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Nullmeyers Romford move gives him county singles boost

PUBLISHED: 10:30 22 June 2018

Mark Nullmeyers of Romford bowls club

Mark Nullmeyers of Romford bowls club

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Mark on a roll in two-wood and four-wood singles

Mark Nullmeyers with the county two-wood trophyMark Nullmeyers with the county two-wood trophy

Mark Nullmeyers is in the form of his life since moving to Romford from Wanstead Central, writes Dave Evans.

He has already booked a place in the semi-finals of the county two-wood where he is the current champion, is looking to defend his national mixed fours title, and on Monday he made the last 16 of the county singles.

“There were a few reasons for moving to Romford. The travelling to Wanstead was getting me down, I changed my job and I live in Hornchurch, so Romford was perfect for me,” he said.

“I also had a bit of a problem with a couple of people over there after being left out of teams, but I’m loving it at Romford and I’ve been playing really well.”

His latest singles victory came on home ground when he took on Keith Newberry of Brentwood in the area final.

“I started really well and went 13-0 up and that always takes the pressure off,” he said. “I was finding the weight of the green really well and got to 19-4, but I then got a bit lazy and let him back in a bit.”

It was a short lapse as Nullmeyers ran out a 21-10 winner to make the last 16, where he will play David Birch of Rayleigh.

“I am happy with my game at the moment and I will fancy my chances at home in the next round,” he said.

“Looking at my side of the draw, I don’t play Ed Morris and Andy Squire which I am pleased about. The only player in my half that I’d be worried about is Kevin Fitzgerald at Wanstead Central.”

Nullmeyers lost in the county pairs alongside Trevor Sayer on Tuesday, but otherwise it has been a superb season so far.

“I had a great day in the two-wood,” he said. “I had a great game with Richard Bolton. He is such a great laugh and he kept coming back at me, but otherwise I got through comfortably.

“I am in the semi-final against Conor Mathers, while Squire and Morris are in the other tie, so I am hopeful of making Leamington again.

“Conor is out of the four-wood singles so he has already been on to me to say that he is gunning for me in that one!

“I would also love to defend my national mixed fours title, but the four-wood singles is the big one and I will be doing all I can to get to the semi-final down at Westcliff at least.”

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