Jamie-Lea Winch wins Bowls England Women’s Singles

Leicestershire’s Jamie-Lea Winch has won the Women’s National Singles Championship, supported by the Friends of English Bowling, to complete the full set of individual national titles.

Winch defeated Durham’s Teresa Parnell in the final to clinch the blue riband event and build on her previous successes in the Junior Singles (2008 and 2012) and Two-Wood Singles (2017).

Earlier Parnell defeated Somerset’s Stef Branfield 21-18 to reach the final, whilst Winch secured a count of four with the score tied at 17-17 against Lincolnshire’s Amy Gowshall to secure her place in the final.

Results:

Quarter-Finals:

Teresa Parnell (Stockton, D’ham) bt Lorraine Kuhler (Worthing Pavilion, Sussex) 21-18;

Stef Branfield (Clevedon, S’set) bt Debbie Souter (Southey, Surrey) 21-10;

Jamie-Lea Winch (Kingscroft, Leics) bt Ellen Falkner (Littleport, Cambs) 21-20;

Amy Gowshall (Cleethorpes, Lincs) bt Alison Spreadborough (Plymouth Sir Francis Drake, Devon) 21-5;

Semi-Finals:

Teresa Parnell (Stockton, D’ham) bt Stef Branfield (Clevedon, S’set) 21-18;

Jamie-Lea Winch (Kingscroft, Leics) bt Amy Gowshall (Cleethorpes, Lincs) 21-17

Final:

Jamie-Lea Winch (Kingscroft, Leics) bt Teresa Parnell (Stockton, D’ham) 21-13;

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