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Bowls: Can anyone best Pete Farmer?

South Shropshire | Sport | Published:

Can anyone beat Peter Farmer in the Burway Open? Can anyone beat Peter Farmer in the Burway Open? The Newport star won the big Ludlow title for the third year in a row to pocket £400. And the man he beat in Sunday's final was fellow Donnington Wood Classic semi-finalist from the day before, Peter Grimston of Sir John Bayley. Four-time Shropshire champion Farmer won 21-9, a barrage of counting shots taking him out of reach from 9-7.

Can anyone beat Peter Farmer in the Burway Open?

The Newport star won the big Ludlow title for the third year in a row to pocket £400.

And the man he beat in Sunday's final was fellow Donnington Wood Classic semi-finalist from the day before, Peter Grimston of Sir John Bayley.

Four-time Shropshire champion Farmer won 21-9, a barrage of counting shots taking him out of reach from 9-7.

But Grimston still had a good day in the £1,025 one-dayer, having never won a tie in the competition before – and recovering from 15-5 down to beat Mark Thomas (Meole Brace) 21-17 earlier in the day.

A total of 63 of the 64 entrants took part and in the semi-finals Farmer held on to beat Staffs star Ant Aldridge 21-18 while Grimston was ending the brave run of Hanwood's Russell Wellings using a tricky mark along the edge of the green to win 21-13.

The furthest lady prize of £25 was won by Rachel Bennett who lost 21-17 to Grimston in the third round.

Quarter-final scores:

Wellings 21, Andy Jones 16; Grimston 21, Chris Halford 16; Aldridge 21, Simon Rhodes 17; Farmer 21, Greg Smith 14.

By MALCOLM FLETCHER

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