Allcock pulls off coup at last

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Tony Allcock, the defending champion, played one of his "best-ever pressure bowls" to snatch a superb 25-24 win over his main section rival, Noel Kennedy of Hong Kong, at the World Championships in Adelaide yesterday.

The scores were locked at 24-24 when Kennedy drove the jack into the ditch with his penultimate delivery, his toucher coming to rest a couple of feet from the target.

Allcock then produced an incredible last bowl, drawing to the brink of the ditch on the lightning-fast green to lie shot. When Kennedy's last despairing effort to remove it missed, Allcock performed a dance of delight.

It climaxed an excellent comeback from the Cheltenham man, who had recovered from 24-15 down to level at 24-24 going into the decider.