Congratulations to Diane and Peter Orrin for their win in the Essex Pairs Competition held at Great Bentley on Sunday 12 February 2023.

2023 Essex Pairs

The competition started with eight groups, each player having three woods. The 8 Group winners went on to the knockout stages with Diane and Peter getting the better of the pair from Gt Yeldham. This win took them into the semi finals where they overcame Elmstead Market (Mel Horgan & Paul Youngs). 

This win set up a final between two experienced Pairs Peter & Diane v Don & Maxine (Rayne 2), who have both won this event in the past. As expected the final saw some quality bowling with Don & Maxine leading 5-4 after five ends. However it was end six which proved decisive with Peter & Diane taking three shots to have a two shot lead going into end seven. The match was not over when with just one bowl to go for the Highwoods Pair they were sitting two shots down with a tie break a possibility. However with her last bowl Diane bowled possibly the shot of the day to sit on the jack giving no chance for Don with his last bowl, resulting with Peter & Diane having a well deserved 7-4 victory.