Bolton duo win first floodlit bowls final

Action from Sunday's finals day at Church Meadow
Action from Sunday's finals day at Church Meadow

The first of two floodlit competitions was held on Sunday at Ribblesdale Wanderers Cricket and Bowling Club.

The competition is in it’s 21st year and again sponsored by Rectella International Limited – Barbequick.

Lee Evans and Mark Sheehy from Bolton beat father and son David and Ben Phillips from Manchester 21-7 in the final.

After the first four ends,Davie and Ben were 5-1 up, then after eight ends it was 6-6.

Mark was leading very well to take an 11-6 lead, but David and Ben pulled one back, before the Bolton pair got the block back, scoring 2, 2, 4 and 2 at the last end to win the final.

The club would like to again thank principal sponsor Rectella International Limited – Barbequick, who were also the official match night programme sponsors.

And further thanks go to the bowling members and social members, the organiser, programme supplier, all in the kitchen, the supervisor in the score cabin and the scorers, raffle ticket sellers, the lads doing the pegging and all the ground staff.

Results

Quarter-Finals - T. Bibby and P. Stringfellow 7, L. Evans, and M. Sheehy 21; D. Ashworth and P. Welman 9, M. Simpson and I. Bernard 21; G. Evans and A. Rukin 21, R. Evans and H. Parnell 20; D. and B. Phillips 21, M. Ashworth and M. Saulle 18.

Semi-Finals - L. Evans and M. Sheehy 21, M. Simpson and I. Bernard 11; G. Evans and A. Rukin 10, D. and B. Phillips 21.

Final - L. Evans and M. Sheehy 21, D. and B. Phillips 7.

The second competition started on Tuesday, and runs every Tuesday and Friday night until the final, which will be held on Sunday, October 26th, starting at noon.