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Last Chance Cup

Despite the showery conditions, the club was able to complete it’s programme of internal competitions on Sunday, when members competed for the Last Chance Cup.
The top half of the draw saw Lynne Burrow and Mike Milne survive a scare in their first game when they conceded an eleven break before scoring against Laurie Townson and Roger Van Beever, eventually coming back to win the game 21-18. This was followed by wins against Terry Corfield and Jill Lloyd (21-10) and Chris Harding and Norman Simpson (21-6). Their opponents in the final were Alan Lloyd and Fergal Wright, who had overcome strong pairs in Sue Davies and George Hitchmough (21-17) and Sue Andersen and Alex Rimmer (21-15).
The final was closely fought in the early stages, but Alan and Fergal seemed to be in control when they led 12-8 after nine ends. Lynne and Mike won the next six ends, including a four to take a 19-12 lead but when Alan and Fergal counted four themselves to make it 16-19, the outcome was again in the balance. However, Lynne was to come in with the last bowl of the next end to count a second chalk to make the final score 21-16. Congratulations to Lynne on winning her first Hesketh Arms title and also to Alan Lloyd on reaching his first final.

The plate was won by Laurie Townson and Roger Van Beever with a 15-8 win against Peter Croston and Barry Pursall.

Many thanks to all those members who have supported the club competitions throughout the year. They have once again been well attended and we look forward to another successful season in 2020.

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September Newsletter 2019


The final club competition of the season will take place on Sunday 22nd September, when we will play for the Last Chance Cup. This will be a random doubles, with pairings drawn on the day. Please report by 11.45 am for a 12 noon start.


There are still a couple of places available in the Club’s Open Doubles competition for the Bernard O’Malley Vice-President’s Trophy, to be held on Sunday 15th September. The fee is £10 per pair with starting times at 10.00 am, 10.45 am, 11.30 am and 12.15 pm. Total prize money will be £320, paid out as follows :-

Winners – £120.00 – Runners-Up – £60.00

Semi-Finalists – £30.00 – Quarter-Finalists – £20.00

To enter please contact Chris Harding (07761733024) or Mike Milne (07752352065 / )

All games will be 21 up, off scratch.

Spectators will be welcome on the day for what should be an entertaining day’s bowling and any help with marking and measuring will be greatly appreciated.


Congratulations to the Eagles on winning the Southport LV League Premier Division, retaining the title they won last year. Out of sixteen games played, the team only lost two matches and finished 45 points clear of runners-up Fleetwood Hesketh ‘A’.


Congratulations to Sue Davies and her Hesketh Owls team for gaining a second successive promotion in the Maghull League. Having won the 4th Division last year they lost only two games out of 16 in winning the 3rd Division by the clear margin of 26 points from runners-up Meadows. The merit winner for the Owls was Tony Wakefield with a 100 per cent record of 14 wins out of 14 games played.

The Owls made it a double success by winning the 3rd Division Knockout Cup, defeating Meadows by 194 chalks to 171 in the final, held at the Northern Club.

Pictured below are members of the successful squad. Well done to all involved.


Congratulations to Kez Adams on winning the LV League singles competition, beating Andy Draper in the final, played at Fleetwood Hesketh at the beginning of August.


Southport’s final National League fixture of the season resulted in a 22-10 loss against Clwyd Dragons. There was an excellent 8-4 win in the home leg, played at Tarleton Bowling Club, which included wins for Chris Porter (21-14) and Fergal Wright (21-16). The team’s 2nd placed finish means that they will be playing in Division 7 in 2020.


Sunday 15th September – Open Doubles – Bernard O’Malley Vice-President’s Trophy (10.00am start)

Sunday 22nd September – Last Chance Cup (random doubles – pairings drawn on the day) 12 noon start

Ken Rimmer

You may have heard that our member Ken Rimmer collapsed on the green during the Vets Cup Final.

I am very pleased to let you know that Ken is now out of hospital and recovering whilst staying at his daughters. Our best wishes go to Ken for a full and swift recovery.