Luke Jones made history earlier in the month by becoming the youngest ever winner of Prestwick Howie Bowling Club’s championships.

Jones has had a history of success at the club so far. He joined aged 11 and won the Junior Championship in his first year.

He then retained his title in 2018, but was sensationally beaten 21-20 by his younger sister Alice in the following year’s final.

No club championships were played last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, however the now 15-year old was keen to get back on top this year with the commencement of competitions.

His hopes of winning the Junior Championships however were dashed, with a quarter final stage exit.

However, Jones put the disappointment of the Junior Championships behind him to sensationally win the senior title. He fought back in the final from being 8-0 down to win 21-19 with a three at the last end.

The youngster says he loves bowling at Prestwick Howie with the competitions really adding to his experience.

Luke said: “I enjoy bowling at the Howie.

“It’s a good atmosphere with nice people and the competitions make it more exciting.”

Luke was not the only member of the family to pick up an award however with his sister Alice retaining her Junior Championships title yet again as well.

Alice says she also adores the competitive side of the support and appreciates the support she gets from the club.

She added: “I enjoy bowling with my friends and like playing in the competitions.

“Everyone is friendly and are always on the sidelines cheering us on.”

It has been a very successful time on the lawn for the Jones family, with mum of the duo, Elaine, thrilled about her children’s accolades.

She said: “My husband and I are obviously very proud of Luke and Alice’s achievements over the past few years.

“We are also extremely grateful to the coaches for all the time and effort they put in.

“Bowling is a great activity, which is accessible for everyone, and Prestwick Howie is a really friendly club who always make new members feel really welcome.”