Bowls fi­nal goes down to wire

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

THE Ju­bilee Bowls club com­pleted a re­mark­able come­back to top­ple Mack­nade in the fi­nal of the pres­ti­gious Dunn Cup lawn bowls car­ni­val.

The an­nual men’s car­ni­val is con­sid­ered the blue rib­bon event in North Queens­land bowl­ing scene and it was Townsville club Ju­bilee that fin­ished on top at the car­ni­val held at the Thuringowa City Bowls Club on Sun­day.

Scores were tied at 17 af­ter 17 ends be­fore im­pres­sive bowl­ing from Hinch­in­brook club Mack­nade gave them a five- point lead af­ter 19 of the grand fi­nal’s 24 ends.

Ju­bilee were un­fazed by the deficit and picked up a three and a four, but Mack­nade hit back again and scores were level at 24 apiece.

With the tour­na­ment on the line, Ju­bilee kept their cool to storm home to a mem­o­rable 31- 25 win in front of a vo­cal crowd.

This year’s win was the first time Ju­bilee had lifted the tro­phy since back- to- back wins in 2010/ 11 and it was made more spe­cial for Doug Klien­hans who re­ceived the Ren Can­ta­tore Shield as player of the fi­nal.

Ju­bilee’s team were quick to praise the ef­forts of the de­ter­mined Mack­nade side.

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