SKITTLES: Bombers make it title number 22

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: SKITTLES: Bombers make it title number 22 SKITTLES: Bombers make it title number 22

IT’S congratulations to the Bombers, who have won the Highbridge & District Skittles League Division 1 title after they defeated the Robins by 13 pins at the Victoria Hotel.

Keith Morgan was the hero for the champion, top scoring with 74.

It is the Bombers’ 22nd title in the last 28 years and they have finished runners-up in the other six years – a truly remarkable record that will surely never be beaten.

Poachers have to settle for the runnersup spot after they defeated Tryer’s by 19 at the Crossways Inn, Jim Verncombe top scoring with 76.

Elsewhere, there was an unbelievable match at the Lighthouse Inn, where Gunners defeated Cowboys by five, despite Cowboys pulling on six hands! A third hand of 108 by Gunners pulled 47, and it was just enough for the victory.

Pete Steels 73 and Ben Sharland 71 top scored for Gunners, while, for Cowboys, Darren Cornish top scored with 74 and Nick Morgan chipped in with 70.

At the bottom, The Lads avoided relegation as they defeated Steamers by three at the Victoria Hote.

Mike Skelding was The Lads’ hero after scoring 79, and they leapfrogged Snurgers, who are now relegated along with Robins and Little Acorns.

Results: Division 1 – Gunners 510 (Pete Steels 73, Ben Sharland 71), Cowboys 506 (Darren Cornish 74, Nick Morgan 70); The Poachers 452 (Jim Vencombe 76), Tryer's 433 (Lewis Hembury 65); Steamers 473 (Graham Blake 70), The Lads 476 (Mike Skelding 79); Robins 441 (Phil Cox 66), Bombers 454 (Keith Morgan 74); Bye, Snurgers.

Division 2 – Mauricemen 433 (Jake Tonkin 71), Crown Criminals 446 (Martin Cooke 65); Rouges 489 (Matthew May 71, Richard May 73), Four Finger Club 439 (Cloin Fouracres 64); Social Club 504 (Steve Tindall 78), Odds & Ends 509 (Dave Williams 85); Wanderers 452 (Neale Kemp 71), The Hedgejunpers 442 (Andrew Walter 64); Off the Rails 524 (Mark Pearce 70, Darren Morgan 78), Misfits 469 (Paul Bagg 87); Bye, Radio Social.

Division 3 – Brent Knoll Inn 468 (Simon Puddy 68), Berrow Hotel 424 (Alan Bagg 61, Steve Peace 61); Why Try? 406 (Russell Holley 68), Bellends 449 (Sean Leatherby 68); Rovers 430 (Roger Packer 67), Ghosttrains 444 (Simon Besley 69); Nobby's One 439 (Mike Stevens 61), Juniors 437 (Paul Dixon 63); Bye, Railway Burtle.

Division 4 – Top House 449 (Brian Harvey 78), If Only 445 (Ashley Price 81, Damien Close 72); White Rebels 476 (Martin Rich 75), Rafascals 455 (Steve Marsh 63); Legionaires 437 (John Hopwood 67), Home Guard 469 (Neil Greenwood 78); Outsiders 432 (Martin Scrivens 60), Outcasts 482 (Stuart Taylor 77); Bye, Bridgemen.

 

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