Ian sneaks ahead to claim title after tense handicap final

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A huge crowd witnessed some excellent bowls at the St John’s Bowls Club annual finals day.

Allan Maslin and Ian Hyde contested a very keenly fought Men’s Handicap as Allan led 7-1 after 8 ends.

Ian then found his line and brought the score back to 8-8 after 13 ends.

Level at 12-12 after end 16 and 16-16 all after 20, Ian scored two shots on the next end and achieved the win 22 shots to 19.

Other results: John Dean Trophy: Carole Williams 21, John Norris 9. Veteran’s Singles: Archie Elliott 17, Bill Southwell 11.

Men’s Pairs: Won by Bill Southwell and Keith Priest scored eight shots over the last three ends to beat Ian Hyde and David Hines 20-16.

Ladies Pairs: Jill Southwell/Shirley Sparkes 24, Mandy Dow/Margo Hyde 8.

Mixed Pairs: Margaret Elliott /Archie Elliott - 20, Linda Scard/ Dennis Scard- 18. 100 Up: Tony Holland 100, Joe Hirst 90. Ladies Handicap: Shirley Sparkes 21, Paddy Kervin 11.

Men’s Championship: Jeff Morton 21 Tony Holland 15. Ladies Championship: Shirley Sparkes 21, Chris Tyler 9.