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Wirral Sunday Flyers victory for Jamie Fitzpatrick
ON A day more suited to Crown Green Bowls than last week's testing conditions, Jamie Fitzpatrick proved that he is the master of different surfaces when he again reached the final of the Sunday Flyers Tournament.
This time however he went one better and took the first prize with a series of emphatic wins which culminated in a victory in the final over his team mate at Tixalls, Nigel Hughes.
In the quarter and semi-final matches Fitzpatrick was just too good for Port Sunlight Village and Works John Harrison and then Upton Victory Hall's Norman Feeley, who had had an excellent series of results to reach this stage.
Meanwhile, Hughes had two real battles to reach the final, after a very close game against the Lever Club's Dave Motley Jnr he was just a little too consistent for Kings 2000's Colin Strowbridge.
In the final, Hughes did all he could but Fitzpatrick was in tremendous form and dominated the game winning by 21 points to 12.
Quarter-finals: C Stowbridge 21, D Evans 12; N Hughes 21, D Motley Jnr 19; J Fitzpatrick 21, J Harrison 10; N Feeley 21, N Woodward 15.
Semi-finals: Hughes 21, Strowbridge 15; Fitzpatrick 21, Feeley 08.
Final: Fitzpatrick 21, Hughes 12.
Yet again it is my sad duty to record the passing of another well-respected bowler. Jimmy Rimmer played the game for more than 50 years with several different clubs, most recently Meols St John, Upton and Oxton.
One of the most loveable characters in the game, he will be sadly missed by his family and all those who knew him. The funeral will be at 10am on Monday, February 4, at Landican.