Sale and District Bowling League

Competition Reports - Season 2013

2013 League Season

With the completion of all the league matches, congratulations to Levenshulme on their sixth successive Division 1 title. Quarry Bank completed a hat-trick in the runners-up place.

Bowling Green won both Division 2 and the Fives competition.

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The Bowling Green team: back, left to right, Dave Langley, Tony Procter, Dave Walton, Nick Doherty, Alan McCarthy, Stuart Holmes, Ged Peatfield; front left to right Tony Colgan, Stuart Donohue, Ted Chapman (Captain)

(Thursday 22 August 2013)

President's Cup

The final of the President's Cup pairs knockout competition for Division 2 teams was played at Brooklands on Sunday 8 September. Carrington won by six chalks over Sale Cons.

Carrington
Sale Cons
NAME SCORE GAIN NAME SCORE GAIN
Gary Minton
Darren McKinnon
21 7 Duncan Smith
Lou Dawson
14  
Bill Crowder
Graham Wallace
21 8 Jim Bruce
John McManus
13  
Ken Brenner
Mike Reynolds
16   Simon Edmondson
Rob Yeates
21 5
Steve Worrall
Paul Duddle
21 9
Don Jackson
Dave Havery
12  
Steve Crowder
Mike Heathcote
11   Brian Farrow
Jeff Rusz
21 10
Handicap 5 5 Handicap 8 8
TOTAL 95 29 TOTAL 89 23

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The victorious Carrington team

Pride of Sale Handicap

The final of the Pride of Sale knockout competition for Division 1 teams was played at Brooklands on Sunday 8 September. For the second successive year, Quarry Bank and Longford Park had five winners each, with Longford running out winners.

Quarry Bank
Longford Park
NAME SCORE GAIN NAME SCORE GAIN
Malcolm Kettle
9   John Cooper
21 12
Dave Roberts
12   Ross Kavanagh
21 9
Terry Adams
17   Mark Douglas
21 4
Peter Kelsall
21 3 Liam Cormican
18  
John Ryder
21 8 Mark Welsby
13  
Brian Clare
21 3 Dennis Tongue
18  
Ian Schora
21 12 Jim Murphy
9  
Tim Blabborough
21 4 Damian Cormican
17  
Harold Wright
13 Andy Thomas
21 8
Dave Stott
13   Malcolm Cooper 21 8
Handicap 2 2 Handicap 27 27
TOTAL 171 32 TOTAL 207 68

Fives Competition Final

The final of the Five-home Five-away competition was played at Fallowfield on 7 August. Bowling Green scored a close win over Carrington, with six winners.

Bowling Green
Carrington
NAME SCORE GAIN NAME SCORE GAIN
Stuart Holmes
20   Ken Brenner
21  1
Tony Colgan
21 2 Mike Heathcote
19  
David Walton
21 14 Graham Wallace
7  
Dave Langley
11   Billy Crowder
21 10
Alan McCarthy
7   Steve Worrall
21 14
Ged Peatfield
21 1 Bob Crowder
20  
Nick Doherty
21 13 Darren McKinnon
8  
Tony Procter
21 18 Alistair Edge
3
Stuart Donohue
5
Gary Minton
21 16
Ted Chapman
21 1
Steve Crowder 20  
TOTAL 169 49 TOTAL 161 41

Merit competition

There were 44 entries for the Merit this year - about double the number in recent years. The last eight played off in glorious weather on a fast SW Manchester green. The final was the closest game of the afternoon, with Rob Jordan of Levenshulme edging out last year's winner Mike Bacon.

Full details are on the Merit page.

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Finalists Rob Jordan and Mike Bacon               Winner Rob Jordan with chairman Stan Delaney

Eric Dale Pairs

The final of the Eric Dale pairs competition was held on Saturday 8 June at Longsight CC. Eighteen pairs attended.

See the full draw.

The winners were Mike Bacon and John Davies of Fallowfield.

Eric Dale 2013 winners Mike Bacon and steve Davies, with league chairman Stan Delaney