Dad-and-son duo draw trophy victory

Father and son Steven and Daniel Sherman
Father and son Steven and Daniel Sherman

A SEAHOUSES teenager was bowled over by his recent success in winning an open title in Newcastle.

Daniel Sherman and dad Steven were champions in the pairs competition at North Kenton Bowls Club last weekend, coming through to win by six shots in the final.

And the 13-year-old, who has only been playing for two years, played skip, traditionally the most experienced bowler, for the first time all season.

The father-and-son duo, both members of Seahouses Bowls Club where they were finallists in the club’s pairs competition this year, won three matches out of three in the group and progressed through the quarter-final stage.

The semi-final was a hard-fought encounter which the Shermans won by three shots before taking the title.

“I think everyone in the club was wanting Daniel to do well and he rose to the challenge,” Steven said.

The youngster’s talent hasn’t gone unnoticed either and he has been tipped to play for the county next year.

Steven added: “The look on his face when he got presented with the trophy was special. It’s the first thing he’s won.

“He won £80 as well which he was pleased about.

“He said ‘Dad, I’ve never seen that much money!’”