Not to be for Toby as The Vil­lage edge a thrilling Grif­fin Cup Fi­nal

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Theguide -

THE fi­nal cup com­pe­ti­tion of the sea­son in the Widnes Domino League was hosted by spon­sors Grif­fin which fea­tured The Vil­lage play­ing against the Toby Diner.

The Toby Diner won the drop and put Diane McCormick and Den­nis Hor­rocks against The Vil­lage pair­ing of Ken Swind­ley and Tom Weld­ing.

It was the lat­ter pair who came out on top two legs to one giv­ing them the ideal start to the game.

Next to the ta­ble came Billy Durbin and Jim Nolan from The Vil­lage try­ing to keep the mo­men­tum go­ing. They were paired against Eric Har­tles and Ge­orge Hollins.

This time for­tune smiled on the Toby’s pair­ing as they won their game with­out los­ing a sin­gle leg.

With the match evenly poised, The Vil­lage sent out the Grady broth­ers Peter and Alan to try and swing the game back in their favour go­ing against the Toby duo of Alan Headen and Bill Old­field.

Try as hard as they could, the Toby Diner duo could not over­come their op­po­nents los­ing their game 2-0.

Af­ter a short break for re­fresh­ments and team talks by the cap­tains it was time to re­sume with Toby send­ing in the ladies – Lily Har­ri­son and Gill Bam­ber – to try to com­plete the match in style.

How­ever, The Vil­lage had other ideas. Af­ter a tough game and a drawn leg The Vil­lage pair­ing came out on top win­ning 2-1.

With the ex­cit­ing match all square, it was down to an­other Grady brother, John, play­ing along­side Jim Bren­nan from The Vil­lage in their quest to claim the sil­vere­ware.

And The Vil­lage pair did just that win­ning their game by beat­ing Toby Diner duo Gor­don Mof­fatt and Den­nis Hunt with­out los­ing a leg.

A ju­bi­lant Vil­lage cap­tain Billy Durbin col­lected the tro­phy from the League’s sec­re­tary Bill Hous­ley.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to them and com­mis­er­a­tions to gal­lant run­ners-up in the com­pe­ti­tion, Toby Diner. Many thanks too must go to the Grif­fin for the buf­fet and spon­sor­ship, and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to League ref­er­ees Andy and Tony. ● Please note dates for your di­ary. The an­nual pre­sen­ta­tion this year is a week to­mor­row – Fri­day, June 22 – at the RAOB club and the pairs com­pe­ti­tion is on this evening at Mill­brow with an 8pm start. ● ●

Fi­nal­ists The Vil­lage and Toby Diner pic­tured ahead of the Grif­fin Cup Fi­nal which was won by the former 3-2 in an ex­cit­ing en­counter.

Tim Fur­fie

Hal­ton Spar­tans de­fen­sive back Char­lie Nash looks to ad­vance with the ball af­ter pick­ing off a pass in the game against the Phan­toms.

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