3:10pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014
By Andrew Simpson
RUDHEATH, already sure of winning the Northwich and District League title, can secure a first double since 2010 if they beat The Elms tonight, Wednesday.
They meet in the Team Knockout final at Gladstone, where the eight-time previous victors start as favourites after coming out on top in both the teams’ encounters, including a whitewash, in Division One this season.
Meanwhile at Rudheath, Gladstone C take on Barn Owl C in the Supplementary Shield final.
In the league, The Lion pinched the second promotion place behind Chapels in Division Three after a slender home success against Beech Tree A during a dramatic final round.
Blue Barrel were expected to finish as runners-up, only to lose heavily at lowly Davenham.
Barn Owl E’s hopes were dashed by the newly crowned champions, losing a close game 4-3.
Newcomers Gladstone C lost their final match in Division One at Green Dragon A, where Adam Griffiths’ third maximum of the campaign for the visitors was a consolation.
They still secured the runners-up spot ahead of Gladstone B, victors by the odd frame at The Elms.
Owley Wood A whitewashed Barn Owl D, with Darryl Fallows’ 8-ball break a highlight.
Barn Owl B end the season in a relegation position after a 5-2 reverse at home to Bowling Green B.
Castle Private lost to champions Hartford B in Division Two but are still promoted to the top flight, just.
Closest rivals Greenbank A thrashed Wheatsheaf, only to miss out on second place by a single point.
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