Mighty Nullmeyers storms to county two-wood win

PUBLISHED: 10:30 15 June 2018

Mark Nullmeyers of Romford bowls club

Mark Nullmeyers of Romford bowls club


Holder powers into semis with superb display

Steve Mitchinson went out in round oneSteve Mitchinson went out in round one

Mark Nullmeyers made the switch from Wanstead Central to Romford over the winter and it is proving to be a great decision as he impressed in singles action this week.

On Saturday on home turf, he stormed to an impressive victory in the two-wood singles qualifier, winning out of a field of 21.

He had to go into the preliminary round, but Nullmeyers, who is the holder of this county crown, got past Mark Newman by 17-6.

He then squeezed past fellow Romford bowler Richard Bolton by 14-13, before dispatching Mitch Brenner of Wanstead Central 15-6.

That put him into the semi-final against another Romford bowler in Craig Burgess.

He had beaten John Sandell of Woodford 15-12 in the opening round, before getting the better of Wanstead Central veteran Len Welton by 16-13.

In the other half of the draw, Dan Hughes lost out to Central bowler Jack Butcher 17-14, while Mark Hodges of King’s Chase went down 16-10 to James Rippey.

But there was no stopping Romford bowler Steve Mitchinson.

After beating Brian Powell of South Woodford by 17-5, he knocked out Rippey 14-6 to book his place in the last four.

There he was just too strong for Butcher, beating him 15-13, while Nullmeyers got the better of Burgess by 16-9.

It was winner takes all in the final and Nullmeyers proved his skill in this discipline by winning 18-11 and booking a place in the county semis.

The final four are certainly an impressive array of talent. Nullmeyers will play Conor Mathers of Brightlingsea, while the other match sees big guns Andy Squire from Maldon and Ed Morris of Essex County go head to head.

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