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King and Queen prepare for Brunner Cup final
2:19pm Thursday 9th August 2012 in Sport
KING and Queen’s crown green bowls team will have the hopes of the town on their shoulders on Saturday, as they become the first Warrington team for 21 years to contest the final of Cheshire Bowling Association’s Brunner Cup at Budenberg Bowling Club.
Up against two-time winners and seven-time finalists Wharton Conservatives, King and Queen face a tough task against the warm favourites from Winsford, who were oddly enough the finalists the last time a Warrington team (Touchers) were in the final in 1991.
The Warrington side walked away victorious in the final 21 years ago and King and Queen, dominant on the Warrington bowling scene for so long, will hope that is a good omen for Saturday’s final.
The Warrington side are hoping a strong opening four of John Brown, Damian Morrison, Billy Stewart and Ray Goodhand will allow them to open an early lead, though Brown will be up against one of the north west’s best bowlers Glyn Cookson in a mouth-watering starting clash.
In other bowls news, Monk Sports B defeated Irish Club B by 25 chalks in an entertaining Finlayson Cup final at Eagle Sports.
Winners of the Finlayson trophy, Monks Sports B
Monks got off to a flying start with three winners in the first four games, with Brian Beggs winning 21-9, Glyn Jones, 21-17, and K Bibby, 21-14, while G Fairhill won 21-13 to register the Irish Club’s first victory.
Further Monk wins for D Taylor, M Jones and S Smith allowed them to pull away in the middle four section, and though Irish Club captain Eric Cooper took the man-of-the-match award with a 21-12 success George Sutton secured the trophy for Monks with a 21-8 win.