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Highlights Week 8

Newburgh Lions’ unbeaten run finally came to an end at the hands of Greyhound, who themselves preserve their 100% record and assume top spot. John Wilson (17), Ritchie Venner (16) and Brian Farrimond (12) scored well for the winners while Jim Maloney (18) did likewise for Newburgh.   Despite 13 points each from Eric Lupton and David Hodgson, Rugby Hounds lost to Colly Wobblers.  Sue Perks scored an impressive 20 points for Delph Tavern in  their narrowest of wins over Ormskirk Theatre Company, for whom Gordon Richards scored14 and Alan Thompson 12; the Theatre Company won on handicap.  Hayfield Gang, for whom Martin Burke scored 16 and Ann Frank 12, earned a much needed win over Helenians with Bob Foster scoring 14 for the losing team; Hayfield Gang also won on handicap. Despite a remarkable 22 points from Barry Marshall, Scarecrows lost to Turks Head Sinners, for whom Bill Gerrard and Arthur Heyes both scored 14 and Francis Williams 12; Turks Head Sinners also won on handicap. 

Highlights Week 7

Newburgh Lions remain unbeaten and top of the league after their win over Colly Wobblers; Jim Maloney (17) and Darren Martin (15) top scored for the winners while Roy Atherton (14) and Mike Unsworth (15) did likewise for the losers. Also unbeaten, Greyhound beat Turks Head Saints despite 18 points from Charles Johnson and 13 from Barbara Flaherty; Ritchie Venner (15) and John Wilson (14) led the scoring for the winners.     Delph Tavern, thanks to 17 points from Sue Perks, 14 from Tom Evans and 12 from Paul McAteer, earned a welcome win over Rugby Hounds, for whom David Hodgson and Colin McDonald both scored 13; The Delph also won on handicap scores. An impressive 21 points from Janet Crompton and 16 from Barry Marshall ensured Scarecrows’ victory over Ormskirk Theatre Company for whom Alan Thompson and Gordon Richards both scored 13; Scarecrows also won on handicap. An excellent 20 points from Bill Gerrard and 17 from Francis Williams continued Turks Head Sinners’ revival with a win over Hayfield Gang, for whom Rob Jones and Martin Burke both scored 13; however Hayfield won on handicap.

President's Trophy

Ormskirk won two closely contested matches on their first night in the defence of the Trophy, having sat out the first night as question setters. In the first match Wirral were beaten 48-46 with 26 points including a full house from Pat Gibson. In the second match Southport & Formby were beaten 51-48 with 20 from Pat Gibson and 15 from John Wilson.

Highlights Handicap Knockout Round 1

The highlight of the Turks Head derby was both players at number two scored a full house, Charles Johnson for Saints (out of his 23) and Peter Duffy for Sinners (out of his 17). Despite 21 from Bill Gerrard, Sinners were unable to overturn the handicap. Rugby Hounds overcame a four-point handicap to beat Scarecrows by five helped by 16 from David Hodgson and 13 from Eric Lupton, with Janet Crompton (15) and Barry Marshall (14) scoring well for the losers. All four players from Delph Tavern scored double figures, 15 from Tom Evans and Sue Perks supported by 12 from Paul McAteer and Mike Preston in their win over Hayfield Gang for whom Rob Jones scored 13. Newburgh Lions with 17 from Darren Martin beat Helenians. Greyhound lost their first match of the season, despite 19 from John Wilson, being unable to overcome a nine-point handicap against Colly Wobblers for whom Mike Unsworth scored 20.

President's Shield

Ormskirk lost both matches, 49-40 to Liverpool 2b and 54-50 to Wirral, gaining a bonus point for a close defeat in the latter, in which all four players scored double figures led by Bill Gerrard with 15 and Peter Duffy with 14.

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