Osborne Park PL skipper Wings Evans won the 2014 Senior State Singles title at The Dalkeith Bowling Club today when he defeated Bassendean’s Keith Manton 21- 13
It was a first for Wings to win the Senior’s State Singles title, he is a previous winner of the Senior’s State Triples and also an Open State Pairs winner in 2011.
On the way to the final Wings played Peter Jones the Winner of the Senior State Pairs, G. Barr and Club mate Colin Fleay in a hard fought game, He praised the effort of Colin Fleay in that last 8 game.
This morning in the semi- final he played Morley’s Wayne Mitchell, It was Mitchell who set the pace and led 11-5, Wings was well and truly under the pump but steadied to find his range and ended up winning 21-18 to go thru to the final.
Once again Wings stated how well Wayne Mitchell had played.
The final against Keith Manton a player who is highly regarded at Bassendean was a tale of two halves and what was left after that
Wings got away to a dream start when he led Manton 14-2, wowiieeeeeee how’s that for a lead, just about game over you would think.
Well Manton had other ideas and started to find his line and weight and next thing you know, his form of yesterday returned and has whittled the lead down to come right back into the game with a great exhibition of bowls to be 12-14 down
That was his swan song unfortunately when Wings picked up a big big four to shoot away t0 lead 18 -12 and creating some breathing space on the scorecard. The game ended with Wings winning 21-13.
Keith Manton played Butch Dinnison in the other semi final and won 21 – 17. A great performance from Manton over Dinnison who has been in some pretty good form
Thru the event we were told just how well Keith Manton had played, he certainly impressed Mike Zusman who had sung his praises .
Congrats to Wings Evans on a wonderful win and commiserations to Keith Manton who did a mighty job to make it to the final
Wings had never played at the Joondalup Bowling Club (formerly the Beaumaris BowlingClub) and remarked he had to get the roadmap book out to find where it was located.