Friendly fire for players
IN Division One, both of the quizzes this week were considered very player - friendly, resulting in high scores in both divisions.
Highest aggregate was in E Street Band’s derby with Zetland who won the last round 7-4 to finish 53-50 ahead with Harry Owen 19, Dick Davies 12 and Mark Halton and Derek Ainsworth, both 11, scoring well and Alan Wright 18, Geoff Hedley 13 and Dave Nickeas 10 leading for the home side.
Fishermen’s Rest’s game with Dismounted saw the latter make a strong comeback to lead after seven rounds but lost the last round 6-4 finish 41-40 down with Steve Murphy 18, Alan Ascott 11 and Phil Lally 10 scoring well for the Fish and Steve Watson 14, Frank Hansen 12 and Mike Williams 11 leading the reply.
Good scoring from Dave Leyland 20, John Richards 12 and Brian Cummins 11 led Devonshire Club to a comfortable 52-31 victory over Shifting Sands with Jack Gardner 12 leading for the visitors. All of Wings’ players were again in double figures in their 58-43 defeat of Casablanca led by Keith Mulhearn 19, including a full house, Dag Griffiths 17 and Maurice Wright and Tom Farley, both 11, with Dave Dutton 14, Chris Sumner 12 and Bill Thomas 11 leading for the home side.
In Division Two, both Exams and Mixed Blues maintained their 100 per cent records to remain at the top. St Jeromes began well at Exams but were finally overhauled to finish 42-40 down with Nick Philpott 16 and Jim Quigley 14 leading for the home side and Sue Ford 13 and Mike Beckingham 11 for the visitors. Mixed Blues put in another strong performance to win
48-42 at Vikings with good scoring from Bill Morris 16, Eddie Davies 14 and Claire Newbery 11 with the redoubtable Bob Ellis 17 and Kate Woods 11 leading for the home side.
MPs achieved their highest score for some time in winning 51-41 at Quads led by Ann Evans 19, Dan Evans 16 and Owen Lea Porter 10 with Richard Farbon 18 scoring well for Quads.
In the absence of John Hill, Southport FC continue to struggle, going down 41-36 to Formby Pavilion with Nick Aindow 17 leading for the visitors and Geoff Wilde 12 and Mike
Taylor 10 leading for FC.
Southport manager Liam Watson