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Bowls: Jack Bird bags a win double for Scarborough
10:31am Thursday 14th March 2013 in Sport
New Earswick IBC, home of current Yorkshire IBA president Graham Lockwood, hosted the county knockout finals, where first-class bowling was led by Scarborough’s young prospect Jack Bird.
He became the first player to claim both the singles and under-25s singles titles.
Bird beat Ryedale’s Nick Scott in the singles after scoring fours on the last two ends to finish 22-11 up and then dispensed with Featherstone’s Mark Hughes 9-7 in the first set in the U25s’ showdown before clinching the title with a 7-5 second set success.
York’s Dave Stroughair and Nigel Macdonald beat Scarborough’s Steve Price and Bill Truffitt in the pairs, pulling away from 12-11 after 16 ends to win 16-12.
But, joined by Graham Instone, they lost in the triples final.
The trio held a healthy 14-7 lead after 13 ends against Huddersfield’s Scott Smith only to lose the last five ends for a 16-14 defeat.
The Featherstone team of Tony Horobin won the fours after Eddie Killgallon’s North Cave conceded with five ends