Mervyn King (bowls)

Mervyn King
Personal information
Nationality England
Born (1966-01-04) 4 January 1966 (age 53)
King's Lynn
SportLawn bowls

Mervyn John King (born 4 January 1966, in King's Lynn) is an international lawn and indoor bowler from Fakenham.[1] [2]

Bowls career

King has represented England at three Commonwealth Games, the 2002, 2006 and the 2010 Commonwealth Games where he won a silver medal, with Stuart Airey, in the men's pairs competition.[3] [4]

He has also won two bronze medals at the 2004 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Ayr in the triples and fours events.

He is a leading player on the indoor circuit and has remained in the world's top sixteen since 2006 and has won the world singles indoor title in 2006[3] and is also three times world indoor pairs champion in 1997 with Tony Allcock and twice with Kelvin Kerkow in 2005 and 2009.[5] Other major wins include 2009 World Matchplay and 2010 Scottish International Open.

Personal life

He is a pest controller by trade and is married with three children and two step children.[5]


  1. ^ THE ENGLAND TEAM | Sporting Life | Commonwealth Games, Delhi 2010, Medal Table Archived 2011-10-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Profile". Bowls tawa.
  3. ^ a b BBC Sport - Bowls silver medal bittersweet for Mervyn King
  4. ^ "Athletes and Results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  5. ^ a b "Profile". World Bowls Tour.

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