BOWLS: Mid Cheshire is certain to have at least one team in the semi-finals of the Cheshire Norman Cup after Owley Wood and Winnington Park clash in the fourth round on the War Memorial green on Saturday.
Beech Tree meet Ledsham at Grapes and Winsford Cons take on Manor Road at Pavilions. Heswall BL v Alrincham Borough is the remaining tie.
Wharton Cons provide three of the contenders for the Norley Merit when the finals are staged at Middlewich BL tomorrow. They are Andy Houghton, Daniel Nixon and Mark Vernon. Craig Bourbonneux (Com), Andy Hamman (CP), Gerald Merry (Del), Chris Oswell (Dav) and Phil Curzon (WiC) complete the line-up.
Lynn Rotherham won the Mid Cheshire Ladies League veterans knockout, beating her Castle Private B teammate Margaret Summerfield 21-18 in the final at Hartford. Pam Plant (Castle A) and Julia Hayes (Beech Tree A) were beaten semi-finalists.
The League’s Merit is at Rudheath on Sunday (10.30am).
The Team Trophy will be contested by Norley and Barnton CC following Sunday’s semi-finals: Norley 192 Davenham A 170; Barnton 202 Wharton Rec 181.
Hero of ’66 on course
GOLF: England Wold Cup winner Roger Hunt is to play at the Winnington Park Cricket Club annual charity golf day at Portal Premier on September 1.
He has agreed to join chairman Ian Johns’ team and also present the prizes.
Park are supporting Hebden Green Special School from the proceeds and the event is being sponsored by Hartford company The Right Move Abroad.
Tee times are from 1pm and the event is for teams of four with two players scoring on the first six holes, three players scoring on holes seven to 12 and all on 13 to 18. There are also individual, longest drive and nearest the pin prizes.
Entries close on August 20 and cost £230, payable to Winnington Park CC, c/o Ian Johns, 33 Maple Grove, Firdale Park, Northwich.
Park Sevens are back
RUGBY UNION: Winnington Park officials revived their Village Sevens tournament after an absence of 20 years on Saturday.
It gave new skipper Will Burgess an early chance to receive an honour, his Weaverham Wellies team emerging from the the group and knockout phase with a 100% record.
Weaverham, who comprised Burgess, Harry Stubbs, Dave Belshaw, Phil Parrott, Rob Garbett, Neil Welch, Jon Piggott, David Burchell, Gaz Davies and Chris Heywood, beat Pat Freestone’s 20 Minute Club 12-7 in the final.
Freestone scored for his team, Welch and Garbett for Weaverham.