The recent County Triples Championship saw a young Herefordshire bowler capture his fourth county title of the season.

The tournament at Ross Bowling Club saw 15 teams competing initially in four round robin groups before the group winners progressed to the semi-finals.

Two of the previous year’s Gorsley Chapel losing finalists, Dean Rudman and Joe Loveys, playing this year with Kate Williams of Ross, had to survive a scare and hold their nerve to take their place in their second successive final. They recovered from an early 10-0 deficit in their semi-final to eventually squeeze past Ian Park, Rob George and Ian Roe (Ross) in the final end of the game.

In the other semi-final the Woolhope team of Shirley Cox, Anthony Rogers and John Mills secured their final place with a more comfortable 11-5 victory over David Millington Jones, Peter Wright (Weston) and Jill Howells (Golden Valley). The final, whilst closely fought, saw the Gorsley / Ross team gradually ease ahead, leaving Woolhope chasing the match but unable to make up the deficit, eventually losing 10-5. The result gave Joe Loveys an incredible fourth concurrent county title, having already won the Singles, Pairs and Fours events earlier in the season.

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