This week saw a break from Buxton & District Bowling League matches for all players to have the opportunity of entering the league’s White Cup, an individual handicap competition held at four venues with the finals being played tomorrow evening (Friday) at Fairfield Conservative Club.
In the Buxton & District League Division One, Birch Hall have pushed up into third position. In Birch Hall’s first game of the season they visited Fairfield and lost by 70 chalks, but since that match they have put some good results together.
In their last league match, Birch Hall entertained Rams Head A and were comfortable winners 192-141. Best winner for Birch Hall was David Gregory 21-6, with Kevin Bannister and Malcolm Carrick both coming home 21-11.
There were also wins for Scott Jackson, Dennis Cotterill, John Hargreaves, P Sargeant and Paul Egerton. The only rays of light for Rams Head were an excellent 21-8 win by A Collier and a 21-16 victory by Brian Hawthorn.
In Division Two, Peak Dale A entertained Cote Heath B and had a comfortable victory 156-96. Brian Vale had a resounding 21-2 win and Harry Jones and Rod Leach also had single figure wins. Cote Heath returned home with only one winner, Peter Lomas, who etched out a 21-9 win.
Peak Dale remain leaders despite having lost two matches, while undefeated Furness Vale A are breathing down their necks in second place.
Congratulations to Burbage’s Dave Mycock who has won the First Division Last Man Standing Competition following first defeats for Tim Norton, who went down at home to Fairfield’s Gary Hobdey 21-12, and JP Hall, who went down 21-8 to Carl Critchlow in the same match.
Mycock secured the prize with a resounding 21-4 win and currently has an impressive +11 average after seven games.