Gladstone dominates in Leverhulme Cup

Gladstone dominates in Leverhulme Cup

Gladstone dominates in Leverhulme Cup

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GLADSTONE'S dominance in the Bebington and District League continued when they won the Leverhulme Cup in a rather one-sided final against Tixall 'B' played on the Albany green.

They won all twelve of the individual games and fairly easily overcame the 36 handicap.

There were several single figure winners but the best result for Gladstone was Darren Hankin's 21-06.

The last week was a very interesting time for Sacred Heart; their league win on the Tuesday evening ensured they had won the Wallasey Association's second division title and then on the next two nights they were involved in two cup finals.

On Wednesday, July 30, they took on Parkfield in the final of the Wirral and District's Stott Cup at Tixall.

After eight ends it looked as though the Moreton Club could be successful but Parkfield's last four players had other ideas and four wins swept their team to a 227-213 victory.

For Parkfield the best performances were by Brian Kenyon, 21-04, and Dave Lewis, 21-05, and it was these two wins that really clinched it for them. Sacred Heart's Barry Pearson and Danny Sweeny both won 21-15.

Sacred Heart had done very well to fight their way through to the final of the Wallasey Association's President Cup but on Thursday night in the final at Royden Hall they faced the current leaders in the first division, the very powerful New Brighton Queens Royal.

On the night the New Brighton team were just too strong and with twelve winners took a very comfortable victory to retain the cup they won last year.

Anthony Thompson was the sweep winner for Queens Royal but several others also had single figure wins.

Tixall are continuing their defence of the Cheshire Association's Len Standen Trophy.

Over the weekend they overcame a 55 handicap to beat Black Horse at the Bull Hotel green in Widnes. Two single figure wins by the last two, Mick Andrews and Paul Brady, ensured a 10 point win.

Entries are now being taken for the Pensby Mixed Pairs Tournament.

This is taking place on Saturday, August 30 with an 11am start.

Entry is £10 per pair. Players wishing to enter should contact Kath Davies on 678 0155.

The Richard Evans Junior Memorial competitions were held recently at the Cammell Lairds Club. In the Under 18 Tournament Kyle Gordon beat Liam Rhodes in the final.

Results: Semi Finals: Kyle Gordon 21, Mark Mason 10; Liam Rhodes 21, Conor Boyd 18. Final: Gordon 21, Rhodes 09.

In the Under 14 Tournament Owen Turner beat Michael Cavanagh in the final.

Results: Semi Finals: Owen Turner 21, Jake McElnay 07; Michael Cavanagh 21, Callum Leech 07. Final: Turner 21, Cavanagh 07.

The Wirral Junior Merit at Cammell Lairds has been moved from 9th August to the 30th August.

During the next two weeks any youngsters who would like to have a go at playing Crown Green Bowls can go along to 'Wuds 4 Fun' in Birkenhead Park 10.00am to 12.00 noon on Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th, Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th . Any help would also be appreciated.

There were outstanding performances by two of Wirral's Junior players in the recent tournament in Fleetwood. Seven year old Michael Cavanagh took the Under 11 title winning 11-07 in the final while Jordan McDermott took the Under 18 title.

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