Jewitt fights back to clinch bowls trophy

Jewitt fights back to clinch bowls trophy

DAVE JEWITT has won the Willie Cleveland Trophy thanks to a 21-19 win over Steve Wainwright in an enthralling final.

Previous winner Wainwright led superbly on a short mark to race into an 18-6 lead, but when Jewitt got hold of the jack he began to dominate the final.

Wainright first saw his lead shrink to 19-12, before Jewitt completed the remarkable comeback to win with a string of four twos from the last five ends.

Earlier Jewitt had defeated Sharon Byrnes 21-11, Mark Lofthouse 21-15, Tony Hammond 21-16 and Daz Ripley 21-14 in the semi-final.

Meanwhile Wainwright saw off the challenge of Ann Smith 21-12, Jonathan Smith 21-8, and Martin Laycock 21-19 in an entertaining semi-final.

Lofthouse won the prize for the highest break of 16 in his 21-9 victory over veteran Joe Parry.

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