Dudley League Copper Trophy Mens Doubles 2018
Final - Friday 29th June 2018 - Venue - Coombs Wood
Start Time 7 pm
Craig Skidmore & Craig Cartwright (Cradley Sports/Dudley Dell) 13 v 18 Richard Bate & Richard Bullock (Hilly House)
Adam Deakin & Chris Clewer (Old Cross) 16 v 18 Tom Skidmore & Cian Danter (Cradley Sports)
Darren Fielding & Jack Bayliss (Old Cross) walk over v Dan Davies & Jamie Wyatt (Woodman MP)
Jamie Wyer & Simon Homer (Dudley Dell) walk over v Andy Poole & Martin Danter (Cradley Sports)
Bate & Bullock 18 11 Skidmore & Danter
Fielding & Bayliss 14 18 Wyre & Homer
Bate & Bullock 10 21 Wyre & Homer
Jamie Wyre and Simon Homer retained the Dudley Mens Doubles title with a convincing final victory over the Hilly House pairing of Richard Bate & Richard Bullock on a very warm night at Coombs Wood, to whom thanks go for hosting the final and providing a very tricky green that caught many players out. It was disappointing to have just 6 pairs attend the final which meant two byes through to the next round. However this didn't detract from some excellent games.
Jamie & Simon looked convincing in their semi-final at 16-7 up but the Old Cross pairing of Fielding & Bayliss started to find some bowls and came back to 16-14 and started to put some pressure on. However, Simon found a great last bowl to win the end which secured victory.
In the other semi, the Cradley pairing of Tom Skidmore and Cian Danter went down early doors by 6-1 and then 15-6 and despite a mini comeback they couldn't find a way to beat the excellent leads of Richard Bate, ably supported by Richard Bullock.
The Final started with a bang when on just the second end Wyer & Homer scored a four shot, but Bate and Bullock came back with a three the end after, although after that it was pretty much one way traffic with 13 shots scored by the Dudley Dell pair to just 1 in reply. At just after 10.15pm they secured the wining bowl at this years Final.
Chris Lambert, Competition Secretary