Three North Devon bowlers helped Devon win the Bowls England Women’s National Inter-County Under-31 Competition for the third year in a row.
Hayley James and Stacey Marsh, of Bideford Bowling Club, joined Rock Park’s Sophie Watts in the squad who retained the Amy Rose Bowl at Royal Leamington Spa yesterday.
Having defeated Sussex by one shot in the semi-finals, Devon struggled early on against Surrey in the final.
But they came back strongly in the second half of the match and earned a 43-27 win to take the title for the fifth time in seven years.
James, Marsh and Watts were all part of the Devon women’s Johns Trophy winning squad this season.