AFTER qualifying through the preliminary round for the Yorkshire CGBA Boys and Girls individual finals round (last 16), all of the Heavy Woollen Bowls juniors went out in the first round.
Mia Greenlees-Smith (Overthorpe) battled back from a big deficit to lose 21-16, while Matty Thorpe (Morton House) lost 21-9.
Overthorpe’s Georgia Jewitt just missed out, going down 21-19.
Jewitt had the consolation of winning one of the three sportsmanship awards for the best dress and attitude on the da, sponsored by Pat and Alan Stephenson.
The eventual winner was Bailey Rice of Shipley BC, defeating Fern Beaumont of Broad Oak 21-20 in a superb final.
Meanwhile Overthorpe’s juniors made it two wins in a row with a victory over Whitkirk 109-101.
All the players contributed to a fine win with Emily Wilson the star of the show battling back from 15-8 down to win 21-16.
Mia Greenlees-Smith was also in fine form winning 21-09, with Harvey Wilson putting in a strong performance against Yorkshire bowler Georgina Holmes, before going down 21-18.
Newcomer Casey Lyman-Chapman put in a far better performance than the score of 21-9 suggested against a more experienced player in Lewis Cooper.
Captain Georgia Jewitt won her game 21-13 and James Fagelman continued his improvement with a narrow 21-18 defeat.
Finally six-year old Mya Bramwell was given a reserve run out and showed great promise before losing 11-5.
Overthorpe face a much sterner test tomorrow (Sat) at Sandal.