Clitheroe bowler Eric Wallace lifted the pairs trophy for the second consecutive year in the vets section at the Newton Hall Indoor Bowling club Blackpool.

Partnered by David Almond the pair secured the title against Derek Mills and John Mease after the tightest of finishes.

Going into the final end, Eric and David were two shots down at 11-13 but managed to score two shots and level the score at 13-13 which took the game into an extra end decider.

With one ball of the extra end remaining their opponents held two scoring shots but with a strike Eric killed the end which meant that the end had to be replayed.

Eric and David held themselves together and, counting a two to retain the title for the second year.