Bowls: Hat-trick ace Helen Walker helps to propel stirring comeback

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Helen Walker’s team won the fours area final when they came from 15-10 down to beat Linda Harrison’s side 16-15.

Walker repeated the feat in a more remarkable fashion in the over-60s pairs where they came from 18-6 down to Carol Instone’s side to win 21-19.

There was another stirring rally in the triples final as North Cave’s team, skipped by Dani Martinson, let a 10-2 lead after nine ends slip to Selby’s Carol Sarvent’s side who finished winning 24-11.

Ryedale’s Sue Allen beat York’s Laura Clarke 21-19 in the singles final after being 16-10 down, while Walker made it a hat-trick of final successes as her team beat Melanie Brookes’ 21-15 in the pairs.

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