Yarmouth teenager a festival bowls winner

The 64th Annual Festival of Bowls opened on Great Yarmouth seafront with some terrific bowls in splendid sunshine.Liz Shorter from North Walsham was crowned ladies' singles champion for the second time in four years after a convincing final victory in the Bells Whisky-sponsored event.

The 64th Annual Festival of Bowls opened on Great Yarmouth seafront with some terrific bowls in splendid sunshine.

Liz Shorter from North Walsham was crowned ladies' singles champion for the second time in four years after a convincing final victory in the Bells Whisky-sponsored event.

She beat Caister's Melanie Haylett 21 shots to nine.

Meanwhile, there was a father-and-son celebration in the the Nottingham Bowls Shop-sponsored men's fours where Danny Seabourne played as lead in a rink also including his father Tony as well as Lee Dixon and skip Steve Touhy.

At the age of 13, Danny became the youngest player ever to win in the men's fours and the first winner since 2001 from the home club of Great Yarmouth.

In the fours final Daniel Seabourne (Great Yarmouth), Tony Seabourne (Acle St Edmonds) and Dixon were steered to victory by England international star Touhy, from Egham Bowls Club in Surrey, 22-8.