Webb and Brain are pairs champions

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Castleford’s Andy Webb (pictured) and Glasshoughton’s Mark Brain won Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s Jenkar Pairs Trophy on Sunday.

A total of 26 pairs battled it out on a superb Methley Bowling Club green in brilliant sunshine.

There was excellent bowling all day.

It was capped by a magnificent exhibition from four of the Association’s top bowlers when Webb and Brain took on ex county bowlers Craig Newton and John Webster in a thrilling final.

Webb and Brain took a 10-2 lead but their oppponents fought back to 12-13.

Webb once again had the jack and with some pinpoint leading and Brain at the back doing damage when necessary they ran out the clear winners 21-13.

Jenkar Shipping were thanked for their continued sponsorship of the competition.

RESULTS - Quarterfinal: A Box/B Daniels 21, M Hill/M Lee 8; R and E Owen 12, C Newton/J Webster 21; R Lloyd/S Thompson 21, D Thomas/R Robbins 14; T Booth/C Edwards 16, M Brain/A Webb 21. Semi-finals: A Box/B Daniels 8, C Newton/J Webster 21; R.Lloyd/S.Thompson 7, M.Brain/A.Webb 21. Final: M.Brain/A.Webb 21, C.Newton/J.Webster 13.