Brett-er than rest!

PUBLISHED: 09:35 22 March 2007 | UPDATED: 12:18 04 May 2010

JUST CHAMPION: Nicky Brett.
Photo: GEOFF DURRANT

JUST CHAMPION: Nicky Brett. Photo: GEOFF DURRANT

ENGLAND No.1 Nicky Brett is the Champion of Champions. The City of Ely bowler triumphed in Sunday s final of the competition at Gunton Hall, Suffolk. The 32-year-old beat respected county player Neil Smith, from Swindon s Westlecot Bowls Club, by a convin

ENGLAND No.1 Nicky Brett is the Champion of Champions.

The City of Ely bowler triumphed in Sunday's final of the competition at Gunton Hall, Suffolk.

The 32-year-old beat respected county player Neil Smith, from Swindon's Westlecot Bowls Club, by a convincing

21-4..

Brett qualified for the two-day finals with 15 other bowlers by winning his club's singles title and then the East Region

Area One play-off at Chesterton.

Brett has won every English Indoor Bowling Association title, apart from the triples and singles.

He said: "It's great to win any national title and the Champion of Champions has to be up there with the top five or six competitions in the country."

The Ely bowler won two matches, on Saturday, beating Metrodome's Michael Crawshaw 21-10 and Riverain's Tony Webb 21-11, to secure a place in the semi-final.

Brett made light work of Sunday's opponents, winning 21-2 against Darlington's Andy Kirkland before cruising to victory in the final of the competition he last won in 2003.

He said: "That's the best I've played for a long time, although the score doesn't suggest it, Neil Smith played very well in the final.

"When you use the last bowl well it gives you a massive advantage.

"I did that very well and managed to turn a few ends round.

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