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Mark Wood plays superbly to book place in Griffin Rosebowl final

MARK WOOD had a memorable time in reaching the final of the Griffin Rosebowl.

MARK WOOD had a memorable time in reaching the final of the Griffin Rosebowl.

Firstly, he came from miles behind to beat Peter Kain 31-28 in the qualifier sponsored by Lockwood & Salford Conservative Club.

Then, he followed up by beating Yorkshire county bowler Craig Gant 23 to go through to the final along with Mark Sykes, Mark Richardson and Frank Greenwood.

Club president Alan Hirst sprang perhaps the surprise of the day with a 31-30 win over Mark Bramall.

The second qualifier is this coming Sunday, when another four bowlers will go through to the re-drawn final on Sunday, November 4.

Rosebowl qualifier – Prelims: Peter Kain 31 Mick Higgins scr, Craig Gant 31 Richard Brook 23, Brian Morley 31 Barry Gibson 27.

First round – Mark Sykes 31 Graham Sigsworth 23, Alan Hirst 31 Mark Bramall 30, Graham Tandy 31 John Ineson 19, Mark Richardson 31 Keith idwood 7, Jim Baxter 10 Dennis Tattersley 31, Donald Rae 15 Frank Greenwood 31, Mark Wood 31 Kain 28, Gant 31 Morley 23.

Second round – Sykes 31 Hirst 13, Tandy 15 Richardson 31, Tattesley 18 Greenwood 31, Wood 31 Gant 23.

Play starts at 11am in Sunday’s second qualifer for the Rosebowl, when the three winners from the Prelims make up 16 in the first round.

Prelim draw (with odds in brackets) – A) Peter Hopkinson (66) v Steve Hirst (6), B) Ronnie Wormald (12) v Ray Whitwam (25), C) Alan Crowther (40) v Gerald Sykes (100).

First round – Jack Dyson (2) v Chris Davies (14), George Fellows (66) v Paul Ingleby (10), Dave Scott (20) v Steve Parkin (100), Terry Brook (50) v Gary Siswick (25), Tony Marren (20) v Alec byrnes (40), Roy Sutton (40) v Danny Fountain (25), Duncan Reeves (20) v Winner A, Winner B v Winner C.

On Saturday, the Sixeeen (11am) is sponsored by Harry Ellis.

Draw (with odds in brackets) – Tony Marren (6) v Duncan Reeves (9/4), Dennis Tattersley (20) v Graham Tandy (20), Roy Sutton (10) v Ray Whitwam (4), Alan Crowther (20) v Trevor Holmes (14), John Ineson (25) v Barry Tinker (16), Peter Hopkinson (16) v Terry Brook (12), Frank Greenwood (8) v Paul Ingleby (9/4), Steve Parkin (25) v Mark Richardson (8).


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