JACK ROLLINGS has added his name to the list of Sussex County Bowls champions, aged just 14.
He was part of the the Martlets Short Mat Bowls Club’s victorious team display at the West Sussex County 4s Championship, and it is thought Jack is among the youngest ever county champions. The Billingshurst-based team of Jack, Chris Blackman, Chris Rolph and Marc Lancaster remained unbeaten during the day-long annual contest staged at Westergate’s 6 Villages Leisure Centre.
Nearly 80 competitors were initially placed in qualifying groups from which teams progressed on to the last eight knockout stages,
At the semi finals stage, a rink from the Slinfold Infinity Club narrowly lost to Chanctonbury’s Jim Noton, Adam Homewood, Steve Payne and Keith Hawkins, while The Martlets foursome overcame Bognor GoodWoods’ Rose Jalley,Eric Jones,Brenda Jones & Brian Mills.
The Martlets took an early lead in the final,and held on for a 5-3 victory.
Blackman, Rolph and Lancaster successfully defended the title they won last season,and Jack Rollings at just 14 years old became one of the youngest to win any West Sussex County title, although losing finalist Chanctonbury’s Adam Homewood is just 12.