Mavis creates history as the first female winner of Jowett Trophy

Mavis Hancock receives her trophy from Doreen Jowett
Mavis Hancock receives her trophy from Doreen Jowett
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Mavis Hancock becomes the first lady bowler to win the Jimmy Jowett Trophy.

Queens Park held the Jimmy Jowett Trophy and with a good turnout of bowlers the competition was very competitive again this year.

The first two rounds saw several shocks with players of good experience getting knocked out.

Down to the quarter-finals, and three out of the four matches went very close.

Mavis progressed to the last four by beating P. Harrison 21-18, Brian Smith saw off S. Blades 21-18, Danny Parkinson edged past R. Hancock 21-19, and Aaron Harrison beating M. Harrison 21-7 to complete the semi-final line-up.

The semi-finals produced again two very close games with Mavis beating Smith 21-19 and Parkinson beating Harrison 21-20, after trailing 18-14.

The final was another close game but Mavis held her nerve and eventually beat Parkinson 21-16.