John Evans (bowls)
|Full name||John Charles Evans|
|Date of birth||24 March 1947|
|Place of birth||Torquay, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Evans began his footballing career as an apprentice with Torquay United, turning professional in April 1965. He made six league appearances as a winger, scoring once, before leaving Plainmoor. But his football career took second place to bowls.
He later became a regular member of the England bowls team, winning a silver medal in the 1974 British Commonwealth Games pairs competition with Peter Line. He reached the quarter-finals of the World Indoor Bowls Championships singles competition in 1991.
In April 2001 he played in a trial to return to the England team for the first time since the 1982–83 bowling season, and later that year qualified to play in the 2002 World Indoor Championships.
He ran a bowls tour company which ceased trading in 2008.
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- "Bowls star files for bankruptcy". Herald Express (Torquay). 29 September 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2009.
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