SHANNON Crouch of Ilminster Bowls Club took the Somerset heat of the National School of Excellence by storm, winning the junior section for the 8 to 15 age group in style.

After winning all three matches in the round robin singles at Bristol Bowls Club, she then scored a massive 58 points in the skills.

Her combined score of 88 earned her top spot and was higher than any of the competitors in the older 15-18 age band.

Crouch, who is coached with the juniors at Yeovil, now goes through to the regional finals in April.