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