Sporting Digest: Bowls

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ENGLISH WOMEN'S INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Stevenage): Triples (last 16): Essex County (E Schooling) bt Swinton (F Hamer) 22-15; Cambridge Park (P Launders) bt Teignbridge (M Wellington) 21-10; Sutton (E Hurley) bt Stamford (B Warters) 17-16; St Neots (E Weekes) bt Barwell (B Grinrod) 18-17; County Arts, Norwich (V Chapman) bt Erdington Court (J Cearns) 27-11; Angel, Tonbridge (J Kemble) bt Worthing (L Inch) 19-6. Quarter-finals: Foxhill (B Walford) bt Eldon (N Greenwood) 17-16; Cambridge Park bt Essex County 14-10; St Neots bt Sutton 19-16; Angel bt County Arts 23-12. Unbadged pairs, semi-finals: J Boosey & J Ward (Stevenage) bt C Day & P Carrott (City of Ely) 18-8; J Stephenson & D Hope (Darlington) bt V Freer & H Branch (Wealden) 22-16. Final: Darlington bt Stevenage 21-13.

ENGLISH MEN'S INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Melton Mowbray): Singles, first round: M Sharpe (Kingsthorpe) bt D Hayne (Bodmin) 21-12; J Lambert (Sunderland) bt G Parker (Herts) 21-12; G Burgess (Perdiswell) bt R Newman (Whiteknights) 21-6; N Brignal (Richardsons) bt T Lowe (City of Ely) 21-15; G Smith (Cyphers) bt K Renwick (Preston, Brighton) 21-12; S Airey (Cumbria) bt D Roberts (King James I) 21-3; J Evans (Teignbridge) bt J George (County Arts) 21-6; R Morgan (East Dorset) bt N Thompson (Cambridge Park) 21-19. Pairs, quarter-finals: Wymondham Dell (M Overton, I Daines) bt Wey Valley (R Belcher, P Vamvacopolous) 27-8; Kingsthorpe (I Walker, M Sharpe) bt Cumbria (D Taylor, S Airey) 29-15; Thornaby (T Frosdick, H Duff) bt Plymouth Civil Service (C Rice, D Elliott) 21-13; Preston, Brighton (D Williams, K Renwick) bt Richmond (L Dickson, K Nicholls) 25-7. Semi-finals: Wymondham Dell (M Overton, I Daines) bt Kingsthorpe (I Walker, M Sharpe) 19-13; Preston, Brighton (D Williams, K Renwick) bt Thornaby (T Frosdick, H Duff) 23-14.

TEST MATCHES (Durban) Men: South Africa bt England 6-2. Singles: N Burkett bt T Allcock 25-19. Pairs: R Rayfield and Burkett bt A Thomson and Allcock 31-11. Triples: D Piketh, A van Winkle, K Cambell bt D Holt, T Hanger and J Bell 19-10. Fours: Piketh, van Winkle, Rayfield and Cambell lost to Holt, Hanger, Thomson and Bell 18-20. Women: South Africa bt Scotland 6-2. Singles: A Pretorius bt J Lindores 25-14. Pairs: E Barraud and H Bekker bt Lindores and S Gourlay 30-20. Triples: L Dyer, C Grondine and Pretorious lost to S McCrone, J Maxwell and F Whyte 17-18. Fours: Barraud, Bekker, Dwyer and Grondine bt Gourlay, McCrone, Maxwell and Whyte 26-16.

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