It’s a bowls Bank Holiday bonanza in county singles

PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 May 2017

Romford's Nigel Smith and Steve Mitchinson will be looking for silverware in the county singles

Romford's Nigel Smith and Steve Mitchinson will be looking for silverware in the county singles


First round action set to take place

We are all set for a bowls Bank Holiday bonanza as the first round proper of the competition hits the greens of Havering.

We have already had some action as the preliminary round in Area 7 took place on Monday with a couple of fascinating clashes taking place.

Eddie Fancourt of Haynes Park has got a useful record in the county singles, but he came up against the equally experienced Conway Fleming from Kings Chase in his preliminary round clash.

In the end it was Fleming who came through by 21-12 to booke a first round tyie with J Hicks of Gidea Park.

Nigel Smith of Romford also had to get through a preliminary round tie which he did comfortably with a 21-10 victory over R Rayner which earned him a clash at King’s Chase against Chris Martin who dispatched J Leny in his preliminary round clash 21-13.

Former Essex and National singles champion Steve Mitchinson had a walkover against Mark Hodges of King’s Chase, while Romford pair Colin Morton and Steve Pickford both had walkover wins and will now play each other in round one.

Lee Chaplin of Romford, a former under-25 singles champ, withdrew from this year’s senior singles allowi8ng Alan Davey of Haynes Park to go through to round one.

The only other scheduled tie saw Stuart McKenzie of St Chads earn a walkover win.

The first round takes place this coming Monday and the full draw is: Simon Brown v Rob Fleming; Richard Bolton v Seaton Corby; Stuart McKenzie v P Topley; Conway Fleming v J Hicks; John Tully v David Jarrold; Colin Morton v Steve Pickford; Alan Davey v Steve Mitchinson; Chris Martin v Nigel Smith.

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