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Emma Herrieven (14) wins one and loses two at county Women’s Bowls Association Federation finals

PUBLISHED: 15:39 28 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:54 28 July 2017

Emma Herrieven

Emma Herrieven


Fourteen-year-old Emma Herrieven, played very well throughout the weekend of the annual Suffolk County Women’s Bowls Association Federation finals.

The winners from the Suffolk County Women's Bowls Association Federation finals The winners from the Suffolk County Women's Bowls Association Federation finals

Emma contested three finals, two of which were very close affairs, losing to the vastly more experienced June White of Thurlton BC in the 2-Bowl singles, and eventually succumbing in the 4 Bowl Singles by a single shot to Joy Squire.

Emma also won the U25 Singles playing consistently well, especially to the longer jacks where she excels and is very hard to beat.

She is also a member of the County Under 25 team who will be competing in the National Final on Saturday August 19.

We expect to see much more of the youngster’s talent in the years to come.

The triple from Bramford winning the 3 wood final at the Suffolk County Women's Bowls Association Federation Finals The triple from Bramford winning the 3 wood final at the Suffolk County Women's Bowls Association Federation Finals

The final of the Champion of Champions was a very good game between Andrea Dickinson and Shirley Plummer.

The latter was always in the lead until losing the penultimate end allowing Dickinson to draw level at 20-20.

Both of Plummer’s bowls ran through, leaving Dickinson with the shot she needed to win the title.

With both Triples in the 2-Bowl Rinks final having fought hard throughout the game, and with only one shot difference in the score, spectators were treated to a nail-biting last end.

The Kessingland trio held one shot,with the skips still to bowl, but the situation remained unchanged, leaving the Kessingland Triple the winners by two shots over their Ixworth opponents.

The same Ixworth Triple of Pat Jennings, Jenny Ronchetti and Ann Lilley, was back on the green 20 minutes later to contest another Triples final, this time against the Bramford Trio of Jean Taylor, Rachel Barber and Stella Utteridge.

This proved to be another interesting and hard-fought game with the ladies from Bramford being the eventual winners.

All County Champions will be competing in the National Finals at Skegness in late August.

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