Preston ace Mike claims a new prize

Mike Leach
Mike Leach

Preston solicitor Mike Leach claimed his second Waterloo spring crown green bowling title at the Blackpool stadium.

In a close final, veteran Leach, representing 
Penwortham Sports Club, beat Pudsey bowler James Hanson 21-19.

Last 16 results: Dean Butler 21, Gary Ellis 14; Gareth Coates 21,Steve Freer 14; Mike Leach 21, Ged Smedley 18; Rob Burroughs 21, Mike Yearsley 19; Jamie King 21, Dave Jackson 19; Stewart Meddings 21, Dave Jones 20; Mark Holden 21, Danny Sillitoe 9; James Hanson 21, Graeme Wilson 16;

Quarter-finals: Butler 21, Coates 17; Leach 21, Burroughs 12; Meddings 21, King 20; Hanson 21, Holden 15.

Semi-final:Leach 21, Butler 18; Hanson 21, Meddings 15.