Morton Trophy success

Brentwood Bowling Club triples teams have regained the prestigious Morton Trophy after beating close neighbours Kings Chase in the final of the county Group 4 contest on Sunday 7th September.

TROPHY WINNERS:: From left, Robert Funnell, Mark Rose, Adam Smith, Fred Wasmuth, Ron Lofts, Bob Theobols.
TROPHY WINNERS:: From left, Robert Funnell, Mark Rose, Adam Smith, Fred Wasmuth, Ron Lofts, Bob Theobald.

This was the third year running that Brentwood had reached the final, winning against Gidea Park in 2012 but losing to mighty Haynes Park last year.

This year’s final was played on a neutral green at King George’s bowls club in Romford where two rinks were in play.

Overall, Brentwood went two shots ahead on the first end and stayed in front throughout, widening the gap to 12 shots by the penultimate end.

Skip Adam Smith with lead Robert Funnell and second Mark Rose completed their 18 ends first, with a nine-shot lead in the bank. On the other rink, skip Fred Wasmuth, lead Bob Theobald and second Ron Lofts were two shots up at this stage, which meant Brentwood were unbeatable.

After the skips decided to play the final end, Kings Chase produced their best performance of the day, putting six of their nine woods into the count. This still left Brentwood with a comfortable five-shot lead with the scoreboard on 34 – 29.

Brentwood captain Richard Rose congratulated his teams and said the victory was the icing on the cake in a week when players had picked up a clutch of other awards.

Notably, club vice-captain Fred Wasmuth has four new trophies to put on his mantlepiece. Apart from being in the winning Morton Trophy squad, he was also runner-up in the Group 4 unbadged singles, the Romford Bowling Association Silver Jubilee Trophy singles, and the Brentwood and District Bowling Association Affinity Pairs with fellow Brentwood player Keith Newberry.