RONNIE WORMALD got back to winning ways at the Griffin and booked his place in the Champion of Champions tournament.
The Yorkshire player had a crushing 21-3 victory over Richard Brook in the final of the latest Sixteen, sponsored by Lesley and Mark Wood.
And he will be aiming to carry that form through to the meeting of champions at the Colne Valley venue on April 4.
After his win, Wormald commented it was nice to get some sun on his back, saying that it was no effort to reach except in the final when the green slowed and caught both bowlers out with lots of short deliveries.
Brook alsoŠ confirmed he got caught out and didn’t pick up the change of pace, but he described Wormald as ‘a class act’ and someone who exposes any weaknesses in your game. Members should note the draw for the preliminaries of the Bernard Sigsworth Memorial competition – another of the Griffin’s major events – will take place on Sunday afternoon (entry sheet is in clubhouse or ringŠsecretary on 07734689775).
First round: – R Brook 21 B Morley 15, D Beeby 17 D Fisher 21, R Crowther 21 M Bramall 13, R Whitwam 21 M Wood 19, P Read 9 R Wormald 21, J Abbott 19 B Gibson 21, A Crowther 12 P Kain 21, S Pollard 10 J Ollerenshaw 21.
Quarter-finals: Brook 21 Fisher 14, Crowther 12 Whitwam 21, Wormald 21 Gibson 11, Kain 21 Ollerenshaw 13.
Semi-finals: Brook 21 Whitwam 9, Wormald 21 Kain 17.
Final: Brook 3 Wormald 21.
This coming Sunday’s Sixteen at the Griffin is sponsored by R Taylor School of Motoring and starts at 11.00.
Draw (with odds in brackets): J Ineson (33) v P Hopkinson (25), P Conneely (66) v F Greenwood (4), D Walkden (10) v P Sigsworth (evens), D Scott (7) v T Wilson (20), G Sykes (50) v D Tattersley (16), P Ramsden (16) v M Richardson (12), G Fellows (25) v C Allen (20), S Stoney (25) v E Haigh (9/4).
Marsh United are inviting entries for their £1400 Competition, which is sponsored by HB Clark and has eight qualifying rounds on June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 31 and the final on August 7.
It’s £10 and the first 64 entries received will go in (contact Anthony Harper on 07966 425736).