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Natalie Chestney

Lawn Bowls

Date of Birth

28 July 1989



Place of Birth


Commonwealth Appearances

Natalie Chestney was something of a child prodigy when it came to bowls.

Having first taken to a green aged nine, she was remarkably representing England at under-25 level at the age of just 14.

Part of the England triples and fours team at the Birmingham 2022 Games, Chestney’s off-green partner is coincidentally also a member of Team England. She and Jamie Chestney married in 2015, and the couple have a young baby.

One of the Chestney’s career highlights was taking home the women’s singles gold medal from her first Commonwealth Games at Delhi 2010 by beating world number one and world champion Val Smith, aged just 21 at the time.

She followed this up in Glasgow 2014 with two silver medals, one in singles and the other in pairs with Jamie-Lea Winch.

Chestney also has a law degree from Plymouth University, completing her studies after winning that famous Commonwealth gold in India.

Lawn Bowls
It was a hugely successful campaign at Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park and some thrilling games saw Team England leave the plush lawn with six medals including two gold, two silver and two bronze.

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