Double delight for brilliant Bird

Jack Bird with his silverware
Jack Bird with his silverware

Scarborough’s bowls sensation Jack Bird sealed the National Men’s Indoor Singles title for a second time on Saturday.

The 21-year-old picked up his second title at the event in Melton Mowbray, seeing off 26-year-old Ryan Whitlock from the Torquay United club in the final.

Bird beat J Philpott from Spalding 21-14 in the first round before a 21-12 victory in the quarters against C Cinato from Kingsthorpe.

A 21-18 win in the semis against M Titcombe of Westlecot set up his final clash against Whitlock, which he won 21-10 to seal the title.

Following on from his success in the singles event, Bird was also part of Yorkshire team that defeated defending champions and five times winners Devon 42-39 in the final of the National Under-25 Inter-County Bowls final.