Keith and Helen Surridge Memorial Rosebowl

Youth held sway at the Mooragh Park on Saturday when 18 year old Casey Bolton and her young partner, visiting bowler Gavin Radcliffe, triumphed over a field of 24 pairs to win the Keith and Helen Surridge Memorial Rosebowl. The two of them had to do things the hard way, triumphing 21 – 13 over Janet and Robert Monk in the quarter final before edging a tight semi final 21 – 17 against Jenny Moore and James Teare.
In the final they faced Paula and Stuart Garrett who also had a fight in the semis before coming through 21 – 17 against Jayne Kneen and Andy Kennish. Bolton and Radcliffe edged ahead in the final and despite a late wobble that saw them concede a four and a two to the Douglas pair they ran out winners 21 – 19. The other losing quarter finalists were Alec and Philippa Taylor, Lyn Bolton and Trevor Quayle and Brenda Bowyer and Bobby Clayton.
A consolation competition for first game losers run alongside the main event proved popular and was won by North Ramsey pairing of Mary Kinrade and Brian Colquitt.
This competition has been kindly sponsored by the Surridge family since 1993 and at the end of a good day’s bowling in excellent weather the prizes were presented by North Ramsey competition secretary Mike Skelly. A raffle during the day raised £145 for Hospice Care.

Report by John Cannon