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Third time lucky for Broadway's bowlers

Evesham Editorial 15th Sep, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

BROADWAY Bowling Cub made it third time lucky after winning the Tony Allcock Trophy.

After two losing finals in the final stages of the over- 60s club mixed double rink, Broadway defeated Yeovil BC in the 2015 final at Leamington.

In Saturday’s quarter-finals, the Worcestershire side defeated Marden BC from Kent by 45-38. Steve Aldren scored heavily in the last six ends to win by 29-19 whilst John Oliver had a much closer tussle eventually losing 19-16.

Dorset were the semi-final opponents and both rinks won, Aldren by 21-17 and Oliver by 20-13 to put them into the final for the second time in three years against Yeovil from Somerset who won their semi final by one shot on an extra end against Egham of Surrey.

The final started in atrocious conditions as the rain lashed down.

Aldren raced into a 14-3 lad after 10 ends whilst Oliver held a two-shot advantage at the same stage. Yeovil came back strongly in the second half as the rain eased off to get to 19-17 down on the 19th end.

With Yeovil holding three on the 20th end, Aldren managed to draw the shot with his last wood and a two on the last end gave him a 22-17 victory.

It was altogether tighter on Oliver’s rink. He found himself 17-16 down on the 16th end, but five shots on the next four ends gave Broadway victory.

They will now go forward to represent England in the British Isles Championships next June

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