Sporting Digest: Bowls

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MANCHESTER UNITY ENGLISH INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Melton Mowbray): Second round: P Lawson (Picketts Lock) bt G Stacey (White Knights, Reading) 21-14; Ward bt Broderick 21-18; A Allcock (Bentham) bt P Barnicott (Mote Park) 21-12; Barr bt Ashcroft 21-11; D Williams (Preston, Brighton) bt P Hobday (Victory, Portsmouth) 21-16; King bt Rednall 21-10; Mills bt Butcher 21-11; P Bennett (Bodmin) bt D Ross (Tilbury) 21-6. Quarter- finals: Ward bt Barr 21-7; Bennett bt Williams 21-9; Lawson bt Allcock 21-18; King bt Mills 21-8. Semi-finals: Bennett bt Lawson 21-2; King bt Ward 21-8. Final: King bt Bennett 21-12. Pairs final: B Vickers and G Smith (Cyphers, Beckenham) bt M and R Newman (Whiteknights, Reading) 23-22. Under-25 double-rink championship, semi-finals: Cumbria bt Foxhill (Aylesbury) 59-21 (S Airey 32 G Grace 11; S Farish 27 C Walford 10); City of Ely bt Cambridge Park (Twickenham) 55-37 (D Bell 27 I Jenkins 17; I Brown 28 J Godman 20). Final: Cumbria bt City of Ely 58-15 (Airey 22 Brown 10; Farish 36 Bell 5). Liberty Trophy Inter-County Championship Final: Somerset bt Kent 125-99 (M Prosser 22 M Sekjer 18; J Hobday 15 T Heppell 15; N Rowe 25 C Hall 11; A Apsey 14 G Charlton 28; I Middlemast 27 J Bull 8; T Perkins 22 G Smith 19).

MAZDA INTERNATIONAL JACK HIGH TOURNAMENT (Tweed Heads, Gold Coast, Aus): Section A: G Lawson (NZ) bt R Corsie (Sco) 9-7 9-3; R Parrella (Aus) bt D Shaw (Aus) 9-5 9-5; T Morris (Aus) bt D Shaw (Aus) 9-8 9-2; Morris bt Corsie 1-9 9-8 9-6; Parrella bt Lawson 9-7 9-7. Final positions: 1 Parrella (P 4, won 3); 2 Corsie (4-2); 3 Morris (4-2); 4 Lawson (4-2); 5 Shaw

(4-1). Section B: A Thomson (Eng) bt M Johnston (Irl) 9-0 9-8; M McMahon (HK) bt C Curtis (Aus) 9-5 9-4; D Stockham (Aus) bt McMahon

9-5 2-9 9-6; Stockham bt Thomson 9-2 7-9 9-5; Curtis bt Johnston 9-4 9-2. Final positions: 1 Thomson (P 4, won 3); 2 Stockham (4-3); 3 McMahon (4-2); 4 Curtis (4-2); 5 Johnston (4-0). Semi-finals: Thomson bt Corsie 9-4 9-7; Stockham bt Parrella 9-6 9-5. Final: Thomson bt Stockham 9-4 9-5.

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