HESKETH ARMS NEWSLETTER – SUMMER 2018
Many thanks to our President, Sue Davies, for all the work she put into the arrangements for President’s Day. The sale of refreshments on the day and the raffle raised a total of £154.65 which will to go towards club funds. Thank you to all those who supported the day in any way.
FRIENDLY AT EMMANUEL BOWLING CLUB
The fourth staging of the Challenge Shield friendly took place on Saturday when 16 members represented the Hesketh Arms in the game which took place this year at Emmanuel Bowling Club.
In a close game, the Hesketh Arms took the Shield for the third successive year with a narrow 8-7 victory. Many thanks to the members of Emmanuel Bowling Club for their hospitality on the day.
The home leg of the Southport Federation team’s last game of the season will take place this Sunday, 19th August when the local side take on rivals Ormskirk ‘A’ at the Hesketh Arms in a derby match. Representing the Hesketh Arms will be Chris Porter and Fergal Wright and the support of as many members as possible will be greatly appreciated.
The away leg of this fixture was played on Sunday at Aughton Town Green and was won 7-5 by Ormskirk ‘A’ with a 28 chalk advantage. Seven Hesketh Arms players were representing Southport and there were wins for Kez Adams (21-19), Mike Milne (21-12) and Mark Wilde (21-18).
CHAMPIONSHIP CUP & LADIES’ CHAMPIONSHIP
The next club competition will be held on Saturday 8th September, when members will compete for the Championship Cup (men’s singles) and for the first time, the Ladies’ Championship. The competitions will run simultaneously with a joint plate competition for those who lose their first game.
Please register by 11.45am to allow for a prompt start at 12 noon.
Congratulations to the Vultures on winning the Burscough League’s 2nd Division Cup with a convincing 7-1 victory against Tarleton in the final played at Mawdesley Bowling Club.
This is the team’s third cup win since being formed at the beginning of last season, having also won the 3rd Division in 2017 and this season finishing runners-up in the 2nd Division. Well done to Chris Harding and all the team, who are pictured below after the trophy presentation.
Saturday 8th September Championship Cup
Mens’ Championship (Men’s singles handicap) 12 noon start
Ladies’ Championship (Ladies’ singles handicap) 12 noon start
Sunday 16th September Open Doubles – 10.00 am start
Sunday 23rd September Last Chance Cup (Doubles – pairings to be drawn on the day) 12 noon start