Dudley League Copper Trophy Mens Doubles Final 2017
VENUE : LANGLEY BOWLING CLUB
30th June 2017
Jamie Wyer & Simon Homer 18-12 Mark Brownhill & Gary Moreton
Gavin Skidmore & Simon Totten 10-18 Wayne Berry & Gary Peniket
Adam Deakin & Chris Clewer 15-18 Craig Skidmore & Craig Cartwright
Danny Williamson & Paul Beechey 18-14 Joe Dicken & Davey Matthews
Wyer & Homer 18 - 13 Berry & Peniket
Skidmore & Cartwright 18 - 16 Williamson & Beechy
Wyer & Homer 21 -18 Skidmore & Cartwright
A well supported final which was played on a very good surface at Langley Bowling Club. The green was a little heavier than usual which caught a few players out initially.
In game one Jamie Wyer and Simon Homer got off to a good start leading 13-4 but with a few rubs and a little luck, Mark & Gary pulled some good shots back before losing out 18-12.
The pairing of Wayne Berry & Gary Peniket were always in front with some great jacks sent by Gary being the key to this game, Simon and Tom struggling for weight and losing out 18-10.
Adam Deakin & Chris Clewer started fast going 14-5 up against the two Craigs but after losing the block and a 4 shot on one end, they only scored one more shot losing 18-15 to some good leads by Skidmore.
A tale of two halves in the last game with the young pairing of Davy Matthews and Joe Dicken sprinting to a 10-0 lead within 5 ends. However, with the help of 3 ends of 3 shots and some great bowling from Danny Williamson & Paul Bechy, they ran out winners 18-14.
After 10 ends you couldn't split Wyer & Homer from Berry & Peniket but the pairing from Dudley Dell started to pull clear with a couple of 3 shot ends. A late comeback from the other pairing closed the gap to 13-12 but Homer started playing some great bowls and ran out 18-13 winners.
Williamson & Beechy started how they left the last game going into a 10-4 and 16-11 lead but the Craigs dug deep and didn't allow them to score again winning 18-16.
The final pitched both Dudley Dell pairs against each other and it was clear Wyer and Homer were playing very well going into a 17-7 lead within 14 ends. Slowly Skidmore started to bowl better leads and was supported at the back by Cartwright and they clawed their way back to 19-17 and had three shots on before the last bowl of the end from Homer clattered into the bowls with a superb shot to win the end. A great comeback just fell short with the winning score being 21-18.
Chris Lambert, Competition Secretary.