Title joy for Sussex bowler Amy Truran

Sussex’s Amy Truran has won the Bowls England Women’s National Singles Championship, sponsored by Bonmarche, at Royal Leamington Spa.

The 53-year-old from Homefield Park BC in Worthing defeated Lincolnshire’s Amy Gowshall from Cleethorpes BC 21-10 in the final – winning nine successive ends to recover from an 8-10 deficit to take the coveted title.

Earlier Truran defeated Gowshall’s England teammates Sian Gordon (Buckinghamshire) and Sue Davies (Worcestershire) to reach the final, whilst Gowshall progressed thanks to wins against Judy Plater (Buckinghamshire) and Natalie Melmore (Devon).

A delighted Truran said: “It feels like I am dreaming. I have reached the latter stages of both the four-wood and two-wood singles in the past, but it hasn’t yet sunk in that I have actually won the title.”

Truran will represent England in the 2013 British Isles Championships to be held in Scotland.

Results:

Quarter-finals:

S Davies (Broadway BC, Worcs) bt H McConnell (Henlow Park BC, Beds) 21-20;

A Truran (Homefield Park BC, Sussex) bt S Gordon (Burnham BC, Bucks) 21-20;

N Melmore (Kings BC, Devon) bt J Fordham (Saffron Ladies [Eastbourne BC], Sussex) 21-6;

A Gowshall (Cleethorpes BC, Lincs) bt J Plater (Princes Risborough BC, Bucks) 21-13.

Semi-finals:

A Truran (Homefield Park BC, Sussex) bt S Davies (Broadway BC, Worcs) 21-17;

A Gowshall (Cleethorpes BC, Lincs) bt N Melmore (Kings BC, Devon) 21-16.

Final:

A Truran (Homefield Park BC, Sussex) bt A Gowshall (Cleethorpes BC, Lincs) 21-10.

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