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News Archive 21st September 2023 to 25th October 2022

21st September 2023
Bagatelle Fixtures

The fixtures for the 2023/2024 season have now been published.  The league starts on Wednesday, 4th October 2023.

Spital Vaults





Following some uncertainty over the pubs future, a post on the pub's Facebook page says "Bagatelle is back!", which has to be good news for everybody!


And to prove it there's a picture of the table, although there is no confirmation that somebody actually scored the maximum 54!






20th September 2023
Mixed Doubles Competition
A mixed doubles competition was held in the Union Vaults tonight, and the eventual winners were Tina and Jim McClurg from Bawn Lodge who gat a combined score of 134 in the final.  Tina and Jim are now the Mixed Doubles World Champions.

Presentation Night
The league's Presentation Night is being held at St. Werburgh's Club next Wednesday, on 27th September. A buffet is being provided, all are welcome to attend.

19th September 2023
Mixed Doubles Competition
To be played on Wednesday 20th September 2023 at the Union Vaults at 8.30pm

Draw on the night, format depends on numbers entering.

Next Committee Meeting
Wednesday, 20th September, 7.00pm at St. Werburgh's Club.

13th September 2023
Len Cooper Plate result

The Len Cooper Plate was contested at St. Werburgh's Club this evening.  Four teams were eligible to enter, but only three turned up, and after a draw the batting order was decided as Bridgewater, Upton A and Greyhound Saughall.  The teams played in the order drawn, all first men, followed by the second men and so on, and the actual scores can be seen below.  The Greyhound came first scoring 239, followed by the Bridgewater 194 and Upton A 171 and the beer was dished out to the three teams accordingly.

There was also an additional prize for the highest individual score of the night, and this was won by the Bridgewater's Steffan Griesenbruch with an excellent score of 72.  Steffan received his prize from League Chairman Eddie Wicks and is now regarded as Germany's Number One player worldwide!

Congratulations to the Greyhound Saughall who become the second winners of the Len Cooper Plate following the Talbot back in 2019, but all three teams won really as they each collected cases of beer!

As well as the teams, thank you to everyone else who attended, it made it a great evening.

     


7th September 2023

Len Cooper Plate - 13th September 2023 at St. Werburgh's Club

Four teams are eligible to enter, St. Theresa's Club, Bridgewater, Upton A and the Greyhound.  The format is 4-a-side with a draw on the night to decide the batting order of the four teams.    Once the batting order has been established, the first man for each team will play, followed by the second man from each team etc etc.  There are prizes of beer for all teams that enter.

6th September 2023
Singles Night Final: Wed 6th Sept 23, Egerton Arms
... report by Mark Jones
Players  in the mix to take the 2023 singles trophy were; N. Davies, J Ford, M Jones, J Maddrick, P McLaughlin, J McNicholas, A Pickett and T Randles.

The draw was done on the night and J McNicholas was first up against A Pickett, as his opponent was unable to attend Jake went through to the semis. J Ford was next up to play M Jones, with steady sticks from both it was Mark who made it through. The third game was J Maddrick against N Davies, again steady sticking on a testing table saw Neil go through to the semis. P. McLaughlin vs T Randles was the highest scoring quarter final and saw Ted fielding a very respectable 74 but it was Paul to go through with great response of 78.

J McNicholas played M Jones in an all Werbs semi and it was Mark who made it through to the final. The second semi saw N Davies play first against P McLaughlin, scoring 63 it was down to Paul to try and maintain his high scoring first round which he duly did with an impressive 83.

The final and the toss was won by Mark who opted to go first, a steady first stick of 32 followed by 20 left Paul chasing a score of 52, playing some outstanding shots on his second stick gave him 68 and honour of taking the trophy.

Very well played by all involved

1st September 2023
AGM Minutes

Minutes of the AGM are now available on the Contact Us page, or click HERE.

24th August 2023

AGM is on 30th August at St. Werburgh's Club

A copy of the AGM Agenda and one proposal are below.

A reminder to all teams that the League Fees MUST be paid to Treasurer Neil Davies by the AGM (on the night is acceptable).

     

23rd August 2023
Five-A-Side Final
St. Werburgh's Club beat Upton B at Bawn Lodge.  Scores were 331-239.

16th August 2023

 Doubles - Finals Night


Played at the Bridgewater, winners: C. Jones, D. Hughes,  runners-up: D. Cooper, T. Randles.

One of the attributes of being a great player is to be able to get a big score when you really need one.  Colin Jones scored 96 in the final, quite magnificent!

   


9th August 2023
Five-A-Side Semi-Final Results
In semi-final 1, Upton B beat the Bridgewater 255-247.
In semi-final 2, the Union Vaults lost to St. Werburgh's Club 307-314.

Five-A-Side - venue for Final
The final between St. Werburgh's Club and Upton B will be played at Bawn Lodge on 23rd August.

5th August 2023
Notice of AGM
The AGM for the forthcoming 2023/24 season will be held in St. Werburgh's Club on Wednesday, 30th August 2023, start time 8.00pm.

The agenda will be Election of Officials, Statement of Accounts, Any Other Business. League Fees are £60 and must be paid to the Treasurer, Neil Davies, on or before the date of the AGM.

Everyone is welcome to attend, and it would be great to have at least one person from each pub and club, if possible, especially if there are any proposals to discuss / vote on.  The Winter League will start on Wednesday 4th October 2023

20th July 2023
Veterans Competition - Result
The Veterans Competition was played at Bawn Lodge last night, and the winner was the Egerton's Joe Fellows who beat Upton's Paul Williams in the final.   Congratulations go to the winner Joe, and Paul on being the runner-up, no mean feat given the quality of players who entered!

11th July 2023
Veterans Competition
The Veterans Competition, open to anyone aged 65 and over, will be played at Bawn Lodge on Wednesday 19th July starting at 8.30pm.   The format will be decided on the night, depending on numbers entering. Please arrive by 8.15pm if possible to ensure you are included in the draw.

8th July 2023
Singles Semi-Finals
To be played Wednesday 12th July
At the Union Vaults
J. Maddrick v R. Evans
J. Law v P. McLaughlin
T. Randles v N. Walker
M. Jones v P. McAleer

At Upton Legion
T. Davies v N. Davies
A. Pickett v N. Allen
J. Ford v S. Done
P. Wallace v J. McNicholas

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5-A-Side Semi-Finals
To be played Wednesday 9th August

Bridgewater v Upton B at the Union Vaults
Union Vaults v St. Werburgh's Club at the Egerton


1st July 2023
Singles Preliminary Round
Games to be played Weds 5th July. 2 sticks each played in the order drawn, top 4 highest scores go through.
At the Egerton 
T Davies (no team),  R Straw (Bridgewater),  T Randles (Upton B), M Jones (St Werburgh’s), T Chaloner (Bridgewater), D Williams (Union), N Walker (St Werburgh’s)

At the Bridgewater 
R, Evans (Upton B),  S Done (Egerton),  J Ford (no team), J Fellows (Egerton), J Parkins (Egerton),  F Williams (Egerton), J Law (Bawn)

At St Werburgh’s
L Straw (Bridgewater),  A Pickett (Bawn), D Johnson (Bridgewater), S Johnson (Bridgewater), P McLaughlin (Spital), N Allen (Bridgewater),  P McAleer (Egerton)

At the Union Vaults
A Marriot (Bridgewater),  N Davies (Bawn),  J Maddrick (Bridgewater),  J McNicholas (St Werburgh’s),  S Murphy (St Werburgh’s),  L Evans (Upton B),  P Wallace (Egerton)

22nd June 2023
Doubles Competition - First Round to be played on 28th June

At the Egerton
N. Davies, A. Pickett v D. Cooper, T. Randles
I. Ellis, W. Shaw v J. Ford, T. Davies
R. Evans, L. Evans v J.B. Clarke, M. Peacock
J. McAleer, N. Walker v J. Maddrick, N. Allen

At Bawn Lodge
P. McAleer, J. Parkins v P. Wallace, S. Done
J. Fellows, F. Williams v C. Jones, D. Hughes
P. Dutton, P. Ansey v T. Gardner, R. Shaw
D. Jones, M. Jones v S. Johnson, D. Johnson


Doubles Competition - Preliminary Round Result
Played at Union Vaults 21st June
P. McLaughlin (47) and C. Elliott (40) (Spital) lost to A. Pickett (54) and N. Davies (46) (Bawn Lodge)

10th June 2023

Away Averages 2022-2023

Congratulations to Neil Davies of Bawn Lodge who has the highest away average for the 22/23 season.   The top two from each pub are shown below...


9th June 2023
League Match Reports 7th June 2023
St Werburgh’s vs The Greyhound
St Werburgh’s entertained the Greyhound in the final league fixture of the season. After a consistent first half from both sides, the bulk of the difference was made up of an excellent score of 91 from N. Walker, HT scores 266-207. The Greyhound kept up consistent scoring, however a strong second from the home side saw them pull away as clear winners, FT scores 567-415. 2 points awarded to St Werburgh’s.  Top scorers: St Werburgh’s – N. Walker 91, M. Jones 86, and J. McNicholas 84; The Greyhound – S. Aylott 61 (second visit), T. Harris 57, and J. Hattersley-Dykes 55.

St Theresa’s vs Bawn Lodge
St Theresa’s played the Bawn Lodge and led by 27 at the break, HT scores 244-217. Bawn Lodge threatened to reverse scoring after 2 men in the second half, however couldn’t quite hold on to give St Theresa’s the win, FT scores 403-385. 2 points awarded to St Theresa’s.   Top scorers: St Theresa’s – M. Churchill 72, G. Walker 67, and A. Thomas 62; Bawn Lodge – N. Davies 68, B. Brooks 64, and J. Law 58.

Spital Vaults vs Upton Legion B
Upton Legion B travelled to the Spital Vaults and after a close first half held a narrow 8-point advantage, HT scores 268-276. The second half was almost as close as the first, with just 14 points in it, but it was the Upton Legion B who had the better of the scoring giving them a 22-point victory, FT scores 474-496. 3 points awarded to Upton Legion B.    Top scorers: Spital Vaults – P. McLaughlin 79, G. Cartwright 73, and A. Joinson 72; Upton Legion B – J. Lea 86, T. Randles 74, and D. Cooper 67.

Upton Legion A vs Union Vaults
The away side enjoyed a strong first half, leading by 43 at the break, HT scores 244-287. Impressive scoring continued in the second period with the Union scoring a further 270 points to Upton Legion A’s 208 to give the Union a strong away victory, FT scores 452-557. 3 points awarded to the Union Vaults.     Top scorers: Upton Legion A – G. O’Connor 87, G. Mullin 74, and B. McNally 68; Union Vaults – B. Walton 82, M. Coppock 78, and P. Anstey and S. Nuttall both 73 (S. Nuttall showing consistency scoring 73 on both his first and second visit to the table)

Egerton Arms vs Bridgewater Arms
The Egerton hosted the Bridgewater, holding a lead of 42 at the interval, HT scores 208-166. The second period followed in similar fashion with the Egerton extending their lead by a further 53 points, FT scores 422-327. 2 points awarded to the Egerton Arms.      Top scorers: Egerton Arms – P. McAleer 80 (first visit), J. Fellows 60, and F. Williams 55; Bridgewater Arms – J. Maddrick 57, A. Marriott 53, and P. Chaloner 50.

Final League Table 2022-23

Rank

Team

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Points

1

St. Werburgh's

18

16

1

1

41

2

Upton Legion B

18

12

1

5

32

3

Union Vaults

18

13

0

5

31

4

Spital Vaults

17

11

0

6

25

5

Bawn Lodge

18

9

0

9

21

6

Egerton Arms

18

9

0

9

20

7

Greyhound

18

6

0

12

15

8

St. Theresa's

17

6

0

11

15**

9

Bridgewater Arms

18

4

0

14

8

10

Upton Legion A

18

2

0

16

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 **2 points awarded to St Theresa's. St Theresa's vs Spital Vaults originally scheduled for 21st December 2022 was postponed at the request of the Spital Vaults. There was a failure to rearrange before the final game of the season, as per the league rules.

 
7th June 2023
Five-A-Side Competition - First Round
The draw is as follows, games to be played on Wednesday, 14th June.

Union Vaults v Egerton Arms at the Bridgewater

St. Werburgh's Club v Spital Vaults at Upton Legion

Bridgewater v Bawn Lodge at the Spital Vaults

Upton Legion B - BYE


3rd June 2023
League Match Reports 31st May 2023
The Greyhound vs St Werburgh’s
St Werburgh’s travelled to the Greyhound and led by 22 at the break, HT scores 140-162. A consistent second half from St Werburgh’s saw them pull away in the second half, FT scores 289-376. 3 points awarded to St Werburgh’s. Top scorers: Greyhound – T. Harris 63, D. Warren 55, and M. Smith 37; St Werburgh’s – D. Jones 59, J Kenyon 57, and R. Lamb 54.

Bawn Lodge vs St Theresa’s
Bawn Lodge entertained St Theresa’s, leading 186-143 at the interval. Bawn Lodge pulled away further in the second to win by a commanding 100 points, FT scores 383-283. 2 points awarded to Bawn Lodge.
Top scorers: Bawn Lodge – B. Brooks 68, S. Safina and R. Bawn both 63, and N. Davies and J. Law both 54; St Theresa’s - B. George 52, P. Allman and L. Allman both 43, and A. Thomas 38.

Upton Legion B vs Spital Vaults
Upton Legion B played the Spital Vaults, and after a close first half held a slender 15 point lead, HT scores 287-262. Upton B’s first 3 players in the second half then hit good scores of 81, 74, 83 to help them to a comfortable victory, FT scores 582-493. 2 points awarded to Upton Legion B.
Top scorers: Upton Legion B – B. Tipton 86, R. Evans 83, and D. Cooper 81; Spital Vaults – P. McLaughlin 83, A Joinson and C. Elliot both 69, and C. Barlow 65.

Union Vaults vs Upton Legion A
After a close first 3 players for both sides, P. Anstey on 4th for the Union managed a good pull out on his second stick to beat his opponent 63-27 and give the home side a healthy half time lead, HT scores 234-187. A consistent, albeit not spectacular, second period for the Union saw them pull further ahead and claim the win, FT scores 446-341. 2 points awarded to the Union Vaults.
Top scorers: Union Vaults – S. Fowles 74, M. Coppock 64, and P. Anstey 63; Upton Legion A – E. Wicks 55, B. McNally 54, and G. O ‘Connor and P. Williams both 51.

Bridgewater Arms vs Egerton Arms
The Bridgewater hosted the Egerton, and after a low scoring first period the away side held a 35-point advantage, HT scores 160-195. The overall scoring did not seem to improve in the second half, with the Egerton maintaining their 35-point lead after the sides scored 167 apiece, FT scores 327-362. 3 points awarded to the Egerton.
Top scorers: Bridgewater Arms – P. Ingram 66, N. Allen 55, and A. Marriott 47; Egerton Arms – J. Valentine 62, S. Done 52, and N. Dean 51.

Current League Table (as of 31st May 2023)
Rank Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
1 St. Werburgh's 17 15 1 1 39
2 Upton Legion B 17 11 1 5 29
3 Union Vaults 17 12 0 5 28
4 Spital Vaults 16 11 0 5 25
5 Bawn Lodge 17 9 0 8 21
6 Egerton Arms 17 8 0 9 18
7 Greyhound 17 6 0 11 15
8 St. Theresa's 16 5 0 11 11
9 Bridgewater Arms 17 4 0 13 8
10 Upton Legion A 17 2 0 15 4

19th May 2023
League Match Reports 17th May 2023
Bawn Lodge vs St Werburgh’s
The Bawn Lodge entertained St Werburgh’s and the away side held a 27-point lead at half time, scores 213-240. On a challenging away table, St Werburgh’s further extended their lead in the second half to run out winners.
Final score: 384-476 (3 points awarded to St Werburgh’s).  Top scorers: Bawn Lodge - N. Davies 77, J. McClurg 62, and J. Rae 61; St Werburgh’s - JB. Clarke 75, D. Jones 70, and R. Lamb 69.

Upton Legion B vs St Theresa’s
A good scoring first half from the home team saw Upton Legion B hold a commanding 132-point lead at half time, scores 296-164. Upton Legion B continued their good scoring in the second half to secure the win, recording an impressive 601 points.  Final score: 601-358 (2 points awarded to Upton Legion B)   Top scorers: Upon Legion B – L. Evans 87, W. Shaw and R. Evans both 81, and I. Ellis 80; St Theresa’s – M. Jones 67, A. Thomas 59, and S. Ward 58.

Union Vaults vs Spital Vaults
The Union Vaults hosted the Spital Vaults and led by 24 points at half time, scores 227-203. The Union improved their scoring in the second half with a further 248, whilst the Spital could only manage 154. Early reports indicate P. Dutton particularly enjoyed the half-time food.  Final score: 475-357 (2 points awarded to Union Vaults)  Top scorers: Union Vaults – S. Nuttall 70, M. Coppock 69, and D. Williams and P. Anstey both 63; Spital Vaults – G. Cartwright (first visit) 63, C. Barlow 60, and P. McLaughlin 50.

Egerton Arms vs Upton Legion A
The home side seemed to struggle in the first half, only recording 180 points, trailing 180-222 at half time. However, the Egerton fought back after the break and there was just 4 in the scoring after 7 players each 362-366. J. Valentine scored 49 to P. Williams 32 to seal the comeback for the Egerton.  Final score: 411-398 (2 points awarded to Egerton Arms)  Top scorers: Egerton Arms – S. Done 77, P. Wallace 74, and J. Fellows and J. Valentine (first visit) 57; Upton Legion A – G. O’Connor 68, L. Stalwood 64, and B. McNally 63.

This week’s results see St Werburgh’s clinch the league title with 2 games to play. Congratulations to St Werburgh’s, Bagatelle League Winners 2022-23!

18th May 2023
League Match Reports 10th May 2023
St Werburgh’s vs Bawn Lodge
Note: this fixture was reversed versus the published league fixtures, with the agreement of both teams
St Werburgh’s entertained the Bawn Lodge and built up a healthy lead of 51 in the first period, half time scores 276-225. St Werburgh’s further extended their lead in the second period, wining the match by 103 points.
Final score: St Werburgh’s 526-423 Bawn Lodge (2 points to St Werburgh’s).   Top Scorers: St Werburgh’s: JB. Clarke and S. Murphy both 89, M Peacock 74  Bawn Lodge: T. McClurg 69, S. Safina 67, and N. Davies 64

St Theresa’s vs Upton Legion B
A close first half saw the Upton Legion B hold a 26-point lead at half time, scores 210-236. Upton Legion B maintained their consistent scoring in the second half and went on to win 397-457.  Final score: St Theresa’s 397-457 Upton Legion B (3 points to Upton Legion B)   Top Scorers: St Theresa’s: F. Chard 63, M. Churchill and M. Jones both 62  Upton Legion B: T. Randles 64, J. Lea and B. Tipton both 62

Spital Vaults vs Union Vaults
The Spital Vaults entertained the Union Vaults and after another close first half held a 16-point lead at the break, half time scores 256-240. A dominant second half showing from the Spital had the scores at 474-385 after 7 men a piece. P. McLaughlin then scored 70, leaving the required score unattainable for the Union. The Union’s final man had already played and been drawn to play again and elected not to play final the 2 sticks.  Final score: Spital Vaults 544-385 Union Vaults (2 points to Spital Vaults)  Top Scorers: Spital Vaults: S. Churms 83, C. Barlow 78, and P. McLaughlin 71  Union Vaults: S. Fowles 74, M. Coppock 72, and S. Nuttall 55

Upton Legion A vs Egerton Arms
The Upton Legion A played the Egerton Arms and shaded the first half 219-207.  The 6 men of the Upton Legion A improved their scoring in the second half to run out winners by 56 points.  Final score: Upton Legion A 496-440 Egerton Arms (2 points to the Upton Legion A).  Top Scorers:  Upton Legion A: L. Stalwood 73 (second visit), G. Mullen 71 and G. O’Connor 71 (second visit)  Egerton Arms: P. Wallace 72, J. Fellows 54, and S. Done 51.


5th May 2023
League Match Report: 03/05/23
St Theresa’s vs Union Vaults (rearranged game)
St Theresa’s entertained the Union Vaults in a rearranged game on this free week.  After a close first half, the Union just edged the scoring 144-154. The Union had the stronger second half and ran out winners – full time scores 304-414. 3 points to the Union Vaults.  Top scorers: St Theresa’s: F. Chard 51, P. Allman and M. Jones both 50.  Union Vaults: M. Coppock 73, M. Dodd 69, and D. Williams 64.

Notification of changes to Committee
Shaun Murphy (Secretary), Dave Williams (Chairman) and Mike Turner (committee) have all resigned (Feb 2023).  Eddie West is now acting Chairman and Jake McNicholas is acting Secretary until the AGM.

4th May 2023
351 Competition Final
With the Union Vaults beating St Werburgh's A, and Bawn Lodge beating St Werburgh's B, the final is Union Vaults v Bawn Lodge, and as a consolation prize for the losing semi-finalists, the final will be played at St. Werburgh's Club on 24th May.

23rd April 2023
League Match Reports: 19th April 2023

Upton ‘B’ vs St. Werburgh’s
An outstanding game of bagatelle!
Great scoring which started from the first stick and continued throughout. The first half was very close with both teams once again scoring 300+ however Werbs managed to take a slender lead at the break 302 to 320.
The second half was equally as good providing a nail biter of a finish. With the scores all square after 7 Luke Evans and John Clarke both scored an impressive 84 which left the match a very fair draw 606 to 606. History made as this was the first time there has been a drawn game with both teams scoring 600+
Score: Upton ‘B’ 606; St. Werburgh’s 606 (1 point home team/2 points away team)
Top Scorers:  Upton ‘B’: T. Randles 93, M. Turner/L. Evans 84, W. Shaw 75  St. Werburgh’s: N. Walker 91, J. Clarke 84, S. Murphy 81

The Greyhound Inn vs Bawn Lodge
Bawn Lodge put in a powerful away performance and secured an impressive first half lead of 103 points. The second half saw them extend their lead further and took a convincing win 246 to 393. (3 points away win)
Top Scorers: The Greyhound Inn: M. Smith 54, James H D 40, M. Challinor 39  Bawn Lodge: N. Davies 82, S. Safina 62, J. McClurg 56

Egerton vs Spital Vaults
A first half which was pretty close with the home team taking a small lead of 18 points at the break. The second half saw The Edge extend their lead, coming out on top winning 425 to 362.  Score: Egerton Arms 425; Spital Vaults 362(2 points home win)
Top Scorers: Egerton Arms: P. Wallace 71, P. McAleer 69, J. Fellows 57  Spital Vaults: P. McLaughlin 64, A. Joinson 63, C. Elliott 58

Current League Table (as of 19th April)
Rank Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
1 St. Werburgh's 14 12 1 1 31
2 Spital Vaults 13 10 0 3 23
3 Upton Legion B 14 8 1 5 22
4 Union Vaults 13 9 0 4 21
6 Bawn Lodge 14 8 0 6 19
5 Greyhound 16 6 0 10 15
8 Egerton Arms 14 6 0 8 13
7 St. Theresa's 12 5 0 7 11
9 Bridgewater Arms 16 4 0 12 8
10 Upton Legion A 14 1 0 13 2

19th April 2023

League Match Reports: 12th April 2023

St. Werburgh’s vs Upton ‘B’
A very good scoring game from both teams with Werbs taking a slender 3 point lead at half time (303 to 300). The second half again saw some good scores but the home side managed to hold out and take the points
Score: St. Werburgh’s 590; Upton ‘B’ 536 (2 points home win)
Top Scorers: St. Werburgh’s: N. Walker 87, J. Clarke 85, J.Kenyon 81  Upton ‘B’: M. Turner 91, W. Shaw 75, B. Tipton 68

Bawn Lodge vs The Greyhound Inn
Steady scoring gave the home team a 59 points lead at half time. The second half was a similar story and Bawn Lodge managed secure the points.  Score: Bawn Lodge 441; The Greyhound Inn 310 (2 points home win)
Top Scorers: Bawn Lodge: N. Davies 78, S. Safina 59, R. Bawn 58   The Greyhound Inn: D. Warren 61, M. White 60, M. Challinor 54

Union Vaults vs St. Theresa’s
A good first half tussle gave the home side a marginal 13 point lead. The second half was a different story with the Vaults pulling away and winning by 68 points  Score: Union Vaults 392; St. Theresa’s 324 (2 points home win)
Top Scorers: Union Vaults: D. Nuttall 75, M. Coppack 65, D. Williams 59  St. Theresa’s: R. Waters 53, M. Churchill 49, M. Jones 48

Spital Vaults vs Egerton
Consistent first half scoring from the home team gave them a 34 points lead at the break. The Edge put up a valiant effort in the second half scoring very well on a tough away table but the home team kept them at bay winning by 50 points. Score: Spital Vaults 530: Egerton Arms 480 (2 points home win)  Top Scorers: Spital Vaults: S. Churms 83, P. McLaughlin 80, C. Elliott 71 Egerton Arms: P. Wallace 89, J. Fellows 72, S. Done 67

351 Competition semi-final draw - to be played Wednesday 26th April
Union Vaults v St. Werburgh's A    at the Egerton
Bawn Lodge v St. Werburgh's B   at the Bridgewater

7th April 2023
351 First Round Report - Matches played 5th April 2023
Union Vaults vs Spital Vaults (played at the Upton Legion)
Both teams enjoyed a high scoring first half, scores 301-298.
Going into the finishing stages, this left the Union requiring 50 and the Spital requiring 53. D Williams scored 33 and P McLaughlin 37 for their respective sides in the first stick. S Fowles then scored the remaining 17 to get the Union out, with C Ellison only managing 12 for the Spital – Union Vaults progress to the next round

Egerton vs Bawn Lodge (played at the Spital Vaults)
The half time score was relatively close in this game, scores 218-237
The scoring remained nip and tuck after four players had played their one stick, scores 314-317. F Williams then bust for the Egerton scoring 38 with 37 required, before N Davies got the Bawn Lodge out – Bawn Lodge progress to the next round

St Werburgh’s B vs Upton Legion B (played at the Bawn Lodge)
Another close first half saw scores of 185-201 after 4 men.
Following another 4 sticks for each team, both teams were on a finish with their fifth man. T Randles required 47, with R Lamb requiring 29. T Randles scored 29, leaving 18. R Lamb scored the required 29 and as St Werb’s B went second, won the match – St Werburgh’s B progress to the next round

Bridgewater vs St Werburgh’s A (played at the Union Vaults)
St Werburgh’s A built up a commanding lead after 4 players, scores 235-125
After a further 4 sticks each St Werburgh’s A required 12, with the Bridgewater requiring 168. J Kenyon got the St Werburgh’s out with Double 6, winning the game as the Bridgewater’s score was unattainable – St Werburgh’s A progress to the next round

351 Semi-Finalists:
• Union Vaults
• Bawn Lodge
• St Werburgh’s B
• St Werburgh’s A

3rd April 2023

Information from last Committee Meeting

1st April 2023
Unusual table for sale on Ebay

An 8 cup bagatelle table is for sale on Ebay, the 9 cup having been removed to make the game more difficult, and the table curved at both ends.  Amazing!  Ebay link


League Match Reports: 29/03/23
Union Vaults vs St. Werburgh’s

A really close fought match with Werbs taking a first half lead of just 11 points with the scores at 210 to 221. The second half was to be just as close but the away team manage to hold on to take the points.
Score: Union Vaults 426; St. Werburgh’s 429 ( 3 points away win)    Top Scorers: Union Vaults: P. Anstey 74, S. Fowles 67, D. Nuttall 63 St. Werburghs: R. Lamb 73, J Clarke 66, C Lamb 62

Egerton Arms vs St. Theresa’s
A solid first half performance from both sides, 198 to 196 saw the home team with a slim first half lead. The second half was different story with the Edge showing their strength stretching the overall lead to 105.
Score: Egerton Arms 389; St. Theresa’s 284 (2 points home win)    Top Scorers: Egerton Arms: J. Parkins 72, N. Dean 58, J. Fellows 54 St. Theresa’s: M. Churchill 82, L. Allman 45, R Waters 43

Upton BL ‘A’ vs Bridgewater Arms
A steady first half performance from Upton ‘A’ gave them a first half lead of 47 with the scores at 246 to 199. The second half saw the Bridgewater come back but it was not quite enough and the home side hung on an won by 21 points. Score: Upton BL ‘A’ 416; Bridgwater Arms 395 (2 points home win)    Top Scorers: Upton ‘A’: E. Wicks 69, G. O’Conner 67, L. Stallwood 61  Bridgewater: S. O 63, J. Maddrick 55, S. Johnson 53

The Greyhound vs Upton BL ‘B’
A good first half performance from the away team gave them a solid 86 point lead at the turn. The second was a similar story with Upton ‘B’ extending their lead further.  Score: The Greyhound 320: Upton BL ‘B’ 433 (3 points away win)    Top Scorers: The Greyhound: J. Dykes 54, M. White 51, D. Warren 45 Upton ‘B’: T. Randles 86, R. Evans 76, L. Evans 61

22nd March 2023
West Cheshire Shield Final
St. Werburgh’s vs Egerton Arms – venue: Upton BL
On paper this final was always going to be a close one and it didn’t disappoint!
It was a neutral venue but a very familiar table to a lot of the Edge players which was evident from the second half play.
With an outstanding opening stick of 91 Nigel Walker set Werbs off to a great start and by the end of the first half saw them with a healthy 42 point lead but this was to be no runaway.
This was most definitely a game of 2 halves with the Edge nibbling away at the lead over the next 3 sticks.
With only 24 points the difference going into the last man it was seasoned pro John Kenyon who was to step up and make a brilliant 73, chasing 98 to win Paul McAleer made a valiant attempt with a score of 86 however it wasn’t quite enough and Werbs won with a final score of 573 to 562.
Top scorers on the night:
St. Weburghs: N Walker 91, M Peacock/S Murphy 78, J Kenyon 73
Egerton Arms: P McAleer 86, P. Wallace 77, J Fellows 76
A great final played by both teams.

19th March 2023

Bagatelle Round up of Matches played on 15/03/2023


St Werburgh’s Vs Union Vaults
Score: - St Werburgh’s 568 – Union Vaults 464 = 2 points to the St Werburgh’s.
St Werburgh’s entertained the Union Vaults and in the 1st half St Werburgh’s managed to get a 45 point lead over the Union Vaults with them scoring 282 points to the Union Vaults 237 points. In the 2nd half the St Werburgh’s scored another 286 points and the Union Vaults scored another 227 points. The final score was: - St Werburgh’s with 568 points to the Union Vaults 464 points. And so St Werburgh’s pick up 2 home League points. Both Teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for St Werburgh’s were: - J B Clarke 94, J (M) Jones 78, R Lamb 74 and M Peacock with 73. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - D (Boy) Williams 74, P Anstey 68. D Nuttall 67 and S Fowles both with 61.

St Theresa’s Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - St Theresa’s 435 – Egerton Arms 395 = 2 points to St Theresa’s.
St Theresa’s entertained the Egerton Arms and in the 1st half the “Saints” managed to get a 45 point lead over the Egerton Arms with them scoring 237 points to the Egerton Arms 192 points. In the 2nd half the “Saints” reduced their scoring by 39 points and the Egerton Arms increased their scoring by 11 points but this was not enough to overturn the “Saints” 1st half 45 point lead. The Final score was St Theresa’s with 435 points to the Egerton Arms 395 points. So St Theresa’s pick up 2 home League points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for St Theresa’s were;- P Siddall 72, M Churchill 64, P Allman 63 and both L Allman and A Thomas both with 59. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were:- J Parkins 70, J Fellows 67, F Williams 47 and S Done with 46.

Bridgewater Arms Vs Upton Legion “A”
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 447– Upton Legion “A”s 351 = 2 points to the Bridgewater Arms.
The Bridgewater Arms entertained the Upton Legion “A”s and in the 1st half the Bridgewater Arms managed to get a lead of 44 points, scoring 222 points to the Upton Legion “A”s 178 points. In the 2nd half the Bridgewater Arms slightly increased their scoring by 3 points, scoring another 225 points. The Upton Legion “A”s in the 2nd half decreased their scoring by 5 points, with them getting another 173 points. This gave us a final score of: - Bridgewater Arms with 447 points to the Upton Legion “A”s 351 points. And so the Bridgewater Arms gain 2 home League points. The Bridgwater played the full 8 players and the Upton Legion “A”s played 7 players. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - N Allen 71, J Maddock 61, A Marriott 59 and D Johnson with 57. Top Scorers for the Upton Legion “A”s were: - E Wicks 54, B McNally 50, P Williams 45 and G O’Connor with 43.

Upton Legion “B” Vs The Greyhound
Score: - Upton Legion “B” 491 – The Greyhound 494 = 3 points to the Greyhound.
The Upton Legion “B” s entertained the Greyhound and in the 1st half the Upton Legion “B”s took a 37 point lead over the Greyhound with the Upton Legion “B”s scoring 287 points to the Greyhounds 250 points. In the 2nd half the Upton Legion Union “B”s decreased their scoring getting just another 204 points. But the Greyhound in the 2nd half also decreased their scoring but this was only by 6 points with the Greyhound getting another 244 points. This gave us an exciting finish and a final score of: - The Upton Legion “B”s with 491 points to the Greyhound’s 494 points. So the Greyhound collect 3 valuable away League points. The Upton Legion “B”s played the full 8 players and the Greyhound played 7 players. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B”s were: - M Turner 81, B Tipton 75, R Evans 67 and I Ellis with 66. Top scorers for the Greyhound were: - T Harris 82, M White 76, S Aylott 61 and M Challinor with 58.

Results this week:-

3 points for The Greyhound
2 points for Bridgewater
2 points for St Theresa’s
2 points for St Werburgh’s
0 points for Bawn Lodge
0 points for Egerton Arms
0 points for Spital Vaults
0 points for Union Vaults
0 points for Upton Legion “A”
0 points for Upton Legion “B”

Chester & District Bagatelle League Table on the 15/03/23

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points

St Werburgh’s 11 10 0 1 24

Spital Vaults 11 9 0 2 21

Union Vaults 11 8 0 3 19

Upton Legion “B” 11 7 0 4 18

The Greyhound 13 6 0 7 15

Bawn Lodge 12 6 0 6 14

St Theresa’s 10 5 0 5 11

Egerton Arms 11 4 0 7 9

Bridgewater 15 4 0 11 8

Upton Legion “A” 13 0 0 13 0

3 points away win, 2 points home win, 2 points away draw, 1 point home draw.
 

11th March 2023
Bagatelle Round up of Matches played on 08/03/2023

St Werburgh’s Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - St Werburgh’s 591 – Egerton Arms 455 = 2 points to the St Werburgh’s.

St Werburgh’s entertained the Egerton Arms and in the 1st half St Werburgh’s managed to get a decent 73 point lead over the Egerton Arms with them scoring 319 points to the Egerton Arms 246 points. In the 2nd half both sides decreased their scoring. In the 2nd half the St Werburgh’s scored another 272 points and the Egerton Arms scored another 209 points. The final score was: - St Werburgh’s with 591 points to the Egerton Arms 455 points. And so St Werburgh’s pick up 2 home League points. St Werburgh’s played the full 8 players and the Egerton Arms played 7 players. Top scorers for St Werburgh’s were: - M Peacock 95, R Lamb 88, D Jones 87 and N Walker with 74. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - P Wallace 70, J Fellows 69, J Parkins 65 and F Williams with 62.

Bridgewater Arms Vs Spital Vaults
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 391– Spital Vaults 491 = 3 points to the Spital Vaults.

The Bridgewater Arms entertained the Spital Vaults and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults managed to get a lead of 34 points, scoring 238 points to the Bridgewater Arms 204 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults increased their scoring by 15 points, scoring another 253 points. The Bridgewater Arms in the 2nd half decreased their scoring by 17 points with them getting another 187 points. This gave us a final score of: - Bridgewater Arms with 391 points to the Spital Vaults 491points. And so the Spital Vaults gain 3 valuable away League points. Both Teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - P Ingram 63, J Maddock 57 and both S Johnson & A Marriott with 56. Top Scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - C Barlow 81, P McLaughlin 74, and both C Elliott & M Beddows with 68.

The Greyhound Vs Union Vaults
Score: - The Greyhound 258 – Union Vaults 378 = 3 points to the Union Vaults.

The Greyhound entertained the Union Vaults and in the 1st half the Union Vaults took a 42 point lead over the Greyhound with the Union Vaults scoring 175 points to the Greyhounds 133 points. In the 2nd half the Union Vaults increased their scoring by 28 points scoring another 203 points. But the Greyhound in the 2nd half decreased their scoring by 8 points getting another 125 points. This gave us a final score of: - The Greyhound with 258 points to the Union Vaults’s 378 points. So the Union Vaults get 3 valuable away League points. Both teams played the full 8 players. This game also had two green fields by the Greyhound but I cannot tell you if the singing of The Green Green Grass of home happened this week!! Top scorers for the Greyhound were: - M Smith 47, M Challinor 39, L White 37 and M White with 36. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - D Williams 78, M Coppock 61, M Dodd 50 and P “Fatty” Dutton with 49.

Bawn Lodge Vs Upton Legion “B”
Score: - Bawn Lodge 431 – Upton Legion “B” 432 = 3 points to the Upton Legion “B”.

The Bawn Lodge entertained Upton Legion “B”s and in the 1st half the Upton Legion “B”s managed to get a lead of 15 points with them scoring 211 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 196 points. In the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge responded with them scoring 235 points. But the Upton Legion “B”s in the 2nd half also increased their scoring by 10 points and they scored a further 221 points and this was just enough to give us just a ONE point difference in the team’s scores. The final score was: - The Bawn Lodge’s on 431 points to the Upton Legion “B”s with 432 points. This gave the Upton Legion “B”s 3 valuable away League points. The Bawn Lodge played the full 8 players and the Upton Legion “B”s played 7 players. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - A Pickett 69, S Safina 67, J Rae 65 and J McClurg with 55. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B”s were: - W Shaw 83, B Tipton 72 L Evans 52 and A Hughes with 49.

Results this week:-

3 points for Spital Vaults
3 points for Union Vaults
3 points for Upton Legion “B”
2 points for St Werburgh’s
0 points for Bawn Lodge
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for Egerton Arms
0 points for The Greyhound
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for Upton Legion “A”

2nd March 2023
Reports of the Semi Final West Cheshire Shield Games Played on 1/3/2023.

In the first of the two semi final games in the West Cheshire Shield the Bawn Lodge played the Egerton Arms at the St Werburgh’s Club.  In the 1st half the Bawn Lodge were put into “stick” first and they managed to get a very small lead over the Egerton Arms of just 5 points with them scoring 210 points to the Egerton Arms score of 205 points.

In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms turned on the gas and increased their scoring by a decent 71 points getting another 276 points in the 2nd half. The Bawn Lodge also increased their scoring in the 2nd half getting 30 points more than they did in the 1st half getting another 240 points.   But this was not enough to keep pace with the Egerton Arms who overturned the Bawn Lodge’s 1st half 5 point lead and the Egerton Arms took the lead in the 2nd half by 31 points.

The Final Score was: - Bawn Lodge with 450 points to the Egerton Arms‘s 481 points.   So the Egerton Arms are through to the Final of the West Cheshire Shield. Well played to the Egerton Arms.   Both Teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were A Pickett 73, N Davies 67, R Bawn 66 and L Pickett with 59.
Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: -, S Done 84, P McAleer 76, P Wallace 65 and T Hunter with 63.

In the second of the two semi final games in the West Cheshire Shield the Spital Vaults played the St Werburgh’s at the Bawn Lodge.   The Spital Vaults were put into “stick” first and they scored 185 points in the 1st half, but the St Werburgh’s Club managed to score 226 points, and took a 41 point lead in the 1st half.

In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults scoring suffered and they only managed to score a further 138 2nd half points. The St Werburgh’s Club in the 2nd half after 3 men scored another 145 points, and so the St Werburgh’s last man was not required to play as the St Werburgh’s Club had already won the match.

The final score was: - Spital Vaults with 323 points to the St Werburgh’s 372 points.  So St Werburgh’s are through to the Final of the West Cheshire Shield. Well played to the St Werburgh’s. Both teams would have played the full 8 players but St Werburgh’s were only required to play 7 of their 8 named players. Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - P McLaughlin 59, G Cartwright 50 and both J Gahan and C Barlow with 38.  Top scorers for St Werburgh’s were: R Lamb 60, M Peacock 58, S Murphy 57 and D Jones with 56.

So the Final of the West Cheshire Shield will be between the Egerton Arms and the St Werburgh’s Club and the game will be played at the Upton Legion on 22nd March 2023 at 8.30pm.

Shaun Murphy,
Secretary to the Chester & District Bagatelle League.

23rd February 2023
Bagatelle Round up of Matches played on 22/02/2023

Egerton Arms Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - Egerton Arms 423 (Not the 393 on the sheet) – St Werburgh’s 448 = 3 points to the St Werburgh’s.

The Egerton Arms entertained St Werburgh’s and in the 1st half St Werburgh’s managed to get a 29 point lead over the Egerton Arms with them scoring 206 points to the Egerton Arms 179 points. In the 2nd half both sides increased their scoring. The Egerton Arms increased their scoring in the 2nd half by 65 points getting another 244 points. St Werburgh’s increased their 2nd half scoring by 36 points with them scoring another 244 points. The final score was: - The Egerton Arm’s with 423 points (And not the 393 points declared on the sheet) and St Werburgh’s with 448 points. And so St Werburgh’s pick up 3 valuable away League points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - P McAleer with an excellent and applauded 99 points. I must comment that he could have got 103 points if he had played the hard 4 that was available to him, but he instead opted for what looked like was an easy 2 to try and get to 101 with his last ball. But alas, he missed it, and he ending on a total of 99, J Fellows 66 and both N Dean & J Parkins with 57. Top scorers for St Werburgh’s were: - R Lamb 70, M (J) Jones 68, M Peacock 64 and J Kenyon with 60.

Spital Vaults Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score: - Spital Vaults 459 – Bridgewater Arms 415 = 2 points to the Spital Vaults.

The Spital Vaults entertained the Bridgewater Arms and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults managed to get a decent
lead of 72 points, scoring 261 points to the Bridgewater Arms 189 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults decreased their scoring by 63 points, scoring another 198 points. The Bridgewater Arms in the 2nd half increased their scoring by 37 points with them getting another 226 points. This gave us a final score of: - The Spital Vaults with 459 points to the Bridgewater Arms 415 points. And so the Spital Vaults gain 2 home League points. The Spital Vaults played 7 player s and the Bridgewater Arms played the full 8 players. With 2 green fields in the match the “Green Green Grass of Home was apparently sung loudly twice as both sides had one! Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - P McLaughlin 77, G Cartwright 70, C Elliot 69 and S Churms 68. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - D Johnson 76, S Johnson 56, P Ingram 52 and N Allen with 51.

Union Vaults Vs The Greyhound
Score: - Union Vaults 304 – The Greyhound 278 (Not the 281 on the sheet) = 2 points to the Union Vaults.

The Union Vaults entertained the Greyhound and in the 1st half the Union Vaults took a small 6 point lead over the Greyhound with the Union Vaults scoring 145 points to the Greyhounds 139 points. In the 2nd half the Union Vaults increased their scoring by 14 points scoring 159 points. But in the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge scored exactly the same as they did in the 1st half with them scoring another 139 points. This gave us a final score of: - Union Vaults with 304 points to the Greyhound’s 278 points. (And not the 281 on the sheet) So the Union Vaults win and get 2 home League points. Both teams played the full 8 players. This game also had a green field from each side but no singing of Green Green Grass happened!! Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - D Williams 62, M Coppock 53, S Fowles 40 and P Dutton with 35. Top scorers for the Greyhound were: - S Aylott 53, A Howard 49, T Harris 48 and M White with 33.

Upton Legion “B” Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - Upton Legion “B” 511 (Not the 513 on the sheet) – Bawn Lodge 543 = 3 points to the Bawn Lodge.

The Upton Legion “B”s entertained the Bawn Lodge and in the 1st half the Upton Legion “B”s managed to get a lead of 41 points with them scoring 288 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 247 points. In the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge responded and stepped on the gas, with them scoring 296 2nd half points. But the Upton Legion “B”s 2nd half scoring slumped and they only managed to score a further 223 points and their 41 point 1st half lead was overturned by 32 points by the Bawn Lodge. The final score was: - The Upton Legion “B”s on 511 (And not the 513 declared on the sheet) to the Bawn Lodge’s 543 points. This gave the Bawn Lodge 3 valuable away League points. The Upton Legion “B”s played the full 8 players and the Bawn Lodge played 5 players. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B”s were: - B Tipton 86, J Lea 73, T Randles 72 and L Evans with 70. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - S Safina 89. N Davies 84, R Bawn 71 and B Brooks with 52.

Results this week:-
3 points for Bawn Lodge
3 points for St Werburgh’s
2 points for Spital Vaults
2 points for Union Vaults
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for Egerton Arms
0 points for The Greyhound
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for Upton Legion “A”
0 points for Upton Legion “B”

17th February 2023
Report of the West Cheshire Shield Quarter Finals played on 15/02/2023:-


Union Vaults Vs St Werburgh’s Club.

This Quarter Final Game was played at the Egerton Arms and the St Werburgh’s went into stick first. In the 1st half the St Werburgh’s took a decent 58 point lead over The Union Vaults with the St Werburgh’s scoring 211 points to the Union Vault’s 153 points. The St Weburgh’s increased their scoring by 11 points getting another 222 points in the 2nd half. The Union Vaults in the 2nd half also increased their scoring, they increased their scoring by 55 points, scoring another 208 points. But alas this was not enough to either overtake the St Werburgh’s scores in either the 1st or the 2nd half. The Final score was: - St Werburgh’s 433 points to the Union Vaults 361 points and so the St Werburgh’s won the match by 72 points and they are through to the Semi Final draw. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for St Werburgh’s were: - J Kenyon 79, M Peacock 77 J McNicolas 57 and C Lamb with 55. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - S Nuttall 64, Nipper 54, D Nuttall 49 and B Walton with 47.

Thanks to the Egerton Arms and the Staff for kindly hosting the event and also for providing some splendid oversized Hot Dogs with Onions for the teams at half time., This writer did enjoy his quite a bit!!

Bawn Lodge Vs Bridgewater Arms

This Quarter final game was played at the Union Vaults and the Bawn Lodge went into stick first. In the 1st half the Bawn Lodge took a very decent 83 point lead over the Bridgewater with the Bawn Lodge scoring 232 points to the Bridgewater Arms 149 points. In the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge decreased their scoring by 40 points scoring 192 points while the Bridgewater Arms increased their scoring by just 7 points, but this was not enough to overtake the Bawn Lodges scoring in either half’s played. The final score was: - Bawn Lodge 424 points to the Bridgewater Arms 305 points and so the Bawn Lodge won the match by 119 points and they are through to the Semi Final draw. The Bawn Lodge played 7 players and the Bridgewater Arms played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were:- J Pritchard 72, S Safina 63, N Davies 60 and T McClurg with 55. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - P Axworthy 53, P Ingram 46, P Chaloner 43 and J Maddrick with 40.

Thanks to the Union Vaults and the staff for kindly hosting this event.

Upton Legion “B” Vs Spital Vaults

This Quarter Final game was played at the Bridgewater Arms and the Upton Legion “B” went into stick first. In the 1st half the Spital Vaults took a good 37 point lead over the Upton Legion “B”s with them scoring 233 points to the Upton Legion “B”s 196 points. In the 2nd half the Upton Legion “B”s increased their scoring getting another 211 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults decreased their scoring by 44 points scoring another 189 points (Not the 188 points declared on the sheet) but this was not enough of a decrease to overturn the Spital Vaults 1st half lead. So the Upton Legion “B”s lost the game by 15 points. The final score was Upton Legion “B” 407 points to the Spital Vaults 422 points (And not the 421 points declared on the sheet) and so the Spital Vaults are through to the Semi Final Draw. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B”s were: - B Tipton 68, J Lea 66, R Evans 60 and both T Randles and C Jones both with 51. Top scorers for the Spital Vault were:- S Churms 77, P McLaughlin 66. G Cartwright 58 and C Elliot with 54.

Thanks are given to the Bridgwater Arms and its staff for kindly hosting this event.

The Teams in the Semi Final Draw are:-
St Werburgh’s
Bawn Lodge
Spital Vaults
Egerton Arms (Bye)

The draw will be made in the next few days and the Semi Finals will be played on the 1st March 2023.

10th February 2023

Bagatelle Round up of Matches played on 08/02/2023

Bridgewater Arms Vs St Theresa’s
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 369 – St Theresa’s 319 (Not the 323 on the sheet) = 2 points for Bridgewater Arms.

The Bridgewater Arms entertained St Theresa’s and in the 1st half St Theresa’s managed to get a lead of 22 points with them scoring 179 points to the Bridgewater Arms 157 points. In the 2nd half the Bridgewater responded and stepped up the pace, with them scoring 212 points. But St Theresa’s only managed to score a further 140 points and their 22 point 1st half lead was overturned by 46 points in favour of the Bridgewater Arms. The final score was: - The Bridgewater Arms with 369 points to St Theresa’s 319 points. (Not the 323 points declared on the sheet) This gave the Bridgewater Arms 2 home League points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - P Imgram 74, both D Johnson and J Maddrick on 54 and P Axworthy with 45. Top scorers for the St Theresa’s were: - S Ward 62, F Chard 46, M Jones 41 and both R Waters and B George with 40.

Upton Legion“A” Vs Spital Vaults
Score: - Upton Legion “A” 411 – Spital Vaults 455 = 3 points for the Spital Vaults.

The Upton Legion “A”s entertained the Spital Vaults and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults managed to get a small lead of 14 points, scoring 244 points to the Upton Legion “A”s 230 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults decreased their scoring by 33 points, scoring another 211 points. The Upton Legion “A”s in the 2nd half decreased their scoring by 49 points with them getting another 181 points. This gave us a final score of: - The Upton Legion “A”s on 411 points to the Spital Vaults with 455 points. And so the Spital Vaults gain 3 valuable away League points. The Upton Legion “A”s played the full 8 players and the Spital Vaults played 7 players. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “A”s were: - E Wicks 65, G O’Connor 63 and both with C Moore and B McNally getting 59. Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - P McLaughlin 80, A Joinson 72, C Elliot 50 and both M Beddows and J Gahan with 47.

Egerton Arms Vs The Greyhound
Score: - Egerton Arms 382 – The Greyhound 313 (Not the 273 on the sheet) = 2 points to the Egerton Arms.

The Egerton Arms entertained the Greyhound and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms managed to get a decent 50 point lead over the Greyhound with them scoring 205 points to the Greyhound’s 155 points. In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms decreased their scoring by 28 points more than they did in the 1st half with them scoring another 177 points. The Greyhound however increased their scoring in the 2nd half, with them getting 3 more point than in the 1st half with a score of 158 points. The final score was: - The Egerton Arm’s with 382 points and the Greyhound on 313 points. (And not the 273 points declared on the sheet) And so the Egerton Arms picked up 2 home League points. The Egerton played the full 8 players and the Greyhound played 7 players. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - S Done 73, T Hunter 57, N Dean 56 and J Fellows with 55. Top scorers for the Greyhound were: - M Smith 58, M Challinor 53, M White 44 amd T Harris with 39.

Bawn Lodge Vs Union Vaults
Score: - Bawn Lodge 387 – Union Vaults 400 = 3 points to the Union Vaults.

The Bawn Lodge entertained the Union Vaults and in the 1st half the Union Vaults took a 15 point lead over the Bawn Lodge with the Union Vaults scoring 225 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 210 points. In the 2nd half the Union Vaults decreased their scoring by 50 points scoring 175 points. But in the the Bawn Lodge also decreased their scoring in the 2nd half by 33 points, with them scoring a further 177 points. This gave us a final score of: - Bawn Lodge’s with 387 points to the Union Vaults’s 400 points. And so the Union Vaults get 3 valuable away League points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - T McClurg 58, J Law 55 and A Pickett both on 55 and J McClurg with 53. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - P Dutton 75, D Nuttall 70, D Williams 60 and S Nuttall with 48

Results this week:-

3 points for Spital Vaults
3 points for Union Vaults
2 points for Bridgewater
2 points for Egerton Arms
0 points for Bawn Lodge
0 points for The Greyhound
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for St Werburgh’s
0 points for Upton Legion “A”
0 points for Upton Legion “B”

2nd February 2023
Bagatelle Round up of Matches played on 01/02/2023

St Theresa’s Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score: - St Theresa’s 444 – Bridgewater Arms 319 = 2 points for St Theresa’s.

St Theresa’s entertained the Bridgewater Arms and in the 1st half St Theresa’s managed to get a decent lead of 80 points with them scoring 247 points to the Bridgewater Arms 167 points. At half time the Saints provided the players with an excellent Cottage Pie, it was really good. In the 2nd half St Theresa’s scored a further 197 points and the Bridgewater Arms scored a further 152 points. The final score was:- St Theresa’s with 444 points to the Bridgewater Arms 319 points. This gave the St Theresa’s 2 home League points. Both teams played the full 8 players.. Top scorers for the St Theresa’s were: - M Jones 75, P Siddall 64, P Allman 60 and both R Waters & S Ward with 56. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - S Johnson 56, A Marriott 55 and both P Challoner & D Johnson with 44.

Spital Vaults Vs Upton Legion “A”
Score: - Spital Vaults 465 – Upton Legion “A” 408 = 2 points for the Spital Vaults.

The Spital Vaults entertained the Upton Legion “A”s and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults managed to get a good lead of 60 points, scoring 247 points to the Upton Legion “A “s 187 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults decreased their scoring by 29 points, scoring another 218 points. But in the 2nd half the Upton Legion “A”s increased their scoring getting another 221 points, but this was not enough to overturn the Spital Vaults’s 60 point 1st half lead. So this gave us a final score of: - the Spital Vaults with 465 points to the Upton Legion “A”s 408 points. And so the Spital Vaults gain 2 home League points. The Spital Vaults played the full 8 players and the Upton Legion “A”s played 7 players. Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - S Churms 77, P McLaughlin 76, M Beddows 69 and G Cartwright with 62. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “A”s were: - G O’Connor 73, B McNally 55, L Stallwood 51 and both C Moore & P Williams with 47.

The Greyhound Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - The Greyhound 278– Egerton Arms 387 = 3 points to the Egerton Arms.

The Greyhound entertained the Egerton Arms and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms managed to get a small 4 point lead over the Greyhound with them scoring 167 points to the Greyhound’s 163 points. In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms increased their scoring by 53 points more than they did in the 1st half with them scoring another 220 points. The Greyhound however suffered badly in the 2nd half, with them decreasing their scoring by 48 points and only getting another 115 points. The final score was: - The Greyhound with 278 points to the Egerton Arm’s 387 points. And so the Egerton Arms picked up 3 valuable away League points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Greyhound were: - M Smith 66, T Harris 64, Y Kouame 48 and M Challinor with 34. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were :- J Parkin 69, F Williams 67, J Valentine & S Done both on 60 and J Fellows with 38.

Union Vaults Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - Union Vaults 421 – Bawn Lodge 357 = 2 points to the Union Vaults.

The Union Vaults entertained the Bawn Lodge and in the 1st half the Bawn Lodge took a small 7 point lead over the Union Vaults with the Bawn Lodge scoring 207 points to the Union Vaults 200 points. In the 2nd half the Union Vaults increased their scoring by 2I points scoring 221 points. But in the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge suffered badly decreasing their scoring by 57 points and they got a further 150 points. The final score was: - Union Vaults with 421 points (And not the 441 points declared on the score sheet) to the Bawn Lodge’s 357 points. And so the Union Vaults get 2 home League points. Both teams played the full 8 players Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - M Coppack 86, D Williams 70, P Anstey 57 and S Nuttall with 50. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - J Law & S Safina both on 65, N. Davies 56, B Brooks 48 and J Rae with 42.

Results this week:-

3 points for Egerton Arms
2 points for Spital Vaults
2 points for St Theresa’s
2 points for Union Vaults
0 points for Bawn Lodge
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for The Greyhound
0 points for St Werburgh’s
0 points for Upton Legion “A”
0 points for Upton Legion “B”


Chester & District Bagatelle League Table on the 01/02/23

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points

St Werburgh’s 8 7 0 1 17

Upton Legion “B” 8 6 0 2 15

Spital Vaults 8 6 0 2 13

The Greyhound 9 5 0 4 12

Bawn Lodge 9 5 0 4 11

Union Vaults 7 5 0 2 11

St Theresa’s 8 4 0 4 9

Egerton Arms 7 3 0 4 7

Bridgewater 11 2 0 9 4

Upton Legion “A” 11 0 0 11 0

3 points away win, 2 points home win, 2 points away draw, 1 point home draw.

25th January 2023
Northgate Cup Final
At the request of Ted, Upton Legion B beat Bawn Lodge 435-364 at the Egerton this evening.  Fuller report will follow.
Northgate Cup Final Report 25/01/2023.
The Upton Legion “B”s played the Bawn Lodge in the final of the Northgate Cup at the Egerton Arms.  Practice on the night of finals was allowed, but practice ceased 15 minutes before the start of the match at 8.30pm (as per Rule 54).

The Upton Legion “B”s were put in to “stick” first. The 1st half was a quite exciting and very close, with the Upton Legion “B”s taking a small lead of just 8 points over the Bawn Lodge with the Upton Legion “B”s scoring 251 points to the Bawn Lodge’s score of 243 points.

We were all expecting a very tense 2nd half during the ½ time break.

However, in the 2nd half both teams managed somehow to reduce their scoring rates quite dramatically. The Bawn Lodge suffered more than the Upton Legion “B”s did in their reduction in the scoring in the 2nd half. The Upton Legion “B”s only scored a further 184 points in the 2nd half and the Bawn Lodge only managed to score a further 121 points in the 2nd half.

This gave us a final score of:- Upton Legion “B” on 435 points with the Bawn Lodge getting 364 points. So the Upton Legion “B”s won the match by a decent 71 points.
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Well played to both teams and congratulations to the Upton Legion “B”s on winning the 2023 Northgate Cup.  Thanks also to the Egerton Arms and its Staff for hosting this event.

21st January 2023
Bagatelle round-up of matches played on 18/01/2023

St. Werburgh’s vs Bridgewater Arms
Score: St Werburgh’s 543 – Bridgewater Arms 392 - 2 points awarded to St. Werburgh’s

St. Werburgh’s entertained the Bridgwater and at half time St. Werburgh’s held a commanding lead, HT scores 282-178. The second half saw St. Werburgh’s score a further 261 to the Bridgewater’s 214. FT scores 543-392. Top Scorers for St. Werburgh’s were M Peacock (89), N Walker (82), J Kenyon (76), and R Lamb (72). Top scorers for the Bridgewater were J Maddrick (67), P Challoner (62), P Axworthy (58), and P Ingram (52). Both teams had 8 players.

Upton Legion A vs St. Theresa’s
Score: Upton Legion A 449 – St. Theresa’s 484 – 3 points awarded to St. Theresa’s

Upton Legion A entertained St. Theresa’s and after the first half the Legion led by 22 point, HT scores 270-248. St Theresa’s turned it around in the second half to record a winning margin of 35 points, FT scores 449-484. Top scorers for Upton Legion A were B Mesham (75), B McNally (71), and G O’Connor and E Wicks (both 62). Top scorers for St Theresa’s were A Thomas (70), R Waters (68), and M Jones and B George (both 62). Both teams had 8 players

Bawn Lodge vs Egerton Arms
Score: Bawn Lodge 375 – Egerton Arms 332 – 2 points awarded to Bawn Lodge

Bawn Lodge hosted the Egerton and held a slender 16 point lead at the break, HT scores 169-153. Bawn Lodge improved in the second half and extended their lead to 43 points, FT scores 375-332. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were R Bawn (75), A Pickett (64), N Davies (49), and J Pritchard (47). Top Scorers for the Egerton were N Dean (74). S Done (55), J Parkins (46), and P McAleer (41). Both teams had 8 players.

Union Vaults vs Upton Legion B
Score: Union Vaults 432 – Upton Legion B 426 – 2 points awarded to the Union Vaults

The Union Vaults entertained the Upton Legion B, and the Vaults trailed by 32 at the break, HT scores 187-219. A strong showing from the Vaults 5th and 6th men after the break helped them turn the scoring around and claim the win by just 6 points, FT scores 432-426. Top scorers for the Union were D Nuttall (85) M Coppock (77), D Williams (56), and T Murphy (54). Top scorers for the Legion B were T Randles (68), I Ellis (67), W Shaw (56), and J Lea and R Evans (both 53). Both teams had 8 players.

14th January 2023
West Cheshire Shield Quarter-Finals Draw

Games to be played on Wednesday 15th February 2023

Union Vaults v St. Werburgh's Club   at the Egerton
Bawn Lodge v Bridgewater                at the Union Vaults
Upton Legion B v Spital Vaults           at the Bridgewater
Egerton Arms - BYE

Bagatelle round-up of matches played on 11/01/2023
Northgate Cup – Semi Finals

Bawn Lodge v Spital Vaults – played at Upton Legion
Score: Bawn Lodge 524 – Spital Vaults 488

The Bawn Lodge played the Spital at the Upton Legion and after a close first half the Bawn Lodge led by 15, HT scores 275-260. The Bawn further extended their lead in the second half, FT scores 524-488. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were A Pickett (85), J Pritchard (81), S Safina (76), and N Davies (73). Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were A Joinson (84 second visit, 79 first visit), P McLaughlin (77), and G Cartwright (69)

Egerton Arms v Upton Legion B – played at Bridgewater Arms
Score: Egerton Arms 413 – Upton Legion B 434

The Egerton played the Upton Legion B at the Bridgwater. HT scores 206-217. The second half saw almost identical scores for both sides, 207-217, which meant the Upton Legion B just edged the total scoring, FT scores 413-434. Top scorers for the Egerton were J Fellows (74), T Hunter (58), S Done (57), and P Wallace (54). Top scorers for the Upton Legion B were T Randles (89), A Hughes (66), C Jones (58), and I Ellis (57)

Bawn Lodge will now play the Upton Legion B in the Northgate Cup Final – to be played at the Egerton Arms on 25/01/2023

8th January 2023
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 04/1/202
Bridgewater Arms Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 309– St Werburgh’s 409 = 3 points for St Werburgh’s.

The Bridgewater Arms entertained the St Werburgh’s and in the 1st half the St Werburgh’s managed to just creep ahead of the Bridgewater Arms by just 6 points, scoring 170 points to the Bridgewater Arms 164 points. In the 2nd half the St Werburgh’s increased their scoring by 69 points, scoring another 239 points. But in the 2nd half the Bridgewater Arms decreased their scoring only getting another 145 points. So this gave us a final score of: - Bridgwater Arms 309 points to the St Werburgh’s 409 points. And so St Werburgh’s gain 3 valuable away League points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - S Johnson 59, P Atworthy 55, N Allen 50 and P Ingram with 45. Top scorers for the Werburgh’s were: - J B Clarke 88, N Walker 70, J McNicolas 57 and M (J) Jones with 84.

St Theresa’s Vs Upton Legion “A”
Score: - St Theresa’s 363 – Upton Legion “A” 324 = 2 points for St Theresa’s.

St Theresa’s entertained the Upton Legion “A” team and in the 1st half St Theresa’s managed to get a small lead of just 4 points with them scoring 184 points to the Upton Legion “A”s 180 points. In the 2nd half St Theresa’s scored a further 179 points and the Upton Legion “A”s scored a further 144 points. This gave us a final score of St Theresa’s on 363 points to the Upton Legion “A”s 324 points. This gave the St Theresa’s 2 home League points. St Theresa’s played the full 8 players and the Upton Legion “A”s played 7 players. Top scorers for the St Theresa’s were: - M Churchill 71, P Siddall 65, A Thomas 53 and P Allman with 47. Top scorers for Upton Legion “A” were:- C Moore 58, G O’Connor 47, P Williams 40 and B McNally with 36.

Egerton Arms Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - Egerton Arms 513 – Bawn Lodge 402 = 2 points to the Egerton Arms.

The Egerton Arms entertained the Bawn Lodge and in the 1st half the Bawn Lodge managed to get a small 6 point lead over the Egerton Arms, with the Bawn Lodge scoring 230 points to the Egerton Arms’s 224 points. In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms increased their scoring getting 65 points more than they did in the 1st half with them scoring another 289 points. The Bawn Lodge however decreased their scoring in the 2nd half by 58 points with them getting another 172 points. The final score was: - Egerton Arms 513 points (Not the 514 points declared on the sheet) to the Bawn Lodge’s 402 points. And so the Egerton Arms picked up 2 home points. The Egerton Arms played 7 players and the Bawn Lodge played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - J Parkins 77, J Fellows 71, S Done 68 and P McAleer with 59. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - J Pritchard 72, S Safina 71, N Davies 64 and T McClurg with 54.

Upton Legion “B” Vs Union Vaults
Score: - Upton Legion “B” 503 – Union Vaults 543 = 3 points to the Union Vaults.

The Upton Legion “B” entertained the Union Vaults and in the 1st half the Union Vaults took a 22 point lead over the Upton Legion “B” with the Union Vaults scoring 272 points to the Upton Legion “B”s 252 points. In the 2nd half the Upton Legion “B”s decreased their scoring by I point scoring 251 points but in the 2nd half the Union Vaults also decreased their scoring by 5 points getting a further 269 points. The final score was: - Upton Legion “B”s with 503 points to the Union Vaults 543 points. And so the Union Vaults get 3 valuable away League points. The Upton Legion “B”s played 8 players and the Union Vaults played 7 players. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B”s were: - L Evans 70, B Tipton and I Ellis both on 69 and R Evans with 68. Top scorers for the Union Vaults: - D Nuttall 90, M Coppock 73, D Williams 69 and P Austey with 68.

Results this week:-

3 points for St Werburgh’s
3 points for Union Vaults
2 points for Egerton Arms
2 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for Bawn Lodge
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for The Greyhound
0 points for Spital Vaults
0 points for Upton Legion “A”
0 points for Upton Legion “B”


Chester & District Bagatelle League Table on the 04/1/23

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
St Werburgh’s 7 6 0 1 15
Upton Legion “B” 7 6 0 1 15
The Greyhound 9 5 0 4 12
Spital Vaults 8 5 0 3 11
Bawn Lodge 7 4 0 3 9
Union Vaults 5 3 0 2 7
Egerton Arms 5 2 0 3 4
St Theresa’s 6 2 0 4 4
Bridgewater 9 2 0 7 4
Upton Legion “A” 9 0 0 9 0

3 points away win, 2 points home win, 2 points away draw, 1 point home draw.

26th December 2022

Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 21/12/2022


St Werburgh’s Vs Upton Legion “A”
Score: - St Werburgh’s 595 – Upton Legion “A” 416 = 2 points for St Werburgh’s

The St Werburgh’s Club” entertained the Upton Legion “A and in the 1st half the St Werburgh’s managed to score a decent 277 points, averaging just over 69 points per man. The Upton Legion “A” team managed to score 200 points in the 1st half. In the 2nd half the Upton Legion “A” managed to increase their scoring by 16 points, scoring another 216 points. But in the 2nd half the St Werburgh’s also stepped up their scoring and got another 318 points, averaging 79.5 points per man. So this gave us a final score of: - St Werburgh’s 595 points to the Upton Legion “A”’s 416 points. And so St Werburgh’s get a 2 point home win. The St Werburgh’s played 8 players and the Upton Legion “A” played 6 players. Top scorers for the Werburgh’s were: - J B Clarke 86, M (J) Jones 84, J Kenyon 80 and R Lamb with 78. The top scores for the Upton Legion “A” were: - G O’Connor 65, M Mainwaring 57, L Stallwood 54 and P Williams, with 48.

St Theresa’s Vs Spital Vaults
The game was postponed due to team illness at the request of the Spital Vaults.

Greyhound Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score: - The Greyhound 369 – Bridgewater Arms 331 = 2 points to the Greyhound.

The Greyhound entertained Bridgewater Arms the and in the 1st half the Greyhound managed again in a semi repeat of the game between the two teams on December 7th to get an impressive 52 point lead over the Bridgewater Arms, with the Greyhound scoring 181 points to the Bridgewater’s 129 points. In the 2nd half the Bridgewater Arms increased their scoring getting 73 points more than they did in the 1st half with them scoring another 202 points. The Greyhound also increased their scoring in the 2nd half by just 7 points with them getting another 188 points. The final score was: - Greyhounds 369 points to the Bridgewater Arms 331 points. And so the Greyhound picked up 2 home points. Both teams played 7 players. Top scorers for the Greyhound were: - M White 63, A Howard 50 and both M Smith and S Aylott getting 46. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - J Maddrick 59, N Allen 57, P Challoner 54 and S Johnson with 52.

Upton Legion “B” Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - Upton Legion “B” 488– Egerton Arms 474 = 2 points to the Upton Legion “B”.

The Upton Legion “B” entertained Egerton Arms the and in the 1st half the Upton Legion “B”s took a 53 point lead scoring 255 points to the Egerton Arms 1st half score of 202 points. As they did on the 7th December, the Egerton Arms in the 2nd half increased their scoring, this time getting another 272 points, 70 points more than their 1st half score. As happened on the 7th December, this week in the 2nd half the Upton Legion “B”s again this week decreased their scoring but this time it was by 22 points with them getting another 233 points. However this decrease was not enough to overturn the Upton Legion “B”s 1st half lead of 53 points. The final score was: - Upton Legion “B”s with 488 points to the Egerton Arm’s 474 points. And so the Upton Legion “B”s get 2 home league points. The Upton Legion “B”s played 8 players. The Egerton Arms played 7 players. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B”s were: - L Evans 80, M Turner 78. R Evans 76 and W Shaw with 61.Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - S Done 77, J Fellows 69, P McAleer 67 and J Parkin with 64.
Results this week:-

2 points for The Greyhound
2 points for St Werburgh’s
2 points for Upton Legion “B”
0 points for Spital Vaults
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for Egerton Arms
0 points for Bawn Lodge
0 points for Union Vaults
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for Upton Legion “A”

15th December 2022
Northgate Cup Semi-Finals Draw

To be played on Wednesday, 11th January 2023

Bawn Lodge v Spital Vaults           at Upton Legion
Egerton Arms v Upton Legion 'B'   at the Bridgewater Arms

Northgate Cup Report of the two Preliminary Round Games Played on 14/12/2022
In the first of the two preliminary round games in the Northgate Cup the Egerton Arms played the Bridgewater Arms at the St Werburgh’s Club.

In the 1st half the Egerton Arms set the pace scoring an average of 63 points per player for their 1st 4 players played and this gave the Egerton Arms a decent 1st half score of 252 points. The Bridgewater Arms however only managed to average 55 points per player for their 1st 4 players played and this gave the Bridgewater Arms a 1st half score of 220 points, leaving them 32 points behind the Egerton Arms at the end of the 1st half.

In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms reduced their scoring by just 1 point and they scored 251 points in the 2nd half. The Bridgewater Arms also reduced their scoring in the 2nd half, scoring 210 points. This was 41 points less than the Egerton Arms scored and so the Bridgewater Arms lost to the Egerton Arms by 73 points.  The final score was: - Egerton Arms with 503 points to the Bridgewater Arms 430 points.  So the Egerton Arms are through to the Semi Finals of the Northgate Cup. Well played to the Egerton Arms.

The Egerton Arms played 7 players and the Bridgewater played 6 players. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - P Wallace 93, S Done 73, J Parkins 70 and F Williams with 58. Top Scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were:- P Ingram 72, A Maddrick 59, J Maddrick 53 and both N Allen and P Chaloner with 51.

In the second of the two preliminary round games in the Northgate Cup the Upton Legion “B”s played the St Werburgh’s at the Spital Vaults.

St Werburgh’s were put into “stick” first and they scored 223 points, this was just less than 56 points per player played. The Upton Legion “B” however “took off” in their scoring in the 1st half and they managed to score a average of 75 points per player for their 1st 4 players played and this gave the Upton Legion “B”s a 1st half score of 300 points, this put the Upton Legion “B”s with a decent 1st half lead of 77 points over the St Weburgh’s team.

In the 2nd half the St Werburghs team responded, scoring 273 points to the Upton Legion “B”s 2nd half score of 228 points. But this 45 point “catch up”by St Werburgh’s in the 2nd half was not enough to overturn the Upton Legion “B”s 1st half lead of 77 points So the Upton Legion “B”s won the match by 32 points over the St Werburgh’s team.   The final score was: - St Werburgh’s with 496 points to the Upton Legion “B”s 528 points. (Not the 526 point declared on the score sheet).
So the Upton Legion “B” team are through to the Semi Finals of the Northgate Cup. Well played to the Upton Legion “B”s.

The St Werburgh’s and the Upton Legion “B”s both played the full 8 players. Top scorers for St Werburgh’s were: - J B Clarke 81, Jake McNicolas 72, R Lamb 65 and N Walker with 63. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B” were: - L Evans 90, M Turner 80, I Ellis 69 and both T Randles and C Jones with 61. I must mention that L Evans’s 90 points was very very impressive. (With him on his 2nd stick scoring an excellent 53 points.)

So we now have the final four teams to play in the Northgate Cup Semi Finals, and they are:-

Spital Vaults
Bawn Lodge
Egerton Arms
Upton Legion “B”

The draw for the Semi Finals and their locations will be done on 15th December 2022 at the Olde Cottage at around 8pm.

Details of the draw will be released after the draw on social media and on our Bagatelle website on Friday.

Shaun Murphy.
Secretary.

10th December 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 07/12/2022

Upton Legion “A” Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - 408 – St Werburgh’s 534 = 3 points for St Werburgh’s

The Upton Legion “A” entertained the St Werburgh’s Club. In the 1st half the Upton Legion “A” s managed to score a decent 204 points. The St Werburgh’s however took a small 1st half lead of 31 points getting 235 points. In the 2nd half the Upton Legion “A” again scored another 204 points. (Not the 214 declared on the sheet) The St Werburgh’s stepped up their scoring and got another 299 points in the 2nd half. So this gave us a final score of 408 points (Not the 418 declared on the sheet) for the Upton Legion “A” to the St Weburgh’s 534 point. And so St Werburgh’s get a 3 point valuable away win. The Upton Legion ”A” played the full 8 players and the St Werburgh’s played 7 players. The top scores for the Upton Legion “A” were: - B Mesham 62, L Stallwood 59 and both E Wicks and C Moore with 57. Top scorers for the Werburgh’s were: - M (J) Jones 82, N Walker 78, R Lamb, 75 and J Kenyon with 66.

Spital Vaults Vs St Theresa’s
Score: - Spital Vaults 495 – St Theresa’s 418 = 2 points for the Spital Vaults.

The Spital Vaults entertained the St Theresa’s and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults took a lead of 37 points scoring 240 points to the St Theresa’s 203 points. In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults increased their scoring by 15 points, getting a further 255 points. But the St Theresa’s in the 2nd half also increased their scoring by 12 points getting 215 points. This gave the Spital Vaults a home win of 77 points over St Theresa’s. The final score ended at: - The Spital Vaults on 495 points to the St Theresa’s 418 points. The Spital Vaults played the full 8 players and the St Theresa’s played 7 players. Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - S Churms 78, P McLaughlin 75, A Joinson 72 and A Breaky with 71. Top scores for the St Theresa’s were: - P Siddall 71, M Churchill 63, R Waters 59, and P Allman with 51.

Bridgewater Arms Vs Greyhound
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 346 – The Greyhound 399 = 3 points to the Greyhound.

The Bridgewater Arms entertained the Greyhound and in the 1st half the Greyhound managed to get an impressive 52 point lead over the Bridgewater Arms, with the Greyhound scoring 212 points to the Bridgewater’s 160 points. In the 2nd half the Bridgewater Arms increased their scoring by 26 points more than they did in the 1st half with them scoring another 186 points. The Greyhound decreased their scoring in the 2nd half by 25 points, them getting another 187 points, but this was 1 point more than the Bridgewater got in the 2nd half and this one point gave the Greyhound a final lead of 53 points over the Bridgewater Arms. The final score was: - Bridgewater Arms with 346 points to the Greyhounds 399 points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - S Johnson 62, D Johnson 59, N Allen 56 and P Chaloner with 54. Top scorers for the Greyhound were: - S Chaloner 68, T Harris 59, D Warren 57 and M Smith with 55.

Egerton Arms Vs Upton Legion “B”
Score: - Egerton Arms 461 – Upton Legion “B” 467 = 3 points to the Upton Legion “B”.

The Egerton Arms entertained the Upton Legion “B” and in the 1st half the Upton Legion “B” took a 34 point lead scoring 240 points to the Egerton Arms 1st half score of 206 points. (Not the 210 points stated on the sheet) In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms increased their scoring getting another 255 points, 49 points more than their 1st half score. In the 2nd half the Upton Legion “B” decreased their scoring by 13 points getting another 227 points. However this decrease was was not enough to overturn the Upton Legion’s 1st half lead of 34 points. The final score was: - Egerton Arm’s with 461 points to the Upton Legion “A”s 467 points. The Egerton Arms played 7 players and the Upton Legion “A” played 8 players. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - P McAleer 85, S Done 68, J Parkins 68 and J Fellows with 65. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B” were: - T Randles 74, I Ellis and B Tipton both on 65 and R Evans with 64.

Results this week:-

3 points for The Greyhound
3points for St Werburgh’s
3 points for Upton Legion “B”
2 points for Spital Vaults
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for Egerton Arms
0 points for Bawn Lodge
0 points for Union Vaults
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for Upton Legion “A”

7th December 2022

Northgate Cup Preliminary Round

Drawn at the Committee Meeting on 5th December...

Egerton Arms v Bridgewater Arms at St Werburgh’s Club.

Upton “B” v St Werburgh’s at the Spital Vaults.

3rd December 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 30/11/2022


St Werburgh’s Vs Spital Vaults
Score: - St Werburgh’s 565 - Spital Vaults 562 = 2 points for St Werburgh’s

The St Werburgh’s Club entertained the Spital Vaults, and as they did last week at home, the Spital Vaults stormed off in the 1st half. They managed a even better 301 points than their last weeks score of 279 points. The St Werburgh’s only managed to get 246 points in their 1st half “sticking. So at half time the St Werburgh’s were 55 points behind, and not the larger 70 points that they were last week! In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults first 3 men scored another 195 points but the St Werburgh’s 2nd half 1st 3 men increased their scoring, them getting 229 points. This put them within 21 points of the Spital Vaults score. The score at this point stood at:- St Werburgh’s on 475 points and the Spital Vaults on 496 points. So it was down to the two last men from either side to decide the fate of the match. The St Werburgh’s last man stepped up and got a very impressive 90 points, giving them a final total of 565 points. With the Spital Vaults on 496 points after 7 men, the Spital Vaults last man now needed 70 points to win the match, or 69 points to draw it. Alas, despite a valiant effort, the Spital’s last man only managed to score 66 points, and this gave the St Werburgh’s a very small win over the Spital Vaults by just 3 points. The final score was:- St Werburgh’s with 565 points to the Spital Vaults 562 points. The Werburgh’s Monkey only got a very light spanking on this Wednesday night!! St Werburgh’s played the full 8 players. The Spital Vaults played 7 players. Top scorers for the Werburgh’s were: - J B Clarke 90, R Lamb 79, M Peacock 78 and both D Jones and J Kenyon with 75. The top scores for Spital Vaults were: - P McLaughlin 88, S Churms 76, C Elliott 74 and J Gahan with 73.

Upton Legion “A” Vs The Greyhound
Score: - Upton Legion “A” 378 – The Greyhound 406 = 3 points for The Greyhound.

The Upton Legion “A” entertained the Greyhound and in the 1st half the Upton Legion “A” took a small lead of 9 points scoring 197 points to the Greyhound’s 188 points. In the 2nd half the Greyhound increased their scoring by 30 points, getting a further 218 points. But the Upton Legion “A”s in the 2nd half decreased their scoring by 16 points getting 181 points. This gave the Greyhound a very valuable away win of 28 points over the Upton Legion “A”. The final score ended at: - The Upton Legion “A”s on 378 points to the Greyhound’s 406 points. Both teams played the played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “A”s were: - C Moore 72, G O’Connor 67, P Williams 65, and E Wicks with 57. Top scores for the Greyhound were: - M White 84, both Y Kouame 57 and T Harris on 57 and D Penn with 51.

Bridgewater Arms Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 401 – Bawn Lodge 363 = 2 points for Bridgewater Arms

The Bridgewater Arms entertained the Bawn Lodge and both teams in the 1st half managed to get the exactly same score of 173 points. In the 2nd half the Bridgewater Arms increased their scoring and they scored 55 points more than they did in the 1st half with them scoring another 228 points. The Bawn Lodge also increased their scoring in the 2nd half by 17 pints more, them getting another 190 points. This however was not enough to overturn the 38 point lead that the Bridgewater Arms secured in the 2nd half. The final score was: - Bridgewater Arms with 401 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 363 points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - P Chaloner 67, T Chaloner 66, P Axworthy 60 and P Ingram with 58. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were - A Picket 70, N Davies 60, J McClurg 57 and both L Pickett and S Safina with 48.


Egerton Arms Vs Union Vaults
Score: - Egerton Arms 516 – Union Vaults 356 = 2 points to the Egerton Arms.

The Egerton Arms entertained the Union Vaults and in the 1st half the Egerton Arms the took a 85 point lead scoring 233 points to the Union Vaults 1st half score of 148 points. In the 2nd half the Egerton Arms increased their scoring getting another 283 points, 50 points more than their 1st half score. The Union Vaults also increased their scoring by getting another 208 points; this was 60 points more than their 1st half score. But this was not enough to overturn the overall lead of 160 points that the Egerton Arms achieved playing through both half’s. The final score was: - Egerton Arm’s with 516 points to the Union Vaults 356 points. The Egerton Arms played 7 players and the Union Vaults also played 7 players. Top scorers for the Egerton Arms were: - J Fellows 85, S Done 81, P McAleer 70 and J Parkins with 57. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - S Nuttall 71, P Dutton 60, P Anstey 49 and D Williams with 44.

Results this week:-

3 points for The Greyhound
2 points for Bridgewater
2 points for Egerton Arms
2 points for St Werburgh’s
0 points for Bawn Lodge
0 points for Spital Vaults
0 points for Union Vaults
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for Upton Legion “A”
0 points for Upton Legion “B”

29th November 2022
Committee Meeting 5th December 2022

The next committee meeting will be held on 5th December 2022 at St. Werburgh's Club at 8pm.  The main purpose of the meeting is to do the draws for competitions.  Entry forms for competitions will be collected over the next few days, please have them completed and ready for Shaun, thank you!

26th November 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 23/11/2022

Spital Vaults Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - Spital Vaults 527 - St Werburgh’s 432 = 2 points for Spital Vaults
The Spital Vaults entertained the St Werburgh’s Club and the Spital Vaults stormed off in the 1st half with them scoring an impressive 279 points, on a table with what can only be described as having an “interesting” roll, with 3 of their 1st half players getting 72 points each. The St Werburgh’s failed to respond and they only managed to get 209 points in their 1st half “sticking. So at half time the St Werburgh’s were 70 points behind.  In the 2nd half the Spital Vaults scored another 248 points to St Werburgh’s 223 points. So the Spital Vaults won the match by a convincing 95 points. The final score ended at: - Spital Vaults with 527 points to St Werburgh’s 432 points. (Not the 422 points declared on the score sheet.)  Both teams played the full 8 players. The top scores for Spital Vaults were: - C Elliott 73 and R Clarke, J Gahan and G Cartwright all with 72.   Top scorers for the Werburgh’s were: - M (J) Jones 70, N Walker 62, S Murphy 61 and both M Peacock and J Kenyon with 59.

The Greyhound Vs Upton Legion “A”
Score: - The Greyhound 358 – Upton Legion “A” 307 = 2 points for The Greyhound.

 
The Greyhound entertained the Upton Legion “A” and in the 1st half the Greyhound  took a small lead of 18 points scoring 151 points to the Upton Legion “A”s 133 points. In the 2nd half the Greyhound increased their scoring by 56 points, getting a further 207 points. The Upton Legion “A”s in the 2nd half also increased their scoring by 41 points getting 174 points. This gave the Greyhound a win of 51 points over the Upton Legion “A”. The final score ended at: - The Greyhound with 358 points to the Upton Legion “A”s 307 points. The Greyhound played the played the full 8 players and the Upton Legion “A” played 7 players. Top scores for the Greyhound were: - M White 74, D Warren 47 and both T Harris and M Smith with 45. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “A”s were: - G O’Connor 45, E Wicks 44, M Mainwaring 43 and B McNally with 41.

Bawn Lodge Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score: -   Bawn Lodge  398 – Bridgewater Arms 338 = 2 points for Bawn Lodge.
The Bawn Lodge entertained the Bridgewater Arms and the Bawn Lodge got off to a fair start and at the end of the 1st half they were ahead by 59 points, scoring 202 points to the Bridgewater Arms 43 points. In the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge slipped back on their scoring and they scored 6 fewer points with them getting another 196 points. The Bridgewater Arms increased their scoring, getting 195 points in the 2nd half. This however was not enough to overturn the Bawn Lodge’s 59 point 1st half lead and the extra point that the Bawn Lodge got over the Bridgewater Arms in the 2nd half “Sticking”, and so the Bawn Lodge won by 60 points. The final score was: - Bawn Lodge with 398 points to the Bridgewater Arms 338 points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - N Davies 66, A Pickett 63, J McClurg 58 and L Picket with 57. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - P Chaloner 61, J Maddrick 56, D Johnson 52 and S Trobe with 44.  

Union Vaults Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - Union Vaults 383 – Egerton Arms 350 = 2 points to the Union Vaults.
The Union Vaults entertained the Egerton Arms and in the 1st half the Union Vaults took a 51 point lead scoring 204 points to the Egerton Arms 1st half score of 153 points. In the 2nd half the Union Vaults scored another 179 points and the Egerton Arms increased their scoring getting another 197 points, 44 points more than they got in the 1st half. But this was not enough to overturn the Union Vaults 1st half lead of 51 points.  The final score was: - Union Vaults 383 points to the Egerton Arm’s 350 points.  (Not the 351 points declared on the sheet) The Union Vaults played the full 8 players and the Egerton Arms played 6 players.  Top scorers for the Union Vaults were: - P Anstey 66, D Williams 64, D Nuttall 61 and T Craggs with 56.

Results this week:-
2 points for Bawn Lodge
2 points for Spital Vaults 
2 points for The Greyhound
2 points for Union Vaults
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for Egerton Arms
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for St Werburgh’s
0 points for Upton Legion “A”
0 points for Upton Legion “B”

19th November 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 16/11/2022

St Theresa’s Vs St Werburgh’s
Score: - St Theresa’s 391 - St Werburgh’s 455 = 3 points for St Werburgh’s

The St Theresa’s “Saints” entertained the St Werburgh’s and the Saints set the pace in the 1st half with them scoring a decent 197 points on a difficult table. St Werburgh’s respond and they managed to get a small lead of just 16 points in the 1st half, with them scoring 213 points. And the half time break we had a very tasty Beef Stew, the food was excellent as usual. You only get the best scran at the Saints! With just 16 points in the match at half time it could have gone either way. In the 2nd half the St Werburgh’s edged their way ahead getting another 242 points to St Theresa’s 194 points. So the St Werburgh’s won the match by 64 points. The final score ended at: - St Theresa’s 391 points to St Werburgh’s 455 points. Interestingly the St Theresa’s score was the same as last week when they played the St Werburgh’s away from home. Both teams played the full 8 players. The top scores for St Theresa’s were: - P Allman 69, F Chard 59, P Siddall 67 and B George with 54. Top scorers for the Werburgh’s were: - Both M Peacock and J B Clarke on 71, R Lamb 62 and J Kenyon with 55.

Spital Vaults Vs The Greyhound
Score: - Spital Vaults 492 – The Greyhound 381 = 2 points for Spital Vaults

The Spital Vaults entertained the Greyhound and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults took a substantial lead of 91 points scoring 244 points to the Greyhound’s 153 points. In the 2nd half the Greyhound increased their scoring by an impressive 75 points, getting a further 228 points. However the Spital Vaults in the 2nd half also managed to score another decent 248 points which worked out at an impressive 62 points per man average in the 2nd half. This gave the Spital Vaults a win of 111 points over the Greyhound. The final score ended at: - The Spital Vaults with 492 points to the Greyhound’s 381 points. Both teams played the played the full 8 players. Top scores for the Spital Vaults were: - A Breakey 88, P McLaughlin 79, S Churms 70 and C Elliot with 62. Top scorers for the Greyhound were: Y Kouame 59. M Challoner 58 and both M White and T Harris with 57.

Upton Legion “A” Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - Upton Legion “A” 384 – Bawn Lodge 444 = 3 points for Bawn Lodge.

The Bawn Lodge got off to a decent start away from home and at the end of the 1st half they were ahead by 88 points, scoring 266 points to the Upton Legion “A’s” 178 points. In the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge slipped back on their scoring a bit with them only getting another 178 points. But the Upton Legion “A”s stepped up to the mark and they increased their scoring, getting 206 points in the 2nd half. Alas, this was not enough to overturn the Bawn Lodge’s 88 point 1st half lead and the Bawn Lodge won by 60 points. The final score was: - Upton Legion “A” with 384 points to the Bawn Lodges 444 points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “A” were: - O’Connor 61, C Mooore 56, P Williams 55 and A Williams 50. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - N Davies 81, J Pritchard 70 and both T and J McClurg with 62.

Bridgewater Arms Vs Upton Legion “B”
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 334 –Upton Legion “B” 437 = 3 points for Upton Legion “B”

The Bridgewater Arms entertained the Upton Legion “B” and Upton Legion “B” got a 1st half score of 204 points to the Bridgewater Arms 1st half score of 137 points. In the 2nd half the Upton Legion “B” improved their scoring by 29 points more than they got in the 1st half scoring another 233 points. However the Bridgewater Arms also increased their 2nd half scoring by getting another 218 points, 60 points more than they got in the 1st half. But this was not enough to overturn the Upton Legion “B”s’ lead. The final score was: - Bridgewater Arms with 334 points to the Upton Legion “B”s’ 437 points. The Bridgewater Arms played the full 8 players and the Upton Legion “B” played 7 players. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - P Chaloner 62, N Allen 51, P Ingram 47 and L Carroll with 43. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B” were: - J Lea 62, B Tipton 60, W Shaw 57 and R Evans with 54.

Results this week:-

3 points for Bawn Lodge
3 points for Upton Legion “B”
3 points for St Werburgh’s
2 points for Spital Vaults
0 points for Egerton Arms
0 points for The Greyhound
0 points for Union Vaults
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for Upton Legion “A”

12th November 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 9/11/2022

St Werburgh’s Vs St Theresa’s
Score: - St Werburgh’s 594 - St Theresa’s 391= 2 points for St Werburgh’s

The St Werburghs “Monkey Spankers” got off to a great start in their 1st match of their season, with them scoring 311 points in the 1st half to the St Theresa’s or the “Saints’s ” 211 points. I must comment that this very solid 1st half performance by St Werburgh’s did not damper the “Saints” team’s spirits at all, the craic was good. And the half time break the pizza with the Frankfurter in the crust was also very nice! At the start of the 2nd half the St Werburgh’s continued on at a blistering pace with their 5th man getting an excellent 90 points. So the St Werburgh’s were on a roll and they ended up scoring a decent 283 points in the 2nd half. The “Saints” got another 180 points in the 2nd half. The final score ended at: - St Werburgh’s on 594 points to the St Theresa’s 391 points. I suspect the poor old St Werburgh’s Mascot Monkey got a right good spanking from both the St Werburgh’s “Monkey Spankers” and also the “Saints” at the end of the match. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Werburgh’s were: - J Kenyon 90, M Jones 85, R Lamb 84, and N Walker with 82. The top scores for St Theresa’s were: - P Allman 67, F Chard 59, A Thomas 58, B George with 57.

The Greyhound Vs Spital Vaults
Score: - The Greyhound 258 – Spital Vaults 303 = 3 points for Spital Vaults

The Greyhound entertained the Spital Vaults and in the 1st half the Spital Vaults took a lead of 31 points scoring 156 points to the Greyhound’s 125 points. In the 2nd half the Greyhound increased their scoring by 8 points, getting another 133 points. However the Spital Vaults in the 2nd half also managed to score another 147 points which gave them a win of 45 points over the hosts. The final score ended at: - The Greyhound on 258 points to the Spital Vaults 303 points. The Greyhound played the played the full 8 players and the Spital Vaults played 7 players. Top scores for the Greyhound were: - S “Irons” Aylott 54, T Harris 45, A Finlay 35, and both M White and Y Kouaame getting 32. Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - G Cartwright 47, G Gahan 45, C Elliott 38 and both R Clarke and M Beddows with 34.

Bawn Lodge Vs Upton Legion “A”
Score: - Bawn Lodge 376 – Upton Legion “A” 347 = 2 points for Bawn Lodge.

The Bawn Lodge got off to a steady start and at the end of the 1st half they were ahead by just 10 points scoring 181 points to the Upton Legions “A’s” 171 points. In the 2nd half the Bawn Lodge scored a tad higher getting another 195 points but the Upton Legions “A” only managed to scored another 176 points in the 2nd half. This gave us a final score of: - Bawn Lodge with 376 points to the Upton Legions “A” s 347 points. The Bawn Lodge played the full 8 players and the Upton Legions “A” played 7 players. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - A Pickett 59, T McClurg 55 L Pickett 53, and J McClurg with 49. Top scorers for the Upton Legions “A” were: - B McNally 64, E Wicks 54, P Williams 44, and G O’Connor with 42.

Upton Legion “B” Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score: - Upton Legion “B” 548 – Bridgewater Arms 399 = 2 points for Upton Legion “B”

Upton Legion “B” entertained the Bridgewater Arms and Upton Legion “B” got a 1st half score of 266 points (Ten more than last week) to the Bridgewater Arms 1st half score of 181 points. In the 2nd half the Upton Legion “B” scored 16 points more than they did in the 1st half getting 282 points. However the Bridgewater Arms also increased their second half scoring getting another 218 points, 37 points more than they got in the 1st half. This gave us a final score of: - Upton Legion “B” 548 points to the Bridgewater Arms 399 points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B” were: - L Evans 75, A Hughes 74, B Tipton 71 and R Evans with 69. Top scorers for the Bridgewater Arms were: - P Axworthy 82, A Marriott 57, D Johnson 56, T Chaloner and P Chaloner both with 48.

Union Vaults Vs United Services Club. The Game was CANCELLED.
The United Services Club Team has resigned from the League.
As a result of the United Services Club resigning, as per rule 47, all the points from the games played by them and their opponents will be deducted from the League Table and the United Services Club is with regret is removed from the Bagatelle League and Table.

Results this week:-

3 points for Spital Vaults
2 points for Bawn Lodge
2 points for Upton Legion “B”
2 points for St Werburgh’s
0 points for Egerton Arms
0 points for The Greyhound
0 points for Union Vaults
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for Upton Legion “A”

5th November 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 2/11/2022

The Greyhound Vs St Theresa’s
Score: - The Greyhound 322 – St Theresa’s 246 = 2 points for The Greyhound

The Greyhound entertained St Theresa’s and in the 1st half the Greyhound took a small 16 point lead over the visitors, scoring 148 points to St Theresa’s 132 points. In the second half the Greyhound continued their scoring and after 7 men from both sides had played the Greyhound had a lead of just 24 points. The game with the last men yet to play could have gone either way. The Greyhounds last man stepped up and scored a very decent 70 points which meant the Saints last man needed to score a near impossible 95 points to win the match. Alas, the Saints last man did not manage to score the required 95 points to win the match and the final score ended as:- The Greyhound on 322 points to St Theresa’s 246 points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scores for the Greyhound were: - M Challinor 70, T Harris 43 and both Y Kouame and S Aylott with 42. Top scorers for the St Theresa’s were: - L Allman 66, R Waters 44, F Chard 33 and M Churchill with 31.

Bawn Lodge Vs Spital Vaults
Score: - Bawn Lodge 475 – Spital Vaults 303 = 2 points for Bawn Lodge.

The Bawn Lodge got off to a good start and at the end of the 1st half they were ahead by 103 points scoring 263 points to the Spital Vaults 160 points. In the second half the Bawn Lodge stepped off the gas a bit only scoring another 212 points but the Spital Vaults failed to respond and they only scored another 143 points in the second half. This gave us a final score of:- Bawn Lodges with 475 points to the Spital Vaults’s 303 points. The Bawn Lodge played the full 8 and the Spital Vaults played 6 players. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - R Bawn 79 A Picket 68, S Safina 67 and J McClurg with 66. Top scorers for the Spital Vaults were: - A Joinson 56, M Beddows 46, C Eliot 41 and J Gahan with 33.

Upton Legion “B” Vs Upton Legion “A”
Score: - Upton Legion “B” 511 – Upton Legion “A” 377 = 2 points for Upton Legion “B”

Upton Legion “B” entertained the Upton Legion “A” and Upton Legion “B” got a first half score of 256 points to Upton Legion “A’s” first half score of 157 points. In the second half Upton Legion “B” scored one point less than in the 1st half getting 255 points, but the Upton Legion “A” teams increased their second half scoring getting another 220 points. The final score was: - Upton Legion “B” 511 points to the Upton Legion “A’s” 377 points. Upton Legion “B” played the full 8 players and Upton Legion “A” played 6 players. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B” were: - J Lea 82, B Tipton 76, M Turner 74 and R Evans with 73. Top scorers for Upton Legion “A” were: - B Mesham 63, G O’Connor 52, E Wicks 44 and P Williams with 40.

Union Vaults Vs Bridgewater Arms
Score: - Union Vaults 374 – Bridgewater Arms 362 = 2 points for Union Vaults.

The Union Vaults entertained the Bridgwater Arms and at half time the two teams were just 3 points apart with the Union Vaults on 150 points to the Bridgewater Arms’ 147 points. In the second half both teams increased their scoring but the Union Vaults managed to increase their lead to just 12 points with them scoring a further 224 points in the second half to the Bridgewater Arms 215 points. The final score was: - Union Vaults on 374 points to the Bridgewater Arms 362 points. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were:-, M Coppock 75, P Anstey 54, S Nuttall 53 and P Dutton with 48. Top scorers for the Bridgewater were: -P Chaloner 74, G Metcalf and M Moo both on 54 and D Williams with 48.

Egerton Arms Vs United Service Club

Score: - Egerton Arms 394 – United Services Club 330 = 2 points for Egerton Arms
The Egerton Arms entertained the United Services Club and the 1st half saw the Egerton Ams take a 79 point lead, scoring 224 points to the United Services Clubs 145 points. In the second half the Egerton Arms scored a further 170 points and the United Services Club managed to increase their 2nd half score to 185 points but this was not enough to turn over the Egerton Arms 1st half 79 point lead. The final score was: - The Egerton Arms 394 points to the United Services 330 points. The Egerton Arms played the full 8 Players and the United Services Club only played 5 players. Top scorers for the Egerton were: - J Fellows 69, T Hunter 62, N Dean 60 and P Wallace with 50. Top scorers for the United Services Club were: - D Nuttall 59, S Johnson 53, D Cooper 47 and T Randles with 43.

Results this week:-

2 points for Bawn Lodge
2 points for Egerton Arms
2 points for The Greyhound
2 points for Upton Legion “B”
2 points for Union Vaults
0 points for Bridgewater
0 points for Spital Vaults
0 points for St Theresa’s
0 points for St Werburgh’s
0 points for United Services Club
0 points for Upton Legion “A”

29th October 2022
New version of Rules and Constitution

A new version of the Rules and Constitution has been published.   See Rules

28th October 2022
Bagatelle Round up of matches played on 26/10/2022

St Theresa’s Vs The Greyhound
Score: - St Theresa’s 354 – The Greyhound 324 = 2 points for St Theresa’s

St Theresa’s entertained the Greyhound and in the 1st half the Greyhound took a small 7 point lead over the hosts, scoring 180 points to St Theresa’s 173 points. Oh, the Half Time Chicken Curry was excellent! In the second half the Greyhound started well with their fifth and sixth men increasing the Greyhound‘s lead to 27 points. But the Saints 7th Man stepped up and scored a very decent 76 points which put the Saints back in the lead by 16 points after both 7 men had played. So we had a tense 8th stick which could have gone either way. The Saints managed to do enough to hold on and the final score was:-354 points to 324 points. St Theresa’s had 6 players and the Greyhound played the full 8. Top scorers for the St Theresa’s were: - A Thomas 76, R Waters 66, F Chard 49 and G Chard with 41. Top scores for the Greyhound were: - M Challinor 71, D Penn 47, M Smith 46 and T Harris with 43.

Spital Vaults Vs Bawn Lodge
Score: - Spital Vaults 489 – Bawn Lodge 432 = 2 points for Spital Vaults

The Spital Vaults did have a good start, and by the end of the 1st half they were ahead by 80 points scoring 251 points to the Bawn Lodge’s 171 points. In the second half the Bawn Lodge managed to claw back a few points reducing their deficit to 57 points. So the Spital Vaults won, scoring 489 points to the Bawn Lodges’s 432 points. The Spital played the full 8 and the Bawn Lodge played 6 players. Top scorers for the Spital were: - P McLaughlin 75, R Clarke 66, A Breakey 64 and S Churms with 62. Top scorers for the Bawn Lodge were: - N Davies 71, A Picket 64, S Safina 61 and J McClurg with 51.

Upton Legion “A” Vs Upton Legion “B”
Score: - Upton Legion “A” 375 – Upton Legion “B” 557 = 3 points for Upton Legion “B”

Upton Legion “A” entertained the Upton Legion “B” and this must have been the 1st time in a few years that any venue has had two regular teams!! Upton Legion “B” blasted off the season with a first half score of 290 points to Upton Legion “A”s first half score of 179 points. In the second half Upton Legion “B” slowed down a bit scoring 267 points but the Upton Legion “A” teams increased their second half scoring getting another 196 points. The final score was: - Upton Legion “A” 375 points to the Upton Legion “B”s 557 points. I am told that it was a spirited performance by the “A” Team new boys despite their losing. Both teams played the full 8 players. Top scorers for Upton Legion “A” were: - L Stallwood 61, G Connor 56, C Moore 48 and A Williams with 47. Top scorers for the Upton Legion “B” were: - L Evans 86, R Evans 83, A Hughes 73 and I Ellis with 67.

Bridgewater Arms Vs Union Vaults
Score: - Bridgewater Arms 409 – Union Vaults 310 = 2 points for Bridgewater Arms.

The Bridgwater Arms entertained the Union Vaults and at half time the Bridgewater Arms had a lead of 36 points over the visitors. In the second half the Bridgwater Arms extended their lead and won by 99 points, with the match score finishing at 409 point for the Bridgewater Arms and 310 points for the Union Vaults. The Bridgewater played the full 8 players and the Union Vaults played 7 players. Top scorers for the Bridgewater were: - N Allen 77, M Moo 64, P Chaloner 55 (one point less than last year’s 1st game he played in!) and P Axworthy with 53. Top scorers for the Union Vaults were:-D Williams 73, P Dutton 49, S Nuttall 46, and P Anstey with 45.

United Service Club Vs Egerton Arms
Score: - United Services Club 511 – Egerton Arms 497 = 2 points for United Services Club

The United Services Club entertained the Egerton Arms and the 1st half was fairly tight with the half time scores at 240 for the guests and 219 for the visitors, giving the United Services Club a 21 point first half lead. In the second half the Services scored well, getting a further 271 points, but the Egerton scored more, getting 278 points, but this 7 point second half claw back was not enough to turn over their first half deficit of 21. So the United Services won the match scoring 511points to the Egerton Arm’s 497.points. The United Services Club played the full 8. and the Egerton Arms had 7 players. Top scorers for the United Services Club were:-, D Nuttall 82, D Cooper and T Randles both on 75 (D Coopers scored 75 points on the first League game last year!!) B Williams 70 and T Southall with 64. Top scorers for the Egerton were: - P Wallace 84, F Williams 72, J Parkin 71 and S Done with 57.

Results this week:-

3 points for Upton Legion “B”
2 points for Bridgewater
2 points for Spital Vaults
2 points for St Theresa’s
2 points for United Services Club
0 points for Bawn Lodge
0 points for Egerton Arms
0 points for The Greyhound
0 points foe Union Vaults
0 points for Upton Legion “A”
0 points for St Werburgh’s

25th October 2022
Annual clean-up of News page
In order to speed up the loading of this webpage, items dated before 25th October 2022  have now been moved into the News Archive page.
 

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