Thrilling bowls win
New Plymouth's Val McEldowney and North East Valley's Shaun Scott are the singles champions at the New Zealand bowls championships in New Plymouth.
McEldowney produced a stunning turnaround to win the women's final at the Paritutu greens today, coming back from 17-9 down to beat Birkenhead's Reen Stratford in a thrilling finish.
Stratford had a chance with her final bowl to keep the match alive, but missed with a drive.
It was Taranaki's first national title since West End's Eryn Brightwell won the same event in Palmerston North in 1998.
Scott, Dunedin, beat Onehunga's Danny Delany 21-10 to win the men's final.
McEldowney and Scott will now represent New Zealand at the world champion of champions singles bowls tournament in Christchurch at the end of the year.