GLYNN Cookson fell one game short of adding to his collection of titles on Saturday night at Rudheath Social Club, losing out to Wayne Ditchfield 21-13 in the final of the Rudheath Spring Open, writes David O'Brien.

Ditchfield, who had beaten Castle Sports' Steven Morrey 21-5 in the semi-finals, carried on with his fine form on the night in the final against Cookson to capture the Molson Coors/Inovyn sponsored competition and collect a winner’s cheque of £800.

The Mid Cheshire Federation team entertain Rochdale at Comberbach BC on Sunday, 2pm start, in the second game of their Division Three season.

The Mid Cheshire team will be looking to build on their good start to the 2022 campaign following their convincing win against Ormskirk in the previous fixture.

The home team for the tie is John Gurney, Glyn Walton, Paul Drinkwater, James Gurney, Stephen Baskerville, Mark Cookson, Joe Tomkinson, Paul Hennin, Jon Gurney, Andy Gregory, Paul Farrington and Steve Barnes.

Castle Sports start their defence of the Brunner Cup on Saturday when they face Middlewich RBL at Moulton RBL.

Other fixtures involving Mid Cheshire teams are Tixall BC v Wharton Cons at St Werburgh's, Poynton Sports v Rudheath Bowls at Brooklands BC and Heswall RBL v Owley Wood at Upton BC. All games get underway at 2pm.

The Mid Cheshire women's county side faced tough opposition in the form of Warwickshire on Sunday.

The home side recorded an excellent 48-chalk win at Kingswood with Tamsin Birkett and Yvonne Ball posting single-figure victories.

However, at the notoriously difficult Ye Olde Knowle green in Birmingham only Carly Williams, who was making her county debut, managed to get in the winner’s enclosure with an impressive 21-20 victory which meant that the tie was lost by an overall 82 chalks.