The first of this year’s Herefordshire Short Mat Bowling Association County Competitions took place on 27th March 2022 at the Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye.
Eight teams from across the County competed in a single league format over the course of the day with it proving to be a fiercely competitive and tense affair. At the half-way stage, John Mills’ Woolhope team were unbeaten and led the way from the St Martins team skipped by Jim Knowles, who had only lost one of their four matches at that stage.
As the competition continued, Ian Roe’s Ross team gained momentum, beating the St Martin’s team amongst others to put real pressure on the leading pack. However, it was Mills’ Woolhope team who proved too strong and by the time they played Roe’s Ross team in the final game, they had managed to build an unassailable lead, eventually winning the event by just one point, winning five, drawing one and losing one game over the course of the day.