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3rd August 2022
Veterans Competition
Will be played on the 17th of August 2022 at the United Services Club, Crook Street, Chester, at 8.30pm.

If any “Veterans” wish to enter this competition then please just turn up at the United Services Club before 8.20pm to register for the event.   In normal tradition, the format is all players will play 2 sticks, with the then top four scorers going on into the Semi Finals “Draw”.    The Semi Finals and the subsequent Final will be decided over 3 Sticks, the winner of each match winning two sticks first.

14th July 2022
2022 Five a Side Final Report of the game played on the 13/7/2022.

The Bawn Lodge played the St Werburgh’s “B” on the 13th July 2022 at 8.30pm at the United Services Club.

The St Werburgh’s “B” were put into Stick” first and after the 1st two men from both sides the St Werburgh’s “B” were 48 points up scoring 142 points to the Bawn Lodges 94 points.

After 4 players having “Sticked” the St Werburgh’s “B” managed to increase their lead by another 15 point scoring a total of 269 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 206 points in total, giving the St Werburgh’s “B” a 63 point lead with the last man fom each team yet to play.

The St Werburgh’s “B’s” last man scored a decent 79 points, thus giving the St Werburgh’s “B” an unassailable lead of 142 points.

Regardless to this fact, the Bawn Lodge’s last man stepped up to do his “stick” and scored 66 points and so the final score was the St Werburgh’s “B” with 348 points to the Bawn lodge’s 272 points.

The St Werburgh’s “B” are the 2022 Five a Side Final Winners.

I must comment that this was a most pleasant evening for all that attended.

Thanks to Sandy Churms for referring the Match and also thanks to the United Services Club and the Staff for hosting the event.


Officially we now have a 6 week break with the doubles competition commencing on the 7th of September 2022.

However if any sides wish to play any friendly’s then either contact Shaun Murphy and he will try and find an opposing Team for you to play against, or you can just arrange your own games yourselves.

I have also been asked if we could have a “Veterans Cup” in this 6 week break period and I cannot see any reason why we should not have a “Veterans Cup” should we get enough players interested in playing in it. A “Veteran” is anyone over the age of 65 I am told.

So I am suggesting a possible date of the 17th of August 2022 to hold this event on should I get a decent number of “Veterans” that wish to play in this “Veterans Cup”.

Sheets for the entry into this will be put in all Pubs and Clubs in the next few days or you can contact Shaun Murphy on 0xxxx xxxxx9 (ask for number) or on the whatsapp group or any Committee Member if you wish to play in this.

Shaun Murphy, Secretary
 

7th July 2022
2022 Five a Side Semi Final Reports of games played on the 6/7/2022.


In the first of the Five a Side Semi Finals, the Bawn Lodge played the Olde Cottage at the Cross Foxes.  The Olde Cottage were put into “Stick” first and after the 1st two men from both sides the Bawn Lodge managed to secure a 35 point lead over the Olde Cottage, scoring 141 points to the Olde Cottage’s 106 points

After 4 players having “Sticked” the Olde Cottage managed to reduce their deficit of 35 points down to 22 points, with a score of 217 points to the 239 points for the Bawn lodge.  With only a 22 point lead for the Bawn Lodge, the game could have gone either way with the last men having yet to play. The Olde Cottage’s last man scored 51 points, but the Bawn Lodge’s last man held his nerve and scored a decent 69 points, increasing the Bawn Lodge’s lead by a further 18 points. So the a final score was:- The Olde Cottage with 268 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 308 points.

The Bawn Lodge are in next weeks Five a Side Final.

In the second of the Five a Side Semi Finals, the St Werburgh’s “B” played the Egerton Arms at the Spital Vaults.

The St Werburgh’s “B” were put into “Stick” first and after the 1st two men from both sides the St Werburgh’s manage to secure a small lead of just 5 points scoring 130 points to the Egerton Arm’s 125 points.  After 4 players having “Sticked” the St St Werburgh’s “B” managed to increase their lead from 5 points to 49 points, with a score of 274 points to the Egerton Arms 225 points.

With a 49 point lead it would have been a hard task for the Egerton Arms to win, and so it was. The St Werbugh’s “B” last man scored 67 and the Egerton Arms last man scored 41. So the final score was: - The St Werburgh’s “B” team with 341 points to the Egerton Arms 266 points. 

The St Werburgh’s “B” are in next weeks Five a Side Final.

The Draw for the Venue and “Coin Call” of the Five a Side Final.

The Venue Draw and “Coin Call” were made on 6/7/2022 after the semi finals played earlier. It was done at the Spital Vaults by:- Martin Beddows, Sandy Churms and Shaun Murphy. It was witnessed by a number of Bagatelle players. The venue was drawn by “lot” of all the eligible venues.

The Bawn Lodge will play the St Werburgh’s “B” on the 13th July 2022 at 8.30pm at the United Services Club.

There is no practice allowed on the day of the final after 3pm.

30th June 2022
Report of the “5 a Side” Matches Played on the 29th June 2022.

The United Services Club Vs the Egerton Arms.

The game was played at the Bawn Lodge and the Egerton were pit into “stick” first. After the 1st two players from each side played, the United Services Club had a small lead of 16 points but by the 4th men having played for both sides, the Egerton Arms had managed to get a 7 point lead.

So with it all down to each teams last man, the Egerton secured the win with their last man getting 78, the United Services Club’s last man only managed to get 40.

The final score was the United Services Club with 257 points to the Egerton Arms’s 303 points.

The Egerton Arms are in the Semi’s against the St Werburgh’s “B” next week at the Spital Vaults.

The Cross Foxes Vs the St Werburgh’s “B’s”

The game was played at the Egerton arms and the Cross Foxes were put into “stick” first. After the 1st two players from each side had played, the St Werburgh’s “B’s” had a lead of 35 points. With the 4th men from each side having played, the scores stood with the Cross Foxes having 199 points to the St Werburgh’s “B’s” team’s 269 points, giving the St Werburgh’s “B’s” a lead of 70 points.

The Cross Foxes last man “suffered” a bit and only managed to score 34 and so the St Werburgh’s “B’s” team’s last man was not required to play as the St Werburgh’s had already won.

The final score was the Cross Foxes with 233 points to the St Werburgh’s “B’s” 269 points.

The St Werburgh’s “B’s” are in the Semi’s against the Egerton Arms next week at the Spital Vaults.

The St Werburgh’s “A” Vs the Olde Cottage

The St Werburgh’s “A” resigned from the match due to a number of their players being away and on holiday.

The Olde Cottage are in the Semi’s against the Bawn Lodge next week at the Cross Foxes.

The Spital Vaults Vs the Bawn Lodge

The game was played at the St Werburgh’s Club and the Spital Vaults were put into “Stick” first. After the 1st two players from both teams had played, the Spital Vaults had a decent 20 point lead with them scoring 111 to the Bawn Lodge’s 91 points. But the Bawn Lodge dug in and when both teams 4th men had played, the advantage then went to the Bawn Lodge with their 1st four men scoring 225 points to the Spital Vault’s 1st four men 197 points, giving the Bawn Lodge a 28 point lead.

With only 28 points in it, it could have gone either way. The Spital Vaults last man scored a decent 65 points giving them a 37 point lead, with the Bawn Lodge’s last man yet to play. The Bawn Lodge’s last man managed to score 41 points giving the Bawn Lodge a slender win of just 4 points. It must have been a bit of a tense ending!!

The final score was the Spital Vaults with 262 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 266 points.

The Bawn Lodge are in the Semi’s against the Olde Cottage next week at the Cross Foxes.
 

28th June 2022
5-A-Side News
St. Werburgh's A can't get a team to play the Olde Cottage tomorrow night and have conceded the game.

19th June 2022
5-A-Side, Singles & Doubles Draws
See Cup Fixtures page.

9th June 2022
Next Committee Meeting - 16th June 2022
The next Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday 16th June at St. Werburgh's Club at 7.30pm.  
This is a full and proper committee meeting so I do ask all of you to please attend.

351 Final Report.
The 351 Final was played at the United Services Club on Weds 8th June 2022 between the Cross Foxes and the St Werburgh’s Club “B” team.  The St Werburgh’s  “B” team were put into  “stick” first by the Cross Foxes and at the  end of the 1st half the St Werburgh’s Club “B” team managed to get a small lead over the Cross Foxes scoring 275 points to the Cross Foxes 260 points.  This left the St Werburgh’s Club “B” team needing 76 points and the Cross Fox needed 91 points.

In the second half the St Werburgh’s Club “B” team’s 1st man scored 49 points leaving them with 27 points to get.   The Cross Foxes 1st man scored 26 points leaving them with 65 points to get.  The St Werburgh’s Club “B” team 2nd man needed 27points to win the game  but he “busted”, with him  scoring over 27, so 27points were still required by the St Werburgh’s Club “B” team.  The Cross Foxes 2nd man scored 35 points leaving the Cross Foxes needing 30 points.   Then the St Werburgh’s Club “B” team’s 3rd man scored 21 points leaving them needing 6 points.

The Cross Foxes had the chance to snatch the game now with them needing 30 points but their 3rd man also “busted”, with him scoring over 30 points.  It was now down to the St Werburgh’s Club “B” team’s 4th man to get 6 points, which he did, getting a double 3.

So the St Werburgh’s Club “B” team won the 2022 351 competition.

Thanks to Sandy Churms for refereeing the match, and also thanks to the United Services Club for hosting this event.

3rd June 2022
The "Draw" for the 351 was done last night.
The Cross Foxes were out of the "hat" first so they will play the St Werburgh's B.

The venue chosen by random lot was the United Services Club at 8.30pm on Weds June 8th 2022.

Thanks to Sandy Churms who has volunteered to ref the match.

The USC will be open on Monday and Tuesday up to 5pm.

It is open all day Weds 8th June but there is to be no practice after 3pm on the Weds 8th June please.

Cheers, 

Shaun Murphy.

2nd June 2022
Bagatelle 351 Competition Report on the Semi Finals played on 01/06/2022.
The Semi Finals of the Competition were played tonight.

In “Game One” the  Bawn Lodge played the Cross Foxes United Services  Club and the Bawn Lodge “Sticked off” first.  In the first half the Cross Foxes scored an impressive 303 points, leaving them just 48 points to get in the second half. The Bawn Lodge scored 225 points  leaving them 126 points. So at the end of the first half the Cross Foxes were in control of the game with such a large lead.

Unsurprisingly in the second half, the Cross Foxes “Sticked out” on their 10th “stick” with the last man needing 16 points, the favourite finish on the United Services Table. The Bawn Lodge had scored 286 points in total with their 10 “Sticks” but they still required 15 points and so the Cross Foxes won.  

The Cross Foxes are in the Final.

In “Game Two the St Werburgh’s “B” team played the Spital Vaults at the Cross Foxes and the St Werburgh’s “B” “Sticked off” first.  In the first half  the  St Werburgh’s “B” team scored 251 points leaving them needing 100 points in the second half, while the Spital Vaults scored just 186 points leaving them with 165 points to get in the second half. The  St Werburgh’s “B” team had the advantage.

In the second half after 11 sticks the St Werburgh’s “B” team needed 15 points to “stick out” while the Spital Vaults still needed 67 points to “Stick out”. The St Werburgh’s “B” team’s 12 man in what could only be described a “sweaty tick” just managed to “stick out” with his last ball of the stick, and so the . St Werburgh’s “B” team won.

The St Werburgh’s “B” team are in the Final.

The order of play of the final and the venue will be chosen by lot on Thursday 2nd June at 7pm in the St Werburgh’s Club.

27th May 2022
351 Semi-Finals draw
The draw for the semi-finals was done tonight in the Olde Cottage.

Bawn Lodge v Cross Foxes at the United Services Club
St. Werburgh's B v Spital Vaults at the Cross Foxes

Games to be played on Wednesday, 1st June 2022.

26th May 2022
Bagatelle 351 Competition Report on the games played on 25/5/2022.

The Quarter Finals of the Competition were played tonight.

In “Game One” the Cross Foxes played the Egerton Arms at the St Werburgh’s Club and the Egerton Arms “Sticked off” first.

It was a close run game, after 11 sticks the Egerton Arms needed 17 points to finish while the Cross Foxes needed 4 points to finish. The Egerton Arms last man managed to get 17 points with 4 balls, but the Cross Foxes last man managed to get his required 4 points in one ball.

The Cross Foxes are in the Semi Final.

In “Game Two the St Werburgh’s “B” team played the Olde Cottage at the Bawn Lodge and the St Werburgh’s “B” “Sticked off” first.

After 12 sticks the St Werburgh’s “B” needed 25 to finish while the Olde Cottage needed 87 points. The St Werburgh’s “B’s’ last man got the required 25 points and so as the Olde Cottage required over 54 points  the game was won by the St Werburgh’s “B” team.

The St Werburgh’s “B” team are in the Semi Final.

In “Game Three” the United Services Club played the Spital Vaults at the Egerton Arms and the Spital Vaults “Sticked off” first.

After 11 sticks both teams were technically on a finish with the Spital Vaults needing 16 points and the United Services Club needing 45points. The Spital Vaults last man got the required 16 points in one shot (I think, there is no record of the shots played, but I am fairly sure it would have been one shot) and as it was impossible to get 45 points in one shot the United Services Club’s last man conceded the game and did not play.

The Spital Vaults are in the Semi Final.

In “Game Four”  St Werburgh’s “A” team played the Bawn Lodge at the Spital Vaults and the Bawn Lodge “Sticked off” first.

After 10 sticks the St Werburgh’s “A” team needed 20 points to finish while the Bawn Lodge needed 56 points to finish. On the 12th stick the Bawn Lodge also now requiring 20 points managed to finish and so the Bawn Lodge had managed to catch up to the St Werburgh’s “A” team and then win the game.

The Bawn Lodge are in the Semi Final.

20th May 2022
Northgate Cup Final Report 18/05/2022
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The United Services played the Cross Foxes in the final at the St Werburgh’s Club.  The United Services ”batted” first, but in the 1st half the Cross Foxes managed to take a small 7 point lead over the United Services with the Cross Foxes scoring 246 points to the United Services 239 points.

In a tense second half the Cross Foxes managed to score another 217 points, while the United Services only managed to score another 199 points, this gave the Cross Foxes a 25 point victory with a final score of:- United Services with 438 points to the Cross Foxes 463.

Well played to both teams and congratulations to the Cross Foxes.  Thanks also to the St Werburgh’s Club and John Kenyon for hosting the event.

14th May 2022
Date of AGM
From Thursday's committee meeting, the date of the AGM has been set for 28th September 2022.

Bagatelle Year Planner 2022
Shaun Murphy has produced a Bagatelle Year Planner.  Click to see larger version.

12 May 2022
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11th May 2022
Northgate Cup - Preliminary Round
Following last night's preliminary round, the Cross Foxes will play the United Services Club in the final.  Venue TBA.

Northgate Cup Report by S. Murphy

In Group One of the Northgate Cup the Spital Vaults failed to raise a team due to illness and as a result they unfortunately resigned from the competition.

So the St Werburghs and Cross Foxes played out the Semi final at the USC club and the Cross Foxes went into bat first and in the 1st half the Cross Foxes scored an impressive 279 points to the St Werburgh’s 221 points, giving the Cross Foxes a lead in the 1st half of 58 points.

In a exciting 2nd half the St Werburghs team responded scoring 297 points to the Cross Foxes 2nd half score of 253 points, but it was not enough to overturn the Cross Foxes 1st half 58 point lead and the Cross Foxes won the match by 14 points with a total of 532 points to the St Werburgh’s total of 518 points.

Well played the Cross Foxes.

In Group Two of the Northgate Cup the Egerton Arms, United Services and Olde Cottage all went into bat at the Spital Vaults.

In the 1st half the United Services led the scoring getting 228 points closely followed by the Egerton Arms with 214 1st half points and then the Olde Cottage 1st 4 men getting 199 points.

In the 2nd half the Olde Cottage retired from the match as I believe that they only had 4 players.

So the Egerton Arms and United Services continued on and in the 2nd half the Egerton Arms responded scoring 234 points to the United Services’ 221 point 2nd half score.

But the response was not quite enough and the United Services won by just one point with a total of 449 points to the Egerton Arms total of 448 points.

Well played the United Services. I must comment that some of their team members did not realise that they had won by just one point and it was a quite nice surprise to them!!

The final Venue to be announced later today.

5th May
West Cheshire Match Report

A match report has now been submitted...

Wrest Cheshire Final 4th May 2022. The event was played at the Spital Vaults .... A good scoring table .... In the 1st half the St Werburgh's scored 238, but the Cross Foxes leaped ahead scoring 291. In a tense 2nd half the St Werburgh's tried to claw their way back but failed by 20 points.   The Final Score was St Werburgh's 509 point to the Cross Foxes 529 points. Congratulations to the Cross Foxes. It was a splendid evening and thanks to the staff of the Spital Vaults for hosting the event and enforcing the practice rules.

Shaun Murphy.

4th May 2022
West Cheshire Shield - Result
The Cross Foxes beat St. Werburgh's Club at the Spital Vaults this evening.

28th April 2022
West Cheshire Shield - Preliminary Round
The Preliminary Round was played last night, and the outcome is that St. Werburgh's Club will play the Cross Foxes in the Final at the Spital Vaults next Wednesday.

At the Egerton, the Spital scored 336, Cross Foxes scored 418, and the Olde Cottage scored 342

At the Cross Foxes the United Services scored 357, St. Werburgh's scored 502, and the Egerton scored 355.

Final will be at Spital Vaults on 4th May
After all the action had taken place, Shaun Murphy called in to the Cottage to collect the score sheets from the Egerton, and in discussion, we realised there were only two possible venues available for the final.   So, rather than drag everyone out to a committee meeting, it was thought best just to spin a coin.   Six people were witness to the coin spin, including Shaun Murphy, Neil Davies, John Pritchard and three independent people.   Heads was called while the coin was in mid-air, and the Spital Vaults won.

24th April 2022
Upton British Legion

The old Talbot table has been released from storage and is now installed in Upton British Legion.   The table was installed on 24th April 2022 and is now ready to play!

Shaun testing the new bagatellmobile (left). Fitting crew (right).


 

22nd April 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 20/04/2022.

Bridgewater Vs Arms Olde Cottage
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 318 –  Olde Cottage 415 = 3 points to the Olde Cottage.

The Bridgewater Arms entertained the Olde Cottage and in the 1st half the Bridgewater Arms scored 141, but the Olde Cottage managed to score 210 points giving them a 1st half lead of 69 points. In the 2nd half the Olde Cottage decreased their scoring rate by 5 points, scoring another 205 points, while the Bridgewater Arms increased their scoring by 36 points, getting 177 points. So the Olde Cottage won by 97 points and the he final score was: - The Bridgewater Arms 318 points to the Olde Cottage’s 415 points (Not the 425 points declared by the Olde Cottage on the score sheet). So the Olde Cottage picked up 3 valuable away League points. The Bridgewater Arms played the “full 8” players and the Olde Cottage played 6 players.

Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: -, P Chaloner with 61, T Vickers with 44, L Melia and L Carroll both with 41 and T Owen getting 38.

Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were: -:, T Summerhill with 66, A McIver 63, G Hughes with 58 and both J Pritchard and N Davies getting 55.

St Theresa’s Vs United Services
Score:- St Theresa’s 370 –  United Services  397 = 3 points to the United Services.

The St Theresa’s entertained the United Services and in the 1st half the United Services took a 30 point lead over St Theresa’s with the United Services scoring 211 point to the St Theresa’s 181 points. In the 2nd half the United Services only scored another 186 points but the St Theresa’s increased their scoring very slightly, scoring another 189 points, giving the United Services a small 27 point away win. The final score was: - St Theresa’s 370 points to the United Services 397 points. This gave the United Services 3 valuable away League points. Both teams played the “full 8” players.

Top scorers for St Theresa’s were: - P Siddall with 58, F Chard with 57, B George with 53 and M Churchill getting 49.

Top scorers for the United Services were: - D Nuttall with 62, D Cooper with 57, T Randles with 55 and M Coppock getting 54.

Egerton Arms Vs Union Vaults
Score: - Egerton Arms 422 – 379 Union Vaults 381 = 2 Points to the Egerton Arms.

The Egerton Arms entertained the Union Vaults and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms took a decent lead of 63 points over the Union Vaults with the Egerton Arms scoring 238 points to the Union Vaults’ 175 points.  In the 2nd half the Union Vaults scored 31 points more than in the 1st half scoring 206 points, but the Egerton Arms failed to respond and just scored another 184 points but this was enough to give them a 41 point win. I was told by a top Egerton player NOT to mention F Williams 76 top point score for the team then having being followed by a 13 point 2nd visit  to the table, as he said to the team after the match when explaining away this as because:- “We had already won the match”. He was nearly technically correct as the Union Vaults last man would have had to have scored a near impossible 96 to win this game after his 2nd visit to the table. So I have mentioned it!!  The final score was: - The Egerton Arms 422 points to the Union Vaults 381 points. This gave the Egerton Arms 2 home League points. The Egerton Arms played 6 players and the Union Vaults played 7 players.

Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - F Williams with 76, P McAleer with 72, P Wallace with 66 and J Fellows and N Dean both getting 48.

Top Scorers for the Union Vaults were: - D Williams with 62, T Craggs with 57, and J Griffiths with 54 (Both 1st and 2nd sticks!!) and S Nuttall with 50.

Cross Foxes Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - Cross Foxes 508 –  Bawn Lodge 430 = 2 Points to the Cross Foxes.

The Cross Foxes entertained the Bawn Lodge and in the 1st half the Cross foxes  went 32 points ahead of the Bawn Lodge scoring 235 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 203 points. In the 2nd half the both teams increased their score rates with the Cross Foxes rate scoring another 273 points and the Bawn Lodge scored another 227 points. The final score was the Cross Foxes with 508 points to the Bawn Lodge’s s 430 points, a 78 point win for the Cross Foxes. So the Cross Foxes picked up 2 home League points. The Cross Foxes played “the full 8” players and the Bawn Lodge played 5 players

Top Scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - F Whitley with 84, J Lea with 72, R Evans with 70 and B Tipton getting 68.

Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - R Bawn with 70, N Allen with 57, J Rae with 55 and J Maddrick getting 47.

St Werburgh’s Vs Spital Vaults
Score: - St Werburgh’s 547 – Spital Vaults 497  = 2 Points to the St Werburgh’s

The St Werburgh’s entertained the Spital Vaults and in the 1st half the St Werburgh’s scored 258 points to the Spital Vaults’s 235 points giving the St Werburgh’s a small 23 point 1st half lead. In the 2nd half the ST Werburgh’s increased their scoring rate scoring another 289 points. The Spital Vaults also increased their 2ns half scoring rate and scored another 262 points. The final score was: - St Werburgh’s with 547 points and the Spital Vaults with 497 points. So the St Werburgh’s picked up 2 home League points. The St Werburgh’s played the “full 8 “players and the Spital Vaults played 7 players.

Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were: JB Clarke with 86, R Lamb with 78, R Lamb with 78 and both J Kenyon and M Peacock with 68 and both J Jones and D Watton getting 67.

Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - S Churms with 72, P McLaughlin with 65, both J Gahan and A Breakey with 62 and C Elliott getting 60.

So with the final matches of the 2021-22 Chester & District Bagatelle League having been played on the 20/4/22, congratulations to the  St Werburgh’s Team in winning the League, they only lost one game in the whole of the League season, and that was away to the Olde Cottage. It was a very good season for the St Werburgh’s Team.  

The St Werburgh’s player, JB Clarke, got the Top Away Averages Score with an impressive away score (7 out of 9) average of 74.71 points. Well done John!

The Committee and I would like to thank all the Venues, the Teams, and Players who played in the Chester & District Bagatelle League this season, thus enabling us to have a successful re-start of the Chester & District Bagatelle League in 2021-2022.

Keep Sticking Chester!!

Shaun Murphy, Secretary.

Results this week:-20/04/22.
3 Points to Olde Cottage .
3 Points to United Services. 
2 Points to Egerton Arms.
2 Points to Cross Foxes.
2 Points to St Werburgh’s.
0 Points to Bawn Lodge.
0 Points to Bridgewater.
0 Points to Spital Vaults.
0 Points to St Theresa’s.
0 Points to Union Vaults.

20th April 2022
Summer Cup Fixtures
Following last nights Committee Meeting, draws have been done for the first two summer competitions.

See Cup Fixtures for details.

15th April 2022
Olde Cottage v Union Vaults
The Union Vaults have confirmed they will not be playing the postponed game at the CottageTwo points awarded to the Olde Cottage.

Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 13/04/2022.

Olde Cottage Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score: - Olde Cottage 381 –   Bridgewater Arms 355 = 2 points to the Olde Cottage.

The Olde Cottage entertained the Bridgewater Arms and in the 1st half the Bridgewater Arms took the lead scoring 188 points, just 10 points ahead of the Olde Cottage’s 178 points. In the 2nd half the Olde Cottage increased their scoring rate, scoring another 203 points, while the Bridgewater Arms slipped back, only scoring a further 167 points. This gave the Olde Cottage a narrow 26 point win. The final score was - 381 points to the Olde Cottage’s and 355 points to the Bridgewater Arms. So the Olde Cottage picked up 2 home League points. The Olde Cottage played “the full 8” players and the Bridgewater Arms played 7 players.

Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were: -: N Davies with 69, T Summerhill with 63, J Pritchard with 56 and J McClurg getting 50.

Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - L Carrol with 57, P Challoner with 52, P Ingram with 50 and T Owen getting 45.

United Services Vs  St Theresa’s
Score:- United Services  516 –  St Theresa’s 348 = 2 points to the United Services.

The United Services entertained St Theresa’s the and in the 1st half the United Services took a small 23 point lead over St Theresa’s with the United Services scoring 238 point to the St Theresa’s 215 points. In the 2nd half the United Services scored another 278 points and the St Theresa’s scored another 223 points (Not the 221 declared on the sheet), giving the United Services a 78 point home win. The final score was: - United Services 516 points to the St Theresa’s 438 points (Not the 436 declared on the sheet). This gave the United Services 2 home League points. The United Services played 7 players and the St Theresa’s also played 7 players.

Top scorers for the United Services were: - D Nuttall with 78, D Cooper and C Jones both with 72, and B Williams getting 64.

Top scorers for St Theresa’s were: - L Allerman with 73, P Allerman with 68, A Thomas with 60 and P Siddall getting 55.

Union Vaults Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - Union
Vaults 379 – Egerton Arms 408   = 3 Points to the Egerton Arms.

The Union Vaults entertained Egerton Arms the and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms took a small  lead of  18 points over the Union Vaults with the Egerton Arms scoring 207  points to the Union Vaults 189 points.  In the 2nd half the Union Vaults scored one point better than in the 1st half scoring 190 points but the Egerton Arms added to their 18 point lead by 11 points scoring another 201 points. The final score was: - The Union Vaults 379 to the Egerton Arms 408 points. This gave the Egerton Arms 3 valuable away League points. The Union Vaults played 7 players and the Egerton Arms also played 7 players.

Top Scorers for the Union Vaults were: - D Williams and P Anstey both with 64, M Flynn with 58 and T Craggs getting 56.

Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - P McAleer with 85, T Hunter with 64, P Wallace with 55 and J Fellows getting 49.

Bawn Lodge Vs Cross Foxes
Score: Bawn Lodge 338 – Cross Foxes 468 = 3 Points to the Cross Foxes.

The Bawn Lodge entertained the Cross Foxes and in the 1st half the Bawn Lodge went 59 points behind the Cross Foxes scoring 183 points to the Cross Foxes 242 points. In the 2nd half the both teams reduced their score rate with the Cross Foxes rate scoring another 226 points (Not the 224 as declared on the sheet, J Lea scored 67 points 2nd time, not the 66 points as declared on the sheet, I cannot tell you where the other point went missing on the 2nd half scoring on the sheet!) and the Bawn Lodge scored another 155 points. The final score was the Bawn Lodge with 338 points and the Cross Foxes 468 points. The Cross Foxes picked up 3 very useful away League points. The Bawn Losge played 7 players and the Cross Foxes also played 7 players.

Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - R Bawn with 65, J Rae with 60, S Wests with 49 and B Brooks getting 42.

Top Scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - P Ashford with 76, J Ford with 75, R Evans with 64 and B Tipton getting 61.

Spital Vaults Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - Spital Vaults 513   –   St Werburgh’s 521 = 3 Points to the St Werburgh’s Vaults.

The Spital Vaults entertained the St Werburgh’s and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults scored 279 points to the St Werburgh’s 235 points giving the Spital Vaults a decent 1st half lead of 44 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults scored another 234points, but the St Werburgh’s responded, scoring 286 points in the 2nd half and as a result they snatched an 8 point away win. The final score was: - the Spital Vaults on 513 points and the St Werburgh’s on 521 points. So the St Werburgh’s picked up 3 very valuable away League points. The both teams played the “full 8 “players.

Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - C Elliott 95, P McLaughlin with 87, A Breakey with 85 and S Churms getting 60.

Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were: JB Clarke with 80, J McNicolas and N Walker both with 73 and M Peacock getting 72.

Results this week:-13/04/22.
3 Points to Egerton Arms
3 Points to Cross Foxes
3 Points to St Werburgh’s
2 Points to Olde Cottage
2Points to United Services 
0 Points to Spital Vaults
0 Points to Union Vaults
0 Points to Bawn Lodge
0 Points to Bridgewater
0 Points to St Theresa’s

8th April 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 6/04/2022.

United Services Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score:- United Services  549 –  Bridgewater Arms 274 = 2 points to the United Services.

The United Services entertained Bridgewater Arms  the and in the 1st half the United Services took a decent 132 point lead over the visitors with the United Services scoring 285 point to the Bridgewater Arms’ 153 points. In the 2nd half the United Services scored another 264 points and the Bridgewater Arms Scored another 121 points, giving the United Services a 275 point home win lead. The final score was: - United Services 549 points to the Bridgewater Arms 274 points. This gave the United Services 2 home league points. The United Services played 7 players and the Bridgewater Arms played 6 players.

Top scorers for the United Services were: - D Nuttall with 83, D Cooper with 83, T Randles with 80 and T Southall getting 64.

Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - M Melia with 54, S Seddon with 21, T Challoner with 33 and L Carroll getting 24.

Union Vaults Vs St Theresa’s
Score: - Union Vaults 398 – St Theresa’s 2880   = 2 Points to the Union Vaults.

The Union Vaults entertained St Theresa’s the and in the 1st half the Union Vaults took a lead of 71 points over the St Theresa’s scoring 200 points to the St Theresa’s 129.  In the 2nd half the St Theresa’s scored a bit better getting 159 points but the Union Vaults scored another 198 points  and so the Union Vaults won by a lead of 110 points. The final score was: - The Union Vaults 398 to the St Theresa’s 288 points. This gave the Union Vaults 2 home league points points. The Union Vaults played 6 players and St Theresa’s played the full 8 players.

Top Scorers for the Union Vaults were: -  P Anstey  with 68, P Dutton with 59 and D Williams, T Craggs and also S Nuttall all getting 43.

Top scorers fort St Theresa’s were: - P Siddall with 57, P Allmam with 47, M Churchill with 46 and both A Thompson and G Chard getting 31.

Cross Foxes Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - Cross Foxes 410 – Egerton Arms 361 = 2 Points to the Cross Foxes.

The Cross Foxes entertained the Egerton Arms and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms in a reverse of last week’s 1st half between the teams were 2 points behind the Cross Foxes scoring 205 points to the Cross Foxes 207 points. With another close 1st half between the 2 teams, this game as it was with last week’s game could have gone either way. But in the 2nd half the Cross foxes  increased their score rate, with them scoring another 203 points but the Egerton failing to respond with them only scoring just156 points in the 2nd half. The final score was: Cross Foxes 410 points to the Egerton Arms 361 points. So the Cross Foxes picked up 2 home league points. Both teams played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - P Ashford with 70, T Davies with 63, J Ford with 61 and R Evans getting 55.

Top Scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - N Dean with 64, T Hunter with 60, J Parkin with 57 and S Done getting 45.

Spital Vaults Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - Spital Vaults 569   –   Bawn Lodge 423 = 2 Points to the Spital Vaults.

Spital Vaults entertained the Bawn Lodge and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults scored 298 points to the  Bawn Lodge‘s 228 points giving the Spital Vaults 1st  half lead of 70 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults scored another 271 points, but the Bawn Lodge only scored 195.  So the final score ended up with the Spital Vaults on 569 points and the Bawn Lodge on 423 points. So the Spital Vaults picked up 2 home league points. The Spital Vaults played the “full 8 “players and the Bawn Lodge played 6 players (I think, as the exact names on the sheets are NOT clear!!)

Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - A Breakey with 91, P McLaughlin with 81, M Beddows with 80 and S Churms getting 71.

Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - R Bawn with 74, J Maddrick with 58, J Rae and B Brooks both getting 48.

Olde Cottage Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - Olde Cottage 500 –   St Werburgh’s  421 = 2 points to the Olde Cottage. 

The Olde Cottage entertained the St Werburgh’s and in the 1st half the St Werburgh’s scored 221 points just 5 points behind the  Olde Cottage’ 226 points giving the Olde Cottage a small 1st half lead in the match. In the 2nd half St Werburgh’s failed to increase their scoring rate only scoring another 200 points while the Olde Cottage pressed on scoring a further 274 points giving the Olde Cottage a 79 point win. The final score was - 500 points to the Olde Cottage’s to the St Werburgh’s 421 points. And so the Olde Cottage picked up 2 home League points. I did hear that the St Werburgh’s Mascot Monkey (In a role reversed to what usually normally happens at the club after a match)  actually dished out a right good spanking to the returning St Werburgh’s players after the match, muttering….”Now its your lots turn, see how you like it”!!!.. Both teams played 8 players.

Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were: -, J Pritchard with 81, T Summerhill with 67, N Davies with 66 and G Hughes getting 565

Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were: - JB Clarke with 74, M Peacock and D Jones on 63 and J Kenyon getting 51.

Results this week:-6/04/22.

2 Points to Cross Foxes
2 Points to Olde Cottage
2 Points to Spital Vaults
2Points to United Services
2 Points to Union Vaults
0 Points to Bawn Lodge
0 Points to Bridgewater
0 Points to Egerton Arms
0Points to St Theresa’s
0 Points to St Werburgh’s

2nd April 2022
Greyhound table now installed and playable
I am delighted to report that the Greyhound pub has recently installed a bagatelle table!  Shaun Murphy and a team of volunteers did the move this week.
  
     

31st March 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 30/03/2022.

Bridgewater Arms Vs United Services

Score:- Bridgewater Arms 281  – United Services 462  = 3 points to the United Services

The Bridgewater entertained the United Services and in the 1st half the United Services took a large 158 point lead over the hosts, with the United Services scoring 250 point to the Bridgewater Arms’ 92 points. In the 2nd half the Bridgewater Arms responded well, scoring 189 points to the United Services 212 points, but this was not enough to reverse the 1st half deficit that the Bridgewater had, and so the United Services won by 181 points. The final score was: - Bridgewater Arms 281 to the United Services 462. This gave the United Services 3 valuable away league points. The Bridgewater played 8 players and the United Services also played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - P Challoner with 60, P Ingram with 51, P Axworthy with 45 and S Challoner getting 33.

Top scorers for the United Services were: - T Randles with 92, D Cooper with 79, D Nuttall with 71 and D Johnson getting 44.

St Theresa’s Vs Union Vaults
Score: - St Theresa’s 416 – Union
Vaults 321   = 2 Points to the - St Theresa’s.

The St Theresa’s entertained the Union Vaults and in the 1st half the St Theresa’s took a lead of 56 points over the Union Vaults scoring 199 points to the Union Vault’s 143.  In the 2nd half the St Theresa’s pressed on from the 1st half with them scoring a further 217 points (Not the 197 points declared on the sheet)  in the 2nd half. The Union Vaults in the 2nd half only managed to score another 178 and so the St Theresa’s won by 96 points. The final score was: - The St Theresa’s 416 points (Not the 396 points declared on the sheet) to the Union Vaults 321 points. This gave the St Theresa’s 2 home league points points. St Theresa’s played the full 8 players and the Union Vaults played 5 players.

Top scorers fort St Theresa’s were: - P Siddall with 79, A Thomas with 65, R Waters with 63 and A Allerman getting 55.

Top Scorers for the Union Vaults were: - T Craggs with 68, D Williams with 55, P Anstley with 42 and S Nuttall getting 28.

 Egerton Arms Vs Cross Foxes
Score: - Egerton Arms 485 – Cross Foxes 422 = 2 Points to the Egerton Arms..

The Egerton Arms entertained the Cross Foxes and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms took a tiny 2 point lead scoring 228 points to the Cross Foxes 226 points. With a close 1st half, the game could have gone either way. But in the 2nd half the Egerton stepped on the gas a bit and increased their score rate, with them scoring another 257 points. The Cross Foxes in the 2nd half lagged behind them scoring only196 points (Not the 166 points scored by them on the sheet). The final score was: Egerton Arms 485 points to the Cross Foxes 422 points, (Not the 392 points scored on the sheet) so the Egerton Arms picked up 2 home league points. Both teams played the full 8 players.

Top Scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - P McAleer with 72, P Wallace with 69, F Williams with 67 and T Hunter getting 62.

Top scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - R Evans with 74, I Ellis with 68, J Ford with 61 and T Davies getting 52.

Bawn Lodge Vs Spital Vaults
Score: - Bawn Lodge377 – Spital Vaults 380 = 3 Points to the Spital Vaults.

Bawn Lodge entertained the Spital Vaults and in the 1st half the Bawn Lodge scored 163 points to the Spital Vaults 199 points giving the Bawn Lodge a fair 1st half lead of 36 points. In the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge’s “first 7” scored another 136 points leaving them on 299 points. The Spital Vaults  “first 7” scored 129 points leaving them on 328 points and a 29 point lead, So it was all down to both teams “last man”. The Bawn Lodge’s “last man” (Playing twice) got an impressive 78, so he put the Spital Vaults’ “last man” under some pressure. The Spital Vaults “last man” held his “nerve” and scored 52 points, so securing the Spital Vaults an away victory with this tiny 3 point lead over the Bawn Lodge.  The final score was the Bawn Lodge with 377 points to the Spital Vaults 380 points. So the Spital Vaults picked up 3 very valuable away league points. The Bawn Lodge played 7 players and the Spital Vaults played 7 players too.

Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - R Bawn with 51, A Pickett with 49, N Allen with 46 and S Wests getting 45.

Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - A Joinson with 57, A Breakey with 54, S Churms with 52 and C Elliott getting 51.

St Werburgh’s Vs Olde Cottage
Score: - St Werburgh’s 583 -Olde Cottage 527   = 2 points to the St Werburgh’s.

The St Werburgh’s entertained the Olde Cottage and in the 1st half the St Werburgh’s scored 298 points and the Olde Cottage scored 270 points giving the St Werburgh’s a small 28 point 1st half lead. In the second half the St Werburgh’s scored another 285 points and the Olde Cottage scored another 257 points giving the St Werburgh’s a 56 point win over a fairly determined Olde Cottage team. The final score was: - St Werburgh’s 583 points to the Olde Cottage’s 527 points. The St Werburgh’s picked up 2 home League points and the poor old Monkey got the “full 8” spanking this week as the St Werburgh’s played 8 players. The Olde Cottage played 5 players.

Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were: - JB Clarke with 93, M Peacock with 89, J Kenyon with 79 and S Murphy getting 77.

Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were: - N Davies with 78, J Pritchard with 69, T Summerhill with 66 and G Hughes getting 57. 

Results this week:-30/03/22.
3 Points to Spital Vaults
3 Points to United Services
2 Points to Egerton Arms
2 Points to St Theresa’s
2 Points to St Werburgh’s
0 Points to Cross Foxes
0 Points to Bawn Lodge
0 Points to Bridgewater
0 Points to Olde Cottage
0 Points to Union Vaults

25th March 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 23/03/2022.
Bridgewater Arms Vs Union Vaults
Score:- Bridgewater Arms 278 – Union Vaults 304  = 3 points to the Union Vaults.

The Bridgewater entertained the Union Vaults and in the 1st half the Union Vaults took a 42 point lead over the guests with the Union Vaults scoring 187 point to the Bridgewater Arms’ 145 points. In the 2nd half the Bridgewater Arms responded scoring 133 points to the Union Vaults’ 117 points, but this was not quite enough to save the Bridgewater and so the Union Vaults won by just 26 points. The final score was: - Bridgewater Arms 278 to the Union Vaults 304. (Not the 307 declared on the sheet) This gave the Union Vaults 3 valuable away league points. I think the Bridgewater played 7 as it looks on the sheet as if T Vickers played twice and that J Ingram played after him as a late arrival last man. The Union Vaults played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - J Ingram with 60, T Vickers with 51, C Griff with 47 and P Axworthy getting 34.

Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - P Dutton with 57, D Williams with 56, T Craggs with 54 and J Griffiths getting 48.

St Theresa’s Vs Cross Foxes
Score: - St Theresa’s 293 – Cross foxes 444 = 3 Points to the Cross Foxes.

The St Theresa’s entertained the Cross Foxes and in the 1st half the Cross Foxes took a lead of 73 points over St Theresa’s with the Cross Foxes Scoring 203 points to the St Theresa’s 130 points.  In the 2nd half the Cross Foxes pressed on from the 1st half with them scoring a further 241 points, but St Theresa’s in the 2nd half only managed to score another 163 points, and so the Cross Foxes won by 151 points. The final score was: - The St Theresa’s 293 points to the Cross Foxes 444 points. This gave the Cross Foxes 3 valuable away League points. St Theresa’s played the full 8 players and the Cross Foxes played 7 players.

Top scorers fort St Theresa’s were: - P Allman with 52, M Churchill with 49, A Thomas with 43 and F Chard getting 38.

Top Scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - B Tipton with 65, J Ford with 63 and both R Evans and P Ashford getting 59.

Spital Vaults Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - Spital Vaults 398 – Egerton Arms 410 = 3 Points to the Egerton Arms.

The Spital Vaults entertained Egerton Arms the and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults took a 35 point lead scoring 234 points to the Egerton Arms 199 points. In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms slightly increased their score rate, with them scoring another 211 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults “suffered” with them only 159 points. This meant that the Egerton Arms slipped ahead of the Spital Vaults and the Egerton Arms won by just 12 points.  The final score was: - Spital Vaults 393 points (Not the 398 declared on the score sheet) to the Egerton Arms 410 points, and so the Egerton Arms picked up 3 very valuable away League points. Both teams played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - S Churms with 81, P McLaughlin with 64, A Breaky with 61 and A Joinson getting 50.

Top Scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - P Wallace with 61, S Done with 58, F Williams with 57 and T Hunter getting 53.

St Werburgh’s Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - St Werburgh’s 572 - Bawn Lodge 470 = 2 Points to the St Werburgh’s.

St Werburgh’s entertained the the Bawn Lodge and in the 1st half the Bawn Lodge scored 229  points to the St Werburgh’s 298 points giving the St Werburgh’s a decent 1st half lead of 69 points. Before the half time “break”, this writer was asked by a Bawn Lodge player if we would be served the famous “St Werbs Hot Dogs with Onions” during the half time break. Alas that did not happen and we were served pizza!!   In the 2nd half St Werburgh’s scored another 274 points and the Bawn Lodge scored 241, so the St Werburgh’s increased their lead over the Bawn Lodge to 102 points.  The final score was St Werburgh’s with 572 points, to the Bawn lodge’s 470 points. So St Werburgh’s picked up 2 home League points. Unusually for St Werburgh’s the St Werburgh’s team only had 7 players. This was much to the relief of the poor old Monkey, as with 4 St Werburgh’s players missing on the night, the Monkey got a much lighter spanking than from the usual 11 available St Werburgh’s players!! The Bawn Lodge played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were: - JB Clarke with 85, J Kenyon with 83, R Lamb with 81 and D Jones getting 78.

Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - S Safina with 83, B Brooks with 76, N Allen with 63 and J Maddrick getting 57.

Olde Cottage Vs United Services
Score: - Olde Cottage 512 - United Services 449 = 2 points to the Olde Cottage.

The Olde Cottage entertained the United Services and in the 1st half the Olde Cottage took a small 11 point lead over the guests, with the Olde Cottage scoring 245 points to the United Service’s 234 points. In the 2nd half the Olde Cottage increased their score by another 267 points but the United Services failed to respond and only scored another 215 points so their 11 point deficit increased to 63 points. The final score was: - Olde Cottage’s 512 points to the United Services 449 points. The Olde Cottage picked up 2 home League points. Both teams played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were: - T Watts with 83, N Davies with 82, with 71 and J Pritchard getting 69. 

Top scorers for the United Services were: - T Randles and C Jones both with 72, D Cooper with 71 and T Southall getting 61.

Results this week:-23/03/22.
3 Points to Cross Foxes
3 Points to Egerton Arms
3 Points to Union Vaults
2 Points to Olde Cottage
2 Points to St Werburgh’s
0 Points to St Theresa’s
0 Points to Spital Vaults
0 Points to Bawn Lodge
0 Points to Bridgewater
0 Points to United Services

18th March 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 16/03/2022.
Union Vaults Vs Bridgewater Arms
The Union Vaults requested a postponement of the match due to a lack of players, the request was kindly granted by the Bridgewater Arms.

Cross Foxes Vs St Theresa’s
Score: - Cross foxes 379 – St Theresa’s 370   = 2 Points to the Cross Foxes.

The Cross Foxes entertained the St Theresa’s and in the 1st half the Cross Foxes took a lead of 45 points over St Theresa’s with the Cross Foxes Scoring 214 points to the St Theresa’s 169 points.  In the 2nd half the Cross Foxes were “off form” with them only scoring a further 165 points. But St Theresa’s in the 2nd half had a bit of a scoring “surge” and managed to score 201 points, getting 36 point more than the Cross Foxes. However, the Cross foxes 1st half 45 point lead carried them through, and they won by just 9 points. The final score was: - The Cross Foxes 379 points to the St Theresa’s 370 points. This gave the Cross Foxes 2 home League away points. The Cross Foxes played 7 players and St Theresa’s also played 7 players.

Top Scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - C Barlow with 68, J Ford with 63 and L Evans and P Ashworth both getting with 54.
Top scorers fort St Theresa’s were: - M Churchill with 62, R Waters with 59 and both A Thomas and P Siddall on 45.

Egerton Arms Vs Spital Vaults
Score: - Egerton Arms 426 – Spital Vaults 368   = 2 Points to the Egerton Arms.

The Egerton Arms entertained the Spital Vaults and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms scored 207 points but the Spital Vaults were not far behind scoring 184 points, just 23 points behind the Egerton Arms. In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms increased their score rate, with them scoring another 219 points. Remarkably the Spital Vaults scored the “same again” as they did in the 1st half, with yet another 184 points, the same as in the 1st half, but not enough to overturn the Egerton Arms.  The final score was: - Egerton Arms 426 points to the Spital Vaults 368 points, and so the Egerton Arms picked up 2 home League points. The Egerton Arms Bawn played the full 8 players and the Spital Vaults played 7 players.

Top Scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - P McAleer with 75, J Fellows with 71, P Wallace with 63 and N Dean getting 59.
Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - G Cartwright with 58, P McLaughlin with 55, J Gahan with53 and C Elliot getting 48.

Bawn Lodge Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - Bawn Lodge 346 – St Werburgh’s 445   = 3 Points to the St Werburgh’s.

The Bawn Lodge entertained the St Werburgh’s and in the 1st half the Bawn Lodge scored 173 points to the St Werburgh’s 261 points giving the St Werburgh’s a decent 1st half lead of 88 points. During the half time break this writer must comment that the Duck Spring Rolls served during the “break” were excellent. In the 2nd half the St Werburgh’s team stepped off the “gas” a bit (Was it the spring roll consumption?) scoring another 184 points. Quite remarkably this week we had yet another team scoring exactly the same number of points as they did in the 1st half with the Bawn Lodge scoring in the 2nd half yet another 173 points! The final score was the Bawn Lodge 346 points to the St Werburgh’s 445 points. St Werburgh’s picked up 3 valuable away League points. The Bawn Lodge played 7 players and the St Werburgh’s played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - S Safina with 58, S Wests with 49, N Allen with 43 and C Harrison getting 42
Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were: - D Jones with 82, JB Clarke and M Peacock with 64 and R Lamb getting 52.

United Services Vs Olde Cottage
Score: - United Services 539 – Olde Cottage 516   = 2 points to the United Services.

The United Services entertained the Olde Cottage and in the 1st half the Olde Cottage took a 17 point lead over the hosts, with the Olde Cottage scoring 280 points to the United Service’s 263 points. In the 2nd half the United Services came back out fighting and they scored another 276 points. The Olde Cottage failed to keep up the pressure and they only scored a further 236 points, so the United Services overturned their 1st half deficit of 17 points and they won the match by just 23 points. It must have been tense in the 2nd half for sure. The final score was:- United Services 539 points to the Olde Cottage’s 516 points. The United Services picked up 2 home League points. The United Services played the full 8 and the Olde Cottage 5 players.

Top scorers for the United Services were:- D Nuttall with 81, T Randles with 80, D Biddle with 75 and D Cooper getting 70..
Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were: - N Davies with 87, A McIver with 77, G Hughes with 68 and J McClurg getting 63. 

 Results this week:-16/03/22.
3 Points to St Werburgh’s
2 Points to Cross Foxes
2 Points to Egerton Arms
2 Points to United Services
0 Points to Olde Cottage
0 Points to St Theresa’s
0 Points to Spital Vaults
0 Points to Bawn Lodge
NP so 0 Points to Bridgewater
NP so 0 Points to Union Vaults

9th March 2022
Singles Competition - Final Rounds
The final rounds of the Singles Competition were played this evening at the Union Vaults.   The eventual winner was Nigel Walker who beat Dave Cooper in the final.   It's Nigel's 8th Singles Title, well done Nigel!

Scores on the night...
Quarter Finals
Neil Davies (31) lost to Nigel Walker (61)
Ray Lamb (68) beat Luke Evans (49)
Iain Ellis (49) lost to Dave Cooper (57)
Ted Randles (34) lost to Shaun Murphy (56)

Semi-Finals
Ray Lamb (46) lost to Nigel Walker (66)
Dave Cooper (81) beat Shaun Murphy(41)

Final
Nigel Walker (72) beat Dave Cooper (19)

Thanks go to Dan Nuttall who was the referee for the night, and to Linda for the excellent buffet. I've been sent a couple of pics from the night.... Dave and Nigel, and the scoreboard.

        

5th March 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 02/03/2022.
Bawn Lodge Vs Egerton Arms

Score: - Bawn Lodge 317 – Egerton Arms 399   = 3 Points to the Egerton Arms.

Bawn Lodge entertained the Egerton Arms and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms scored 222 points but the Bawn Lodge team were not on form and only managed to score 129 points in this half. In the 2nd half it was the Egerton Arms that suffered a tad, only scoring another 177 points, and although the Bawn Lodge scored another 188 points, this was not enough to pull back their 1st half 93 point deficit. The final score was:- Egerton Arms 399 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 317 points, and so the Egerton Arms picked up 3 valuable away League points.  Bawn Lodge played the full 8 players and the Egerton Arms also played the full 8 players.

Top Scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - S Safina with 66, S Wests with 61, R Bawn with 55 and A Pickett getting 34.

Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - J Fellows and N Dean both on 61, F Williams with 57 and P McAleer getting 52.

Spital Vaults Vs St Theresa’s
Score: - Spital Vaults 437 - St Theresa’s 437   = A Rare Draw!  = 1 Points to the Spital Vaults and 2 points to St Theresa’s.

The Spital Vaults entertained St Theresa’s and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults took a 12 point lead scoring 220 points to St Theresa’s 208 points. In the 2nd half the St Theresa’s “caught up” with them scoring a further 229 points to the Spital Vaults 217 points. So in a reverse of the 1st half, St Teresa’s scored 12 more points than the Spital Vaults in the 2nd half, giving us this rare draw. The final score was: - Spital Vaults 437 points to St Theresa 437 points. This gave the Spital Vaults one home League point and St Theresa’s two valuable away League points. The Spital Vaults s played the full 8 players and St Theresa’s played 6 players.

Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - P McLaughlin with 80, A Breakey with 73, C Elliot with 58 and G Cartwright getting 52.

Top scorers for St Theresa’s were: - P Siddall with 67. P Allman with 64, L Chard with 53 and both M Churchill and R Waters both getting 51. 

Union Vaults Vs Olde Cottage
Score: - Union Vaults 325 – Olde Cottage 415   = 3 points to the Olde Cottage.

The Union Vaults entertained the Olde Cottage and in the 1st half the Olde Cottage took a lead of 37 points with them scoring 195 points to the Union Vaults 158 points.

I was reliably told by one of the senior Cottage players that the half time scran provided by Linda was excellent. It certainly must have “fuelled up” the Olde Cottage players as in the 2nd half they scored a further 220 points to the Union Vaults’ 167 points. The final score was the Union Vaults 325 points (Not the 327 points declared on the sheet) to the Olde Cottage’s 415 points, giving the Olde Cottage 3 valuable away League points. The Union Vaults played the full 8 players and the Cottage played 6 players.

Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - D Williams and T Craggs with 54, M Flynne with 50 and both S Nuttall and Ms D Williams both getting 41.

Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were: - T Summerhill with 71, N Davies with 66, J Pritchard with 52 and J McClurg getting 41.

Cross Foxes Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score: - Cross foxes 385 - Bridgewater Arms 315   = 2 Points to the Cross Foxes.

The Cross Foxes entertained the Bridgewater Arms and in the 1st half the Cross Foxes took a decent lead of 73 points over the Bridgewater Arms with the Cross Foxes scoring 222 points to the Bridgewater Arms 149 points (Not the 159 points declared on the sheet). In the 2nd half the Cross Foxes “suffered”, with them only scoring a further 163 points to the Bridgewater Arm’s 166 points! So, the spirited Bridgwater Arms held their own against the Cross Foxes in the 2nd half. Regardless the 1st half 73 point lead that the Cross Foxes had, carried them through. The final score was: - The Cross Foxes 385 points to the Bridgewater Arms 315 points, giving the Cross Foxes 2 home points. The Cross Foxes played the full 8 players the Bridgewater Arms played 6 players.

Top Scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - J Ford on 63 and L Evans with 61, T Davies with 51 and M Turner and R Evans both on 47.

Top scorers for the Bridgwater Arms were: - M Blackburn with 58, P Ingram with 45, P Challoner with 44 and P Axworthy getting 36.

St Werburgh’s Vs United Services
Score: - St Werburgh’s 611 – United Services 596 = 2 Points to St Werburgh’s.

St Werburgh’s entertained the United Services and after last weeks 14 point away win by St Werburgh’s, this was again going to be an “interesting one” between the top two teams. And so it was. In the 1st half the United Services Club came out fighting scoring 315 points to the St Werburgh’s 309 points. This gave the United Services a slender 6 point lead at the end of the 1st half.  In the 2nd half the roles were reversed with the United Services this time scoring 281 points to the St Werburgh’s 302 points.  This 2nd half surge by the by the  St Werburgh’s  carried them through and they won by just 15 points, one more point than last weeks difference between the teams in last weeks score. The final score was: - St Werburgh’s 611 points to the United Services 596 points. So the St Werburgh’s team picked up another 2 home league points. The poor old Monkey got a right good spanking from BOTH teams this week, and he was not at all happy with that at all. He was heard muttering “You would not do this to a Cat!” Both teams played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for St Werburgh’s were: - R Lamb with 88, J B Clarke with 83, M Peacock with 82 and N Walker getting 77.

Top scorers for the United Services were: - D Nuttall with 95, T Southall with 78, C Jones with 76 and D Biddle with 75.

Results this week:-02/03/22.
3 Points to Egerton Arms
3 Points to Olde Cottage
2 Points to Cross Foxes
2 Points to St Theresa’s
2 Points to St Werburgh’s
1 Points to Spital Vaults
0 Points to Bawn Lodge
0 Points to Bridgewater
0 Points to United Services
0 Points to Union Vaults

24th February 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 23/2/2022
Egerton Arms Vs Bawn Lodge

Score: - Egerton Arms 473 – Bawn Lodge 442   = 2 Points to the Egerton Arms.

The Egerton Arms entertained Bawn Lodge and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms scored 223 points  but the Bawn Lodge team were not far behind and managed to score 202 points in the 1st half. In the 2nd half again it was the Egerton Arms that pressed on scoring another 245 points (Not the 250 declared on the score sheet) and the Bawn Lodge scored another 220 points (Not the 240 points declared on the score sheet). This left the Egerton Arms with a final score of 468 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 422 points and the Egerton Arms picked up 2 home League points. The Egerton Arms played 7 players and the Bawn Lodge played 6 players.

Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - S Done with 81, N Dean with 80, P Wallace with 66 and T Hunter getting 63.
Top Scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - R Bawn with 68, N Allen with 64, J Maddrick with 60 and R Williams getting 51.

St Teresa’s Vs Spital Vaults
Score: - St Teresa’s 269 - Spital Vaults 382   = 3 Points to the Spital Vaults.

St Teresa’s entertained the Spital Vaults and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults took a 31 point lead scoring 166 points to St Teresa’s 135 points. In the 2nd half St Teresa’s went a further 82 points behind with them scoring a further 134 points to the Spital Vaults 216 points. The final score was: - St Teresa 269 points to the Spital Vaults 382 points. This gave the Spital Vaults three valuable away League points. St Teresa’s played the full 8 players and the Spital Vaults s played 7 players.

Top scorers for the St Teresa’s were: -F Chard with 54, G Chard with 44, P Challoner with 37 and P Siddall with 35.
Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - C Elliot with 68, P McLaughlin and M Beddows with 48, and P Jennings getting 44.

Olde Cottage Vs Union Vaults
This game was postponed at the request of the Union Vaults Team Captain due to player shortage and the Olde Cottage graciously agreed to postpone the game. The re- scheduling of this game is down to the two Team Captains.

Bridgewater Arms Vs Cross Foxes
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 321 - Cross foxes 472   = 3 Points to the Cross Foxes.

The Bridgewater Arms entertained the Cross Foxes and in the 1st half the Cross Foxes took a commanding lead of 101 points over the Bridgewater Arms with the Cross Foxes Scoring 242 points to the Bridgewater Arms 141 points. In the 2nd half the Cross Foxes scored a further 230 points to the Bridgewater Arm’s 180 points. The final score was: - The Bridgewater Arms 321 points to the Cross Foxes 472 points, giving the Cross Foxes 3 valuable League away points. The Bridgewater Arms played 6 players and the Cross Foxes played the full 8 players. I have in the past few weeks commented a few times on team spirit of the Bridgwater Arms. Tonight I can also confirm that yet again they were in excellent and defiant spirits. One of their leading players tonight made the comment to me: - “We’ll have a go”. Team spirit like this will mean that they will end up being a team to reckon with at some time.

Top scorers for the Bridgwater Arms were: - T Challoner with 55, J Turnbull with 49, P Ingram with 43 and P Challoner getting 42.
Top Scorers for the Cross Foxes were:-T Davies with 74, B Tipton and J Ford on 68 and L Evans with 61.

United Services Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - United Services 562 – St Werburgh’s 576 = 3 Points to the St Werburgh’s.

The United Services entertained  St Werburgh’s and this was always going to be an “interesting one” between the top two teams. Both teams’ first men kicked off the scoring with an impressive 92 points each and in the rest of the 1st half the St Werburgh’s team managed to gain a decent 52 point lead over the United Services, with them scoring 310 points to the United Services’ 258 points. At half time it was mentioned to this writer that the United Services “Big hitters” were coming on in the 2nd half and that the match would be decided then. And so it was. In the 2nd half the roles were reversed with the United Services scoring 304 points to the St Werburgh’s 266 points.  Despite this 2nd half surge the St Werburgh‘s 1st half lead of 52 carried them through the United Services 2nd half  surge and the St Werburgh’s  won by just 14 points scoring 576 points to the United Services 562 points which was the final score. St Werburgh’s picked up 3 very valuable away League points. Both teams played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the United Services were: - T Randles with 92, M Coppock with 84, Both D Biddle and B Williams on 76 and C Jones with 75.
Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were: - R Lamb with 93, J B Clarke with 92, N Walker
with 80 and J McNicholas getting 72.

Results this week: 9/02/22
3 Points to Cross Foxes
3 Points to Spital Vaults
3 Points to St Werburgh’s
2 Points to Egerton Arms 
0 Points to Bawn Lodge
0 Points to Bridgewater
0 Points to St Theresa’s
0 Points to United Services
Not played:- Olde Cottage
Not played:- Union
Vaults  

21st February 2022
Game postponed - Olde Cottage v Union Vaults
This weeks game between the Olde Cottage and the Union Vaults has been postponed at the request of the Union Vaults, who won't have a team this week.  New date TBA.

16th February 2022
Doubles Final Rounds
The final rounds of the Doubles Competition were played at St. Werburgh's Club this evening, and the winners were Terry Davies and John Ford from the Bridgewater.  Runners up were Neil Davies and John Pritchard from the Olde Cottage.  Congratulations to Terry and John!

Scores on the night...
Quarter Finals
Neil Davies (85) and John Pritchard (79) beat Trevor Summerhill (51) and Chris Barlow (72)
Ted Randles (72) and Dave Cooper (75) beat Dan Nuttall (72) and Mal Coppock (67)
John Ford (76) and Terry Davies (73) beat Jim Gahan (47) and Sandy Churms (DNP)
Russ Clarke (65) and Andy Breakey (43) lost to John Lea (79) and Barry Tipton (46)

Semi Finals
Neil Davies (42) and John Pritchard (80) beat Ted Randles (44) and Dave Cooper (70)
John Ford (82) and Terry Davies (65) beat John Lea (66) and Barry Tipton (20)


Final
John Ford (93) and Terry Davies (72) beat Neil Davies (43) and John Pritchard (DNP)

12th February 2022
Doubles Finals on Wednesday, 16th February
A reminder it's the Doubles Finals this week.  Eight pairs are involved, so the start time is 8.00pm PROMPT with the draw at 7.45pm.

Doubles Finalists:
R. Clarke and A Breaky (Spital) OR S Fowles and P Halliwell (Union Vaults) (conceded)
T Davies & J Ford (Old Bridgewater)
N Davies & J Pritchard (Olde Cottage)
D Nuttall & M Coppock (Union Vaults) 
J Lea & B Tipton (Old Bridgwater)
T Randles & D Cooper (United Services)
C Barlow & T Summerhill (Olde Cottage)
J Gahan & S Churms (Spital Vaults)


10th February 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 9/02/2022.

Bridgewater Arms Vs Spital Vaults
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 255 -  Spital Vaults 476   = 3 Points to the Spital Vaults.  

The Bridgewater Arms entertained the Spital Vaults the end of the 1st half the Spital Vaults took a very comfortable 76 point lead over the Bridgewater Arms with the Spital Vaults scoring 231 points to the Bridgewater Arms 155 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults further increased their lead by another 145 points, scoring another 245 points to the Bridgewater Arms 100 points. The final score was: - Bridgewater Arms 255 points to the Spital Vaults 476 points. This gave the Spital Vaults three very valuable away league points. The Bridgewater Arms played the full 8 players and the Spital Vaults also played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were:  P Axworthy with 48, M Renshaw with 44, R Nacey with 37 and M Hawks getting 31. Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - G Cartwright with 73, M Beddows with 69, C Elliott with 68 and J Gahan getting 67.

Bawn Lodge Vs St Teresa’s
Score: - Bawn Lodge 415 – St Teresa’s 253   = 2 Points to the Bawn Lodge

The Bawn Lodge’s entertained St Teresa’s and in the 1st half the Bawn Lodge took a substantial 95 point lead scoring 198 points to the St Teresa’s 103 points. In the 2nd half the St Teresa’s went a further 67 points behind with them scoring a further 150 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 217 points. The final score was: - Bawn Lodge’s 415 points to St Teresa’s 253 points. This gave the Bawn Lodge two home league points. The Bawn Lodge played 6 players and St Teresa’s played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - S Safina with 70, A Pickett with 66, J Rae with 52 and A O’Sullivan getting 50.  Top scorers for the St Teresa’s were: -P Siddall with 63, A Thomas with 42, R Waters with 36 and P Challoner getting 31.

Egerton Arms Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - Egerton Arms 444 - St Werburgh’s 456   = 3 Points to St Werburgh’s

The Egerton Arms entertained St Werburgh’s and in the 1st half which saw some “seesaw” scoring” from both teams, the the Egerton Arms scored 212 points, but the St Werburgh’s team managed to sneak ahead by 3 points in the 1st half scoring 215 points (J Jones for St Werburgh’s scored 47 points not the 41 points declared on the sheet). In the 2nd half again it was again a tense seesaw game. After 7 men played the score stood with Egerton Arms on 383 points and St Werburgh’s on 385 with both teams’ last men to play. At this point the St Werburgh’s now had their 1st half lead cut to just 2 points. The Egerton Arms last man went into “stick” and he scored a decent 64. This left St Werburgh’s last man needing 60 points to win the game. He came on, and regardless of the pressure that he was under, managed to score 71 points. This score securing a very close 12 point away win for St Werburgh’s. The Final score was: - Egerton Arms 444 points to the St Werburgh’s 456 points. This gave the St Werburgh’s team another three very valuable away league points. The St Werburgh’s played the full 8 players and the Egerton Arms played 7 players. I must comment that this was one of the most exciting games that you could have watched……If you were a neutral!!  

Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were: – JB Clarke with 75, R Lamb with 71 and both M Peacock and N Walker both on 69. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - T Hunter with 70, S Done with 62, J Parkins with 59 and N Dean with 52.

Olde Cottage Vs Cross Foxes
Score: - Olde Cottage 423 – Cross Foxes 500   = 3 Points to the Cross Foxes.

The Olde Cottage entertained the Cross Foxes and in the 1st half the Cross foxes took a lead of 54 points, scoring 240 points to the Olde Cottage’s 186 points. In the 2nd half the Cross foxes scored a further 260 points (Not the 250 points declared on the score sheet) and the Cottage in the 2nd half scoring another 237 points. This gave the Cross Foxes a final lead of 77 points. The final score was: - The Olde Cottage 423 points to the Cross Foxes 500 points. This gave the Cross Foxes 3 valuable away league points. The Olde Cottage played 7 players The Cross Foxes played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Olde Cottage: - T Summerhill with 62, G Hughes with 60, N Davies with 59 and J Price getting 57.  Top scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - J Lea with 82, R Evans with 73, L Evans with 72 and B Tipton getting 66.

United Services Vs Union Vaults
Score: - United Services 563 - Union Vaults 501   = 2 Points to the United Services

The United Services entertained the Union Vaults and in the 1st half the United Services took a 35 point home lead scoring 296 points to the Union Vaults 261 points.  In the 2nd half the United Services scoring a further 267 and the Union Vaults scored a further 240 points, giving the United Services a final lead of 62 points. The final score was: - United Services 563 points to the Union Vaults 501 points, this gave the United Services two league points. The United Services played the full 8 players The Union Vaults played 6 players and. Top scorers for the United Services were:  D Biddle with 86, C Jones with 84 and both D Nuttall and D Cooper with 79. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - P Anstey with 80, T Craggs with 70, D Williams with 69 and P Dutton getting 68.

Results this week:-9/02/22.
3 Points to Cross Foxes
3 Points to Spital Vaults
3 Points to St Werburgh’s
2 Points to Bawn Lodge
2 Points to United Services
0 Points to Bridgewater
0 Points to Egerton Arms
0 Points to Olde Cottage
0 Points to St Theresa’s
0 Points to Union Vaults

3rd February 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 2/02/2022
(by Shaun Murphy)
Spital Vaults Vs Bridgewater Arms

Score: - Spital Vaults 530 - Bridgewater Arms 349   = 2 Points to the Spital Vaults.  

The Spital Vaults entertained Bridgewater Arms and at the end of the 1st half the Spital Vaults took a very comfortable 95 point lead over the Bridgewater Arms with the Spital Vaults scoring 250 points to the Bridgewater Arms 155 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults further increased their lead by another 86 points, scoring another 280 points to the Bridgewater Arms 194 points. The final score was: - Spital Vaults 530 points to the Bridgewater Arms 349 points. This gave the Spital Vaults two home league points. The Spital Vaults played the full 8 players and the Bridgewater Arms played 6 players. The Bridgewater Arms score sheet declared 155 points in the 1st half and this was correct. In the second half the Bridgwater Arms declared a further 200 points on the score sheet, but in fact they scored 194 points which gave them a total of 349 points and not the 355 points total declared on the score sheet given to me. 

Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - P McLaughlin and J Gahan both on 82, M Beddows with 73 and C Elliot getting 63. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: P Chaloner with 74, T Warren and P Axworthy both on 47 and G Metcalfe getting 36.

St Teresa’s Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - St Teresa’s 345 – Bawn Lodge 317   = 2 Points to the St Teresa’s.

St Teresa’s entertained the Bridgewater Arms and in the 1st half the St Teresa’s took a small 7 point lead with the St Teresa’s scoring 187 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 180 points. In the 2nd half the  St Teresa’s went a further 21 points ahead with them scoring a further 158 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 137 points. The final score was: - St Teresa’s 345 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 355 points. This gave the St Teresa’s two home league points. The St Teresa’s played the full 8 players and the Bawn Lodge played 5 players.

Top scorers for the St Teresa’s were: - F Richards with 59, P Allman with 55, P Siddall with 48 and M Church getting 47. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - J Rae with 56, R Bawn with 51, S Safina with 45 and J Maddrick getting 28.   

St Werburgh’s Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - St Werburgh’s 583 - Egerton Arms 449   = 2 Points to the St Werburgh’s.

The St Werburgh’s entertained the Egerton Arms and in the 1st half the St Werburgh’s got off to a very good start with a score of 316 points. The Egerton Arms suffered a bit and only scored 183 points giving the St Werburgh’s a 1st half lead of 133 points. With this half time news reaching the bar, the Werburgh’s Mascot Monkey went missing, anticipating yet another spanking later. It was seen scrambling towards the Club Cellar.  In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms did very much better and they held their own and scored 266 points to the St Werburgh’s 267 points, dropping just one point in the 2nd half. But the damage to the Egerton Arms was already done in the 1st half with their 133 point shortfall then. So despite this spirited 2nd half response they lost by 134 points. The Final score was: - St Werburgh’s 583 points to the Egerton Arms 449 points. This gave the St Werburgh’s team another two home league points and the poor old Monkey Mascot was discovered in the cellar by JK and it got yet another spanking. The St Werburgh’s played the full 8 players and the Egerton Arms also played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were: – S Murphy with 89, J Kenyon with 88, J B Clarke with 87 and M Peacock getting 77. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - S Done with 72, J Parkins with 67, P McAleer with 64 and F Williams getting 63.

Cross Foxes Vs Olde Cottage
Score: - Cross Foxes 495 – Olde Cottage 342   = 2 Points to the Cross Foxes.

The Cross Foxes entertained the Olde Cottage and in the 1st half the Cross foxes took a decent lead of 65 points, scoring 261 points to the Olde Cottage’s 196 points. In the 2nd half the Cross foxes scored a further 234 points but the Cottage suffered in the 2nd half scoring just 146 points. Giving the Cross Foxes a final lead of 153 points. The final score was: - The Cross Foxes 495 points to the Olde Cottage 342 points. This gave the Cross Foxes 2 home league points. The Cross Foxes played the full 8 players and the Olde Cottage played 5 players.

Top scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - F Whitley with 66, B Tipton with 63, J Lea withy 56 and L Evans getting 48. Top scorers for the Olde Cottage: - J Pritchard with 58, J Price with 54, N Davies with 43 and J McClurg getting 41.

Union Vaults Vs United Services
Score: - Union
Vaults 280 - United Services 387   = 3 Points to the United Services.

The Union Vaults entertained the United Services and in the 1st half the Union Vaults   suffered a bit only scoring 154 points. The United Services did a little bit better and they scored 182 points in the 1st half, giving the United Services a 1st half lead of 28 points. In the 2nd half the Union Vaults again suffered scoring 126 points to the United Services coring a further 205 points, giving the United Services a final lead of 79 points. The final score was: - Union Vaults 280 points to the United Services 387 points, giving the United Services three valuable away league points. The Union Vaults played 7 players and the United Services played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: -D Williams with 62, T Craggs with 38 and both M Flynn and Mrs D Williams both on 35.. Top scorers for the United Services were: M Coppock with 72, D Cooper and D Nuttall both on 61 and D Biddle getting 56.

Results this week:-19/01/22.
3 Points to United Services
2 Points to Cross Foxes
2 Points to Spital Vaults
2 Points to St Theresa’s
2 Points to St Werburgh’s
0 Points to Bawn Lodge
0 Points to Bridgewater
0 Points to Egerton Arms
0 Points to Olde Cottage
0 Points to Union Vaults

27th January 2022
Please Note: NO practice after 3pm of day of any final
When I arrived at the Spital last night I was disappointed to see people practicing on the table.  I immediately asked for it to be stopped as there should be no-one on the table after 3pm.   I was told only Spital players were playing, but even so, players of either side could have watched and gained an advantage through this. Frankly, those present should have known better, (and there were some senior bagatelle players there too). It's just not on.

26th January 2022
351 Competition - Final
Bawn Lodge played the Olde Cottage at the Spital Vaults this evening.  Bawn Lodge won the toss and chose to bat and the Lodge were ahead by just a few points at 'half time'.  Both teams brought their scores down after the break, with the 4th men requiring 14 (Bawn Lodge) and 30 (Cottage).   Bawn Lodge got out in 5 balls and the Cottage didn't.  Congratulations to Bawn Lodge.

22nd January 2022
No league games next week
Please note there are no league games next week, it's the final of the 351 competition between Bawn Lodge and the Olde Cottage at the Spital Vaults.

21st January 2022

Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 19/01/2022.
Bawn Lodge Vs Bridgewater Arms

Score: - Bawn Lodge Arms 355 - Bridgewater Arms 233  =  2 Points to the Bawn Lodge.

Bawn Lodge entertained the Bridgewater Arms and in the 1st half the Bawn Lodge took a 57 point lead with the Bawn Lodge scoring 172 points to the Bridgewater Arms 115 points. In the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge went a further 65 points ahead with them scoring 183 points to the Bridgewater Arms118 points. The final score was: - The Bawn Lodge 355 points to the Bridgewater’s 233 points. This gave the Bawn Lodge two home league points. The Bawn Lodge played the full 8 players and the Bridgewater Arms played 6 players. I do have to comment that during my visit to the Bawn Lodge towards the end of the match I noted that yet again the Bridgewater team were in very good spirits despite their pending away loss.

Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - R Bawn with 70, J Maddrick with 52, A Pickett with 48 and J Rae getting 46.  Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - G Metcalfe with 42, P Ingram with 36, T Vickers with 28 and P Axworthy getting 23.

Egerton Arms Vs St Teresa’s
Score: - Egerton Arms 416 -   St Teresa’s 321   = 2 Points to Egerton Arms.

The Egerton Arms entertained St Teresa’s the and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms took a 27 point lead, scoring 212 points to the St Theresa’s teams 185 points. In the 2nd half the Egerton scored another 204 points but the St Teresa’s only managed to score a further 136 points. The final score was: - Egerton Arms 416 points to the St Teresa’s 321 points, giving the Egerton Arms two home league points. The Egerton Arms played the full 8 players and St Teresa’s played 6 players. I was told on my visit to the Egerton, after the match, not to mention in my “dispatches” this week of “Chefs” missed 8 points, so I will not mention it! Despite this miss, “Chef” was the Egerton's top scorer!!

Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - S Done with 71, N Dean with 69, J Fellows with 61 and P McAleer getting 59. Top scorers for the St Teresa’s were: - R Waters with 55, M Church with 53, P Siddall with 41 and P Allman getting 36.

Spital Vaults Vs Olde Cottage
Score: - Spital Vaults 488 -   Olde Cottage 397   = 2 Points to the Spital Vaults.  

The Spital Vaults entertained Olde Cottage the and at the end of the 1st half the Spital Vaults took a comfortable 55 point lead over the Olde Cottage with the Spital Vaults scoring 249 points to the Olde Cottage’s 194 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults further increased their lead by another 36 points, scoring another 239 points to the Olde Cottage’s 203 points. The final score was: - Spital Vaults 488 points to the Olde Cottage’s 397 points. This gave the Spital Vaults two home league points. The Spital Vaults played the full 8 players and the Olde Cottage played 6 players.

Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - C Elliot with 84, S Churms with 80, P McLaughlin with 78M and J Gahan getting 61. Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were:-N Davies with 72, T Summerhill with 62, J price with 49 and both J Pritchard and J McClurg getting 47.

Cross Foxes Vs United Services
Score: - Cross Foxes 376 - United Services 413   = 3 Points to the United Services.

The Cross Foxes entertained the United Services and in the 1st half the Cross foxes took a small lead of 12 points scoring 185 points  to the United Services Clubs 173 points.. In the 2nd half the story changed with the United Services coming out fighting  with a 2nd half 1st  two stick blitz of 160 points to the Cross foxes 2nd  half 1st  two stick score of 88 points. This wiped out the Cross Foxes 12 point lead and gave the United Services a lead of 76 points with two sticks each team to go. The Cross Foxes tried to respond but only scored 103 points in their last 2 sticks and the United Services only scored 80 points in their final 2 sticks but they had enough of a lead from their 2nd half 1st 2 stick blitz to win by 37 points. The final score was: - The Cross Foxes 376 points to the United Services 413 points. This gave the United Services three very valuable away league points. The Cross Foxes played the full 8 players and the United Services also played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - F Whitley with 66, B Tipton with 63, J Lea withy 56 and L Evans getting 48. Top scorers for the United Services were:- D Cooper with 84, D Biddle with 76,  T Randles with 53 and M Coppock getting 51.

St Werburgh’s Vs Union Vaults
Score: - St Werburgh’s 584  -  Union Vaults 440   =  2  Points to the St Werburgh’s.

The St Werburgh’s entertained the Union Vaults and in the 1st half the St Werburgh’s got off to a very good start  with their 1st 4 players all getting 70 points or over. This gave the St Werburgh’s a 1st half score of 285 points. The Union Vaults scored 192 points giving St Werburgh’s a lead in the 1st half of 93 points. Sitting there behind the bar, the Werburgh’s Mascot Monkey was looking very nervous at the half time break.  In the 2nd half the St Werburgh’s team managed to pick up an even slightly higher scoring rate, and they scored a very healthy 299 points. But the Union Vaults also picked up their scoring in the 2nd half and they got another 248 points. But this was not enough for them to catch the Monkey Spankers. The Final score was: - St Werburgh’s 584 points to the Unions Vaults’ 440 points. This gave the St Werburgh’s team two home league points and the poor old Monkey Mascot got yet another spanking with the St Werburgh’s win. The St Werburgh’s played the full 8 players and the Union Vaults played 5 players.

Top scorers for the St Werburgh's were: – R Lamb with 94, D Watton with 81, M Peacock with 73 and S Murphy getting 72. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - D Williams with 79, P Anstey with 62 and both Mrs D Williams & S Nuttall getting 33.

Results this week:-19/01/22.
3 Points to United Services
2 Points to Bawn Lodge
2 Points to Egerton Arms
2 Points to Spital Vaults
2 Points to St Werburgh’s
0 Points to Bridgewater
0 Points to Cross Foxes
0 Points to Olde Cottage
0 Points to St Theresa’s
0 Points to Union Vaults

17th January 2022
Notice of next Committee Meeting

The next Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, 27th January 2022 at 7.30pm at St. Werburgh's Club.  It is hoped the new chequebook signatories will attend the meeting, you know who you are ☺

15th January 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 12/01/2022
(by S. Murphy)

Bridgewater Arms Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 263   -   Bawn Lodge 421   = 3 Points to the Bawn Lodge.
The Bridgewater Arms entertained the Bawn Lodge and in the 1st half the Bridgewater Arms suffered a tad, with them only scoring 166 points (Not the 116 points “declared” on their sheet). The Bawn Lodge manage to do a bit better and they scored 237 points and this gave the Bawn Lodge a lead in the 1st half of 71 points. In the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge went a further 37 points ahead with them scoring 184 points to the Bridgewater Arms147 points. The final score was: - The Bridgewater Arms 313 points (Not the 263 points “declared” on their sheet) to the Bawn Lodge’s 421 points, giving the Bawn Lodge 3 valuable away league points. The Bridgewater Arms played 6 players and the Bawn Lodge Arms played 5 players.

Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - P Axworthy with 61, T Vickers with 54, P Chaloner with 41 and T Chaloner getting 38. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - S Safina with 71, J Rae with 59, A O’Sullivan with 50 and S West getting 49.

St Teresa’s Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - St Teresa’s 298   -   Egerton Arms 384   = 3 Points to Egerton Arms.
The St Teresa’s entertained the Egerton Arms and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms took the lead by 38 points, scoring 174 points to the St Teresa’s 136 points. In the 2nd half the Egerton scored another 210 points but the St Teresa’s only managed to score a further 162 points. The final score was: - St Teresa’s 298 points to the Egerton Arms 384 points giving the Egerton Arms 3 valuable away league points. St Teresa’s played 7 players and the Egerton Arms also played 7 players.

Top scorers for the St Teresa’s were: - M Church with 48, P Siddall with 44, G Chard with 37 and A Thompson getting 34. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - T Hunter with 65, J Parkins with 61 and 3 players, N Dean, J Fellows and S Done, all of them getting 41 points. 

Olde Cottage Vs Spital Vaults 
Score: - Olde Cottage 471   -    Spital Vaults 374   = 2 Points to the Olde Cottage.  
The Olde Cottage entertained the Spital Vaults and at the end of the 1st half the Olde Cottage had a lead of 52 points with the Olde Cottage scoring 239 points and the Spital Vaults scoring 187 points. In the 2nd half the Olde Cottage pressed on, with them scoring a further 232 points. Quite remarkably the Spital Vaults again scored another 187 points, (the same number of points as their 1st half score)  making it a comfortable home victory to the Olde Cottage with their final score of 471 points to the Spital Vaults final score of 374 points. This victory gave the Olde Cottage 2 home league points. The Olde Cottage played the full 8 players and the Spital Vaults also played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were:-T Summerhill with 80, J Pritchard with 79, T, J McClurg with 67 and S Hague getting 66. Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - M Beddows with 65, S Churms with 60, R Clarke with 50 and G Cartwright getting 48.

United Services Vs Cross Foxes
Score: - United Services 564  -   Cross Foxes  528   = 2 Points to the United Services.
The United Services entertained the Cross Foxes and in the 1st half the United Services came out with a decent score of 270 points to the Cross Foxes 251 points. In the 2nd half the story was much the same with the United Services increasing their score by another 294 points to the Cross Foxes 277 points. The final score was: - The United Services 564 points to the Cross Foxes 528 points. This gave the United Services 2 home league points. The United Services played the full 8 players and the Cross Foxes also played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the United Services were:- D Cooper with 88, D Biddle with 77, C Jones with 75 and T Randles getting 71. Top scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - T Davies with 87, B Tipton with 76, R Evans with 74 and I Ellis getting 72.

Union Vaults Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - Union Vaults 388   -    St Werburgh’s 409   = 3   Points to the St Werburgh’s.
The Union Vaults entertained the St Werburgh’s and if there was any match that I have ever seen that could be described as a “game of two halves”, then this was it!!   In the 1st half the Union Vaults stormed ahead, scoring a decent 248 points. But the St Werburgh’s struggled, and they only scored 163 points. This gave the Union Vaults a very healthy 85 point lead at the end of the 1st half. In the 2nd half the St Werburgh’s team managed to pick up their scoring rate and they scored a healthy 246 points. But the Union Vaults flagged in the 2nd half and only managed to score 140 points. This reversed the scoring situation completely, and it gave a very surprising away victory to the St Werburgh’s, with them winning by a small margin of just 21 points. The Final score was: - The Unions Vaults 388 points to the St Werburgh’s 409 points. (Not the 408 points declared on the sheet) This gave the St Werburgh’s team 3 very valuable away league points. The Union Vaults played the full 8 players and the St Werburgh's also played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - D Williams with 74, P Dutton and J Roberts both on 64 and T Craggs getting 60. Top scorers for the St Werburgh's: - J B Clarke with 79, N Walker with 74, M Peacock with 65 and J Jones getting 53.

Results this week:-12/01/22.

3 Points to Bawn Lodge
3 Points to Egerton Arms
3 Points to St Werburgh’s
2 Points to Olde Cottage
2 Points to United Services
0 Points to Spital Vaults
0 Points to Cross Foxes
0 Points to Bridgewater
0 Points to St Theresa’s
0 Points to Union Vaults

18th December 2021
Keith Turner funeral arrangements
Mike Turner has advised that Keith's funeral will be on Monday, 10th January 2022 at 11.20am at Blacon Crematorium, and then on to St. Theresa's at 12 noon.   All welcome, no flowers, but they will welcome donations to a family charity on the day.   Mike's mum would like everyone to come back to St. Theresa's for a drink.  Cookie is doing the buffet and music, and everyone can celebrate his life.   The invitation is open to anyone who knew him.

17th December 2021
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 15/12/2021
Bridgewater Arms Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 333  -   Egerton Arms 374   = 3 Points to the Egerton.

The Bridgewater Arms entertained the Egerton Arms and in the 1st half the Bridgewater suffered a bit, only scoring 164 points. The Egerton Arms manage to do a bit better and slipped away with a small 19 point lead in the 1st half. In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms got a further 22 points ahead with them scoring a further 191 points to the Bridgewater Arms169 points. This left the final score at: - Bridgewater Arms 333 points to Egerton Arms 374 points, giving the Egerton 3 valuable away league points. The Bridgewater Arms played 7 players and the Egerton Arms played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - T Vickers with 55, T Carroll with 54, P Chalonner with 50 and D Roberts getting 43. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - F Williams with 66, T Hunter with 54, and P Wallace and S Done both on 48.  

St Theresa’s Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - St Theresa’s 414   -   St Werburgh’s 452   = 3 Points to St Werburgh’s.

St Theresa’s entertained the St Werburgh’s and in the 1st half St Werburgh’s took the lead by 25 points scoring 221 points to St Theresa’s 196 points. After a very nice Chicken curry, the 2nd half saw St Werburgh’s extended their lead by a very small margin of 13 points, scoring a further 231 points to St Theresa’s 218 points.  

This left the final score at: - St Theresa’s 414 points to St Werburgh’s 452 points, giving St Werburgh’s  3 valuable away league points. St Theresa’s played 7 players and St Werburgh’s played the full 8 players

Top scorers for St Theresa’s were: - L Allman with 59, A Thomas 58, P Siddall with 57 and M Churchill getting 56. Top scorers for St Werburgh’s were: - R Lamb with 69, S Murphy with 62, D Jones with 61 and J B Clarke getting 59.

Olde Cottage Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - Olde Cottage 440   -    Bawn Lodge 379   = 2 Points to the Olde Cottage.

The Olde Cottage entertained the Bawn Lodge and at the end of the 1st half the Bawn Lodge led the Olde Cottage by 10 points with the Bawn Lodge scoring 178 points to the Olde Cottage’s 168 points. In the 2nd half the Olde Cottage’s last 2 men secured a convincing win, turning a 10 point deficit to a 61 point victory. The Olde Cottage scoring 272 points to the Bawn Lodges 201 points. The Cottages last two men scored a very decent 167.  This left the final score at:- Olde Cottage 440 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 379  points, giving the Olde Cottage 2 home league points. The Olde Cottage played the full 8 players and the Bawn Lodge played 5 players

Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were J Pritchard with 91 T Summerhill with 76, N Davies with 63 and J Price getting 59. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - R Bawn with 67, A Pickett with 57, J Rae with 51 and J Maddrick getting 33.

United Services Vs  Spital Vaults
Score: - United Services 600  -    Spital Vaults 486   = 2 Points to the United Services.

The United Services entertained the Spital Vaults and in the 1st half the United Services came out fighting with a impressive score of 302 points to the Spital Vaults 249 points. In the 2nd half the story was much the same with the United Services scoring a further 298 points to the Spital Vaults 237. This left the final score at: - The United Services 600 points to the Spital Vaults 486 points. The United Services played the full 8 players and the Spital Vaults played the 7 players.

Top scorers for the United Services were:- T Randles with 94, D Nuttall with 89, M Coppock with 80 and B Williams getting 76.  Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were:- J Gahan with 73 S Churms with 72, P Jennings with 68 and P McLaughlin getting 59.

Union Vaults Vs Cross Foxes
Score: - -   Union Vaults 361     -      Cross Foxes 471   =   3 Points to the Cross Foxes

The Union Vaults entertained the Cross Foxes and in the 1st half it was fairly close with the Cross Foxes taking the lead by 10 points scoring 245 points to the Union Vaults 235 points. In the 2nd half the Cross Foxes scored a further 226 points but the Union Vaults only managed to score a further 126 points. This left the final score at: - Unions Vaults 361 points to the Cross Foxes 471 points giving the Cross foxes 3 valuable away league points.. The Union Vaults played 7 players and the Cross Foxes played the full 8 players

Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - P Dutton with 73, D Williams and C Kendal both getting 57, and P Anstey getting 48. Top scorers for the Cross Foxes were: - I Ellis with 72, J Lea with 64, M Turner with 59 and R Evans getting 52.

14th December 2021
Keith Turner RIP
I have been informed by his son Mike that Keith Turner passed away last night.  He played for many teams including the Talbot, Union Vaults, Bromfield, Chichester Arms and the Labour Club.  Mike has informed us that Keith held the record for the 2 highest sticks in the league for about 30 years with a score of 104 away from home (Mike Peacock beat it with 106 at home about 20 years ago).   I remember playing with Keith for a few seasons and learning a lot of things from him, he was an excellent coach and ambassador for the game and I know many feel the same.

Sincere condolences go to Mike and the family from the whole bagatelle community.   I will post funeral details when they are known, RIP Keith.

9th December 2021
Player Transfer
G. Brennan is transferring from the Olde Cottage to Bawn Lodge.    Bawn Lodge were very good with the Olde Cottage last night.  For several reasons the Cottage only had 4 players and Bawn Lodge allowed their barmaid to play for them so the Cottage would have five players for 5+3.  Very, very sporting of Bawn Lodge and the Cottage team thanks them very much!   

Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 08/12/2021
Egerton Arms Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score: - Egerton Arms  487   -     Bridgewater Arms  367     = 2 Points to the Egerton Arms .

The Egerton Arms entertained the Bridgewater Arms and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms scored 232. The “New Boys”, the Bridgewater responded with a score of 201, giving the Egerton Arms a lead of 31 at half time. In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms scored a further 255 points and the Bridgewater Arms only scored a further 166. This left the final score: - Egerton Arms 487 points to Bridgewater Arms 367 points, giving 2 home Points to the Egerton Arms. The Egerton Arms played the full 8 players and the Bridgewater Arms played 6 players.

Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - P Wallace with 85, N Dean with 75, P McAleer with 74 and T Hunter getting 67. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - T Carron with 64, P Chab with 59, T Vickers with 49 and D Ingram getting 46.

St Werburgh’s Vs St Theresa’s
Score: - St Werburgh’s 569    -     St Theresa’s 377   = 2 Points to St Werburgh’s.

St Werburgh’s , the “Monkey Spankers” entertained St Theresa’s and St Werburgh’s had a decent start with a 1st half score of 254 points. St Theresa’s with a number of new players responded with a score of 156 points. In the second half St Werburgh’s racked up another 315 points. St Theresa’s picked up their scoring a bit in the 2nd half, but only managed a further 223.  This left the final score :-  St Werburgh’s 569 points to St Theresa’s 377 points, giving  St Werburgh’s another 2 home points, and the poor old Monkey got a another spanking. St Werburgh’s played the full 8 players and St Theresa’s played 6 players.

Top scorers for St Werburgh’s were: - D Watton with 86, J Jones and J McNicholas both on 82 and J B Clarke getting 81. Top scorers for St Theresa’s were: - L Allman with 67, P Siddall with 62, A Thompson with 60 and P Allman getting 55.

Bawn Lodge  Vs Olde Cottage
Score: - Bawn Lodge 370    -      Olde Cottage 398    =   3 Points to the Olde Cottage.

 The Bawn Lodge entertained the Olde Cottage and in the 1st half the Bawn scored a lowish home score of just 180 points. The Olde Cottage also had a poor 1st half scoring just 135, giving the Bawn Lodge a 1st half lead of 45 points. In the second half the roles were more than reversed with the Cottage scoring a very respectable 263. The Bawn Lodge managed to score 190 points, getting 10 points more than they did in the 1st half but it was not enough to stop the Olde Cottage winning by a small margin of 19 points. I will comment that it was the Olde Cottage’s “Drawn” 2nd stickers that snatched this away win for the Olde Cottage. The final score was: - the Bawn Lodge 370 point to the Olde Cottage’s 398 points, giving the Olde Cottage 3 very valuable away points. The Bawn Lodge had 7 players and the Olde Cottage had 5 players.

Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - A Picket with 52, N Allen and J Maddrick both on 48 and R Bawn and S Safina both on 47. Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were J Pritchard with70, N Davies with 56, J McClurg with 55 and A MacIver on 16.

Spital Vaults Vs United Services
Score: - Spital Vaults 465    -      United Services 397      = 2 Points to the Spital Vaults.

The Spital Vaults entertained the united Services and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults scored 191 points to the United Services 166 points, giving the Spital Vaults a half time lead of 25.. In the 2nd half both teams scored much better. The Spital Vaults in the 2nd half scored a respectable 274 points. The United Services also responded in the 2nd half scoring 231 points but it was not enough and the Spital Vaults won by 68 points. The final score was: - the Spital Vaults 465 points to the United Services 397 points. The Spital Vaults played the full 8 players and the United Services played 7 players.  

Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were:- P McLaughlin with 82, A Joinson with 72G Elliot with 63 and P Jennings on 57, all of them were the Spital Vaults 1st time 2nd half scorers. Top scorers for the United Services were:- D Cooper with 78, D Biddle with 52, B Williams with 49 and T Randles on 47.   

Cross Foxes Vs Union Vaults
Score :- -   Cross Foxes 424    -     Union Vaults 361     =   2 Points to the Cross Foxes.

The Cross Foxes entertained the Union Vaults and in the 1st half the Cross Foxes took a lead of 22 points with the Cross Foxes scoring 179 points to the Union Vaults 157 points. In the 2nd half the scoring was better with the Cross Foxes scoring a further 245 points. The Union Vaults also scored better in the 2nd half with them getting a further 204 points but this was not enough and the Union Vaults lost the game by 63 points. The final score was:- Cross Foxes 424 points to the Unions Vaults 361 points. The Cross Foxes played the full 8 players and the Union Vaults played 6 players.

Top scorers for the Cross Foxes were R Evans with 80, M Turner with 65, F Whitley with 63 and B Tipton on 59. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - D Williams and Donna Williams both on 53, P Halliwell with 51 and P Chesters on 46. 


2nd December 2021
Venue for 351 Competition Final
At this evenings Committee Meeting the venue for the 351 Final was drawn as the Spital Vaults.

5 a Side Final Report of the Final on the 1st Dec 2021 between the:- Olde Cottage  Vs  Spital Vaults
On the flip of a coin, the Spital Vaults were put into the 1st  sticks. First up was S Churms who set the pace with a decent 64. The Olde Cottage put their usual 1st  “sticker” in, N Davies, and he scored 39. The Cottage were 25 points behind.

In the 2nd sticks, J Gahan, for the Spital Vaults scored 32.  The Olde Cottage stepped up  with A MacIver who got a further 41 points, clawing back 9 points from the starting Olde Cottage deficit of 25, leaving the Cottage now 16 points behind. 

In the 3rd sticks, G Cartwright for the Spital Vaults scored 45. Again the Olde Cottage responded with G Hughes scoring 61. This clawed back a further another 16 points to the Olde Cottage and  with this additional “claw back” the start of the 4th sticks saw both teams on the same score of 141 points.  At 141 all, it was all still to play for!

In the 4th sticks, P McLaughlin for the Spital Vaults scored 66, putting the pressure on the Olde Cottage, The Olde Cottage responded in their 4th sticks and J Price “stepped up” and scored 77, for them. Now the Olde Cottage were 11 points ahead.

With such a small lead for the OIde Cottage the 5th stick was going to be the decider. M Beddows was the “last man” for the Spital Vaults, but he only managed to score 23 points for them, taking the Spital Vaults into a very small lead of 12 points with the Olde Cottage’s “last man”, yet to play.

“Last Man” for the Olde Cottage was J Pritchard. He held his nerve and scored a respectable 74, giving the Olde Cottage finishing lead of 62 points ahead of the Spital Vaults and a final score of:-   Spital Vaults  230 Olde Cottage 292.

The Olde Cottage wins the 5 a Side Competition.

The Chester and District Bagatelle League would like to thank the Management and the Staff of the Bridgewater Arms for hosting this event.

Resignation from Committee
Dan Nuttall has advised that he is resigning from the Committee, and will just be playing from now on.

27th November 2021

Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 24/11/2021
St Theresa’s Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score: - St Theresa’s  340   -   Bridgewater Arms  359    = 3 Points to the Bridgewater Arms.

St Theresa’s entertained The Bridgewater Arms and St Theresa’s had a steady start scoring 196. The “New Boys”, the Bridgewater trailed a bit scoring 186 in the 1st half, 10 behind St Theresa’s, but they were still in touch. In the second half St Theresa’s scored another 144. However, the Bridgewater Arms dug in during the 2nd half and managed to score 172, giving the Bridgewater Arms an impressive away win at a table that the team has not played on and their 1st valuable three away league points of the season. The final score was: - St Theresa’s 340 points to the Bridgewater Arms 359 points. The St Theresa’s played 8 players and the Bridgewater Arms played 5 players.

Top scorers for  St Theresa’s were:- R Waters  56, P Allman and M Churchill both on 50 and A Thomas on 49.Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were:- P Axworthy 57, P Chaloner 52, T Vickers 46 and D Roberts with 44.

Egerton Arms Vs Olde Cottage
Score: - Egerton Arms  437    -      Olde Cottage  359       = 2 Points to the Egerton Arms.

The Egerton entertained the Olde Cottage and it was a close 1st half with the Olde Cottage scoring 195 points and the Egerton Arms scoring 192, just 3 points behind. The Egerton responded in the 2nd half and scored a further 245 points. The Olde Cottage faded somehow in the 2nd half, and only managed to score a further 164 points giving a final score of 437 points to the Egerton Arms, and 359 points to the Olde Cottage. A good convincing home win for the Egerton and their 1st two league points so far this season. The Egerton had 8 players and the Cottage had 6 players.  

Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - S Done 69, J Parkins 67, F Williams 63 and P McAleer with 57. Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were: - N Davies 65, I McIver 64, T McClurg 39 and T Summerhill with 38.

Bawn Lodge Vs United Services Club
Score: - Bawn Lodge  437   -   United Services Club  416     = 2 Points to the Bawn Lodge.

The Bawn Lodge entertained the United Services Club and this game in the 1st half was very close, with only 2 points separating the two teams before the break, the Bawn Lodge scoring 227 points to the United Services scoring 225points. In the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge managed to score 19 point more than the United Services Club, with the Bawn Lodge scoring a further 210 pints to the United Services 191 giving the Bawn Lodge two home league points with Bawn Lodge winning the match with a total of 437 points, to the United Services Club’s total of 416 points. Both teams played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - S Safina 70, D Burrows 70, A Pickett 63 and R Bawn with 62. Top scorers for the United Services Club were: - C Jones 70, T Randles 61, D Biddle 60 and both M. Coppock and D Nuttall with 51.

Spital Vaults Vs Union Vaults
Score: - Spital Vaults  514    -      Union
Vaults  361      = 2 Points to the Spital Vaults.

The Spital Vaults entertained the Union Vaults and the home team in the 1st half set the pace with a respectable score of 255 points to the Union Vaults 1st half score of 181 points. In the 2nd half the story was much the same with the “home table advantage” clearly showing here, with the Spital Vaults scoring a further 259 points to the 2nd half Union Vaults score of 180 points. The Final score was the Spital Vaults 514 points to the Union Vaults score of 361, giving the Spital Vaults two home league points. The Spital Vaults had 7 players and the Union Vaults 6 players.

Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were:- P McLaughlin 83, C Elliot 77, S Churms 75 and A Joinson 62. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - D Williams 77, S Nuttall 46, C Kennedy 44 and Ms D Williams with 42.

St Werburgh’s Vs Cross Foxes
Score: - St Werburgh’s   554   -   Cross Foxes   500     =   2 Points to St Werburgh’s .
St Werburgh’s, the “Monkey Spankers”, entertained the Cross Foxes and the St Werburgh’s team stormed off to a good lead with score of 304 in the 1st half, while the Cross Foxes only managed to score 221, giving the  St Werburgh’s a lead of 83 at the end of 1st half. In the 2nd half the Cross Foxes responded with a score of 279 to St Werburgh’s 2nd   half score of 250, but this was not enough to cover their 1st half deficit. The final score was:- St Werburgh’s 554 to the Cross Foxes 500 giving the St Werburgh’s two home league points and with it, the Monkey got a Spanking. Both teams played the full 8 players.

Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were:- J Jones 83, M Peacock 81, N Walker 75 and D Jones 72, Top scorers for the Cross Foxes were:- M Turner 89, R Evans 82, T Davies 80 and J Lea with 70. 

Points Results this week:-
3 Points to Bridgewater 
2 Points to Bawn Lodge  
2 Points to Egerton Arms 
2 Points to Spital Vaults 
2 Points to St Werburgh’s 
0 Points to Cross Foxes 
0 Points to Olde Cottage 
0 Points to St Theresa’s  
0 Points to United Services 
0 Points to Union Vaults 

22nd November 2021
Next Committee Meeting...

The next Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, 2nd December 2021 at 8.00pm in St. Werburgh's Club.

18th November 2021
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 17/11/2021
Bridgewater Arms Vs St Theresa’s 
Score :- Bridgewater Arms   257  -  St Theresa’s   369     = 3 Points for St Theresa’s. 

The Bridgewater Arms entertained St Theresa’s and St Theresa’s got off to a good first half lead of 149 points to 92 points over the Bridgewater Arms. In the second half the St Theresa’s scored another 220 points and the Bridgewater only got another 165 points, making the score 257 to the Bridgewater and 369 to St Theresa’s, giving St Theresa’s convincing away win. The score sheets gave a different score to the above with the score on the sheet as the Bridgewater having got 265 and St Theresa’s having got 429. But I have added the scores and unless I have missed something, my counting is that Bridgewater scored in total 257 points and the St Theresa’s scored in total 369 points. Regardless of the miss count on the score sheet, it’s an away win for St Theresa’s. The Bridgewater played 7 players and St Theresa’s played 7 players.  Could I please ask that score sheet names and initials are in capitals to make it clear who is playing, as this sheet was very hard to read. Thank You. Both teams were in very good spirits when I picked up the score sheet. Top scorers for the Bridgewater from “stick one scores” were:- P Challoner 55, T Chadwick 37, D Roberts and P Axworthy both on 27 and P Ingram with 26. Top Scorers for the St Theresa’s were:- B Lloyd 71, A Thomas 53, R Waters 49 and P Siddall with 47.

Olde Cottage Vs Egerton Arms
Score :- Olde Cottage   426  -   Egerton Arms   414      = 2 Points for Olde Cottage.

 The Olde Cottage entertained the Egerton Arms and the first half was very close with the Egerton just slipping ahead and scoring 213 points and the Olde Cottage scoring 207 points. In the second half it was again very close. But the Olde Cottage did respond to this small 6 point deficit in the second half, In the 2nd half the Olde Cottage scored then a further 219 points but the Egerton in the second half only scored  a further 201points. This gave a final score of 426 points to the Cottage and 414 points to the Egerton. So this was a close win for the Olde Cottage in what was reported to be a good and closely contested game. The Olde Cottage played the full 8 players and the Egerton played 6 players. Top scorers for the Olde Cottage were:-  T Summerhill 80, J Price 72, N Davies 61 and G Hughes with 49. Top scorers for the Egerton from “stick one scores” were: - J Fellows 66, F Williams 65, S Done 55 and J Parkin with 45.  

United Services Club  Vs Bawn Lodge
Score :- United Services   549   -   Bawn Lodge   411     = 2 Points for United Services Club.

The United Services entertained the Bawn Lodge and the first half was close with the United Services Club taking a 12 point lead at half time with the United Services Club on 228 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 216 points. In the second half the United Services Club “hit the gas” and scored an impressive 321, giving them a final score of 549points. The Bawn Lodge could not respond to this second half four man “surge” of just over 80 points per man average, from the United Services Club. The Bawn Lodge scored an additional 195 points to their score, giving them a total score of 411 points. So it was an impressive second half driven win ,with a total score of 549 points for the United Services against  the Bawn Lodge’s  total score of 411points. The United Services Club played the full 8 players and the Bawn Lodge 6 players. Top scorers for the United Services Club were:- T Randles  and M Coppock both on 85, D Nuttall 82, D Cooper 80 and D Johnson with 74. Top scorers from “stick one scores” for the Bawn Lodge were :-  R Bawn  71, S Safina 64, J Maddrick48 and S West with 43. 

Union Vaults Vs Spital Vaults
Score :- Union Vaults   366   -   Spital Vaults   369     = 3 Points to the Spital Vaults.

The Union Vaults entertained the Spital Vaults and in the first half the Union Vaults had a small lead of 11 points over the Spital Vaults with the Union Vaults scoring 176 points  to the Spital Vaults’s  165 points. In the second half the Spital Vaults put the pressure on and managed to score 204 points to the Union Vaults’s 190 point. This gave  a final score of 366 points to the Union Vaults to 369 points to the Spital Vaults. This was a very close good away win for the Spital Vaults who won by a small margin of 3 points. It must have been very tense game for both teams during the second half and especially at the second half end! The Union Vaults played 6 players and the Spital Vaults played 7 players. The top scorers for the Union Vaults from “stick one scores” were:-  D Williams 74, P Halliwell 66, P Dutton 62 and Ms D Williams with 44. Top scorers from “stick one” for the Spital Vaults were:- M Beddows 72, P McLaughlin 67,  A Joinson 58 and A Breakey with 55. 

Cross Foxes Vs  St Werburgh’s
Score :- Cross Foxes   350   -   St Werburgh’s   405     = 3 Points to St Werburgh’s.

 The Cross Foxes entertained St Werburgh’s and in the first half the St Werburgh’s secured a small lead of 22, scoring 221 points to the Cross Foxes 199 points. Aside from the Bagatelle, I must make the comment that Chris Barlow’s Chicken Curry at half time was excellent!  In the second half the scoring by both teams was not particularly high. St Werburgh’s managed to score a further 184 points, but the Cross Foxes only managed to score a further 151 points. This gave a final score of the Cross Foxes with 350 points to the St Werburgh’s 405 points. So the St Werburgh’s won by 55 points to gain 3 very valuable away points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scores for the Cross Foxes were:- T Davies 71, J lea 69, C Barlow 53 and R Evans with 45. Top scorers for St Werburgh’s were:- S Murphy 74, J B Clarke 58, C Lamb54 and D Jones with 53.

Results this week:-
3 Points to St Theresa’s
3 Points to St Werburgh’s
3 Points to Spital Vaults
2 Points to United Services
2 Points to Olde Cottage
0 Points to Cross Foxes
0 Points to Union Vaults
0 Points to Bawn Lodge
0 Points to Egerton Arms
0 Points to Bridgewater

15th November 2021
Bagatelle with Chester Round Table
The lads from Chester Grosvenor 76 Round Table visited the Olde Cottage last night to learn more about the game of Bagatelle.  Very close game at the end with Chairman Robs team beating Davids by just 3 points. Second time we've done this, really enjoyed it, Neil Davies and Trevor Summerhill were also there, and the pizzas were very nice too!

    

12th November 2021
Cup Final Reports (S. Murphy)
West Cheshire Shield Final :- Olde Cottage Vs St Werburgh’s.   

The West Cheshire Shield Final was played at the Bawn lodge on what could be described as a “more than difficult” table for both sides. This resulted in some low scoring for both sides. In the first half St Werburgh’s  managed to slip ahead with a small lead  of 20 points. In the second half the St Werburgh's lead was increased to 61 points with a final score of the Olde Cottage with 319 points  and St Werburgh’s with 380. Both teams had 8 players. So, St Werburgh’s win the West Cheshire Shield. 

  

Top Scorers for the Cottage were: - C Barlow 58, G Hughes 53, J Pritchard 45 and A MacIver with 39. Top Scores for St Werburgh’s were: - N Walker 63, J Kenyon 58, J McNicholas 55 and R Lamb with 53. 

  

Thanks are given to the Bawn Lodge for kindly hosting this event. 

  

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The Northgate Cup Final :- Spital Vaults Vs The “Old” Bridgewater  (Now Foxes) 

  

The Northgate Cup Final was played at the United Services Club and in the 1st half both teams scored well with the Spital Vaults getting 250 points, with the “Old” Bridgewater just piping them at the end of the 1st half with 265 points. The “Old” Bridgewater continued to score well in the second half getting another 261, giving them a total of 526. The Spital Vaults only managed a further 119 giving them a total of 369. In fairness the Spital Vaults did only have 7 players that actually played in the match, so they did have their backs to the wall in this final from the start. The “Olde” Bridgewater played their full 8. So, the “Old” Bridgewater wins the Northgate Cup. 

  

Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were:- S Churms 70, P McLaughlin 70, J Gahan 59 and M Beddows with 55. Top scorers for the “Old” Bridgewater were:- J Lea 79, T Davies 70, L Evans 68 and I Ellis with 67 . 

  

Thanks are given to the United Services Club for kindly hosting this event. 

5th November 2021
Reminder about requests to postpone games
Can we remind all teams that in league games food is provided at half-time and this costs venues money. If teams fail to turn up the venue is out of pocket.   If postponements have to be requested, please try to give at least 24 hours notice, thank you.

Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 03/11/2021 (Reports by S. Murphy)
St Werburgh’s Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score :- St Werburgh’s 565  -   Bridgewater Arms 295     = 2 points for St Werburgh’s

The St Werburgh’s entertained the Bridgwater Arms. At half time St Werburgh’s had a lead of 129 over the visitors. In the second half St Werburgh’s extended their lead even further and won by 270 points, finishing at 565 to 295. The Bridgewater in their first outing as a new team away from home were not dispirited and their players will make a good team with practice.  St Werburgh’s played the full 8 side. The Bridgewater played 6 players with two re-drawn. Ironically both last weeks re-drawn players were the same two, but this week re-drawn in reverse!!. Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were: -  N Walker 89, J  Clarke 85, D Dutton 76 and J McNicholas 68. Top scorers for the Bridgewater were: -  P Challoner 48) G Metcalf and P Ingram both scored 41 and T Carroll with 37.

Olde Cottage Vs  St Theresa’s
Score :-  Olde Cottage 439  -    St Theresa’s 283     = 2 points for Olde Cottage

Olde Cottage entertained the St Theresa’s and the 1st and 3rd Olde Cottage players scored well and the Olde Cottage at half time were 45 ahead, leading the visitors by  217 to 172.  Then in the second half the Olde Cottage’s 5th  and 7th  players maintained  the pressure on the visitors with another two decent scores. In what must be a very rare event in Bagatelle  the Cottages “last man” and St Theresa’s “last man” both got a “Green field” on the 1st of their 2 sticks.  The Cottage won by 439 to 283, a solid home win. The Cottage had 8 players and St Theresa’s had 7.  Top scores for the Olde Cottage were:- S Hague 76,   N Davies 74 , G Hughes 73 and J Price with 71. Top scorers for St Theresa’s were:- P Allman 48, A Thompson 47, P Siddall 45 and M Churchill with 43. 

United Service Club Vs Egerton Arms
Score :-United Services Club 524  -   Egerton Arms 486     =  2 points for United Services Club

The United Services Club entertained the Egerton Arms and the 1st half saw the United Services  with a lead of 36 over the visitors, with the half time scores at 253 for the United Services and 217 for the Egerton Arms. The second half saw both teams scoring well with the Egerton putting pressure on the United Services early in the 2nd half. But despite this the United Services managed to increase their 1st half lead by a very small margin of 2 points. The final sore was :-524 to the United Services and 486 for the Egerton Arms. The United Services played the full 8 and the Egerton played 7. Top scorers for the United Services Club were:-D Biddle 78, D Cooper 75, C Jones 74 and M Coppock with 68. Top scorers for the Egerton were :- P McAleer 82, F Williams 76, P Wallace 70 and S Done with 61. 

Union Vaults vs Bawn Lodge
No score …. Game forfeited and considered played.      =  2 points Union Vaults

 The Bawn Lodge failed to field a team. One team member from the Bawn Lodge is reported to have attended the Union Vaults. On finding out that there were no other Bawn Lodge team members at the Union Vaults,  he told the Union Vaults Staff that he would return to the Bawn Lodge to collect the Bawn Lodge team then and return to the Union Vaults with them. This did not happen. The Union Vaults staff that I spoke to were very upset about providing food for a team that did not turn up.

 Cross Foxes Vs Spital Vaults
Score:- Cross Foxes 480 -  Spital Vaults 433      =  2 points for Cross Foxes

The Cross Foxes entertained the Spital . The 1st half was a very close thing with the Cross Foxes only having a lead of 10 with a score of 230 to the Cross Foxes and 220 to the Spital Vault. The Cross Foxes managed to slip ahead in the second half by another 37 points The final score was 480 to the Cross Foxes and 433 for the Spital Vaults. Despite the loss it was a good away performance for the Spital Vaults. The Spital played 6 and the Cross foxes the full 8.). Top scorers for the Foxes were :-  B Tipton 74, R Evans 71, T Davies 67 and F Whitley 66.  Top scorers for the Spital were:- S Churms 75,  P McLaughlin 65, J Gahan 63 both G Cartwright and A Joinson both with 53.

 Results this week:-
2 points for St Werburgh’s
2 points for Olde Cottage
2 points for United Services Club
2 points for Cross Foxes
2 points for Union Vaults
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for Egerton
0 points for Spital Vaults
0 points for Bawn Lodge

3rd November 2021
Draws for Cup Finals ... see Cup Fixtures.

29th October 2021
The following reports have all been written by our new Secretary, Shaun Murphy.
 
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 27/10/2021

Bridgewater Arms Vs St Werburgh’s
Score :- Bridgewater Arms 386 - St Werburgh’s 473     = 3 points for St Werburgh’s

The Bridgwater Arms entertained St Werburgh’s and at half time St Werburgh’s had a lead of 45 over the hosts. In the second half St Werburgh’s extended their lead and won by 87 points, finishing at 386 to 473. Despite their losing, it was a spirited performance by the Bridgewater in their first outing as a new team.  The Bridgewater played 6 players with two re drawn and St Werburgh’s played the full 8. Top scorers for the Bridgewater were :-
P Ingram 78, T Carroll 58, P Challinor 56 (2nd stick, having been drawn by lot) and G Metcalfe  with 50.   Top scorers for the St Werburgh’s were :- J Kenyon 74, R Lamb 72, J Jones 62 and S Murphy and D Watton,  both with 59.   

 St Theresa’s Vs Olde Cottage
Score :- St Theresa’s 329 - Olde Cottage 387       = 3 points for Olde Cottage

St Theresa’s entertained the Olde Cottage and St Theresa’s got off to a small lead in the 1st half, leading the visitors by 14, 210 to 196. In the second half the Olde Cottage  managed a tail end surge to win by over a stick at 58 points ahead, the game finishing at :-329 to 387 . Both teams played 8 as far as I can tell, as the score card was not entirely clear. Top scorers for the St Theresa’s were:- M Churchill 62, P Allman 56, R Waters 55 and  
L Allman with 38. Top scores for the Olde Cottage were:- N Davies 70, J Pritchard 62, J Hughes 57 and J McClurg with 52.  

Egerton Arms Vs United Service Club
Score :- Egerton Arms 442 – United Services Club 474      = 3 points for United Services Club

 The Egerton Arms entertained the United Services Club and the 1st half was very tight with the half time scores at 245 for the guests and 238 for the Services. In the start of the second half the Services scored well and the two tail enders in the second half made sure of the win for the United Services Club. Both teams played the full 8. Top scorers for the Egerton were :- J Fellows 79, P Wallace72, S Done 66 and T Hunter with 53. Top scorers for the United Services Club were:- D Cooper 75, D Nuttall 69, C Jones 67 and M Coppock with 62.

 Bawn Lodge Vs Union Vaults
Score :- Bawn Lodge 398 – Union Vaults 375      = 2 points for Bawn Lodge

The Bawn Lodge entertained the Union Vaults and the Bawn Lodge at the end of the first half had secured a lead
of 54. In the second half a very tense game saw the Union Vaults clawing back this deficit by 21 but they still lost
by a “poor stick” margin of 23.  Both teams played the full 8. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were :- A Pickett 80,  
D Burrows 73,  A O’Sullivan 52, J Maddrick 48 and S West with 48. Top scores for the Union Vaults were :-
P Halliwell 64,  D Williams 56 (2nd stick, having been drawn by lot), D Williams (1st Stick) and T Craggs, both on 48.

Spital Vaults Vs Cross Foxes
Score:- Spital Vaults 414  - Cross Foxes 466      = 3 points for Cross Foxes

After a recent friendly between the teams at the Spital, they again entertained the new Cross Foxes. The Spital did not have a good start, and by the end of the 1st half they were behind by 65. The Spital did try a come back , but the 1st half damage was done and the Spital lost by 52 points. The Spital played 6 and the Cross foxes the full 8. Top scorers for the Spital were:- P McLaughlin 87 and 76 (Having been called up on the lot 2nd time)  M Beddows 55 and G Cartwright with 53 (1st time). Top scorers for the Foxes were :-  B Tipton 79, I Ellis, 70,  P Ashford 64 and T Davies with 60. 

Results this week:-

3 points for St Werburgh’s
3 points for Olde Cottage
3 points for United Services Club
3 points for Cross Foxes
2 points for Bawn Lodge
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for Egerton
0 points for Union Vaults
0 points for Spital Vaults

 

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