King cashes in

While the beleaguered governor of the Bank of England wore a furrowed brow last week, his Norfolk namesake Mervyn King enjoyed a trouble-free few days in Bristol, where he pocketed the £1,250 first prize in the latest instalment of the groundbreaking bwin.

While the beleaguered governor of the Bank of England wore a furrowed brow last week, his north Norfolk namesake Mervyn King enjoyed a trouble-free few days in Bristol, where he pocketed the £1,250 first prize in the latest instalment of the groundbreaking bwin.com Bowls Super Series.

King's latest triumph came hard on the heels of his young Fakenham Gallow clubmate Jamie Chestney's win in the same event the previous week - and the 42-year-old Norfolk pest-controller won all his seven matches without dropping a set.

Chestney came close to adding another title at the weekend when he stormed into the quarter-finals of the star-studded Lincoln Open - but was eased out by City of Ely star Andrew Easy, who lost to clubmate Nicky Brett in the final.