Jones shows his class in final

18:23, Feb 16 2014
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ON A ROLL: Steve Jones strikes it right at the Bowls South Canterbury singles final.

Geraldine's Steve Jones won the South Canterbury singles title and Allan Hawkey Cup, defeating West End's Laurie Shanks in the final by 21-13.

Jones went to a 7-2 lead after five ends. Both players then played consistent bowls and after 12 ends Jones led 10-9.

Shanks then scored two on the next two ends and went to a 13-10 lead.

Jones then showed his class, and with superb draw bowls picked up three shots followed by fours on the next two ends to take the title 21-13.

In the bye round of post section, Kia Toa's Ron Bell was a surprise winner over Barry Andrews, but he lost his semifinal to Shanks. The other semifinal between West End's Ken Feathers and Jones was a close contest.

Feathers started the better and went out to a four shot lead.

Jones then fought back, and after 25 ends the score was 20-18 to Jones.

Feathers fought back, scoring one shot on the next two ends to level at 20-all in the race to 21 shots. Feathers had the game won before Jones, with his last bowl, drew a toucher to win 21-20.


The Timaru Herald