BOWLS: Edward Morris and Elaine Score were truly untouchable, as they made unstoppable progress and eventually triumphed in the mixed pairs finals.

Live on Facebook & YouTube, the Essex pair secured a comprehensive 23-5 win over the likeable Yorkshire pair of Sue Allen & Mark Walton.

The leads of Score and Allen enjoyed a tight contest throughout the final, but Walton came up against a man in supreme form. Morris, who has played 19 matches over the finals and reached the final of the two bowl singles, as well as winning the men’s triples, is in the form of his life.

Time and again, Morris would produce something from nothing, and by the end his wily opposite number Walton was visibly impressed by his opponents performance.

Walton, himself a winner earlier in the tournament in the family pairs, and someone who has enjoyed a number of great performances over the finals, did not play badly.

Morris simply produced an incredible display.

Morris & Score have been playing together for seven years, and rarely will they have gelled more superbly than this.

There was a previous final defeat, back in 2017, but in truth they never looked like losing this one.

Scone commented after their success: “I badgered him to play with me back in 2014, and he eventually gave in and said yes, and it’s got to the point where he can’t dump me now!”

“We’ve gone out in just about every round possible before. I’m so delighted and happy.”

Morris echoed his teammates delight.

“We’ve been to the semi-finals four times in the last six or seven years, and today it went really well," said Morris.

"Elaine seems to really trust me now – often she’ll let me play the shot I want; we’ve had arguments in the past!”

“The scheduling has helped me. I was up here for the first six days, then got to go home for a break, recharged and then I’ve come back strongly.”

Morris praised the fact that, due to the streaming of the event introduced this year, he will always be able to look back on the day’s events.

He added: “It’s nice to have a video to look back on in future years as someone who has won it.”