Clowne: Thrilling finish to school bowls competition

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A nail-biting finish to a pilot national bowls competition ended up with Shirebrook Model Village Primary being crowned winners of the very first schools bowls tournament staged in England at Clowne Sports Centre .

Shirebrook Model Village beat Whitwell Primary into second place, securing the trophy on the last wood, of the last end, of the last match.

Bolsover District Council agreed to host the pilot competition at Clowne with 12 school teams taking part.

Bolsover District Bowls Development Group supported by the councils Sports Development Team went round the schools prior to the competition to deliver coaching and explain the rules.

Ann Syrett, Bolsover Council’s cabinet member for social inclusion said: “The matches were very competitive but played in the right spirit and I must congratulate everyone who took part in providing some enthralling games.”