Ormskirk Quiz League

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Alan Wynne

I am sad to report that Alan passed away on December 8th aged 83. He made his debut for Prince Albert in the 1984 Charity League and played regularly from the following season when the team won promotion and reached the final of the Handicap Knockout, losing to Ropers Arms by two points. He won the Ormskirk MIMIR Trophy in 1991. On retiring from teaching he moved to Heversham and joined the Kendal Quiz League.

Presentation Night

The Presentation Night will take place at Aughton Institute on Monday April 15th.

Merseyside Challenge Cup

Another successful evening with wins for all four Ormskirk teams and qualification for the quarter finals. Colly Wobblers win Group 1 after a 53-43 victory at Oxton Cons (Wirral), including 24 and a full house from Pat Gibson. Greyhound win Group 2 after a 57-29 victory at Soapsuds (Wirral) helped by 23 from John Wilson. Unison and Abbey Sinners finished first and second in Group 3. Unison overcame Bishop Eton (Liverpool) 49-44, Darren Martin scoring 18. Abbey Sinners beat E Street Band (Southport & Formby) 40-37, Bill Gerrard top scored with 21. The quarter finals will be played in February.

Highlights Catchup Week

Division 1 :- 17 points from John Purslow made the difference in Newburgh Lions’ narrow victory over Robin Hood.  Abbey Saints, thanks to 16 points from Barbara Flaherty, overcame Helenians.

Division 2 :- Aughton Institute played two postponed games and lost both. In the first they lost to Benchwarmers despite 15 from John Hesketh and in the second, despite 12 points from John Hesketh they went down to Legion Lions, for whom Steve Garrett scored 15.

President’s Shield

Ormskirk were successful in both matches in the final evening before the mid-season break. In the first match Wirral were beaten 42-34. Bill Gerrard led the scoring with 18 points. Liverpool 2B were then beaten 40-27 with Bill again leading the way with 24. Ormskirk now lead the table jointly with Wirral. Both teams have 10 points from 8 matches.

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