County Pairs Finals - July 2017
Two of Braintree Bowling Club's elite players, Graham Easterbrook and Martin Spencer, reached the Pairs Finals of the Essex County Bowling Association Championships at Southend last Saturday, 29th July. Their opposition, Mitch Brenner and James Rippey (two recognised accomplished players in the County) from Wanstead Central Bowling Club, made this an extremely tight game which resulted in the Braintree pair taking the honours with a resulting two shot winning score, 19 shots to 17shots.
On taking this County Pairs title, the Braintree duo will now go on to represent the Essex ‘A' team at the Men's National Pairs Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August, with their opposition being the Yorkshire 'A' team. After performing well over seven previous rounds in this County competition, the Essex Pairs title was a worthy reward for these two extremely talented players.
This now makes it two consecutive County titles for Braintree Bowling Club over the past two seasons, as last season, Graham and Martin also played in the County Double Fours Winning team, with Josh Heffernan, Chris Long, Brian Taplin, Malcolm Stark, Rob Doleman and Dave Hunt. This was the first time the Club had won this major trophy.
Eddie Hawkins - Press Officer Braintree Bowling Club