Match results for week ending 31 July
Sleights Bowling Club played its annual pairs knockout competition for the Gordon Fletcher Trophy over the weekend in beautiful weather. With 20 teams taking part, all drawn at random, each round was played over 11 ends with four woods per player.
There were many very close games in the preliminary and first rounds with some very fancied teams being knocked out.
One enthralling game, and the only one to go to an extra end, was that of Roly Clark and Rose Isherwood against John Pybus and Alan Rutland, before the latter won through.
In the quarter finals, Terry Bogg and Lucy White beat Walter Turner and Eileen Clark. Peter Franks and Olive Tordoff beat Eddie White and Pat Harrison. Colin Gray and Freda Lawson beat Mick Wade and Irene Pearson, whilst John Pybus and Alan Rutland beat Rex Summersgill and Daniel Lewis.
In the Semi finals, Terry and Lucy beat Peter and Olive, whilst John and Alan beat Colin and Freda.
In the final John and Alan got off to an early lead, with Terry and Lucy making a valiant attempt to catch up, but were just unable to do so.
So this year’s trophy winners are John Pybus and Alan Rutland.