TIXALL 'B' have won this year's Birkenhead and Wirral's Cartwright Cup.

In the final played last Monday evening, July 21, they beat Albany.

They had to overcome a 24-point handicap against their second division opponents but they had turned this into a two-point advantage after the first four jacks.

Though both teams had four winners the Tixall team managed to increase their advantage to 32 by the end of the match. Final score Tixal 'B' 224 – Albany 201.

For Tixall 'B' their best score was a 21-04 victory for Dave Williams while Peter Hughes and Tony Collier also had single figure wins; for Albany Dave Thomas won the sweep with a 21-10 win.

Tixalls have now reached the last 32 stage of the National Super Cup competition. Their next opponents are the Sir John Bayley Club from Shropshire.

The away leg in Shropshire is this Saturday, August 2, at 4.30pm, and the home leg at Tixalls is on Sunday, August 10, at 6.30pm.

Any support would be most welcome and very much appreciated by the Tixall Club.

At the moment, it looks as though the defending first division champions in each of the three evening leagues will successfully defend their titles.

Though Tixall suffered a rare defeat to New Brighton Quarry Vikings on Monday they must still be odds on favourites in the first division of the Birkenhead and Wirral league.

In the second division the New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'B' team have established a big lead and it looks as though it maybe Albany who will join them in division one next year.

Pensby and Gladstone B are tied for first place in the third division though Gladstone have played fewer games. The successful season continues for the New Brighton Quarry Vikings Club as their 'C' team have also established a very big lead in division four.

In the Bebington A division last year's champions Gladstone are still undefeated and are several points clear at the top.

It is much closer in the B division with Thingwall leading and Kings 2000 following close behind. Bromborough Pool lead in the C division but they have played one more game than second place Tixall 'C'.

In the first division of the Wallasey Association, New Brighton Queens Royal have what appears to be a comfortable lead over closest rivals West Kirby Victoria but ironically the Deeside team could still finish the season undefeated.

Sacred Heart lead division two while West Kirby Park now look strong favourites to take the third division title.

It is very close at the top of the first division in the Afternoon Section of the Birkenhead and Wirral League; Tixall and Higher Tranmere Vets are vying for top place with Manor Road close behind.

In the second division Harrison Park lead with Higher Tranmere Vets 'C' in second place.

It is very close in the third division, though Capenhurst 'B' are leading at the moment there are at least four other clubs still in with a chance.

Port Sunlight Village and Works have a very big lead in the fourth division while RNA 'B' and Capenhurst 'C' lead the way in division five.