NEW Brighton Quarry Viking's John Harrison played very well throughout the morning in Birkenhead Park.

He clinched his first win for some time at the Winter Flyers with a great win over Tixall's Matthew Gilmore in the final.

Harrison beat team mate Eddie Dutton in the quarter finals and then proved to be too good for Kevin Nugent of Hoylake and Melrose in his semi-final match.

Gilmore had a close match against Lever's Colin Portis in his quarter final and then he had to face his father and team mate at Tixalls, Dave Gilmore, in the semis.

However this proved to be no problem and he went through to face Harrison.

The final was an excellent match and Harrison, finding a level of form that had deserted him, was able to match Gilmore all the way and took the first prize with a 21-18 victory.


Quarter Finals: J. Harrison (New Brighton Quarry Vikings) 21, E.

Dutton (New Brighton Quarry Vikings) 12; K. Nugent (Hoylake and Melrose) 21, D. Smith (St George) 16; M. Gilmore (Tixall) 21, C. Portis (Levers) 18; D. Gilmore (Tixall) 21 D.

Briscoe (Llanyminich) 17. Semi Finals: Harrison 21, Nugent 10; M.

Gilmore 21, D. Gilmore 13.

Final: Harrison 21, Gilmore 18.

Magazine Bowling Club in New Brighton has been a men-only club since forming 164 years ago but last week made the momentous decision to join the 21st Century and welcome women.