JACK Bushell knocked out his younger brother Mark en route to winning the Knutsford Friday Bowling League's Individual Merit on Sunday.

The siblings met in the semi-finals, Jack progressing 21-18 before edging past Neil Cope on his home Railway Inn green 21-19 in another close affair.

Cope had defeated fellow Railway player Sandra Jones 21-17 in his last-four clash.

From an entry of 70, progression to the last 16 stage took place on Friday, when the 2016 victor Molly Sutton went out in the second qualifying round at High Legh.