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England defeat Ireland in test event

England hosted Ireland in a test event held at Essex County Bowls Club on May 22 and 23.

Bowls England Performance Director John Mc Guinness led the England team to victory over a total of 38 games across two days.

The home side won 30 games but all agreed it was great to be back on the green playing international bowls after such a long absence.

Mc Guinness and Irish High Performance Director Neil Booth will select teams for the Commonwealth Games to be held at Birmingham in Summer 2022 at the end of this year.

RESULTS

Women

Singles (England first): Chestney 21 Beattie 10; Gowshall 21 Wright 20; Winch 21 Beattie 13; Tolchard 21 Beattie 7; Chestney 21 Rainey 14.

Pairs: Tolchard and Honnor 26 Rainey and O’Neil 19; Falkner and Gowshall 30 Morrow and Wright 8; Winch and Chestney 22 Devlin and Beattie 13; Tolchard and Kuhler 10 Morrow and O’Neil 16; Kuhler and Honnor 22 Rainey and O’Neil 6; Winch and Gowshall 20 Devlin and Beattie 14; Falkner and Chestney 29 Morrow and Wright 7.

Triples: Winch, Falkner and Honnor 22 Devlin, Wright and Beattie 10; Tolchard, Kuhler and Chestney 17 Rainey, Morrow and O’Neil 15; Falkner, Gowshall and Honnor 16 Devlin, Rainey and Wright 16; Tolchard, Chestney and Honnor 17 Rainey, Morrow and O’Neil 15; Winch, Kuhler and Gowshall 23 Devlin, Wright and Beattie 8.

Fours: Tolchard, Falkner, Kuhler and Honnor 11 Devlin, Rainey, Morrow and O’Neil 19; Winch, Kuhler, Falkner and Gowshall 14 Devlin, Morrow, Wright and O’Neil 10.

Short singles: Chestney 8 Beattie 9; Falkner 6 Wright 10; Winch 9 Rainey 6; Tolchard 13 O’Neil 5; Kuhler 2 Beattie 9; Honnor 9 Wright 2; Gowshall 4 Morrow 11.

Men

Singles: Brett 21 Bennett 15; Walker 21 McKeown 13; Tolchard 21 McKeown 15

Walker 21 Paul 12; Chestney 21 McKeown 4.

Pairs: Ridout and Chestney 18 Berkley and Paul 15; Knapper and Walker 12 McKeown and Kyle 20; Brett and Tolchard 15 Bennett and Martin 18; Brett and Morris 12 Bennett and Paul 19; Morris and Walker 22 Berkley and Paul 12; Knapper and Brett 22 McKeown and Kyle 6; Ridout and Tolchard 15 Bennett and Martin 22.

Triples: Knapper, Martin and Chestney 20 Bennett, Kyle and Martin 17; Ridout, Brett and Walker 17 Berkley, McKeown, Paul 15; Ridout, Knapper and Chestney 20 Berkley, Kyle and Martin 11; Knapper, Chestney and Walker 14 Berkley, Kyle and Martin 13; Ridout, Morris and Tolchard 20 Bennett, McKeown and Paul 19.

Fours: Ridout, Morris, Chestney and Tolchard 19 Bennett, Kyle, Paul and Martin 13; Brett, Knapper, Morris and Tolchard 11 Berkley, Kyle, Bennett and Martin 15.

Short singles: Ridout 8 McKeown 7; Morris 5 Paul 9; Knapper 5 Bennett 8; Walker 13 Berkley 2; Tolchard 9 McKeown 7; Chestney 10 Paul 5; Brett 10 Berkley 9.

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