Clevedon's Branfield bags notable double at National Championships

Clevedon Bowling Club's Stef Branfield celebrates

Clevedon Bowling Club's Stef Branfield celebrates - Credit: Clevedon BC

Clevedon Bowling Club’s Stef Branfield landed a notable double at the Bowls England National Championships in Royal Leamington Spa.  

Branfield won the women’s four-bowl singles after being a semi-finalist on two occasions in previous years and the following week she went on to win the women’s two-bowl singles.

This “double” has only been achieved on two previous occasions and Branfield also reached the final of the Bowls England Champion of Champions after being a semi-finalist on three consecutive occasions.

Unfortunately she didn’t make it a treble, but was able to celebrate a fantastic achievement nevertheless.

Results, Wessex Ladies (Friendly) Clevedon 54 North Petherton 24: D Franklin, M Foster, C Pearce 22-16; V Robertshaw, S George, A Ford 11-11; D Brown, M Davis, D Simmonds 21-7.

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