WIRRAL Veterans Tournament was played on Saturday in perfect conditions.

At the end of a good day’s bowling it was Upton Victory Hall's Alf MacDermott who took the trophy and in doing so showed the 'youngsters' how the game should be played.

He had a series of convincing wins, finishing with a very dominant 15-02 victory over Hoylake Central and Melrose's Tommy Walker in the final.

He was too good for Cammell Laird's Peter McGhee in the quarter-finals and beat Eric Cook of Oxton Cons in the semi.

Walker also had good wins on his way to the final; firstly beating Higher Tranmere Vets Peter Webster and then Cammell Laird's Keith Fraser.

Despite Walker's best efforts in the final, MacDermott's consistent accuracy meant he had a comfortable win to clinch the title.

The Birkenhead and District Parks team had a disappointing result against North Staffordshire in their match on Sunday.

Despite good results for Steve Dawson, 21-05, in the home match at the Lever Club and Darren Hankin, 21-11, in the away match in Biddulph they went down to a 25 to 06 defeat.

The Wallasey Association’s Federation team play their next match on Sunday against Airdale ‘A’ on New Brighton Quarry Vikings green at 2.30pm.

Wirral Junior Merit takes place on Saturday, at Cammell Laird; competitors should arrive by 11am.

On Sunday, Wirral hosts the British Parks Junior five-a-side tournament on the greens in Birkenhead Park with teams coming from several other counties.