SKITTLES - Lodge Farmers claim Redditch Skittles League triples crown - The Redditch Standard

SKITTLES - Lodge Farmers claim Redditch Skittles League triples crown

Redditch Editorial 3rd May, 2024 Updated: 3rd May, 2024   0

THE final of the Redditch Skittles League Triples Competition saw Lodge Farmers A come from behind to beat Jumbo Jet Set A and lift the Chris Charlesworth Cup.

Jumbo Jets took control of the final after the first two legs only for a poor third leg score to allow Lodge Farmers to draw level.

And Farmers took a five-pin lead into the final leg thanks to Jamie McGill’s 12 stack with Jets unable to score the 23 pins required for victory as Lodge Farmers claimed the trophy.

For Farmers, McGill (36), Tim Jones (34) and Glyn Morley (32) top scored with Rich Johnston (36) and Rob Quartly and Mick Stanton (both 30) also on form for the runners-up.

That came after Lodge Farmers beat Engineers B trio Luke Saunders, Ian Greenway and Maurice Wroe in the semi-finals.

Engineers led the game up until the last leg and looked favourites to reach the final after scoring 19 pins in the final leg.

However, an impressive 24-pin final leg score from Lodge Farmers left Engineers stunned.

In the other semi-final, Jumbo Jets overcame Lodge Farmers B (Sue, Rachel and Frank Morris) and needed just 15 pins in the final leg to set up a showdown with Lodge Farmers A.

The evening began with two quarter-final groups from which only the top two teams in each group would qualify for the semi-finals.

In a group of five teams, Lodge Farmers A and The Borough A (Andy Taylor, Scott Few and Charlie Few) opened up a gap after three legs only for Jumbo Jet Set A to move into second place with a bumper fourth leg score of 30 pins.

And in the final leg, Lodge Farmers A scored well again to top the group as the Borough A stumbled to allow Jumbo Jets A passage to the semi-finals. Nomads B and Jumbo Jets B also failed to qualify from the group.

In the other quarter-final group, four different teams led the way with just two pins separating the teams after the fifth and final leg.

Lodge Farmers B topped the group with 99 pins as Engineers B (Craig Sears, Rob Baker and Graham Hingley) and Engineers A tied for second place on 98 pins leading to a sudden death play-off.

Engineers A came out on top to reach the semi-finals while Nomads A were the other side not to qualify despite scoring 97 pins.


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