Sale and District Bowling League

Competition Reports - Season 2012

President's Cup

The final of the President's Cup pairs knockout competition for Division 2 teams was played at Cringlewood on Sunday 9 September. In a triumph for the handicappers, Nursery scraped home by two chalks against Pickering.

Pickering
Nursery
NAME SCORE GAIN NAME SCORE GAIN
William Hallam
Geoff Priestley
14   Paul Stafford
S Corbett
21 7
David Tasker
Michael Burbery
15   Jim Somerwill
Chris Mott
21 6
Brian Botting
David White
21 18 Grahame Tonge
S Robinson
3  
Derek Ellis
Harold Wright
14   Nigel Armstrong
Doug Smith
21 7
Tony Mortimer
Gordon Hadfield
21 8 James Collins
John Alcock
13  
Handicap 4 4 Handicap 12 12
TOTAL 89 30 TOTAL 91 32

Predident's Cup winners 2012

Pride of Sale Handicap

The final of the Pride of Sale knockout competition for Division 1 teams was played at Cringlewood on Sunday 9 September. Quarry Bank and Longford Park had five winners each, with the handicap enabling Longford to run out winners.

Quarry Bank
Longford Park
NAME SCORE GAIN NAME SCORE GAIN
John Ryder 21 11 F Kerr 10  
Steve White 11   M Douglas 21 10
Dave Collier 6   Damian Cormican 21 15
Rob White 21 5 J Cooper 16  
Dave Robers 9   Liam Cormican 21 12
Ian Schora 21 20 Des Burgess 1  
Dave McGovern 21 8 Grahame Horne 13  
Peter Kelsall 19   Andy Thomas 21 2
Malcolm Kettle 21 13 M Welsby 8  
Dave Stott 14   Malcolm Cooper 21 7
Handicap 8 8 Handicap 32 32
TOTAL 172 65 TOTAL 185 78

Fives competition

The final of the Five-home Five-away competition was played at Quarry Bank on 8 August. Chorlton scored a comfortable win over Carrington, with nine winners.

Chorlton
Carrington
NAME SCORE GAIN NAME SCORE GAIN
Brian Cannon 21 7 Darren McKinnon 14  
Tony Cannon 21 2 Dave Wallace 19  
Wally Marshall 21 16 Paul Duddle 5  
Mark Boland 21 14 Graham Wallace 7  
Ian Baynham 21 10 Steve King 11  
Terry Banks 21 4 Mike Heathcote 17  
Kevin Murray 21 3 Ken Brenner 18  
Alan Mooney 15   Steve Worrall 21 6
Ron Woods 21 20 Eddie Morley 1  
Les Hylton 21 4 Steve Crowder 17  
TOTAL 204 80 TOTAL 130 6

Merit competition

The final day of the Sale Merit was held at Fallowfield on Sunday 15 July. After some very close games, homester Mike Bacon was the winner. Full details on the Merit page.

Merit 2012 winner and runner-up
Merit winner Mike Bacon and runner-up Andy Bowyer

Eric Dale Pairs

The final of the Eric Dale Pairs competition was held at a cool and damp Levenshulme Club on Saturday 9 June. Despite non-stop rain, and the recent weather, the green was in excellent condition and ran well to the end.

Twelve pairs attended. As usual there was some excellent bowling, not always reflected in the results. In the semi-finals last year's winners Alan Mooney and Les Hylton lost to Fallowfield's Steve Ball and Carl Dulson whilst Longford pair John and Malcolm Cooper eliminated homesters Stan Delaney and Rob Jordan and then went on to take the trophy for 2012. See the full draw for the final day.

Eric Dale winners