CAMBERLEY – WINNERS OF NATIONAL TONY ALLCOCK TROPHY
Over the weekend of 31 Aug/1 September a team from Camberley Bowling Club have played in the National Finals of the Tony Allcock Trophy and won!!!!
Congratulations to all the players:
To get to the national finals at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa they had already played the following matches:
Mytchett – home (won 38-21)
West End – away (won 17-52)
Byfleet – away (won 30-48)
Purley Bury – away (won 26-43)
Tilehurst – home (won 37-24)
Sutton – Area final played at Supreme (won 24-29)
On Saturday afternoon Camberley played Chacewater BC, Cornwall in a closely fought quarter final.
On Sunday morning Camberley BC rose like a phoenix from the ashes to defeat Brimfield & Little Hereford BC, Herefordshire in a very close semi-final.
Rink Scores: D McCallum bt M Wheatley 21-13; M Sampson lost to B Griffiths 18-20;
At the same time Box BC reached the final with a two-shot victory over Sussex’s Eastbourne BC.
On Sunday afternoon Camberley from behind and managed to win the final by defeating Box BC from Wiltshire 42-36. Box were in control in the opening stages of the match with Nick Grenfell’s rink leading 15-2, before a remarkable run in the second half of the contest by Camberley’s David McCallum’s quartet to ensure a 21-21 draw.
Martin Sampson bt A Jacobs 21-15.
Camberley is only the second club in Surrey to have won this competition. Supreme BC won the inaugural event in 2011.