Burscough & Lathom Mens Bowling League

Steve Rimmer Memorial Shield Results 2012

Finals held at Botanic Gardens BC on Saturday 28th July

Last 8

Mark Wilde (Banks St Stephens) 21 V 15 John Greenwood (Holmeswood)
Jimmy Alty (Fleetwood Hesketh) walkover Andy Draper (Banks St Stephens)
Dave Haskayne (Burscough RBL) 21 V 18 Chris Wignall (Hoole Village Hall)
Mike Milne (Botanic Gardens) 21 V 16 Bill Neale (Burscough RBL)

 

Semi-Finalists - Each losing player receives £ 10

Jimmy Alty (Fleetwood Hesketh) 21 V 17 Mark Wilde (Banks St Stephens)
Mike Milne (Botanic Gardens) 21 V 18 Dave Haskayne (Burscough RBL)

 

Final - winning player receives £ 50 + The Steve Rimmer Memorial Shield & losing player receives £ 25

Jimmy Alty (Fleetwood Hesketh) 21 V 17 Mike Milne (Botanic Gardens)

 

In front of an appreciative crowd which included Steve Rimmerís wife, Yvonne, family & friends, Jimmy Alty (Fleetwood Hesketh) was in excellent form throughout the beautiful summer evening to deservedly win the Steve Rimmer Memorial Shield singles title on the superb running Botanic Gardens green. The final was a fitting finale to this year's competition & credit must be given to both players for their excellent bowling. Playing his favourite diagonal dropping mark, Jimmy took an early 10-3 lead in the final against homester, Mike Milne (Botanic Gardens) which he increased to 17-8 after 18 ends & looked to be cruising to the title. However, Mike then found the form which had seen him reach the final to fight back to 14-17 playing his favourite corner mark, before Jimmy scored a two & a one in the next two ends to lead 20-15 to take control of the game once again. Mike could only score a double at the next end before Jimmy clinched the title with a 21-17 victory. Earlier, in the semi-finals, Jimmy fought back from 7-13 down against Mark Wilde (Banks St Stephens) to win 21-17 & Mike edged out Dave Haskayne (Burscough RBL) 21-18. The League & competitors would like to give many thanks to Margaret Barber (Steve Rimmerís Sister) for presenting the trophy & prizemoney, Botanic Gardens Bowling Club for the use of their facilities & their members who helped in the running of this competition, as well as to the league members who supported this competition, making it a very memorable & fitting tribute to Steve Rimmer. 

 

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