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Rivals square up for final replay

By Nick Elwell | Sport | Published:

M&B Cheslyn Hay and Penn go head-to-head for the prestigious Staffordshire Challenge Cup on Sunday.

Rivals square up for final replay

And the Brewers will be looking for the same outcome as last year when the sides clashed in the final.

On that occasion, the teams were tied on shots after 12 matches with M&B lifting the trophy due to the highest individual winner rule.

An equally close affair is predicted time around at Bloxwich Stafford Road Bowling Club as Penn seek to finally get their hands on the trophy after finishing runners-up our times in the last eight years. M&B will be looking to win the competition for the 12th time in their history.

The battle for glory gets under way at 3pm.

The Consolation Cup final is also taking place at the same venue (12.30pm) with Willenhall Nordley B taking on Penkridge.

Challenge Cup M&B v Penn - draw (M&B first): 1 David East v Mark Jones; 2 Cliff Johnson v Dave Rhodes; 3 Neil Bromley v Ben Dixon; 4 Jack Hill v Scott Harries; 5 Aaron Tapper v Martin Gaut; 6 Kevin Keary v Mick Brown; 7 Reece Farr v Rob Fuller; 8 Craig Dace v Gary Cooper; 9 Steve Davis v Paul Busby; 10 Jordan Picken v Ian Charles; 11 Dave Price v Mark Stevens; 12 Martin Huxley v Mark Crook.

Consolation Cup Willenhall Nordley B v Penkridge - draw (Willenhall first): 1 Martin Orme v Don Wood; 2 Brian Preece v Darren Fielding; 3 Jack Picknell v George Amison; 4 Greg Cooper v Diane Lester; 5 Michael Thomas v Beryl Fleming; 6 Alan Penwright v Steven Edwards; 7 Shaun Plant v Ben Lester; 8 Richard Cooper v Alan Wood; 9 Sara Clayton v Helen Skidmore; 10 Roy Joinson v Nigel Lester; 11 Terry Dickens v Neil Bourne; 12 Dave Bate v Chris Lester.

Meanwhile. Dudley Dell are celebrating after tasting team and individual success.

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They lifted the Dudley League’s Herald Cup courtesy of a 50-shot victory over Royal Oak at Woodman Saltwells.

Dell returned seven out of the eight winners with the dependable Jason Westwood taking the man-of-the-match award for his 21-6 card .

On the individual front, Dell’s Nathaw Dawes was crowned Dudley league Merit Singles champion.

Dawes beat Adam Miller (Woodman SW) 21-8 at Swindon Bowling Club to lift the trophy.

The final of the Senior Citizens Challenge Cup produced a surprise result with Coombs Wood A beating favourites George by 44 shots.

Coombs Wood claimed all six winners at the Black Horse and saw Ben Sidaway pick up the man-of-the-match award.

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor

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