Tom Newman (Avon) beaten in BE National Under 25 Singles Final

AVERY LABELS HIMSELF INTO HISTORY BOOKS

Kent’s Jason Avery has secured the Men’s Junior Singles Championship, supported by David Mitchell-Gears MBE.

The 24-year-old defeated Wiltshire’s Tom Newman 21-11 in this afternoon’s final at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.

Left-handed Avery becomes Kent’s first ever winner of the Men’s Junior Singles Championship since its introduction in 1974, whereas Wiltshire’s sole success came via Graham Shadwell in 1999.

The Folkestone Park bowler reached the final with victories over 2011 runner-up Kyle Mallandain in the quarter-final and Warwickshire’s Craig Carter in the last four.

Newman, meanwhile, reached the final with victories earlier today over Herefordshire’s Dan Holmes and Middlesex’s Glen Adams.

Results:

Quarter-finals:

Craig Carter (Rugby, Warks) bt Steve Dunn (Silver End, Essex) 21-8;

Jason Avery (Folkestone Park, Kent) bt Kyle Mallandain (Reading, Berks) 21-16;

Glen Adams (Hendon, M’sex) bt Kyle Leeks (Felixstowe & Suffolk, S’folk) 21-16;

Tom Newman (Avon, Wilts) bt Dan Holmes (Ledbury, H’ford) 21-11.

Semi-finals:

Jason Avery (Folkestone Park, Kent) bt Craig Carter (Rugby, Warks) 21-16;

Tom Newman (Avon, Wilts) bt Glen Adams (Hendon, M’sex) 21-14

Final:

Jason Avery (Folkestone Park, Kent) bt Tom Newman (Avon, Wilts) 21-11