The Dudley & District Bowling League 2018

Holmes Cup

MENS INDIVIDUAL MERIT 2018

 

Final - Friday 3rd August 2018  - Venue - Wernley

 Winner plays in Federation Merit on Sunday 7th October 2018 at Fox Lane Social Club, Leyland, Lancashire. 

 

Round 1

 

Matt Price - Bell   18   v  3   Craig Skidmore - Cradley Sports

Craig Ainsbury - Hilly House    5   v   18   Gavin Skidmore - Cradley Sports

 Steve Davies - Cradley Sports    4  v    18  Andy Poole - Cradley Sports

Nathan Dawes - Dudley Dell   18  v   11  Jamie Wyer - Dudley Dell

 

 Semi Final

Poole  18  -  11  Skidmore

Price  13  -  18  Dawes

 

Final

Poole 21  -  20  Dawes

 

An excellent nights bowling on an uncompromising Wernley green saw Andy Poole from Cradley Sports win a nail biting final from Nathan Dawes of Dudley Dell 21-20.  It was clear that keeping the jack would be very important in this years final as the green had become very tricky with the baking hot summer we've experienced.  The first round scores reflected this, with three games all winning single figures.  Andy played his team mate, Gavin Skidmore, in the semi's and from 6-6 he never looked back, running out  comfortable winner.  Nathan (2015 and 2016 winner) was playing Matt Price (2017 winner) and sprinted into a 13-2 lead before Matt found his line and length, pegging him back to15-11 but Nathan pulled out some great bowls to win. The Final was level throughout with both bowlers playing soe exceptional ends.  Nathan looked to have a clear advantage when 19-16 and then 20-18 up, but Andy came through with some great pressure bowls.

Thanks to the Wernley for providing the facilities to play and to all the supporters who came to watch.

Chris Lambert, Competition Secretary