National joy at last for Wigfield

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Desborough Town BC star Rebecca Wigfield won the National Two Wood Singles Championship Women’s at the National Bowls Championships.

The 24-year-old Northamptonshire player defeated a former winner of the title, Brenda Whitehead, Norfolk BC 16-11 shots in the final at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.

It proved to be fourth time lucky for Wigfield in her quest for a national title as she had appeared in the Final of three disciplines previously - the Triples in 2010, Fours in 2011 and Junior Singles (Under-25) in 2011.

In the semi-final she beat Helen Simpson, Shrivenham BC, Berkshire 15-11 having earlier overcome Joan Walmsley, Bath Ladies BC, Somerset 16-15 in the quarter-final.