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Singles glory for Gowlett
Kevin Gowlett took the glory in the Clacton and District League’s Closed Championships.
He resisted the challenge of top seed Gary Young to win the men’s singles title 14-12, 11-4, 5-11, 11-5 in the final at the Coastal Academy.
His effortless style of play earned him a second men’s crown and it was a self-assured performance from Gowlett, who had stamped his authority in the semi-final by brushing aside reigning champion Greg Green 11-3, 11-4, 11-8.
However, it had been different in the quarter-final, where Gary Cattermole, who had earlier put out Martin Hogg, held a match point in the fourth set before a relieved Gowlett won 9-11, 11-5, 9-11, 13-11, 11-8.
For a full report, results and pictures, see tomorrow's Clacton Gazette.