One of Australia’s best prospects will be coming to Lithgow City Men’s Bowling Club on Friday February 23. He is Jono Davis from Dubbo who, ironically, will be making his Lithgow appearance on his 17th birthday.
Davis is the junior Australian champion, having won the title for the last three years, while also the Australian Junior Bowler of the Year for 2017. He will join seven other Lithgow bowlers competing in a knockout tournament, each game consisting a two sets of three bowls triples with five ends in each set.
The winner of each game will be decided on sets, games and then shots. If tied there will be an extra three bowl end played. There will be no dead ends and the jack will be respotted on the allocated side spot. Prize money to be allocated for the Quick Sets event is still being finalised. Davis has already compiled a portfolio of achievements that would make any senior bowler green with envy.
In only the last calendar year Davis has won the Australian Development Trans-Tasman title, the Australian Trans-Tasman menís five-a-side trophy, was the silver medallist in the Australian champions of champions, won the Mt Lewis fours title (his current club after moving from his foundation club Dubbo Railway) among a host of other achievements.
He has already represented Australia in 34 development squad tests, played three tests for NSW in the under 25s and 62 tests for the NSW juniors. Such is his unbridled talent that he won his first award in 2011 when he took out the Dubbo Railway Open minor singles titles.