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Mervyn King

An A to Z of Team Taylor

Mervyn King

Mervyn King from King’s Lynn in Norfolk says:

“If you ask most bowlers to name a bowls company most will say Taylors (say no more).”

Which model/size of Taylor Bowl do you enjoy playing with and why?

Size 3 Ace most of the time but use all of the models if needed. Ace has a lovely draw to the jack and this is my favourite shot!"

When and why did you start playing bowls?

“When I was 13 I started at the same time as my Dad, John!”

Are there any particular stories/incidents you would like to tell us about that relate to your bowling?

“I remember when I was playing in Delhi the jack was so HOT you could hardly hold it! You don’t get that  in the UK!”

In the bowling world who do you most admire and why?

“David Bryant has always been mine such a gent on and off the green.”

Do you have a favourite – film, book, song, football team, actor, etc?

“Lord of the Rings”

Bowling Achievements:-

National Pairs 2018

Commonwealth Games Silver Delhi -2010

World Singles 2006 and 3 times Runner Up.

World Pairs – 3 times

Premier League Winner last year it was played

Scottish Open Winner

World Match Play Winner

Australian Open Pairs Winner -2010

WIBC Singles

 WIBC Mixed Pairs with Suzanne his wife.

English mixed pairs 2006/7

English mixed fours. 1999/00. 2002/3

English Pairs Winner. 2007/8

English Singles Twice. 1991/2 & 1993/4

Champion of Champions Winner 1992/3

Under 25’s Indoor twice 1987/8 1988/9

British Isles Pairs Winner 2008

World Outdoor – 2 bronze triples and fours. Both with Andy Thomson