ETHAN Lowden added the Joe Wardman Trophy to his growing collection of prizes after scoring another win in a final against Callum Sharples at Salthouse Bowling Club.

Lowden had recently overcome Sharples in the final of the Junior Grand Masters, and once again the Red River and King Alfred bowler came out on top after scoring a 21-19 win in a closely-fought affair.

Lowden began the tournament with a comfortable 21-10 win against Peter Doherty Trophy winner Rohan Massey Holmes.

That set up a meeting with fancied home bowler Adam Smith in the quarter-final which the 13-year-old came through 21-18.

Lowden then bowled superbly to reach the final beating another home player, Josh Smith, 21-7.

Sharples faced a tough opener against this year’s Sam Howarth Trophy winner Ryan Smith, but he had the better of his opponent to progress 21-16.

Sharples then matched Lowden’s semi-final score of 21-7 in his last four match against Sam Naylor to reach the final.

In the final, Lowden began the better by opening up leads of 8-3 and 11-6, before Sharples fought back and levelled at 11 across.

Lowden then stormed 17-11 ahead, but Sharples again mounted a comeback and reduced the gap to a single point at 17-16.

Lowden followed up with a double, which Sharples matched, then a single equalled again by his opponent before finding the point to take the trophy.

Joe Wardman commended the 13 players taking part before presenting the trophy and prize money to the last eight players, along with thanking Salthouse for the use of the green and the help of Mike Last, Ken Howarth and others.