Top 10 Best Women Lawn Bowls Players 2022 in Commonwealth Games

Best Women Lawn Bowls Players

Top 10 Best women Lawn Bowls Players: Bowls, aka, Lawn bowls/ lawn bowling, is a popular game that is played by millions of people all around the world & Lawn bowls are most popular in western countries like Australia, the UK, the USA. Lawn Bowl is a game that has seen numerous transformations in the years.

Best Women Lawn Bowls Players
Best Women Lawn Bowls Players

Despite being in the frame of all these, this game is yet to gain much-needed popularity in the modern world. Having different tournaments at the world level like the World Outdoor and Indoor Bowls Championships, Commonwealth Games, World Singles Champion of Champions, Pacific Games, European Bowls Championships, Southeast Asian Games, and National Championships, the Lawn Bowl game is one of the core and must game in most prestigious tournaments.

In India also, the lawn bowl is being played for many years and now in the ongoing Birmingham Commonwealth Games, 2022, the Indian women’s team consisting of 4, won the historic Gold Medal by outplaying South Africa in the finals. Creating history, the women played an extraordinary game and won the first medal for the country in this sport.

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The main play in the game is to roll the biased balls such that it stops closer to a smaller ball, a jack and is played usually on a large rectangular, leveled grass surface called a bowling green and is normally played outdoors with the outdoor surface is either natural grass, cotula, or artificial turf. In a singles game, if the player reaches a specified target, usually 21 or 25 shots, he/she is declared as a winner while in the team, which may be a team of 2 players, or 3 or 4 are winners if they have the higher score after playing a specified number of ends. Both men and women play an exceptional well game in the sport and have been entertaining sports lovers for a very long time. As soon as India won the gold medal in the Lawn bowl at Commonwealth Games, many people are looking for information on the Lawn Bowl, its players, women’s team. So, in this article, we will have a look at the top 10 best women’s lawn bowl players in the history of the sport.  so here is the full list of Best Women Lawn Bowls Players 2022.

Best Women Lawn Bowls Players 2022

● Karen Murphy

Karen Murphy is an Australian Lawn Bowl player who was born on 18 December 1974. Karen is mostly an Indoor player, has a successful career, and has participated and won in a number of World level tournaments. She is a 4-time Gold medal, 1-time Silver, 2-time Bronze medal winner in World Outdoor Championship; at Commonwealth Games, 3 times Silver, once Gold and eight Gold medal, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze in Asia Pacific Bowls Championships. 

● Rupa Rani Tirkey

Rupa Rani Tirkey is an Indian Lawn bowler and is 34 years old. Hailing from Ranchi, Rupa won the gold medal in the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games and is one of the efficient and best lawn bowl players in the country. She has represented India in several prestigious tournaments all over the world, winning 5 bronze medals in Asia Pacific Bowls Championships and Asian Lawn Bowls Championship and one silver in the latter. 

●  Shauna O’Neill

Shauna O’Neill, an Irish player who won the 2019 Irish U-25 singles, also won the triples bronze medal at the Atlantic Bowls Championships. She is at her best in the sport and in the 2020 World Outdoor Bowls Championship which was held in Australia, she was selected. 

● Ellen Falkner

Ellen Falkner, an English lawn bowl and indoor player hails from Cambridge. Born on 12 June 1979, Ellen 2020 was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) Birthday Honours for her services to lawn bowls, which is known to be one of the greatest achievements in their lifetime for any British sportsperson. Having represented England, Ellen, in 2004, won the gold medal in the World Outdoor Bowls Championship and won a silver medal at the 2016 Christchurch World Outdoor Bowls Championship. With 3 gold, 1 bronze in Commonwealth games, 1 gold, bronze, 3 silver in World Outdoor Championship, 5 and 4 gold in British Isles Championship and World Indoor Bowl Championship, Ellen is a holder of several medals, alocades in her career. 

● Lorna Trigwell

Lorna Trigwell is a South African international lawn bowler who is known as one of the leading players in the sport after winning multiple medals. Having won Four consecutive Commonwealth medals, Lorna in her successful career was a sensation in the Lawn Bowl sports with her long achievement list.

● Val Smith

Valerie Christine Smith popularly known as Val Smith is a New Zealander Lawn Bowl player who was born on  29 July 1965. She played for United, Sydney, Nelson, and Merrylands club along with her international competitions. She is a winner of 2 and 4 gold medals in the World Outdoor Championship and Asia Pacific Bowl Championship. 

● Hester Bekker

Hester Bekker, from South Africa a former international indoor bowl who represented South Africa in many international tournaments. Bekker won the gold medal in triples at the Adelaide World Outdoor Bowls Championship in 1996, was a part of the team that won gold in 1994 and 1998 Commonwealth Games, and also five medals at the Atlantic Bowls Championships. 

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● Jamie-Lea Winch

Jamie-Lea Winch was born on 18 October 1990 in England and is an international lawn bowler who is one of the top 10 players in the world. Winch played for England in the women’s pairs at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a silver medal, a bronze in the 2010 Games, a Silver in the 2016 World Outdoor Championship, and 3 gold in European Championship. 

● Kelsey May Cottrell

Kelsey May Cottrell, an Australian player was born on 31 May 1990 in Auckland. Cottrell is one of the successful players of the Australian team being a part of many medals won by the country in this sport. She won 3 medals at the Christchurch World Outdoor Bowls Championship, consecutive 4 gold medals in 2012 and 2016 in the same tournament, and also won several medals in pairs, singles, as a team in Commonwealth games, Asia Pacific games.

● Lesley Jayne Doig

Lesley Jayne Doig, from Scotland, is an international lawn and indoor bowl player. Doig started her medal journey by winning a bronze medal in the 2015 World Junior Championship. Later, in the next year, won a silver medal in the singles at the Christchurch World Outdoor Bowls Championship, and also a bronze medal in the pairs, in 2018 the World Indoor Mixed Pairs title, a bronze medal in the pairs in the 2018 Commonwealth Games with Claire Johnston.

Disclaimer; The above Best Women Lawn Bowls Players names in the list are not according to any order and are taken from some media reports and may change in time.