OLI Collins, of Ilminster and Yeovil Bowling Clubs, has been named Somerset Under-18 outdoor boy player of the year for 2016.

In presenting the award, James Branfield, Somerset Under-25s team manager, highlighted Oli’s commitment, dedication and standard of play as all contributing to his success.

Oli, aged 11, is one of the youngest to have received the award in its history.

He plays regularly for Ilminster Bowling Club, and in addition he receives coaching at Yeovil Bowling Club from Mo Monkton and her team.


ILMINSTER Ladies’ run in the Double Rink competition ended with a loss to Clarrie Dunbar on both rinks.

Line-ups: Away - Val Dargue, Norma Pugh, Heather Grinter and Maureen Mitchell.

Home - Sue Donovan, Sarah lightfoot, Alison Atyeo and Sue Spurway.