THE Centenary Year at Harrow Weald Bowls Club climaxed at its finals weekend when rookie new bowler Mike Harding -inhis first full year as a bowler - reached five finals, winning four of them.
He beat Peter Cozens 21-19 in the Junior and Lawrie Webster 21-11 in the handicap.
In the triples with Michael Kanjia and Paddy Harris he beat Hugh Martin, Jill Bonell and Ann Taylor 16-12 and with Derek Mowle beat Derek Trowel and Hugh Martin 18-16.
It was the men's championship which eluded him losing 9-21 to Mike Taylor who proved to be a worthy new Champion of Harrow Weald Bowls Club.
The ladies' final was a very exciting match with ladies Club Captain Rita Sellars coming from behind at 9-19 down after 18 ends to beat Olive Gray 21-19 with the deciding shot needing a measure to complete an exceptional turn around.
Other results were: Two woods: M Kanjia 21, T Ronayne 13. Mixed pairs: R Gross & J Bonell 24 , O Gray and H Martin 13. Ladies' pairs: N.Copplestone and J Bonell 22, B Jones and I Maund 20 . "100UP": M Taylor 101, J Wilcox 79.
HARROW Bowls Club also underwent its finals day, the results were: Men's: Brian Moates bt Alan Bellamy.
Ladies': Mary Hughes bt Renee Lloyd. CC Cup: Stan Kirby bt Betty Carlin. Ladies' handicap: Renee Lloyd bt Kathleen Smith. Over 65: Wally Rose bt Alan Bellamy. Men's pairs: Alan Bellamy and Dennis Alder bt Mike Clements and Bob Bint. Men's two woods: Brian Gle-bourn bt Stan Kirby. Mixed Handicap: Richard Southgate bt Stan Kirby. Junior: John Southgate bt Des Carlin. Ladies' two woods: Betty Carlin bt Mary Rose. Triples: Stan Kirby, Peter Sharples and Bob Parsons bt Tom Gales, Ken Mack and John Southgate.