Ryan Prosser of the George won the 2019 All England to keep his remarkable season going. He beat Gary Owen 19, with a fine bowl to make two at 19 across when one down to a back toucher. He had been in impeccable form all day, starting off with beating home favourite Dan Petcher of Netherseal 18, then Gordon Hawkins of M&B Cheslyn Hay 7, Alex Wolfenden 12, Spencer Clarke 10 and Dan Roberts 6. Gordon had got past James Higgins 11 first game. Castlefields’ Steve Freer rolled back the years when beating team mate Paul Williams 18 and the Greville Arms’ Josh Hale 14 before losing out to Dan Roberts 15. Josh had defeated Mick Lynch of Baddesley 10 first round. Lewis Scott of St Georges had won 7 against Great Barr’s Joe Bown first game and then the same score versus James Wilcox, but then got 20 off Spencer Clarke. Ross Dunkley of the Greville beat Dan Jones 5 before losing to Jack Hargreaves 14, while pre-competition favourite Callum Wraight from Castlefields got past Roy Moxham 18 but lost 20 to Geraint Booth.
Summit Garage and the league would like to congratulate Ryan on his success.
Ryan, on his Facebook page, said I’m “sat here in a pub in Derby still don’t know what’s happened today. Not sunk in yet at all on absolutely cloud nine to win the All England! Wow yeah what a day still speechless (not for the first time haha) Had sooo many congrats messages thank you all! Finally that was for my Grandad Frankie!”
Full results are here.