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Highlights Handicap Knockout Finals

Cup :- In the semi final Rugby Hounds overcame Colly Wobblers (who had a one point start) to win by two; Eric Lupton scoring 16 for the winners and Mike Unsworth 17 for the losers. In the final therefore Rugby Hounds faced Turks Head Saints who had a six point start. The Saints got away to great start, at one point leading by 17 but Rugby Hounds fought back in the last three rounds to only lose by 7 points; leading scorers were Charles Johnson and David Hodgson who both scored 20 for their respective sides.  Congratulations then Turks Head Saints on winning the Handicap Knockout and Division 2.

Plate:- In the Plate final Helenians had an eleven point start over Turks Head Sinners and managed to hold on to win by 4 points. Top scorers were Peter Duffy (18) for the Sinners and Alf  Westwell (16) for Helenians. Congratulations to Helenians on winning the Plate. 

Individual scores for the full season are available here.


Six Ormskirk players competed in the Merseyside heat of whom two reached the semi-final stage. John Wilson (Greyhound) won his match, by one point, so qualifies for the final in May. Charles Johnson (Turks Head Saints) was joint second in the same match, but lost out on a place in the final on a tie-break.

Highlights Week 21

Division 1:- After an extremely tight end to the season in which any one of four teams could have finished top, Colly Wobblers are champions, taking advantage of Newburgh Lions’ defeat and themselves overcoming Greyhound; Mike Unsworth scored 19 for the winners and Mal Collier 16 for Greyhound.  Turks Head Sinners comfortably beat Newburgh Lions, with Bill Gerrard (17) and Peter Duffy (16) scoring well for the winners; as a result the Sinners finish runners up.  A truly outstanding 29 points and full house from Paul McAteer enabled Delph Tavern’s win over Rugby Hounds. 

Division 2:- Turks Head Saints are champions, so congratulations to them having remained unbeaten since Christmas. They overcame Helenians with all their players scoring in double figures led by Kevin Walton (15) and Clive Walton (12); Mike Flaherty scored 14 for Helenians. Hayfield Gang lifted themselves off bottom place with a win over Ormskirk Theatre Company; Billy Frank scored 13 for the winners and Alan Thompson 12 for the losers.

Turks Head Saints won the Handicap League by one point from Colly Wobblers.

Highlights Week 20

Division 1:- 17 points from Darren Martin and 16 from Jim Maloney earned Newburgh Lions a narrow win over Rugby Hounds, for whom Eric Lupton added 15 points. As a result Newburgh are now in top place. An impressive 22 points from Bill Gerrard and 15 from Peter Duffy earned Turks Head Sinners a win over Colly Wobblers. Greyhound are in second place after their win over Delph Tavern; top scorers were John Wilson with 21 and a full house and Ritchie Venner (15)

Division 2:- Turks Head Saints are still unbeaten, this week prevailing over Ormskirk Theatre Company, thanks largely to an impressive 22 points from Charles Johnson while Alan Thompson replied with 17 points for the losing team.   Scarecrows consolidated second place after their comfortable win over Helenians; Barry Marshall (17) and Magnus Brass (13) top scored for the winners, while Alf Westwell added 13 to Helenians score.


The semifinal and final of the Handicap Knockout will be held on Monday March 25 at the Delph Tavern.

The semifinal and final of the Plate will be held on Monday March 25 at the Turks Head.

The Presentation Night and Pairs Competition will be held on Monday April 8 at Aughton Institute.

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