Sarnians crowned

THE Sarnian duo of Alison Merrien and Carol Ingrouille were crowned British women's pairs champions last evening in County Durham.

Sarnians crowned

THE Sarnian duo of Alison Merrien and Carol Ingrouille were crowned British women's pairs champions last evening in County Durham.

The Guernsey combination produced a confident display to beat English champions Margaret Sowden and Ann Lennie comprehensively, 25-14 over the 21-end format.

It was the sole title success for Channel Islands representatives over the three-day championships.

The English duo from West Denton Indoor Bowls Club started strongly, picking up four shots over the first two ends and they led 5-2 after four.

However, Merrien and Ingrouille had drawn level after six and then pulled away with some heavy scoring over ends nine to 13 in which they opened a 10-shot gap.

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