ST OSWALDS A showed their class as they overcame underdogs St Albans B to win the Warrington and North Cheshire Bowls Association Challenge Cup for the fifth time.

Ossies rebuffed the Section D outfit’s bid for a fast start at Monk Sports, winning three of the four opening blocks to put themselves on the front foot.

Jason Lockett took the man of the match award for his 21-12 success against Chris Bradshaw in that early spell.

St Albans, with a ‘five’ start on the handicap, stayed in touch with wins from G Horton and Rob Lawrenson but Charlie Bebbington, Dave Penketh, D Wright and G Stone steered the Section A side to victory.


St Oswalds A (0) 186 St Albans (5) 152: L Johnstone 21 H Horne 14, J Lockett 21 C Bradshaw 12, D Bennett 21 O Ellison 14, R Nevins 14 G Horton 21, C Bebbington 21 C Molphy 14, R Bate 11 R Lawrenson 21, D Penketh 21 C Gallagher 11, D Wright 21 W Froggatt 9, G Stone 21 S Bate 15, S Goodwin 14 T Donoghue 21.