Steve and Ali secure trebles

GARY PITSCHOU’S return to indoor bowls has, after all, paid dividends by way of an island trophy.

Familiar foes: Opposing pairs skips Ali Merrien, left, and Gwen de la Mare both emerged with titles and go on to the next stage against Jersey’s best. (Pictures by Adrian Miller, 26587719)
Familiar foes: Opposing pairs skips Ali Merrien, left, and Gwen de la Mare both emerged with titles and go on to the next stage against Jersey’s best. (Pictures by Adrian Miller, 26587719)

The man who lost to Steve Le Noury in the singles final joined forces with his conqueror and brother Mike to steal the men’s triples title from under the noses of Matt Le Ber’s Pembroke Boys.

With Chris Dyer and Peter Priaulx in tow, Le Ber’s team had turned things around in the late stages with two counts of four, the second taking them 15-13 ahead with two ends left.

But Pitschou’s Rebels levelled with a double on the next and a single on the last did the trick.

Le Noury had a third triumph to his name, winning the men’s pairs 21-17 with his brother against Ian and Alan Merrien.

Ali Merrien has often completed a clean sweep of titles, but here she and Carol Ingrouille were pipped 21-17 by Gwen de la Mare and Rose Ogier, who trailed by one late on but secured five shots over the final three ends.

The fours finals went the way of Ali Merrien’s Wonder Women, who beat de la Mare’s US Four 23-13, and Ian Merrien’s Likely Lads who thrashed Ben Harvey’s side 27-3.

The veterans fours final was won 23-16 by Dyer’s Pembroke Boys from Mac Timms’ Four Aces.

In the women’s triples Ali Merrien again had the edge on de la Mare, winning 18-10 with Shirley Petit and Carol Ingrouille alongside.

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