Burscough & Lathom Mens Bowling League

2009 League Pairs Competition Last 8

Finals at London Hotel BC on Friday 2nd October at 6-30pm (Practice from 6pm)

Last 8 - Each Losing Pair receives 15

D.Hunter & B.Riding Croston Subscription 21 V 08 K.Stafford & P.Wilson London Hotel
J.Anderton & P.Rigby Mere Brow 21 V 15 S.Edwards Jnr & O.Jackson New Longton
M.Lynch & E.Whitehead Tarleton 21 V 17 J.Berry & J.Cragg Mere Brow
D.Bridge & P.Hodge Mere Brow & Tarleton 21 V 13 R.Jenkins & K.Robinson Banks St Stephens


Semi-Finalists - Each Losing Pair receives 40

J.Anderton & P.Rigby Mere Brow 21 V 18 D.Hunter & B.Riding Croston Subscription
M.Lynch & E.Whitehead Tarleton 21 V 14 D.Bridge & P.Hodge Mere Brow & Tarleton


Final - Winning Pair Receives 120 + The Pairs Knockout Shield & Losing Pair receives 80

M.Lynch & E.Whitehead Tarleton 21 V 09 J.Anderton & P.Rigby Mere Brow


Despite the poor weather & in front of a small crowd, Mick Lynch & Eric Whitehead (Tarleton) were worthy winners of the 2009 league pairs competition. In the final, from five across after eight ends, they allowed their opponents, Jimmy Anderton & Philip Rigby (Mere Brow), who were unable to produce their earlier form, only four more singles, as they romped to victory 21-09 with consistent leading from Mick Lynch & good backup play from Eric Whitehead. In the semi-finals, Mick & Eric easily accounted for Dave Bridge & Peter Hodge (Mere Brow & Tarleton), who had reached the semi-final for the second year running, 21-14. Whilst Jimmy & Philip had a tough match against Denis Hunter & Barry Riding (Croston Subscription) which they just won 21-18. In the quarter-finals, Mick & Eric had their toughest game of the night against John Berry & John Cragg (Mere Brow) which they finally won 21-17 after leading 18-12. Whilst Dave & Peter easily accounted for Richard Jenkins & Keith Robinson (Banks St Stephens), 21-13, who could not produce their form of previous rounds which had see them beat last year's winners, Carl Birchall & Ian Grady. In the first quarter-final, Denis & Barry, had easily beaten homesters, Keith (Sid) Stafford & Peter Wilson (London Hotel), who never recovered from a shaky start, 21-08. Whilst Jimmy & Philip had beaten youngsters Steve Edwards Junior & Owen Jackson (New Longton) 21-15 after leading 18-10. The President, Mr. Eddie Harding (London Hotel), made the presentation to the worthy victors & prizewinners. The League & competitors would like to give many thanks to the President & London Hotel Bowling Club for the use of their excellent facilities including the superb condition of their green & to all league members who helped in the running of this competition, making it a very memorable & successful event.


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