Kingsbridge NHS employee Angie Goodwin, mother of junior England bowls star Harry Goodwin, described Kings Torquay’s victory in the England final of the Club Two-Fours event as ‘absolutely awesome’, after her son’s team beat Weybridge (Surrey) 39-38 in the final.

The 18-year-old Goodwin, who attended Kingsbridge Community College, starred ­alongside Phil Hackett, Adrian O’Neill and skip Sam Tolchard in the semi-final defeat over St Neots (Cambs) 39-26, with his rink winning 21-13, having scored two fours along the way.

However, in the final their rink was narrowly beaten 18-17 after the Weybridge skip bagged a treble on the final end. But teammates Joe Melmore, Matt Bass, Louis Ridout and Jamie Chestney beat Weybridge’s Souter 22-20 to remain unbeaten on the day after their 18-13 semi-final victory in the morning.

It has been a great season for Goodwin, who was England’s first reserve for the Junior Commonwealth Games in Samoa, and who ­latterly played his part in Devon retaining the England Middleton Cup inter-county trophy at Leamington.

Kingsbridge Park’s Tina Thomas has enjoyed inter-county success with both the Devon John’s and Walker Cup teams and she will have been disappointed that this year’s Walker Cup double-rink eight lost their title when the reigning champions were beaten in the final by Leicestershire 37-29.