Competitions write up - Posted 07/06/2018
We're down to the last 16 in the pool League summer doubles tournament and with some big names out, it promises to be a fascinating campaign for those left in.
The 3 Stable Bar pairings did well as Mark Gregson with Sally Brown won on a tough table at KCC. They’ll be joined in round 2 by Steve Weaver and Scott Holden as they won at Wrea Green Institute as well as Paul Sanderson partnered with Alan Thomas, who got through at Lea Club.
The Boot & Shoe B also have three pairs through with Trevor and Mikey Chippendale getting through from the Con Club table and Louis with Levi Darbyshire crossing the line at the Clifton Arms. Their third pairing and winners at Freckleton Social Club were Adam Darbyshire with Duncan Sylvester.
The Links B will be represented by Rob Buffham and Stuart Tate, winners on the Stable Bar A table and Karl Pitcher with Paul Foley from Lea Club A got through a tough table at the Royal Oak.
Kirkham Cricket Club with 4 pairs through are looking ominous and with previous champions in Mick and Chris Rhodes as well as Jason Oldfield with Gary Rawcliffe, both winning at the Queens Arms and the Stanley Arms respectively. Andy Wadham with Pete McGardle won through at the Boot and Shoe, as did Carl Thompson with Andy Rhodes playing at the Coach and Horses, taking out the holders Ian Scott and John Threlfall in the process.
Ingol Social Club as a new team did well with two pairs through and Mark Robinson with Harry Lofthouse won on the Stable Bar C table and Kian and Steve Wilson got through a tough field at the Lane Ends.
Brian Heald and Keith Meyrick from the Stanley Arms did well to get through at the Plough and James Hardy with Jordan McElroy from Freckleton Social Club B make up the sixteen as they qualified playing on the cricket club C table.
There are four pre-selected tables for round 2 in July and the four pairs left standing will form the finals night towards the end of the season.
Kirkham had victory number 4 last Sunday in the Inters by defeating Clitheroe 11-7 on the day and stay top.
The Masters goes down to the last eight and the holder Sam Leeming of Lea Club A got through a tough encounter with Jason Oldfield of Kirkham Cricket Club B to reach the last 8 and will face Mick Rhodes of KCC B who got past Jordan Homer from Lea Club B. Anthony Rafferty of Lea Club B, following his win over Jez Eagles of Wrea Green Institute will be up against Andy Wadham of KCC A, who managed a 3-2 tight win over Pedro Watters of the Stanley Arms.
The second half of the draw has Pete McGardle up against Gaz Davies both KCC A players and they were victorious against Mikey Chippendale from the Boot & Shoe B and James Hardy - KCC C respectively and completing the quarter final line up is John Threlfall of the Plough A, having overcome James Richardson of Freckleton Social Club up against his team mate Ian Scott, also Plough A, who qualified by getting past Andy Lockhart of KCC A.