BOWLS: Six different clubs – and three family pairings – are represented at the Norley Pairs Finals at Winsford Cons on Sunday (6.30pm).
Draw: A&J Malisch (SE) v D Jones/R Gregory (Com), N Boulton/ R Jamieson (Del) v A Hough/S Bailey (WhC), K Duncalf/S Field (BT) v C Nelson/T Hulme (RP), D&D Hamlett (WhC) v G&I Williams (BT).
Lloyd Hotel won the Cheshire De Knoop Cup at the weekend, beating Budenberg 196-169.
Wharton Cons have an 83-point lead going into the final three weeks of the Mid Cheshire League season after suffering defeat by 36 chalks at 2006 champs Red Lion on Friday.
Norley A face Barnton CC A in the final of the Mid Cheshire Ladies League Cup at Moulton BL on September 7.
In the league, leaders Wharton Cons beat second-placed Castle A by 38 shots and now lead by 35 with three games to go.
Gary Ellis repeated his 2004 success to win the £2,570 Wharton Cons Open on Sunday.
The Whitefield ace beat Warrington’s Tommy Johnstone 31-23 in the final of the Coors Brewery-sponsored tournament.
Carl comes so close
CYCLING: Carl Ruebotham, the Winnington- based Team Swift rider, missed out on a national title at the weekend.
The former Weaver Valley CC man covered 283.89 miles in a 12-hour race at Great Chesterford, Essex, with the winner, Ian Cammish, covering 285.54.
Alan Kemp won the national championship for his age category at Napton, near Rugby, on Saturday.
The League of Veteran Cyclists event attracts many former professionals and ex-major title holders. Kemp broke away with former British number one Pete Greenwood on the last of four laps of a hilly circuit and with his strong sprint up the final hill held on to win by less than a length.
Sunday’s club run leaves Hartford RBL Club for Wincle at 9.30am. Club nights are at the same venue on Mondays (8.30pm). Newcomers are welcome at both events.
League season opens
HOCKEY: Winnington Park warm up for the Cheshire Under 21s Championships on September 7 when they take on Wilmslow at Middlewich High School tonight (8pm).
On Saturday, the league season opens with Park 1st and 2nd both at Sir John Deane’s College (1pm and 2.30pm) against Didsbury Northern.
Training is at the same venue on Tuesdays (7.30-9pm) and junior coaching is at Weaverham High School on Mondays (6.30-7.30pm), switching to Leftwich High School (U14s on Mondays, U16s Wednesdays) from October.
Further details can be found via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning club chairman Ted Broadhurst on 01606 74051.
Catching on for charity
ANGLING: Barnton-Frodsham AC raised funds for the Macmillan Nurses Appeal on Saturday with a teams-of-four competition at Heesom’s Pool.
A combined weight of 26-3-0 gave victory to ‘The ‘Plonkers’ (Mick Cowley, Dave Cowley, Peter Moore, Chris Parry). The runners-up slot was filled by the ‘Castermen’ (Stan Atkinson, Bob Hughes, Trevor Jones, Arthur Kenney) with 25-10-0.
Bob Hughes, 12-1-0, won Wednesday’s match on the River Weaver at Anderton; Peter Moore took the money with 6-1-0 on the Weaver at Red Lion on Sunday and Robina and Mike Smith, 14-3-0, won the ladies and gents pairs match at Heesom’s Pool on the same day.
Saddled up for second
SHOWJUMPING: Northwich would-be show jumper Chloe Newall jumped to second place at The Pony Club Championships, Draycott, Derbyshire.
The 16-year-old former Leftwich High School pupil, who is to begin A-level studies at Sir John Deane’s College next month, was runner-up on her pony Toffee in the open individual class.