Final shot drama settles thrilling Oddfellows Rosebowl

The victorious Empingham team show off the Oddfellows Rosebowl they won in exciting style, from left, back row - Malc Mann, Mike Ramsden, Stephen Redding and Richard Gibbs; front row -Ken Wright, Viv Redding, Jonathan Corby, Mary Udale and Pat Jones. EMN-160830-124537002
The victorious Empingham team show off the Oddfellows Rosebowl they won in exciting style, from left, back row - Malc Mann, Mike Ramsden, Stephen Redding and Richard Gibbs; front row -Ken Wright, Viv Redding, Jonathan Corby, Mary Udale and Pat Jones. EMN-160830-124537002
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A thrilling Oddfellows Rosebowl was settled by the final wood bowled in this year’s edition of the annual Stamford and District Bowls League competition.

Empingham BC skip Jonathan Corby delivered a match-winning last shot at the death to deprive Wittering BC, who went down by 45-44 after an absorbing contest.

After presenting the trophy to the Empingham team, Martyn Dolby said: “Wow, what a fantastic final. It couldn’t have been scripted better for a nail-biting finish.“

l The venue for the final of this year’s Boor and Wainwright competition on Saturday September 3, starting at 2.30pm, will now be played at Blackstones Bowls Club. This means that the finalists, Blackstones C, who are defending the title, and Blackstones D, will be battling it out on home soil, which should make for an interesting final.