Bowls Matt! Whyers receives an England call-up

Matt Whyers.
Matt Whyers.

Boston’s Matt Whyers has proved that dreams do come true, after earning a place in the England under 25s bowls team.

The 24-year-old will travel to Newport, Wales, in February as part of the England team which will take on the hosts, Ireland and Scotland in a home nations tournament.

“I’m delighted. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and this was my last chance as I’m 25 next year,” said Matt, who was a non-participating reserve for the side this year.

Matt decided to take up the sport aged eight, and he now plays for Eastenders, the defending champions in the Boston Indoor League.

“It’s been a good couple of years for me,” said Matt, of Eastwood Road.

In the Boston Indoor Bowls League’s Mill Inn Division One, every match finished in a 6-0 victory.

Carlton Road beat Jolly Farmers, leaders Eastenders beat Royal Mail and Invaders returned two rink against Kirton Town.

A40 beat IBC and bottom club Freelanders were no match for Holland Fen.

The closest game of the week in T&B Containers Division Two saw the bottom two teams, Boston Park and The Crowns, draw 3-3.

Leaders Punchbowlers beat the Golfers 6-0, while second-placed Strollers took six points from Feathers.

Other results saw Swineshead beat Parthians 6-0, Norprint beat Patriarchs 6-0 and Amateurs beat Breakaways 4-2.

In the Cammacks Division Three, Poachers beat BBC 4-2, Sibsey beat Hotspurs 4-2, Autos won 6-0 against Vikings, Burtons breezed past Shipmates 6-0, Fairways lost 4-2 to Highflyers and Central beat Traders 6-0.