Suffolk pair's starring role for England
Bowls SUFFOLK stars John Rednall and Adrian put England on course to retain the Home International title at Worthing last night.The Felixstowe and Suffolk club-mates toppled former British Singles champion Angus Blair against Scotland to steer England to victory in the virtual title decider against the Old Enemy.
SUFFOLK stars John Rednall and Adrian put England on course to retain the Home International Bowls title at Worthing last night.
The Felixstowe and Suffolk club-mates toppled former British Singles champion Angus Blair against Scotland to steer England to victory in the virtual title decider against the Old Enemy.
Evening Star bowls columnist Rednall operated at lead and Holden at number two to Buckinghamshire skip Kirk Smith and they raced to an early 12-5 lead over Blair and Co.
Blair battled back, drawing level at 12-12 with six ends to play.
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However, the Suffolk pair kept their cool, slotting home five shots in the run-in to edge out Blair 17-15.
Across the green England won a nerve-jangling battle 103-100, collecting 16 points.
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Earlier England had seen off Wales 123-112, picking up 18 points for their efforts.
In that clash Rednall and Holden found themselves trailing former World Indoor Singles Champion Robert Weale 16-7 at half-way and although the Suffolk duo piled up 11 shots over the last ten ends, Weale hung on to win 22-18.
England now meet the Channel Islands and needed to win on at least two of the six rinks in the final match today to retain their grip on the crown.