Prosser bowls his way to Heaton trophy glory
Warwick and Worcester county bowler Ryan Prosser won the inaugural David Lamb Memorial Bowls Trophy at Hanging Heaton last Saturday.
Spectators braved the wet and cold conditions to watch quality bowling from some of the top crown green bowls players in the north of England.
Prosser, on his first visit to the green, claimed the £500 first prize, producing some brilliant bowling in all of his four games.
County away captain James Davison was the best of the Yorkshire contingent, reaching the semi-finals before losing to Prosser 21-14 after being 12-6 up.
Event organiser Tony Throup thanked sponsors Clarks Brewery, Coors and Ossett Brewery for their support.
First round: Andy Cairns 21, Tommy Johnstone 13; Chris Brown 14, James Davison 21; Simon Coupe 9, Ryan Prosser 21; Graeme Wilson 16, Ian Nicholson 21; Gary Ellis 16, Wayne Ditchfield 21; Ashley Daykin 15, Carl Armitage 21; Andy Spragg 21, Liam Griffin 15; Greg Smith 21, Callum Wraight 10
Quarter-finals: Cairns 18, Davison 21; Prosser 21, Nicholson 14; Ditchfield 21, Armitage 10; Spragg 8, Smith 21.
Semi-finals: Davison 14, Prosser 21; Ditchfield 21, Smith 10.
Final: Prosser 21, Ditchfield.