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Watlington Under 25s Day

Watlington BC hosted another successful Under 25s day on 1st September. This was the sixth time the club has run the event exclusively for the county’s junior bowlers and once again it attracted some new players. William and Thomas Lovegrove from Watlington attended for the first time along with Tom Tisbury from Thame who had played only one game for the under 25s previously and nine year old Zoe Pratley from City & County who had also only made one appearance for the juniors two weeks before.

The teams played shortened games in ‘round robin’ format with spiders, bowl for goal competitions and barbecue. The placings were decide on shot difference.

It proved a good day for Tom Tisbury as, accompanied by competition stalwarts Shane Cooper, Joe Glenn and Jamie Cowley, he won his first gold medal. It was Cooper’s hatrick with this victory joining those from 2008 and 2011.

Runners Up were Darren Wakeman, Orren Bennet and Claire Soden and in third place were Lee Young (Asst Manager guesting), Sam Watts, Zoe Pratley for her first medal, and Katie Glenn.

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