Sale close the gap

The big winners in latest round of fixtures  of  the Manchester Premier Bowling League were Sale Excelsior WMC. They faced the trip to Liverpool to play Richmond. On a very wet and puddled green  they adapted much better than the home team and were comfortable winners.

Neil Smith and John Quinn produced the most impressive wins as the Cheshire men claimed six of the eight games to go into second place and close the gap at the top of the league. The twelve points earned by Sale meant they reduced the gap by four points. This was after Lloyds claimed five of the eight games and eight points at home to Nursery.

Mike Geraghty extended his unbeaten run at the start of the season and stayed at the top of the league averages. The most impressive wins during the game will be the away games for Dave Walker and Bob Brown.

The closest game of the evening was a fair old battle between King and Queen and Tonge. In a game that where both teams shared the eight games it was only a couple of slightly better individual wins for the home team that made the difference. Tonge’s Jim Derby kept up his unbeaten run and is in second place in the league averages.

The biggest win of the night was the home win for South Manchester against Tottington. Only Matt O’Neill could claim a win for the visitors. The best win of the night was Ged Smedley’s win for South Manchester and this kept him in third place in the averages.

The full results can be found here



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Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game as well as a keen player of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Media Officer for the BCGBA, Merseyside champion in 2002 and Merseyside County President (2014-15) Steve has always been keen to promote the game especially through the broadcast of the game on TV or Internet. Steve set up the LIVE BOWLS YouTube channel which became the Bowls Observer channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report on and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine.