The Final of the Grosvenor Bowling Clubs' Championship was played between George
Felgate and Willie McEachnie. This was the first time that both of these players had
Reached the Championship Final and was watched by a large and "Knowledgeable"
Audience. Willie has been having a very good season and has stood on the Winners
Rostrum on more than one occasion this year. George, on the other hand, is a seasoned campaigner and was "up for it".
As these games usually go, it was tight for a few ends before anybody took command.
George was first to stretch a lead, going into an 8 - 2 lead after seven ends. Willie, not to
Be outdone, came right back at him and levelled the game at 10 - 10 after fourteen ends.
The game swung to and fro, with each player picking up singles until 14 - 14. Then, when
Everybody thought they were in for an epic, disaster struck for Willie. A trail from George,
When Willie was lying One, gave George a Four. This seemed to unsettle Willie, who had
Been playing very well, especially with his first Bowl. George, now sensing victory, put
Willie under more pressure by lying Game at the penultimate end, only to see it disappear
When Willie played an immaculate second shot to save. The end was in sight and two
Ends later George was the "Champion" with a score of 21 - 14. It was agreed, by all who
Had the privilege of watching, that it was one of the best Championship Finals seen on
Grosvenor for many a day. Willie, although disappointed at losing, should be content in
the knowledge that he played a big part in an excellent match and it will stand him in good
stead for the future, as he will no doubt, be there again.