Magic carpet ride for champion duo

PUBLISHED: 12:49 17 May 2007 | UPDATED: 15:06 12 May 2010

Robin and Leigh Mynott with their latest silverware

Robin and Leigh Mynott with their latest silverware

ROBIN and Leigh Mynott dashed their rivals title dreams by winning the carpet bowls Champion of Champions tournament at Littleport - a win they hope will inspire youngsters to take part. The father-and-son partnership claimed another trophy on Sunday by

ROBIN and Leigh Mynott dashed their rivals title dreams by winning the carpet bowls Champion of Champions tournament at Littleport - a win they hope will inspire youngsters to take part.

The father-and-son partnership claimed another trophy on Sunday by beating Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Bedfordshire, and helped Cambridgeshire to a well-deserved victory.

In front of a packed house, Robin of Melbourn and Leigh of Royston went through the competition unbeaten.

Leigh said: "To go the whole competition without a loss is fantastic, and we're both really proud.

"We had to beat the best bowls players in their respective counties, and I think we've done extremely well.

"We've put in a lot of time and effort to get this far, but it's all been worth it because this was the trophy we wanted to win."

The duo, who play for Fowlmere Carpet Bowls Club, hope their victory will encourage others to take part in the game.

Robin said: "There's a stigma that surrounds bowls.

"I think people feel that it's an old man's game, but it's a game that can be played by all."

Leigh, who is also the Fowlmere singles champion added: "At the moment there is a lack of young people coming through, and hopefully this will change.

"I've been playing since I was young and there's a lot to take from the game.

"I think youngsters would do really well and I would encourage anyone interested to go down to their local club."

The Mynotts travel to Blackpool in June for the National Championships.

Robin said: "That's the next big one, and in the form we're in I can see no reason why we can't come back with another trophy!"

- Anyone interested in attending the Fowlmere Carpet Bowls Club, should contact Matthew Thurley on 01763 208528.

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