Bester blasts Big Jimmy

by admin on May 14, 2014

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“Feels great to win it,” smiled Bester after the trophy presentation.
Having beaten rising star Nic Gosley in the semis, Bester was facing a formidable opponent in the final.
“Big Jimmy“ Anderson, a former Queensland rep, had knocked over Anthony Fantini in the quarters and then Singles title holder Brett Wilkie in the semis.
But must have felt his touch had deserted him, standing glumly in the rain he saw Bester pull away to a 12-1 lead.
“Yeah, I just didn’t play quite as well as I did earlier,” he conceded. 
“Those wins gave me confidence but he came out on fire. You can’t give those blokes a head start.”
But the 2010 State Singles winner wasn’t going down without a fight.
Digging deep, Anderson found his form and started to reel in Bester, but was still trailing 16-7.
“His previous results meant I couldn’t let him get the upper hand,” offered Bester.
Bester kept his composure, put his foot down and soon stretched his lead with a straight forward plan.
“I just had to keep trying to win the next end.”
As the final ends approached Bester set his sights on glory.
“The last end was a long end and I went a bit short with my second, Jamie then nudged my bowl but it didn’t go anywhere.”
Bester then joined a long line of bowling stars to bring home a State Singles title.
“To be included amongst the names who have won it before, they’re all great names,” beamed Bester.
Anderson gets an early chance for revenge, tomorrow he is in the same section as Bester in the Fours.

Men’s State Singles Final result:
Ryan Bester 25 def Jamie Anderson 9