THE week started well for Leek Park with a big win at home to Congleton Park.
Ben Scragg claimed the sweepstake with a 21- 6 verdict over Andrew Nichols in the 63-point victory on Monday.
Leek Park A faced Wedgwood on Wednesday when the 140-134 margin failed to live up to skipper Martin Bowcock’s expectations.
The B team travelled to Oakamoor and returned had four winners while totalling a creditable 139 points.
On Thursday, Nigel (21-4) and Pauline Heath (21-14) set the B team up for a 164-144 win against Pittshill Vics.
Two days later, Wolstanton Private visited Leek for the first time since resigning from the league and lost 181-150 to the host A team.
Pauline Heath (21-11) edged out Linda Walker (21-12) to claim the sweepstake. Ruchard Hodgkins, in his first season, produced a fine 19 points.
Leek Park 166 Congleton Park 103 Scores: N Heath 20-21, R Smith 21-11; K Holdway 21-9; M Bowcock 21-10; B Scragg 21-6; D Scragg 21-9; R Tidmarsh 20-21; I Dicken 21-16.
Leek Park A 140 Wedgwood 134 Scores: R Alcock 21-15; R Tidmarsh 13-21, R Trafford 18-21, R Hodgkins 13-21, B Emery 21-7, K Walker 6-21, W Snape 21-19, M Bowcock 21-9.
Oakamoor 151 Leek Park B 139 Scores: N Heath 21-12, R Smith 21-15; A Flavell 8- 21, D Johnson 17-21; I Dickin 15-21; K Holdway 21- 20; A Graham 15-21; A D Singh 21-20.
Leek Park 165 Pittshill Vics 144 Scores: N Heath 21-2; P Heath 21-14; M Perkin 21- 14; A Graham 6-21; R Green 21-9; A Flavell 7-21; D Johnson 21-19; J Turnock 21-8; A D Singh 6-21, K Holdway 21-15.
Leek Park A 181 Wolstanton Marsh 150 Scores: R Alcock 21-6; E Alcock 21-12; M Perkin 21-9; J Flavell 21-8; R Green 11-21; K Holdway 21- 19; J Plant 7-21; N Heath 21-13; D Scragg 21-20; I Dickin 16-21.
Wolstanton Private 180 Leek Bees 159 Scores: M Bowcock 8-21; L Walker 21-12; P Heath 21-11; B Trafford 5-21; R Hodgkins 19-21; R Trafford 15-21; B Emery 21-19; R Tidmarsh 21-18; B Scragg 12-21; D Johnson 16-21.
Leek Park Ladies
ON A brighter but still cool Thursday evening, the Leek Park Ladies first team played at the Plume of Feathers in Barlaston.
The fixture produced three Leek winners – captain June Flavell, Linda Tweats and Patsy Allen – contributing to a healthy 106127 score.
Scores: Edna Rogers 11-21; Elsie Alcock 12 21; June Flavell 2120; Pauline Heath 1521; Margaret Perkin 5-21 ; Linda Tweats 2115; Patsy Allen 218; Meanwhile, the second team secured their first win of the season at home to Little Stoke, 134-104.
Scores: Barbara White 1621; Dot Wynes 2111; Carol Parker 2115; Doreen Hughes 2112; Rita Rowley 213; Joan Whitmore 1921; Sylvia Bowcock 1521.
This week, the first team play Florence Colliery 1 at home and the second team travel to a new venue for them, to play Westlands 2.
Results of the sub final of the Leek Open held at Beggars Lane on Sunday: Clive Alderman (Victoria Park) 18 Chris Ward (Victoria Park) 31; Mark Melvin (Middleport) 16 Joe Melvin (Middleport) 31; Paul Fellows (Colebrook) 28 Matt Hill (Milton Recs) 31; Steve Morrey (Queens Park) 31 Fred Donaldson (Clough Hall) 22.
The draw for the final to be held this Sunday is as follows: Chris Ward (Victoria Park) v Dean Ferris (South Manchester); Matt Hill (Milton Recs) v Steve Morrey (Queens Park); Joe Melvin (Middleport) v Richard Howson (Sheffield); Russell Pegram (Chadsmoor) v Matt Fellows (Florence).
THERE was yet another close encounter between Checkley A and Hatton B.
Both teams produced some quality bowling on a green that lacked any sign of life..
The Checkley team contained two B team members, who quickly found their feet in the higher division.
Checkley won all four doubles, with Les Hawley and Joyce Tate recording a superb 21-7 victory.
Unfortunately, for the second week running, the singles proved to be the team’s achilles heel, with Checkley winning just three of the eight games.
Brian Plant and Les Hawley continued their super start to the season with victories.
The outstanding performance belonged to Brian Mellor who recorded a superb 21-9 win..
The surprise reverse of the day was Duncan Wilson’s heavy singles defeat.
The final score was a win for Checkley 217- 197.
This result maintains the club’s early season form but the players now face three big games in a row.
Checkley B went to Ashbourne on Saturday expecting the usual rain and gale conditions – but in fact, it stayed dry.
It was a close-fought match, with long games and a late finish.
Dogged persistence saw Checkley achieve a win with 219-205 but the result wasn’t decided until the last match.
The C Team were away to Fox’s and lost 249- 109 chalks to a good team on a difficult green.
Checkley’s best perfromer was Kath Watson, always in the lead and winning 21 to 18.