Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday Report - 2014 Hillingdon Finals

Dave Parrott retained the Over 60s title beating previous winner Derek Cutmore 21-11 on Thursday evening. Winning five ends on the trot early on with counts of 3,1,1,2,3 Parrott established a 10 - 2 lead. Cutmore hit back winning a couple of ends but could never get on terms in what was a great display of draw bowling.

The Mens pairs was a long drawn out affair with each end taking about 12 minutes. The Uxbridge defending champions Reap / Ciampini led 11 - 8 at half time. Four consecutive singles ate away the ends as the pair held Tomkins and Reynolds at bay. 13 - 10 after 14 ends extended to 21 - 11 with an end to spare.

The Open Championship saw a great match up with some high scoring ends. Six of the ends had a count of either 3 or 4 shots. Ron Le Leux led early 3 -2 but Tony Waller hit back to lead 6 - 5. Then fortune swung again Le Leux 9 - 8 up before the pendulum stretched the other way with Waller 18 - 14 to the good. Incredibly, fate swung yet again and with two massive counts of 3 then 4 shots Le Leux took the Open title for the first time, 21 - 18.