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Two wins in three years for Fellows

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 07, 2014

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MATT Fellows from Stoke won the Phil Wright Memorial Trophy – the biggest one-day competition in Burton and South Derbyshire bowls.

It was the second time in three years he has won the prestigious trophy and £400 prize money.

There were a full 128 entries on the day at the Washlands.

On an increasingly cloudy and rainy day, it was Fellows who gradually, after a close 21-20 win against Jeff Brown in the last 16, took control.

Newdigate’s Darren Plenderleith was looking good in the other half of the draw and, after a fine 21-9 win against former winner Andy Spragg, went into the final with confidence.

But Fellows never looked troubled, running out a 21-10 winner.

Organiser Dave Tubey said: “Congratulations to Matt for winning the trophy.

“We’d like to thank the Washlands for their great help in staging the event, and all the other helpers.

“I’m pleased to announce the magnificent sum of £1,200 had been raised for Cancer Research UK”.

Results from semi-finals onwards: Matt Fellows 21, Aaron Tapper 13; Andy Spragg 9, Darren Plenderleith 21.

Final: Matt Fellows 21, Darren Plenderleith 10.

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