District League retain the cup for a sixth time

PUBLISHED: 12:05 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:05 28 February 2018

The Weston & District Skittles League defeat their Wrington Vale counterparts to retain the cup for a sixth time.

Weston & District Skittles League’s second game with the Wrington Vale League took place at the Boro Sports Club and the District won the match by 30 pins and retain the cup for the sixth year running.

The first set belonged to the District by nine pins with Dave Haigh hitting a good 49 without a spare.

The second set was also belonging to the District with both Ian Gregory And Julian Mason getting spares on the fourth hand, but not to be outdone the Wrington side came back at them on the last hand down by J Cherston getting a 14-spare to level the set, while Julian Mason hit 49.

The third set began to go the District’s way, with both Ian Norton and Pete Blackwell getting spares and sandwiched between them Simon Ballard hitting a nine for a 37 down.

This more or less put this set to bed as Norton went on to hit 53 and Blackwell 50 as they took the set by 22 pins.

Now with a 31-pin advantage going into the last, both teams got of to a good start with captain Phil Dean hitting a 16-spare and the opposite stand-in captain on the night Clint Harding getting a 15-spare.

Both Paul Steer and Dean hit spares, as did Keith Hann of the Wrington team. This set was nip and tuck and on the last hand Jeremy Brooks hit a 14-spare and Hann got his second spare of the evening.

Brooks finished with a score of 51 and Dean 54, the highest from both sides. For Wrington, both Harding and Hann finished with 53, as Weston ran out 559-529 winners.

Weston & District Skittles League Division 1: Dropouts 468 (K Lunn 48) 0, Rascals 564 (R Porter 55) 16; Worle Club 462 (Ed Pearson 48) 4, Unionist A 470 (P Dean 50) 12; Crown Inn 496 (P Brooks 54) 14, Young Lions 488 (I Griffiths 50) 2; Homefield Rangers 467 (Sean Andow 54) 0, Regent Sports 484 (Matt Richards 53) 16; Klinkerbelles 587 (D Hazell 63) 14, Lord Nelson A 506 (D Knight 50) 2; Nomads 577 (P Hall, A Hawkins 58) 14, Flintstones 517 (T Nicholson 51) 2; Ginger Mingers 455 (E Flint 46) 14, Beer Masters 415 (S Hodgkins 43) 2.

Division 2: Dab Hands 509 (P Baker 59) 14, Churchill Club 449 (C Tucker, M Cook 45) 2; Coach House A 492 (N Hallworth 55) 14, White Hart Harriers 460 (A Headon 44) 2; Admirals 503 (T Jarvis 47) 14, Coach House B 476 (N Windsor 53) 2; Crusaders 407 (S Garside, S Horsham, B Horsham 41) 2, Weston Legionaires 478 (D Griffiths, R Jones 48) 14; Stragglers 499 (S John 49) 12, Bittermen 475 (A Taylor 46) 4; Anchors 493 (J Parker 59) 14, Peckers 470 (T Weston 43) 2; White Hart Humbles 507 (G Wigg 50) 0, W/Anchors Away 548 (S Stiddard 61) 16.

Division 3: Prince of Wales 481 (R Bell 51) 12, Boro Arms B 480 (J Orchard 54) 4; St Happys 393 (G Booy 43) 0, Bleadon Racers 495 (C Williams 56) 16; Regency Alleyblasters 487 (S Richardson 49) 12, Earlybirds 441 (R Adams 51) 4; Langford Rovers 478 (R Williams 46) 4, Strays 482 (P Blackman 50) 12; Shepherds 464 (J Budd 48) 14, Worle Century Club 397 (K Marshall 52) 2; Survivors 390 (D White, A Milsom 46) 1, Uphill Steamers 441 (L Vowles 45) 15.

Weston Central Skittles League Division 1: Wurzels 463 (C Hay 53) 12, Ere for the Beer 444 (R Fisher 48) 2; St Johns B 536 (N Watkins 51) 12, Renegades 486 (C Loud 61) 2; Reptiles 477 (D Bowden 50) 2, Century B 509 (A Priddle 56) 12; Alleycats 559 (G Poole 63) 14, Breakaways 463 (P Chappell 48) 0; Walnut B 597 (A Hawkins, P Middle 57) 14, Wookurs 498 (J Walters 47) 0; Century A 474 (N Millett 54) 8, Rollers 469 (M Thomas 49).

Division 2: Box Tops 520 (J Coombes 56) 2, Belvedere 527 (A Trickey 54) 12; Gatecrashers 514 (R Young 51) 12, Nutters 497 (N Dunn 60) 2; Depoteers 484 (D Pearce 45) 12, Sweeney 467 (R Penberthy 46) 2; Cannonballs 431 (P Hill 39) 10, Poachers 428 (L Cox 43) 4; Persuaders 500 (D Palmer 49) 10, Consti Probables 497 (J Harvey 46) 4; Lions 454 (K Sloan 45) 0, Hornets 518 (P Mager 53) 14.

Division 3: Conservative B 438 (M Coleman 52) 4, Elvers 474 (R Taylor 49) 10; Electric Sports 460 (P Alden 53) 2, Wanderers 507 (P Doughty 51) 12; Double Six 475 (P Tubbs 47) 2, Falcons 484 (L Gray 48) 12; Fortyniners 497 (P Sperring 52) 11, Steamers 491 (B Fry 60) 3.

Weston & District Ladies Skittles League Division 1: Charlies Angels 499 (A Fisher 53) 7, Drifters 499 (S Tucker 66) 7; Electrodes 437 (M Brueford 46) 10, Worle Sports 431 (V Truman 42) 4; Missing Links 413 (B Williams 43) 2, New Pennies 461 (S Collard 52) 12; Pin Ups 442 (C Sprague, E Southwood 43) 2, Wreckateers 485 (S Edwards 59) 12; Wooden Tops 432 (S Jones 44) 2, Weaker Links 458 (D Williams 49) 12.

Division 2: Baker Street Ladies 415 (J Lynch 41) 4, Streakers 424 (S Whitehouse 45) 10; Concordias 383 (D Wride 40) 4, Winscombe Sports 396 (T Clark 42) 10; Likely Lassies 442 (R Hunt 44) 2, Wayward Queens 443 (P Conway 44) 12; Social Rebels 350 (S Pritchard 38) 4, Jays 352 (D McIntyre 36) 10.

Division 3: Alligators 492 (F Williams 54) 10, Team Spirit 489 (D Filer 52) 4; Congresbury Ladies 305 (M Griffiths 36) 2, Larks 384 (T Coppack 47) 12; Improvers 381 (S Sokol 39) 10, Weekenders 368 (A John 40) 4; Nalgo Ladies 397 (B Deacon 40) 0, Alley Katz 430 (M Fernley 45) 14; Worle Century Ladies 327 (C Cox 37) 10, Owls 290 (C Longman 33) 4.

Division 4: Dragon Slayers 435 (C Llewellyn 58) 10, Weston Wanderers 360 (A Boobyer 47) 4; Fiddlers 312 (S North 40) 2, Breakaways 344 (K Gill 42) 12; Lambettes 407 (M Dexter 42) 14, Rollers 303 (T Smith 38) 0; Mermaids 317 (S Tarrant 39) 0, Dolly Mixtures 406 (R Dean 41) 14; Utta Kaos 379 (K Coopey 40) 10, White Hart Belles 368 (K Nilsson 45) 4.

Ushers Cup round 4: Avengers 455 (K Extance 47), Electrodes 483 (M Brueford 51); Baker Street Ladies 416 (G Chatterley 42), Pin Ups 393 (K Wagner 44); Concordias 460 (C Hedges 45), Charlies Angels 464 (R Duffy 50); Starlights 413 (S Allcock 40), Utta Kaos 329 (M Gallier 49).

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