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Manor Road claim shield
MANOR Road became the Birkenhead and Wirral Afternoon Section 2013 Shield Champions when they beat Heswall RBL 'B' in the final of the tournament on a wet Royden Hall green on Friday by 199 to 181.
On their way to the final, the Heswall Club had already beaten two first division opponents but on the day the Wallasey team was just too strong and with nine winners made short work of the 40 point starting deficit.
For Manor Road their biggest winner was Ken Stocker's 21-02 while Malcom Gilfoyle was Heswall's only winner.
This Friday, September 20, is the final of the Centenary Cup. It brings together Birkenhead Park SC and Royden Hall, with the match being played at the Lever Club, 1.30pm start.
There was some consolation for the Heswall Club the following day, Saturday 14, when the Heswall RBL 'B' team upset the odds by winning the Cheshire County's Norman Cup. Playing on the green at Owleywood, Northwich, they beat Bundenburg 'B' from Altrincham by 32 points.
Geoff Dewhurst, with a fantastic 21-02 win, and Dave Tinker gave them a great start and with five winners overall it was a very good performance by the team.
The prestigious Heswall RBL Pairs Tournament got under way on Sunday and local bowlers did well in the first two sessions with the following pairs getting through to the finals: Eddie Dutton and Brian Leonard, Jon Ellis and Nick Burridge Snr, Mick Andrews and Owen Doyle, Ray Lynch and Luke Sandland and Robbie Hall and Geoff Lynch Jnr.
The next two qualifying rounds are Sunday, September 22; at noon (11.30am practice) and 4.30pm (4pm practice).
The final of the event, which is sure to provide some really top class bowling, is the following Sunday, September 29, matches start at 1pm.
With all the matches in the Wallasey Pairs League completed the winners of the various leagues are:
Division 1: New Brighton Queens Royal. Division 2: Upton Victory Hall. Division 3: Sandridge. Division 4: Queens.
Next Sunday sees the start of the popular Winter Flyers Tournaments in Birkenhead Park.
These tournaments are open to all players; male and female; young and old, learners and the more experienced, and they provide a great way to improve your game and to enjoy playing throughout the close season.
It is very rare for the weather to cause a cancellation and often conditions are ideal.
Players should turn up by 9.45am to register and play gets under way by 10am.
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