Waterloo almost upon us

The most anticipated week in the bowls calendar is almost upon us. On Saturday the last sixty-four of the Co-op funeralcare Waterloo Handicap battle it out to be crowned with the most famous title in the game, which will be live of ITV on Wednesday. The week draws to a close with the BCGLBA Country Garden Roses Champion of Champions on the Sunday after and all the days in-between contain some the best bowlers and bowling you will see.
The draw and betting for the Co-op funeralcare Waterloo Handicap is the talk of the game. Leading the betting is the young Warwick and Worcester player Greg Smith (5/1) who won this event two years ago. Also highly fancied are Simon Coupe (6/1), Callum Wraight (7/1) and Graeme Wilson and Wayne Ditchfield (8/1). All that can be said is on Wednesday, live on ITV 4, the winner will have earned it
The draw and betting is:
100 Paul Leah (Manchester) v Steve Baskerville (Altrincham) 100
100 Andy Fleming (Preston) v Callum Wraight (Shrewsbury) 7
33 Kevan Shaw (Westhoughton) v Steve Moores (Northwich) 100
100 Eric Ralphson (Heywood) v Phil Lee (Liverpool) 33
5 Greg Smith (Alvechurch) v Mark Hughes (Leeds) 33
66 Andy Thornton (Cumbria) v Damian Morrison (Warrington) 100
25 Ryan Clark (Sheffield) v Richard Priestley (Hebden) 100
100 Roger Crowther (Huddersfield) v Michael Heap (Wigan) 100
20 Gareth Coates (Halifax) v Kieron Smith (Leeds) 25
100 Malcolm Sims (Poynton) v Bradley Bayliss (Alvaston & Boulton) 100
33 Pete Dunkley (Birmingham) v Stephen Parkin (Stoke) 40
25 Ritchie Goddard (Shrewsbury) v David Walker (Tadcaster) 100
100 Mike Geraghty (Flixton) v Billy Speed (Wigan) 40
40 James Grimston (Lytham) v Simon Coupe (Preston) 6
20 Stuart King (Huddersfield) v Andy Hughes (Cunliffe) 40
100 Antony Mellor (Heywood) v Mike Holden (Rochdale) 100
100 Ray Goodhand (Warrington) v Liam Griffin (Pudsey) 25
100 Dave Watters (Preston) v Simon Mills (Derby) 100
100 Ian Wassell (Sandbach) v Chris Ward (Victoria Park) 40
14 Glynn Cookson (Wins Ford) v Tommy King (Blackpool) 66
50 Danny Sillitoe (Maltby) v Simon Brown (Ulverston) 66
25 Mike Beer (Shrewsbury) v Alan Gilpin (Kendal) 100
100 Ian Grady (Skelmersdale) v David Bradford (IOM) 40
100 Paul Heap (Springbank) v Wayne Ditchfield (Eccleston) 8
40 Duncan Watkins (Bolton) v Chris Kelly (Sheffield) 25
33 Lee Heaton (Croston) v Graeme Wilson (Elland) 8
100 Stephen Glover (Liverpool) v Chris Brown (Sheffield) 14
66 Lee Johnstone (Poynton) v Dave McDermott (Wirral) 40
20 Michael Leach (Blackpool) v John Rothwell (Glossop) 100
100 Clive Chapman (Heywood) v Richard Hargreaves (Keighley BC) 50
25 Jason Jones (Abergale) v Alan Hanford (Barrowford) 100
100 Craig Richardson (Denbigh) v Ryan Sandham (Poynton Sports) 50


The Co-op funeralcare Waterloo Handicap will be broadcast live on ITV 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday.