight shots in the county club competition.

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Charlie Bailey. Picture: Sarah Standing

Fareham on the march as Cowplain are beaten

FAREHAM marched on in the Rowland Cup with victory against Cowplain.

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Barry Harman helped Alexandra start the season well. Picture: David Brawn

Fareham and Alexandra show intent for season

FAREHAM and Alexandra got off to bright starts to the new Portsmouth & District League season.

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Bowling clubs are keen to attract new members

Newcomers have the chance to test out bowling skills

MANY of the Portsmouth & District League clubs are holding open days on Saturday as they look to attract new members.

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Fareham Bowling Club opens its new season with, club president Pam Bartram, left, and mayor and mayoress Mike and Anne Ford

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Fareham mayor starts bowling season

The bowling season got off to a flying start with a visit from the mayor of Fareham.

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Clubs warming up for new outdoor bowls season

SHORTLY after Easter is the time when outdoor bowlers get ready for the new season which, for the Portsmouth & District League, starts on Monday, April 25.

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Fareham Tigers bowler Cyril Friend    Picture: Mick Young

Tigers earn stripes but cannot lift trophy

Fareham Tigers ended Eastleigh Railway’s unbeaten rink record but were unable to wrestle Palmerston Cup honours away from their opponents, losing 70-46 in the final.

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Greg Harlow watches Paul Bennett bowl. Picture: Paul Jacobs (160131-17)

Cream rises to the top at Hayling

Katherine Rednall and Greg Harlow added more titles to their impressive CVs after winning the EIBA Warner Leisure Hotels Champion of Champions at Lakeside Coastal Village, Hayling Island.

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Katherine Rednall in action on Hayling Island in 2015. Picture: Mick Young

World champions to go for Hayling Island glory

Newly-crowned world champions Ellen Faulkner and Katherine Rednall are heading to Hayling Island in the pursuit of more success.

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