|Secretary / Treasurer||Lady Chairman||President||Committee Members|
|Andy Dawson||Christina Dutfield||Dave Hulmston||Peter Breen||Gordon Ditchfield||Steve Dutfield||Ritchie Kirby||Len Davies|
Sad news to report I''m afraid. Nobby Hughes long time member of Kendal Bowling Club passed away last week. His funeral is on Tuesday 13th February at 09.30am at Landican.
BCGBA MEMBERSHIP CARDS
Linda Howard is the new Registrar for Merseyside County CGBA and will now issue all BCGBA Membership Cards. Any requests for a BCGBA Membership Card can be sent to Linda at her address detailed on the BCGBA Membership Application Form, which can be downloaded from the Merseyside County website, and accompanied by a cheque payable to Merseyside CCGBA. The costs remain at £10 for new bowlers and £3 for replacement cards. Linda can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pensby C stun Tixall with win in the Final of The George O'Neill Trophy
Pensby's Captain Nicky Bailey receiving the George O'Neill Trophy from Eileen and Katrina (George's daughter and grandaughter) and the winning team.
Pensby C won the George O'Neill Trophy at Oxton Conservative Club yesterday with an exciting win that was decided on the last game. Pensby C had started the day as underdogs but scraped home against Heswall RBL by 9 shots in the Semi Final. They got a 25 shot start and soon increased that to 36 with an excellent 15 - 04 by Jean Taggert and Norma Nielson. Despite Heswall winning the other four jacks they found the defecit to much to overcome despite a great 15 - 01 by Ray and Linda Jones.
In the other Semi Final Tixall had to give Heswall RBL B 25 shots and won all five jacks the best 15 - 01 by Ian Muskett and Brian Somerville to win by 18 shots.
In the Final Pensby had a 30 shot handicap so it was essential that they didn't have any slip ups. Andy Halsey and Jordan McDermott fought back from 9 - 8 down to win 15 - 9 and Robin May and John Rogers had a good 15 - 5 win. Things didn't look good in the third game though when Jean Taggert and Norma Nielson were leading Keith Wharton and Robert Rogers 13 - 8 but the Tixall players fought back to run out 15 - 13 winners. When Robbie Fitzpatrick and Mick Andrews won 15 -05 Tixall had pulled 28 shots back. The game turned though when Sarah Parnell and Colin Taylor took a 5 - 2 lead only for Ian Muskett and Brian Somerville to come back to 4 - 5. Sarah then started putting some excellent leads up and Colin came in with great woods himself when needed and the pair ran out 15 - 4 winners.
Many thanks from the League for many of George's family attending the finals day, especially Eileen and her daughter Katrina who came from Batley for the day.
TIXALL WIN THE LEVERHULME CUP
Tixall comfortably won the Leverhulme Cup at a sunny Oxton Conservative Club today by 56 shots over Ledsham Royal. Tixall certainly found the green to their liking taking 7 of the first 8 jacks the best being an excellent 21 - 9 by Robert Rogers after trailing 7 - 2. Mark Jones had a late 21 - 11 win for Ledsham but it was too late to change the result and Tixall won the other three last 4 jacks the best by Robin May 21 - 8 to confirm the result. Full results on the Leverhulme Cup Results page.
Levrhulme Cup Winners 2017 - Tixall
The finals of the George O'Neil Trophy postponed from May 20th due to bad weather will now be played on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Albany at 1pm.
CAMMELL LAIRD WIN THE ANDY DAWSON CUP BY 17 SHOTS
Pictures: Cammell Lairds winning team (Left) and Colin Mounsey, Cammell Laird Captain accepting the Cup from Andy Dawson (Right)
Cammell Laird came from behind to defeat Port Sunlight Village & Works by 17 shots at Thingwall Bowling Club today. Port Sunlight started best with three of the first four jacks including a 21 - 10 from Port Sunlight's Mike Brannon. Going into the middle four Lairds trailed by 14 shots but although the four jacks were shared David Owen brought his team back into the game with an excellent 21 - 07. Port Sunlight still led by 3 shots going into the last four but when Rob Lewis pipped Mike Smethurst 21 - 17 Lairds had taken their first lead of the game by 1 shot. Geoff Stamp then turned in a game changing performance in what looked like a difficult game with Port Sunlight's Captain Nick Woodward with a 21 - 05 win that earned him the Man of the match award. Port Sunlight never recovered the defecit after that with the last two cards shared 21 -14 each.
Pictures: Runners up Port Sunlight V&W (Left) and action at the game today (Right)
Again thanks to both clubs for an excellent game and to Thingwall for making their green available and in great condition. Thanks also to referee Kye Gorman, Mo Evans for running the raffle and doing the refreshments and our Lady Chairman for running the sheet and keeping everyone in order. Full scores available on the Cup results link.
HESWALL RBL B WIN THE GEOFF CLARE TROPHY
Heswall RBL B won the Geoff Clare Trophy today by 5 shots in an exciting final at Cammell Lairds. Bebington Park had started well with a 21 - 7 win by John Burke but Heswall fought back taking the other three games to lead by four shots after the first four. With the jacks shared in the middle four including a 21 - 6 from Chris Wentworth Bebington Park had created a 10 shot lead going into the last four. Tania Gilfoyle then had an excellent 21 - 5 win and Malcolm Gilfoyle 21 - 13 to bring Heswall back into the game and led by 14 shots with two games left on the green. Gordon Ditchfield pulled the game back to 1 shot with a 21 - 8 win. The match came down to the last game on the green with Alan Davies of Heswall defeating Kevin McLaughlin 21-17 despite trailing for most of the game to eventually run out 21 - 17 winning the match by 5 shots.
I'd like to thanks both teams and their supporters for a match played in an excellent but competative spirit. Also thanks go to Cammell Laird for their hospitality and Mo Evans for doing a fantastic job with the raffle. Thanks also to referee Steve Dutfield and our Lady Chairman, Christina for officiating and leaving me to do very little. The Trophy was presented by our President, Dave Hulmston in the absence of Audrey Clare who we wish well as she has not been too well recently. Get well soon Audrey.
Below are some photos of the winners and runners up and the presentation of the Trophy. Full scores are on the Cup Match link above.
The Finals of the George O'Neill Trophy take place this Saturday 20th May at 1pm at Albany Bowling Club.
The draw is as follows:
Pensby C (30) vs Heswall RBL (5)
Tixall (Scr) vs Heswall RBL B (25)
All this seasons fixtures are now available on the links above.
Cup Draws are also available although greens and handicaps have yet to be allocated.
There will be a Bebington League Handbook this year. Hopefully the books should be available shortly after 17th March 2017.