Thames Valley wins Inaugural Summerset Masters Fours
Well known Thames Valley bowler Kevin Boothby skipped his team of Alex Steel, Marilyn Steel and Basil Johnstone to win the inaugural Summerset Masters Fours Championship Title at the Roskill and Districts Hall, New Lynn on Sunday to win the title.
In a different format to other national finals the teams were drawn prior to the commencement of play, into two sections of four. The first and second teams in each section after the sectional round-robin, contested the semi-finals - the winner of section one played the runner-up in section two and vice-versa. The winners of the respective semi-finals then played off to determine the winner.
Southland (Graham Low, Brian Hotton, Alan Clark and Jan Low) won section one with Thames Valley second. Marlborough (Kevin Wills, Kath Gilchrist, Betty Schofield and Ken Jones) won section two with Upper Hutt Valley (Roger Jones, Rob Fuge, Ivan Barr and Mary Holmes) second.
The round robin was played over three rounds.
In the semifinals Thames Valley bt Marlborough 8-4 and Upper Hutt Valley bt Southland 11-10.
The final saw Thames Valley beat Upper Hutt Valley 10-5.