Alan and Ken win annual memorial cup
LEEK Bowling Club staged the annual Roger Smith competition and was won by he pairing of Ken Weir and Alan Franklin.
The trophy is competed for each Christmas by members of the club. Pairings are selected on a random basis and there are preliminary fixtures leading to a group of eight quarter-final pairs.
Finals day consisted of eight quarter-final matches, two semifinals and the final, followed by a buffet.
Ken and Alan won the final 10-9 against Dave Stephenson and Tony Matthews. The match had looked to be going in fav our of Dave and Tony, but midway through the match, the tables turned and the scores were level on the last end at 9-9.
Dave and Tony were sitting in a winning position, but the penultimate bowl nudged Ken and Alan to victory.
Results. Quarter-finals: A Franklin/k Weir 12, M Williams/thague 5; K Walker/m Perkin 4, H Needham/m Wedgwood
15; J Bailey/g Smith 5, D Stephenson/t Matthews 12; B James/j Smith 9, C Plant/l Walker 8.
Semi-finals: A Franklin/k Weir 11, H Needham/m Wedgwood 6; D Stephenson/t Matthews 11, B James/j Smith 5.
Final: A Franklin/k Weir 10, D
Stephenson/t Matthews 9.
Mavis Smith presents the Roger Smith Trophy to Leek Bowling Club members Alan Franklin, left, and Ken Weir.