Clevedon Bowling Club marked another successful year with their presentation evening recently. 

Clevedon were well represented at the Bowls England National Finals, held in in Leamington, during August, with 11 members competing in 20 disciplines across the fortnight with Steph Branfield winning the Ladies Singles and Laura Holden the ladies two-wood champion.

The Club's A Team won the County League for the first time in 18 years after they secured the maximum points required in their final game of the season.

Unfortunately, the B Team suffered relegation from their league, after a loss in their final match of the season.

In what was a frantic end to the season Clevedon’s men were beaten by the eventual winners, Bath in the Somerset County Turnbull Cup semi-finals.

However, the week before this they staged an impressive comeback to overcome Victoria the final of the North Somerset Knock-Out Cup.

In the Clevedon & District Leagues, Clevedon finished third in the Evening League and fourth in the over-55s Triples League. 

The winners of the Cup finals were: – Dave Brightman - Men's Championship and Men's Veterans; Steph Branfield - Open Championship, Ladies Championship and Ladies two-wood; Dan Rycroft - Men's two-wood; Neil Westlake - Men's Handicap; Doreen Simmonds - Ladies Handicap & Ladies David Bryant; Terri Cuff - Ladies Veterans; Graham Roberts – Men's David Bryant.

In the Pairs competitions, the Lancaster Trophy was won by Phil Manning and Pip Branfield, Men's Pairs by Steve Fallows and Brightman, Ladies Pairs by Naomi Stride and Cuff and the Open Pairs by Keith Bristow and Brightman or Clive Bancroft and Steve Thorne.

The season ended on Captains Day and a highly competitive game between the Jacks, under the direction of men's captain Brightman, and Jills, under the director of women's captain Jacqui Branfield and it was the Jills who secured victory by one point after a close contest after 15 ends.

The day finished with the annual end of season dinner in the club afterwards.

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