OCEGO & PRICE AT THE DOUBLE
Last Thursday saw the finals of the Tudor Pairs at Subscription BC and what a night it turned out to be. The first semi final saw Jason Bate and John Plumpton take on the brothers Leigh and Ryan Dobson, the game got off to a slow start with the scores level at two across and it was at this point the brothers upped their game and ran out the winners 21-02. The second semi saw Neal Ocego and Chris Price take on John Brooker and Graham Hodson, this was the most astonishing game of bowls I had seen, the game was over in ten ends with Neal and Chris playing some outstanding bowls going on to win 21-0. The final saw Neal and Chris win the first end with a three and it looked like they were going to carry on from the semi final, but Leigh and Ryan won a couple of singles but by thee eight end Neal and Chris had moved into a ten three lead. Leigh and Ryan didn’t give in and on the eleventh end scored a four to bring the lead back to thirteen nine. Chris was leading exceptionally well and backed up by Neal they went on to win 21-10. League Secretary Pat Crowe thanked Subscription BC for the use of their facilities and in particular Ann and Bill Whitby, Henry Roberts, Dennis Rigby and Rob Johnston for his help with the pegging he also thanked the markers over the two weeks not forgetting Mike Ellison. Pat said it was a great two weeks with some fantastic bowls played throughout. He went on to commiserate with the semi finalists and the brothers Leigh and Ryan Dobson. Pat went on to say how good the winners had played in all their games and were by far the best pair throughout the two weeks and deserved their victory. This was their third victory in the competition in seven years.
Well folks its all over another season has closed, below is a list of the players and teams that will be picking up prize money at the Presentation Evening on Friday 22nd November at Runcorn War Memorial Club. Ticket sales are limited to 150 so if you require tickets contact League Secretary ASAP.
Section one Winner Norley BC, Runner up Pavilions A, third Castle SSC.
Section two Winner Frodsham Red Lion, Runner up Norton Arms A, third place Norton Arms B.
Section Three Winner Goshawk BC, Runner up Crowton BC, third Grapes ABC Taxi’s.
Murphy Cup Winner Hazel Pear, Runner up Pavilions A, s/finalists Norley BC, Pavilions B.
P & A Morgan Winner Manley BC Runners up Halton RBL A, s/finalists Frodsham Red Lion and Grapes ABC Taxi’s.
Abel Cup Handicap Winner N Ocego Runner up R Johnston, s/finalists K Duncalf and M Furber.
Jim Ainsworth Cup Winner G Merry Runner up A Briscoe s/finalists K Duncalf and J Rawlinson.
Section two Merit Winner M Furber Runner up W Owen s/finalists E Ellis and P Ellis.
Section three Merit Winner B Hopley Runner up J Coats s/finalists T McLaughlin and G Whelan.
Section One Average’s Winner G Donnelly (Kingswood B)
Section Two Average’s Winner D Hughes (Frodsham Red Lion).
Section Three Average’s Winner Peter Dumbill (Pavilions D).
Tudor Pairs Winners N Ocego/ C Price, R&L Dobson, J Bate/ J Plumpton and J Brooker/G Hodson.