Stockport Express

Davies goes through with star man Ellis


THE Frank Beeley Trophy began at Houldswort­h WMC on Sunday evening with the first heats taking place.

Green form at Leamington Road has long been vital and so it proved again. John Davies has an impeccable record in Reddish and he won his opening games 21-8 and 21-17.

The game’s number 1 Gary Ellis also loves the venue and he received a bye followed by a cool 21-5 success.

The qualifying match saw both Davies and Ellis have to come through difficult tests. Ellis needed the last end of his game to stave off Sheffield’s Chris Kelly 21-20 in a thriller.

Davies didn’t have it all his own way but just had an extra gear to post a win over Middleton’s Matt Gillies 21-17. This coming Saturday is Metro Taxi’s final night with play underway at 6pm down at Nursery Inn on Green Lane.

It should be remembered this final night has been brought forward due to a refurbishm­ent of the pub.

The bookies would probably make Jack Hargreaves favourite and the draw is as follows- Matt Hill V Jack Hargreaves, Dave Read V Chris Adams, Simon Cookson V John Dalziel, Lewis Scott V Paul Bradley.

In the S and D League New Mills title bid is gathering momentum as they stunned the Champions. The Millers took five and the aggregate at Houldswort­h to bring themselves into the title picture.

Nursery have started to slip towards the trap door after losing 3-13.5 at home to George and Dragon from Hyde.

In the second division Woodley Sports were the big winners 13-5.3 away to Houldswort­h Number three.

At the bottom a resurgent LMRCA piled the misery on Nursery Two with a massive 12-1.5 home success.

Only Irving Cummings could register a win for the men from Heaton Norris.

Finally the Stockport Parks League singles took place on a bumpy Alexandra Park last Wednesday evening.

Shaun Miller proved the best player on the night taking out his sister in the semi final.

Miller than ranaway from the vastly improved John Cunningham to secure a 21-7 victory and the first prize.

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