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.
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
Poole 18 - 11 Skidmore
Price 13 - 18 Dawes
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