BOWLS: Over are this year’s cup winners

Runners up team: Littleport Village Hall. From the left: Frank Hayden, Colin Wicks, Barry Giddens, M

Runners up team: Littleport Village Hall. From the left: Frank Hayden, Colin Wicks, Barry Giddens, Maureen Giddens, Ann Simper, Beryl Wicks, Chrissy King and Simon Smith. - Credit: Archant

The Final of the East Cambs Carpet Bowls Association League Knock-Out Cup, 2017/18 Season, was held at Ross Peers Sports Centre, Soham, on Wednesday April 18.

Winning team, Over. From the left: Laurence Pullar, Joan Raven, Mary Wilson, Jamie Smith, Amy Missin

Winning team, Over. From the left: Laurence Pullar, Joan Raven, Mary Wilson, Jamie Smith, Amy Missing, Ian Blunsten, Sarah Pullar, Simon Missing and Dawn Smith. - Credit: Archant

The team from Over Carpet Bowls Club won the final this year against last season’s cup winners, Littleport Village Hall.

Over are also this season’s League Division 1 winning team.

In the final, the first two games of four’s saw Littleport Village Hall taking the lead by 14 to 12 shots, including the handicap of 2-shots to Littleport Village Hall and 1-shot to Over.

After the first set of pair’s games, the score reversed with Over taking the lead by 29 to 23 shots making a difference of only 6 shots going into the last set of pairs.

In the final set of pair’s games, Over ran away with it by winning 9-3 on one carpet and 8-1 on the other, making Over this year’s winners with an overall final score of 46 to 27 shots.

It was a very enjoyable match to watch.