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By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 09, 2014

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There was a reduced programme of matches during the week due to the Stoke-on-Trent League shutting down for the Potters' Fortnight.

In Division One of the Congleton Evening League, the A team went to the small but perfectly-formed Pittshill Club.

This was the reverse of the previous week's match, which was won well by Leek, and again the result was in Leek's favour, 153-130.

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However, there were some very tight games which could have gone either way.

The best result in the match came from Chris Plant (21-13) and during the week he played three singles and two doubles, all away from home and won all of them.

In the Veterans' League, the A team rested while the B team did the double over Alsager Golf & Country, scoring 159-135.

Both teams exceeded their average for the season so far, the best card being returned by Fred Pogmore with 21-10.

The C team, in Division C, suffered a narrow home defeat against Haslington, despite having four winners, the best of which was Kevin Walker with a 21-7 card, followed by a 21-10 from Joe Bailey and two 21-14s from Margaret Bailey and Michael Wheatley.

The ladies' A team had a rearranged fixture in Division A and won away at Florence Bowling and Tennis, 126-124.

There were three winners from the seven cards, the big winning margins coming from Sandra Clark (21-10), Brenda Fry (21-11) and Pauline Alcock (21-19) secured the win as there were no big losers.

In the Uttoxeter League, the A team rested and the B team played twice to catch up on postponed fixtures, playing at Kingsley on Saturday and on Sunday at Ashbourne.

The match at Kingsley was narrowly lost 214- 209 but the Ashbourne match resulted in a narrow win, 213 to 202.

At Kingsley, the tricky crown takes some getting used to but the scores away were very good and the B team are now top of Division Two.

Amongst the scores were four wins out of four for Chris Plant and three out of four for Tony Hague and Joe Watson/Lazowski.


Congleton League

Division B

Pittshill A 130 Leek A 153

Scores: B Ball 13-21; A Gayes 21-16; A Franklin 21-17; H Needham 14-21; A Naylor 21-15, J Watson/Lazowski 21-18, C Plant 21-3, C Hulme 21-19.

Congleton Veterans League

Division A

Leek B 159, Alsager Golf &Country 135

Scores: C Taylor 19-21; M Wood 21-14; D Wood 21-18; D Turner 14-21; M Turner 21-16; B Fry 21-17; F Pogmore 21-10; B James 21-18.

Division C

Leek C 122 Haslington 129

Scores: J Peacock 16-21; K Walker 21-7; I Leigh 3-21; L Walker 12-21; J Bailey 21-10; M Bailey 21-14; Marg Perkin 7-21; M Wheatley 21-14.

Stoke-on-Trent League


Division One 1

Florence Bowling & Tennis Club A 124 Leek Bowling Club 126

Scores: M Turner 18-21; P Alcock 21-19; B Fry 21-11; E Scragg 14-21; M Wood 13-21; S Clark 21-10; J Watson 18-21.

Uttoxeter League

Division B

Kingsley 214 Leek B 209

Scores: Doubles – T Hague/B James 21-19; A Franklin/J Watson 19-21; C Plant/E Scragg 21-8; J Watson/Lazowski/J Bailey 21-17. Singles – A Franklin 9-21; J Watson 9-21; C Plant 21-16; E Scragg 15-21; T Hague 21-7; B James 18-21; J Watson/Lazowski 19-21; J Bailey 15-21.

Ashbourne A 202 Leek B 213

Scores: Doubles – J Watson/F Pogmore 14-21; J Watson/Lazowski/J Bailey 21-9; C Plant/G Bloor 21-9; T Hague/R Rowley 15-21. Singles – J Watson 21-19; J Bailey 19-21; T Hague 21-12; R Rowley 18-21; C Plant 21-17; J Watson/Lazowski 21-10; G Bloor 12-21; F Pogmore 9-21.

Leek Park

PARK had four teams in action during the week.

An away day at Swettenham brought no reward for the Monday team, with Dave Scragg [(21-16) being the only winner in a poor total of 96 points.

Wednesday's A team entertained Little Stoke Cricket Club. Although they had four 21 winners and a 20, it wasn't enough to overcome their opponents' score of 146, going down by 15 points.

Thursday saw revenge for their opening day defeat at Werrington, with a 199-145 victory. Margaret Perkin (21-10) was the best of the winners.

On Saturday, the Bees welcomed Oakhill and recorded a good 194 points.

In a remarkable game, Dave Johnson rallied from 4-20 to level the score at 20-20, before just failing to score the final point


Leek Park Bees 194 Oakhill 161

Scores: P Heath 21-16; L Walker 18-21; M Bowcock 17-21; B Trafford 21-8; T Wardle 21-18; K Walker 21-15; R Trafford 21-19; R Tidmarsh 21-11; D Johnson 20-21; B Scragg 13-21.

Leek Park A 131 Little Stoke CC 146

Scores: T Wardle 21-18; A Barr 8-21; R Alcock 9-21; R Tidmrsh 10-21; M Bowcock 21-21; K Walker 21-15; D Scragg 21-15; B Scragg 21-14.

Swettenham 166 Leek Park 96

Scores: A Barr 10-21; R Smith 16-21; M Bowcock 13-21; D Scragg 21-19; K Holdway 16-21; R Green 2-21; N Heath 12-21; I Dickin 6-21;

Leek Park 199 Werrington 145

Scores: A Birks 21-13; N Heath 21-14; A Barr 21-19; A Singh 21-14; A Graham 21-14; R Green 21-15; M Perkin 21-10; B Bowcock 21-16; D Johnson 11-21; K Holdway 21-12.

Leek Park Ladies

THE FIRST team had back-to-back matches against Birches Head Hotel last week.

Elsie Alcock had an excellent away win on Wednesday, and the whole team produced a great result at home the following night.

The first team make the short journey to Leek tomorrow (Thursday) night, while the second team are at home to Westlands 2.


Leek Park 121 Birches Head Hotel 135

Scores: Elsie Alcock 17-21: Rita Rowley 10-21; Patsy Allen 21-16; Linda Tweats 21-14; Joan Pyne 17-21; Pauline Heath 20-21; Margaret Perkin 15-21.

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