World pairs champion KO’s Fakenham bowler King

FAKENHAM BOWLS CLUB FINALS NIGHT     ''The first winner of the Mervyn King Award, presented to the club by King, went to his son, Sam, much to the surprise of his father ANL-140427-164524001

FAKENHAM BOWLS CLUB FINALS NIGHT ''The first winner of the Mervyn King Award, presented to the club by King, went to his son, Sam, much to the surprise of his father ANL-140427-164524001

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Newly-crowned World Indoor Bowls Pairs champion Stewart Anderson knocked out Fakenham bowls ace Mervyn King from the Singles event on Wednesday.

The Just Retirement 2016 World Indoor Bowls Championships are currently taking place at the Potters Resort at Hopton on Sea, near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.

Anderson beat King 11-2, 3-8, 2-1 after a tie-break set. In the tie break, the first end went to King and the second to Anderson, so the match went into the last end.

King held shot with inches to spare but Anderson to everyone’s surprise launched a controlled runner down the rink. The Scot picked the jack clean and followed through with his bowl to take the shot and match.

Anderson and fellow Scotland player Darren Burnett had won the men’s pairs title. Burnett had also beaten King in the 2014 World Indoor Singles final.

Monday in the Singles first round saw eighth seed King defeat S Harris (Wales) 7-6, 7-7.

On Friday in the Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finals, King and partner Laura Thomas (Wales) lost 7-5 8-3 to Norfolk bowler Rebecca Field (England) and Paul Foster (Scotland).

Former West Norfolk player Jamie Chestney on Tuesday in the singles first round got past 12th seed Jason Greenslade (Wales) 7-8, 8-3, 2-1.

Yesterday (Thursday) Chestney met Connor Cinato (England), both of whom had qualified for this event. Chestney sealed his quarter-final place with a single on end eight to take the second set and match, 3-10, 3-8.