ON Saturday, Wirral and District's Harold Taylor Veteran's Championship was held on the excellent Albany Club green and the winner was Higher Tranmere Vets' Peter Webster who followed his father Ben in being successful in this tournament.

In the final, Webster held off a late surge by Manor Road's Andy Wainwright to triumph 15-10.

On his way to the final Webster beat Tixall's Alan Popham in the quarter-finals and he then had a surprisingly one-sided victory over another Tixall player, Tony Cavanagh.

Wainwright had got the better of Ian Hawes of Hoylake Marine Gardens in the quarters and he was then too good for homster Fred Beacall in the semi-final.


Quarter-finals: T Cavanagh 15, V Peers 06; P Webster 15, A Popham 13; F Beacall 15, G Dewhurst 13; A Wainwright 15, I Hawes 10. Semi-finals: Webster 15, Cavanagh 05; Wainwright 15, Beacall 08. Final: Webster 15, Wainwright 10.

Entries are now being taken for the Ben Webster Memorial Shield for players registered in the Afternoon Section of the Birkenhead and Wirral League. Qualifying dates are Monday, July 7, and Tuesday, July 8, with the final on Friday, July 11.

The Wallasey Association held individual merit tournament for players in the second and third division last Sunday; both tournaments being played in Harrison Park.

The winner of the Wallasey Chronicle Silver Shield for players in Division 2 was Chris Morrison, and the winner of the Hampson Shield for players in Division 3 was Tony Ratcliffe.

Next Sunday, June 15, at 2pm, the Birkenhead and District Parks team are playing a very strong Greater Manchester team.

The home leg is at Port Sunlight and the team would appreciate lots of support. The away leg is in Sale.

On the same day, the Wirral Ladies Team will be playing the home leg of their County match on the West Kirby Victoria green in Ashton Park, West Kirby, also a 2pm start.

The Wallasey Association's next Federation game is against Preston A the following Sunday, June 22. The home leg is at Royden Hall and away at the Empire Services Club, Preston.

Also on Sunday, at Heswall RBL there are two qualifying sessions, morning and afternoon, for the British Open Crown Green Bowls Tournament; the final stages of which are taking place later this year.

The entry fee is £8 and any players who wish to enter, or who simply want more information, should telephone Jimmy Parker on 07748 491 913.

The Wirral Junior Handicap tournament is being played at Cammell Lairds on Saturday, June 15; 11am for practice, 11.30am draw. There are two age groups: 14 and under, 18 and under.

The British Parks are holding their annual junior five-a-side tournament in Birkenhead Park on Sunday, June 29; games commence at 10am.

This is the third consecutive year that Birkenhead Park has hosted this event and this year there will be 13 teams taking part.

Due to your correspondent committing the cardinal sin of taking a holiday in the middle of the season there will be no bowls report for the next two weeks. Apologies.