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Devon win third Middleton Cup title


Devon won the Middleton Cup for the third consecutive year yesterday at Victoria Park,  Leamington Spa.

They defeated Kent in the final of the men’s inter-county championship, supported by the Friends of English Bowling, 127-95 to continue their remarkable run in the event.

The final was a repeat of the 2016 final that saw Devon triumph 115-104 whilst they beat Cumbria in the final in 2015.



Kent bt Bedfordshire 128-82
Rink scores (Kent skips first): Perry Martin bt Glyn Milbourne 26-19; Shaun McCaughan bt Jim Allen 22-11; Gary Brock bt Tom Cawdell 19-11; Gordon Charlton bt Chris Beard 19-11; Pat Briscoe lost to Andrew Manning 16-17; Duncan Hanmore bt Roly Barker 26-13

Devon bt Northumberland 113-95
Rink scores: (Devon skips first): Jamie Chestney bt Gary Myerscough 27-10; Louis Ridout bt Phil Harvey 19-18; Robert Paxton bt Paul Ging 18-13; Sam Tolchard bt Craig Cooper 18-14; James Webber lost to Chris Yeomans 14-23; Griff Sanders drew with Darren Parkes 17-17


Devon bt Kent 127-95
Rink scores: (Devon skips first): Robert Paxton bt Gary Brock 27-13; James Webber bt Pat Briscoe 24-13; Griff Sanders lost to Duncan Hanmore 18-26; Jamie Chestney bt Perry Martin 19-15; Louis Ridout lost to Shaun McCaughan 17-19; Sam Tolchard bt Gordon Charlton 22-9

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