Father and son win doubles title

Pictured are Adam Wallace (left) and his dad Eric, winners of Sabden's 2011 Peter Lambert charity doubles competition.
Pictured are Adam Wallace (left) and his dad Eric, winners of Sabden's 2011 Peter Lambert charity doubles competition.
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SABDEN Bowling Club’s new members Eric and Adam Wallace are the 2011 winners of the village’s third annual Peter Lambert charity doubles competition, which raises hundreds of pounds for Pendleside Hospice.

The Clitheroe father and son pairing, who joined the Sabden club this season and who also play for Ribblesdale, ran out convincing 21-14 victors over defending title holders Blackburn’s Paul Sutcliffe and Paul Brett, who had held the trophy since the competition launch.

The Wallaces defeated the pairing of Sabden’s talented 16-year-old bowler Tom Connell and Great Harwood’s Craig Ramell in the semi-finals.

They had previously overcome the quarter-final opposition of Accrington’s Globe bowlers Michael Opie and Tony Ormerod.

The other losing semi-finalists were Paul Atherden and Joe Carr of Tottington Conservative Club bowling club.

Main sponsors of the competition were Bertwistle’s Funeral Services. Additional support came from Wendy’s MOT (Darwen), Richard Newmark, Sabden’s Ribble Valley Borough Councillor, and Steve and Janine Robinson of York, who formerly ran the two Sabden pubs.