Aaron King has finally won of the few things missing from his junior bowls CV – the League's Under-18 Merit title - at the last attempt before he leaves the under-18 ranks.
The Bowring star triumphed at a damp Donnington Wood on Sunday 19 June when conditions did not help entry numbers .
Aaron, the League’s Under-15 Merit winner in 2013 who went on to win a Junior Waterloo title, beat defending champ Harry Church 21-16 in the final.
And he had to show the kind of form that has put in the hunt for the Premier League averages and earned him a place in the Shropshire senior squad as Church stormed out of the blocks.
Sinclair’s big hope for the future roared 15-6 ahead playing a straight mark along an edge of the No.1 green, forcing Aaron to go deep into the corners when he finally got his hands on the block.
“That proved to be the turning point as he proceeded to almost run out, aided by Harry skimming past the shot counting bowl on several occasions, as Aaron gained the required 15 chalks in 11 ends to take the title” said referee and league president Mike Potter.
Just six hardy juniors and their families braved the rain on Father’s Day and in the semi-finals Aaron beat Bowring club mate Susie Lawson – the recently crownded Under-15 champion – 21-20 in the game of the night that saw the duo clapped off the green.
Harry beat Shifnal’sTom Killen 21-8 in his semi, the losing quarter-finalists being Tom’s twin brother Joe and Sam Simmonds of Horsehay.
League chairman Sean Round thanked Mike Potter and the competitors and parents for braving the weather, plus Donnington Wood for their hospitality.