DAMIAN Morrison and Julie Chapman came out on top in the Festival Mixed Pairs at Padgate Tennis and Bowls Club.

They defeated Doris Cargill and Danny Watson 21-9 in the final on a day when they never looked in trouble.

Their 21-15 win in the quarter-finals against home players Anne and Dave Hall was the closest match they had.

Cargill and Watson also eased their way through three rounds to the final, following a 21-10 and two 21-11 victories.

Losing semi finalists were T Judson and P Gammon, D and P Blackburn-Woods.

Larry Wells produced some fine performances at the weekend.

The Grange A bowler won the Warrington Seniors League Walter King Singles Trophy on Friday, defeating Bewsey’s M Burrows in the final of a competition that featured Kevin Wainwright (Woolston A) and S Nixon (Grange A) in the last four.

On Sunday he inflicted the heaviest defeat experienced in a county match by 2013 All-England winner Greg Smith.

Wells overhauled Smith, who was undefeated in his previous 40 matches, 21-14, for Cheshire against Warwick and Worcester at Metro Sports and Social Club in Stretford.

He helped Cheshire to a 220-189 home win but they lost 428-405 on aggregate.

Warrington’s Carl Armitage and Lee Johnstone lost 21-13 and 21-19 respectively in the away leg.

Wells’ weekend also included a 21-16 loss to eventual runner-up Gary Wike in the quarter finals of the King and Queen Classic on Saturday.

Wainwright won his last-eight tie against Ryan Clark 21-18 but fell to competition winner Dave Worthington 21-20 in the semi finals.

* SILCOCK Cup and Stan Bann Cup second-round games are scheduled to take place on Saturday at 2pm.


Silcock Cup: Woolston A v St Oswalds A at Tetley No2.

Stan Bann Cup: Culcheth Sports B v Grange C at Woolston; Penketh Tavern v Eagle B at Brooklands.

* Results:

Warrington and North Cheshire Bowls Association:

Section A: Woolston B (5) 177 Golborne CMC (8) 189, Viaduct (3) 166 Woolston A (10) 201, Grange A (2) 149 Tetley A (11) 209, St Oswalds A (8) 186 Alford Hall B (4) 179.

Section B: Grappenhall B (5) 177 Stag Inn A (8) 199, Tetley D (2) 210 Grappenhall A (0) 121, Brooklands (6) 177 St Albans (7) 185, Grange B (2) 155 Cadishead Cons (11) 199.

Section C: Penketh Tavern (4) 169 Orford WM (9) 188, Penketh Park (5) 169 Eagle B (8) 179.

Section D: Padgate T&BC (10) 195 Grange D (2) 165, Culcheth Sports (9) 186 Red Lion B (3) 153,

Stag Inn B (5) 159 Tetley C (8) 188, Monk Sports (11) 206 Grange C (1) 144.

Warrington Public Parks League:

Section A: Victoria New Town (2) 186 St Elphins Two (0) 185, St Elphins One (0) 159 Bank Park Bluesky (3) 164, Penketh BC (0) 175 Stockton Heath Three (3) 190, Stockton Heath One (2) 193 Victoria Park One (0) 173.

Warrington Sunday Night Mixed Pairs League:

Section A: Monks 150 Red Lion 118, St Oswalds B 137 St Oswalds A 115, Eagle 153 GESM 121.

Section B: Penketh 138 Padgate 117, St Albans 124 Vulcan A 144, Grange B 116 Tetley A 139, Vulcan B 153 Burtonwood A 122.

Challenge Cup fixtures for Sunday, June 9:

First round: Padgate v St Albans at Grange No 1, Tetleys A v Grange A at Woolston, St Oswalds A v St Oswalds B at Tetleys, Eagle v Victoria Park at GESM.

Warrington Women’s Evening Bowls League:

Section A: Tetley B 162 St Albans A 193, Red Lion 159 Burtonwood B 179, Vulcan B 164 Padgate B 182, Alford 174 Grange A 166, St Oswalds 199 Penketh 81.

Section B: Padgate A 172 Croft 169, Monks A 174 St Oswalds A 168, OWM A 180 Tetley A 152, Woolston B 173 Monks B 172, Burtonwood A 161 Vulcan A 195.

Section C: Grange C 170 Woolston A 180, GESM A 174 Culcheth A 180, Stag 157 Grange B 138, St Albans B 180 GESM B 148, Culcheth B 173 OWM B 145.

* Entries are now being taken for this year's Presidents Cup.

Qualifying is on Wednesday, June 26, from 6.45pm start with up to three rounds being played on the one night.

The finals night will be on Friday, June 28, which is Warrington Walking Day and is the same night that Warrington Wolves face St Helens at The Halliwell Jones Stadium. Action will commence at 6.45pm.

Closing dates for entries is June 19, but bowlers are advised to book in before June 3 to aid planning of the event.

Contact Chris Ure on 07966 909703 or at allen6636@icloud.com.

Booking in arrangements are the same for the 31-up Pairs competition, which is also seeking entries.

Dates of play, all starting at 11am, are Sundays July 7, August 11 and September 8, with the final being on Saturday, September 28.

The end of September will see the start of the Grange Brian Welsby Memorial Pairs, for which 64 bowlers are now being sought at a £20 entry fee.

Opening games will take place on September 30 and October 1-3, with the sub-finals on October 4 and the finals night on October 5.

All sessions are a 6.30pm practice and 7pm start.

For this competition, call Pete Rowles on 01925 571604.

Meanwhile, a maximum 32 entries at £15 per pair can be taken in the Tetley Pairs one-day competition scheduled for Sunday, September 15, 10am start.

If you want to feature, contact Damian Morrison on 07732 563353.