Ormskirk Quiz League

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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.

Highlights Week 6

Newburgh Lions, thanks to 20 points from Darren Martin, maintained their 100% record with a narrow win over Delph Tavern, for whom Mike Preston scored 14. Newburgh also won on handicap and top the handicap table as well.    Turks Head Sinners recorded their first win of the season by comfortably beating Ormskirk Theatre Company; Bill Gerrard (17) and Peter Duffy (15) top scored for the Sinners who also won on handicap.   20 points from Barry Marshall and 16 from Janet Crompton ensured Scarecrows’ win over Rugby Hounds, for whom Eric Lupton scored 12.   Turks Head Saints drew for second time, this time with Colly Wobblers; Charles Johnson scored 15 for the home team and Mike Unsworth 21 for Colly Wobblers. The Saints won comfortably on handicap.   Greyhound beat Helenians on both scores on the night and handicap with all four players scoring well, namely John Wilson (16), Brian Farrimond (13), Mal Collier (15) and Ritchie Venner (14).

Merseyside Challenge Cup

In the first evening of matches Colly Wobblers beat Aigburth People (Liverpool) 53-35, Pat Gibson achieving a full house in his score of 23 points. Greyhound beat E Street Band (S&F) 41-19 in a three-a-side contest with 19 from John Wilson and a welcome appearance from Peter Gateley.

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