The 2018 National Championships proved to be the best ever for the county. The Mixed Four of Joe Loveys (Gorsley Chapel), John Mills, Shirley & Becci Cox (Woolhope) started the ball rolling with the county’s first appearance in a semi-final since 2003 when Pam & Neil Kellett, in the Pairs, had been the first county bowlers to reach that stage. Success then followed like the proverbial buses and John Mills and Shaun Jones (Ross) repeated the feat in the Pairs later that week.
Finally, Mark Cinderey (Llangarron), David Millington Jones, Phil & Anthony Rogers (Woolhope) reached the quarter-finals of the Fours with Kate Williams (Ross), John Mills, Shirley & Becci Cox also qualifying from their round robin group before falling in the round of 32. Congratulations to all of these bowlers as well as those who represented the county but failed to qualify from their round robin groups, some of them missing out by very narrow margins.