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Article: A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 12.06.2002

A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 12.06.2002

Reigning champion of the Minworth Social Individual League, Mark Hollyoake was in fine form when in the latest of the current fixtures he beat Tony Pedley 3-0, hitting 2x180, 140 and 2x100 in the process. Nevertheless, Hollyoake is at present lying in third place behind leader Peter Allen (38 points) and Lance Thompson (37 points). Allen had 2-1 and 3-0 wins over respective opponents Terry Clinton and Steve Cain jnr and despite being three points ahead of Hollyoake has played one game more. Lesley Newcombe was also on the maximum trail this week. In her 2-1 victory against Chris Forsyth she hit a 180 plus 5x100. Other top scorers were Steve Shenton (2), Alan Mayell, Mick Smith, Paul Chick, Lance Thompson and David Thomas.


Peter Allen also tops the Sportsmans Rest Double Top League with 65 points from 16 games, a lead of six points on second placed Pat Koyce. With Allen not playing this week Koyce closed the gap on the leader weighing in with two fine 3-0 wins over Kevin McGuigan and Steve Cain jnr. David Platt holds on to third spot on 58 points, however, he has two games in hand on both players above him.

Seven maximums this week were supplied by, Derek Fardon, Steve Cain, Kevin McGuigan, Trevor Frost, John Ainsworth, Clive Vickers and Gordon Clinton.


T.McGlone and D.Bourne won last season’s Harborne 401 Summer League doubles title. This season the duo made their exit as early as the first round. Making up the quarter finals will be, M.Littleford / R.Kinsella (George), S.Pasetti / M.Lyden (Hillyfields), G.Smith / P.Brotherton (Midland Red), J.Slim / T.Johnson (Kings Highway), B.Davenport / J.Good (Raven), T.Parsons / T.Hamilton (Raven), S.Joyce / A.McDonald (Hillyfields), J.Merrick / B.Poyner (Ladywood Social).


Congratulations to the Malt Shovel ‘A’ who have won the Sheldon and District League’s Denis Houlders Trophy. Shovel’s final opponents were Castle Vale Residents ‘C’ who like their ‘B’ team in the last eight, were unable to stop Shovel’s charge for the title, which they won with a convincing 4-1 scoreline. Man of the match went to Pat Sinnett (Malt Shovel) who hit 100, 139 and recorded a 152 break in the final.

Both semi finals finished at 3-2, Shovel beating Saltley Amateur Gardeners and Vale accounting for Three Horse Shoes ‘A’.


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