District League retain the Ron Day Cup

PUBLISHED: 14:48 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:48 22 November 2017

The Weston & District Skittles League retained the Ron Day Cup with victory over the Central League.

The Weston & District Skittle League’s return game with the Central League for the Ron Day Cup took place at Winscombe Cricket Club.

The Central League regained some pride by winning the game by 40 pins (424-464), but the District retained the cup by a margin of 60 pins over the two games.

The first set belonged to the Central by 12 pins with James Lane hitting 43, while for the District, Martin Pike hit 50.

The second set belonged to the District League taking it by 26 pins that put the District 14 pins up in the game, with Simon Ballard hitting an excellent 52.

The third began with Pete Blackwell hitting a 14 spare on his first hand, but back came the Central League with Neil Wilcox also hitting a 14 spare on the second hand down. He went on to record the highest score in this set with 45, and they took the set by 26 pins this put them up by 12 pins in the game.

The last set also belonged to the Central with Dean Hazell hitting a 17 spare on his first hand, followed by an 18 spare on his last hand to finish with a excellent 60.

Captain Phil Dean hit a good 52 for the District, but he ran out of steam on his last hand as the Central took the set by 28 pins.

Weston & District League Perkins Cup round 2: W/Anchors Away (S Thomas 50) 443, Langford Rovers (C Mealing 45) 441; Strays (G Tucker 52) 413, Crusaders (D Bush 42) 378; Young Lions (J Sherwood, R Gould 54) 501, Coach House A (M Underhill 49) 473; Anchors (R Young 56) 551, Social Club B (J Giddings 53) 535; Worle Club (M Ager, M Tucker 47) 480, Klinkerbelles (D Jones 67) 539; Bittermen (D Owen 71) 543, Dab Hands (G Pincott 59) 490; Nomads (P Hall 42) 419, Weston Legionaires (D Roper 38) 336; Peckers (C House 54) 512, White Hart Humbles (R Scott 53) 520; Crown Inn (T Hamblin 54) 477, Regent Sports (P Davis 50) 482; Worle Century Club v Lord Nelson A (no card).

Steve James Cup round 1: Admirals (D Carr, T Earl 44) 458, Dropouts (R Weedon, C Stephens 47) 488; Shepherds (S Batchelor 49) 432, Prince of Wales (R Bell 48) 465; Flintstones (T Nicholson, J Wall 44) 475, Churchill Club (M Cook 42) 441; Earlybirds (N Lynch 47) 470, Uphill Steamers (R Allam 53) 489; Ginger Mingers (M Puddy 44) 452, Regency Alleyblasters (A Matthews 55) 419; Survivors (R Young 43) 447, Boro Arms B (M Orchard 59) 509; Beer Masters (M Brearley 58) 522, Unionist A (M Pike 50) 516; Coach House B (J Mellish 48) 473, Stragglers (S John 50) 478; Homefield Rangers (D Harvey 46) 452, White Hart Harriers (M Nott 47) 452; Bleadon Racers (M Dyer 48) 423, St Happys (D Hatcher 46) 436.

Weston Central Skittles League Front Pin Cup round 2 – Division 1: Reptiles 397 (D Roper 56), Century B 352 (R Tancock 45); St Johns B 440 (D Fairhurst 50), Rollers 271 (A Freeman 44); Walnut B 412 (N Middle 47), Breakaways 389 (C Thorne, M Leahy 46); Alleycats 363 (D Hazell 44), Wurzels 349 (L Grant 41).

Division 2: Hornets 283 (S Thomas 44), Depoteers 208 (M Warren 28); Lions 246 (I Power 37), Consti Probables 342 (M Edwards 46); Nalgo 315 (R Hare 45), Nutters 317 (J Lewis 50); Sweeney 207 (S Adams 29), Gatecrashers 192 (B Parker 28).

Division 3: Fortyniners 170 (R Brereton 31), Steamers 201 (J Bartlett 35); Falcons 271 (M Wheatley 37), WAFC 237 (M Poland 31); Electric Sports 308 (A Lightfoot 41), Elvers 334 (N Robbins 43); Wanderers 291 (A Mason 49), Atoms 259 (T Hoskins 33).

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