Fortune's title win

PUBLISHED: 13:55 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:38 05 October 2010

Poplar's Ray Fortune was crowned singles champion as North Greenwich bowls club hosted the East Ham and District bowling finals day at Millwall Park, Isle of Dogs last weekend.

Poplar's Ray Fortune was crowned singles champion as North Greenwich bowls club hosted the East Ham and District bowling finals day at Millwall Park, Isle of Dogs last weekend.

Fortune overcame North Greenwich's John Marshall, the East Ham and District association president, 21-14 on Saturday to take the singles title at the event, which was attended by the mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Poplar player Fortune had also won the secretaries championship in the first session of the day after defeating Tommy Payne, from Salamander, 21-8.

The pairs title went to Ford Sports duo Kenny Little and Bill Nelson, who prevailed 23-20 against fellow Ford Sports pair Brian Pepper and Del Foster.

Nelson was also a winner in the final of the two woods competition as he claimed the title with a 21-12 victory over Vic Byrne, from Plashet Park.

Defeated Ford Sports pair Pepper and Foster enjoyed more success in the finals of the fours competition as they teamed up with club-mates Bill Tarling and R Ling to defeat Salamander quartet Bob Jarrold, Tommy Payne, Steve Wilson and K Morgan 28-25.

Father and son duo Neil and George Warren made up two thirds of the victorious Salamander triples team alongside D Stacey.

They defeated Central Park trio Wally Pope, M Hodges and A Dobson 12-10 to lift the triples championship.

Organiser for the day Albert Hughes praised the event as a resounding success. He said: "A great day's bowling was had by all.

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