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Disappointment for Wirral bowlers
IT WAS a rather disappointing afternoon for the Wirral's two Park's County teams on Sunday afternoon.
The Wallasey Association team playing North Derbyshire, went down to an overall 14-9 loss.
At home the team had six winners and won the aggregate score by 212 points to 184.
Though the away team gave a good account of themselves on a tricky green and had five winners, they lost by 228 points to 174.
The outstanding performances were a 21-2 win by Anthony Thompson at home and a 21-11 win away by John Lloyd.
The Birkenhead and District team, playing Yorkshire, also won their home game; though they only had five winners they just managed to get the higher aggregate score.
However away, on another very trick green in Pudsey, they had just two winners.
The outstanding performances were a brilliant 21-5 win for Nick Burridge at home and a two good wins for Anthony O'Neill and Geoff MacAdam away.
Meanwhile in Birkenhead Park, Wirral Juniors were taking part in the British parks five-a-side tournament.
The Wirral 1st team reached the final of the event where they were beaten by North Staffs.
The third qualifying round of the Heswall singles tournament on Saturday saw two more local Wirral players Tixall's Jamie Fitzpatrick and Mick Andrews get through to the finals day on Saturday, June 2.
Wallasey Association's Sheppick Cup Final was played on Thursday evening between Sandridge and Moreton RBL.
In a surprisingly one-sided final Sandridge, though given a 12 start by the handicappers, showed they didn't need the help and dominated the match running out very convincing winners by 244-176.
For Sandridge Noreen Bunting had the best score with a 21-06 win while Dave Walker's 21-12 was Moreton's best result.
Though it is still very early in the season, West Kirby Victoria took a giant step towards retaining their Wallasey Association first division title when they had a had a big win at their main rivals Queens Royal.
The Deeside team had eight winners on the night and clinched a 14-4 win.
This Sunday, May 27, the Wirral Merit Tournament is taking place on the greens at the Albany Club and Cammell Laird.
Play starts at 11am; the final games will be played at Albany.