STORM Ciara failed to dampen the competitive spirit in Whitchurch, with the second indoor short mat doubles bowling tournament taking place.

The competition, held in Whitchurch Civic Centre, saw competitors travel from across Shropshire and beyond to take part.

Players from as far away as Wolverhampton, Telford ,Shrewsbury, Newport and Wellington all fought for the title and the matches were closely fought but all in a good spirit.

The winners were Lee Webb from Madeley and Bill Titley from Newport and runners up for the second year running were Mark Glover and Nancy Johnson from Whitchurch.

All proceeds from the event will go towards replacing worn mats and equipment.