Ormskirk Quiz League

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President’s Trophy

The Ormskirk team won both of their opening matches. They beat Warrington 57-37 thanks to 19 from Pat Gibson and 18 from John Wilson. The second match against reigning champions Liverpool saw a 56-40 victory with 17 from John Wilson and 15 from Pat Gibson. Gary Grant made his debut and scored 16 in the second match.

Highlights Week 3

Division 1 :- Greyhound remain top on points difference after a comfortable win over Ormskirk Tennis Club, John Wilson scoring 20 points for the winners. Unison, for whom Darren Martin scored 24, are second after their important win over Colly Wobblers, Pat Gibson scoring 22 for the losing team. 16 points each from Tom Evans and Sue Perks made the difference in Robin Hood’s win over Abbey Saints. David Sinclair’s 21 points greatly helped Newburgh Lions to a narrow victory over Whippet. In the other game Helenians beat Squigglers and as a result move into third place.

Division 2 :- Rugby Hounds stay top after their win over Ormskirk Theatre Company; David Hodgson (19) and Colin MacDonald (12) led the scoring for the winners while Alan Thompson contributed 15 to the losing team’s score. 16 points from Bill Gerrard and 14 from Francis Williams saw Abbey Sinners home against Gang of Four for whom Andrew Sackville scored 13 and Rob Jones 12. 12 points from Jim Dawber helped Bispham Farmers Arms to a narrow win over Ormskirk Farmers. Despite 17 points from Steve Garrett Legion Lions lost by the narrowest of margins to Benchwarmers.

The Chase

Bill Gerrard (Abbey Sinners) appeared on the ITV quiz show The Chase on Thursday. He answered seven questions correctly to add £7000 to the team total. Unfortunately the team did not answer enough questions in the Final Chase and were comfortably beaten by The Beast.

The Chase

The show is available on the itv hub for 30 days.

President's Shield

The Ormskirk team of Bill Gerrard and Francis Williams (Abbey Sinners), Alf Westwell (Helenians) and Alan Thompson (Ormskirk Theatre Company) won their first two matches of the season. Good all-round scoring helped to beat Liverpool 2A by one point, 46-45 and Wirral by three points, 44-41.

Highlights Week 2

Division 1:- In the first clash of the season between last season's top two, Greyhound players answered 27 of their 32 questions for two points leading to 16 including a full house for Mal Collier and 15 for Andy Francis. Pat Gibson scored 19 also with a full house in reply for defeated Colly Wobblers. All the Unison players scored double digits led by Darren Martin with 18 in their victory against Squigglers for whom Janet Crompton contributed 15. In a match of three-a-side Helenians led by Dave Boyd with 21 and Alf Westwell with 17 beat Whippet. Abbey Saints beat Ormskirk Tennis Club by 3 points led by Kevin Walton with 15. Phil McConnell score 19 in reply.

Division 2:- Gang of Four beat Ormskirk Farmers with the help of 12 points from Rob Jones - Phil Roberts scoring 13 for the losers. Adrian Disley's 20 points was the highest tally in the division this week, but it wasn't quite enough for Legion Lions to overcome Ormskirk Theatre Company. Eric Lupton with 18 and Tony Robinson with 14 on his debut for the team contributed greatly to the Rugby Hounds score in the win against Bispham Farmers Arms for whom Dave Cockram scored 17.

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