Cleeve are cham­pi­ons

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

WITH one match re­main­ing Bish­ops Cleeve se­cured top spot in the De Rose Wealth Man­age­ment North Glouces­ter­shire Bowls League with a 120-75 win over Chel­tenham, win­ning on three rinks to give them nine points and an unas­sail­able lead.

Dan Clif­ford, Terry Poul­son, Ken Waghorn and Chris John­son, who were six shots down with four ends to go put on a late charge to beat Keith Cripps, Brian Davies, Neville Cap­per and Ian Deakins 25-16; Pete Rush­worth, Alan Jackson, Dave Humphries and Andy Letts won 26-11 against Alan My­ers, Char­lie Rodgers, Dan Brookes and Richard Purser and Neil Hook, Rob John­son and brothers Phil and Sid Har­vey won a very com­fort­able 34-6 against Bill Not­man, Keith Dor­man, Chris Stone and Ian Chap­man. Al­though Char­lie Parker, Brian D’gama, Jack Daniels and Neil Smith lost 19-24 to Mike Ban­yard, George Be­van, Peter Bab­bage and John Doody and Mike Har­vey, Dave Parry, Steve and Dave Hop­kins just lost 16-18 to Max Macky, Barry Steele, Kevin Costello and David Heath.

Near­est ri­vals Tewkes­bury also won on three rinks and over­all against Church­down beat­ing them 97-90.

Ivan Robins, Richard Evans, Rob Arthur and paul Ke­icher had a 27-17 win against Jeff Bai­ley, Stu Allen, Alan Wales and Roger Stollery’ Kelvin Bear, Tom Cer­vantes, Frank Han­ni­gan and Dave Boul­ton beat Fred Etheridge, Bob Ma­jor, Gra­ham Dean and Steve Scott 17-14 and Mal­colm Swain, Keith Hawkes, Colin Camp­bell and Dave Minchew won 20-18 against Nick Marsh, Stu Dock­ree, Dave Blogg and Nigel Cox.

Tewkes­bury’s nine points puts them 5.5 points ahead of third placed Chel­tenham who could catch them if they stum­ble against Chel­tenham Whad­don and the Town win well against Spa.

Chel­tenham Whad­don pushed Chel­tenham Spa into bot­tom place in the table, beat­ing them 106-88, win­ning on three rinks to give them nine points.

Peter Weir, Richard Ma­son, Peter Mcgiffie and Dave Simmons beat Dig­ger Dicks, Richard Sum­mer, Alan Tay­lor and Mike Chan­dler 17-12; Tu­dor Mor­gan, Steve Pat­ter­son, Don Hughes and Geof Hack had a 22-14 win against Alan Beach, Mike Davis, Gra­ham Emp­tage and Steve Bar­ratt 22-14 and Jim Bowd, Ken Aldridge, Ed­die Broughton and Ray Hawkins won 23-10 against John Minett, Robin Ee­les, John Sal­mon and Adam Grieve. don Bai­ley, Bernard Rain, Mal­colm Hodges and Roger Avery lost 13-26 to Paul Dicks, Keith Evans, Trevor Ritchie and Dave Wig­gall and Frank Lad­brook, Colin Bas­sett, Steve Gil­lan and Nigel Ka­vanagh were beaten 19-26 by Jim Dixon, Ken Thomas, Brian Shurmer and Frank Kelly.

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