ANDREW HEAUME is the best bowler in Almondbury.
The 22-year-old Liberal Club player, off three, won the hotly-contested Biltcliffe Trophy final 21-15 against 15-year-old clubmate Courtney Allert (6).
The final was tight, with both players exchanging blocks in the early stages, but Allert looked to have the advantage with a 15-13 lead and playing some very near woods.
Heaume got on, though, at the next end and ran out to win.
It was the 63rd staging of the annual village competition, played between bowlers from Almondbury BC and the Lib and, this year, all the finalists were from the Liberal Club.
Incredibly, it didn’t look like Heaume would get past the first round after trailing teammate Andy Brougthon 18-11, but some very accurate corner bowling got him home with a run of 10.
That set up a semi-final clash with his Subscription Cup capgain Neil Jones, who beat Michael Martin 21-5 in his first match, and Heaume beat Jones (3) 21-11.
Meanwhile, Allert played beyond his years, beat clubmates Adrian Harrison and Clive Beaumont 21-5 and 21-10 respectively to go through.
Quarter-finals: Andy Broughton (4) 18 Andrew Heaume (3) 21, Michael Martin (3) 5 Neil Jones (3) 21, Clive Beaumont (5) 21 Steve Parkin (4) 8, Courtney Allert (6) 21 Adrian Harrison (4) 5.
Semi-finals: Heaume 21 Jones 11, Beaumont 10 Allert 21.
Final: Heaume 21 Allert 15.