BEN Evans has been crowned Welsh Under 25s bowls champion.

The Newtown bowler claimed the crown at the Welsh National Finals in Llandrindod Wells last weekend to bring the silverware back to the Back Lane club.

Evans' victory on the hallowed spa town club greens followed hot on the heels of Berriew Bowling Club celebrating victory in the women's triples and fours.

Evans fought back from a 20-10 deficit to beat Eric Hughes of Glamorgan-based Harlequins in the semi-finals before overcoming Chadd Bowling of Graig 21-13 in the final.

Evans  paid tribute to the losing finalist, saying: "Chadd is also a Welsh junior international along with myself and we had a great final which was played to a very high standard."


Hopefully next step for my self is trails for the senior team and a few more Welsh tittles

The national title is the culmination of 15 years of hard work.

Evans said: "I have been playing bowls for about 15 years. I originally played out of Llanidloes but in 2019 I moved to play for Newtown.

"Since joining Newtown I have represented the Welsh junior team in Ireland last year and we won the series against the home nations. 

"I will be representing them again in the beginning of September in Llandrindod in this year's series.

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"Also since joining Newtown I have helped us win the league title by half a point against Machynlleth in 2023.

"I have also been part of the Newtown team to win the super 14 competition for two years on the bounce and captained the Newtown side this year to success.

"Hopefully the next step for myself is trails for the senior team and a few more Welsh titles."

Dai Rowlands of Machynlleth ended runner-up in the final of the men's senior singles, losing out 21-10 to Paul Champion of Mount Pleasant.