Salthouse bowler Adam Smith won the fourth annual Margaret & Peter Doherty Trophy for junior bowlers last Sunday, as he beat Ryan Smith in the final.

Played on the Barrow Island Bowling Club green, the 17 entries (with an average age of under 14) produced some quality bowling.

In his first round game, 16-year-old Adam Smith comfortably beat ten-year-old opponent Ben Thompson to set up a quarter final against Lindal bowler Jack Preston, 13.

This turned out to be the eventual winner’s toughest match of the day, as he won by the narrowest of margins.

Adam’s semi-final opponent was Shawn Fisher, who bowled superbly to beat the much-fancied Sam Naylor 21-10, then in a ding dong battle defeat clubmate Fraser Rigg 21-19 to reach the last four.

Ryan Smith, also 16, had a comfortable 21-10 opening win against 12 year old Daniel Thompson, before disposing of Jack Last 21-13.

Awaiting Ryan in the semi final, was the winner of the trophy for the past two years, Rohan Massey Holmes, but the Walney Park starlet was in scintillating form, winning 21-6.

Adam began the final with four twos and took control from 11-7 to lead 16-7 before eventually winning 21-8.

Ethan Lowden deserves a mention for bowling brilliantly to beat Callum Sharples 21-17, while Jack Preston picked up the award for the youngest player going the furthest in the competition.

On behalf of the Doherty family, Margaret & Peter Doherty’s son Neil presented the trophy and prize money of £100 to the winner, £50 to the runner up and £25 each to the beaten semi finalists.