Illawarra (Zone 16) has taken out the 2020 Senior Inter-Zone Sides Championships, beating South Eastern NSW in the final at Grandviews.
Illawarra were all but out of the championship in the latter stages of their Round 3 clash against Newcastle in Round 2, but after storming home to record a single shot victory in that game the side powered to the title.
Illawarra jumped to an early lead against South Eastern NSW and then pushed out to a 20 shot lead by the half way stage, before a great fightback saw the score difference close to just 6 shots.
Illawarra rallied and extinguished the comeback effort, pushing the score back out to 63-47 to seal victory with one end left unplayed.
South Eastern NSW impressed in their semi-final, resisting a spirited effort from Sydney South West (Zone 12) to claim a 60-56 win, while Illawarra outplayed defending Champions Sydney Northern (Zone 9) 58-47.
Attention now turns to the open edition of the Inter-Zone Sides Championship which kicks off at Grandviews and Olds Park Bowling Clubs from 9AM on Friday 13 March, watch all the action on the Bowls NSW Facebook page where we shall be live streaming all the action.