September 25th, 2016

Alcester Bowling Club reports round-up

IN THEIR final match of the season in Division Three of the Northfield League, Alcester entertained a White Hart team chasing promotion as champions and the visitors got the win they wanted by 13 shots.

Alcester were only able to bag three winning cards from John Alderson (21-9), Val McDermott (21-16) and Dave Hovell (21-17).

The week also saw the final matches in S&W Birmingham Over 60s League Division Seven and for Alcester’s A team a visit to Woodlands brought an excellent win by 28 shots, which clinched the championship.

Alcester had five winners in Dave Hovell and Jean Craddock (both 21-10), Ken Harvey and Ken Craddock (both 21-16) and David Whittington (21-20).

The B team, meanwhile, suffered a home defeat at the hands of King George VI B as they went down by 11 shots but the win was not enough for King George to overhaul Alcester in the league table and the hosts finished the season in a creditable fourth place.

Alcester had three winners in Val McDermott (21-10), John Willis (21-12) and David Hodgson (21-18).

With relegation from Division One now a very real threat, Ye Olde Knowle is no place to go to ease the worries, but such was the scenario for Alcester’s A team in the Heart of England Over 60s League and they were duly thrashed by 76 shots by the home side.

Not a single winner came Alcester’s way and relegation is now almost inevitable.

It was a very different story for the B team in Division Five as they cruised to a 31-shot success in hosting Woodlands.

They had five out of six winners in David Hodgson and Jean Craddock (both 21-12), Terry Scott and Ken Craddock (both 21-14), and Val McDermott (21-20) to give them 15 points and a safe mid-table position.

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