THE Brunner Cup semi-finals take place on Saturday with two Mid Cheshire teams bidding to make the final on Saturday, September 10, writes David O’Brien.

The current holders Castle Sports face Houldsworth WMC, who they defeated in last year’s final at Macclesfield BC.

Wharton Cons, the previous winners from 2019, take on Lloyds BC at Kerridge BC. Both games start at 2pm.

Wharton Cons B team put in a spirited performance in the De Knoop Cup Final on Saturday at Alderley Union Club against the favourites, Lloyds BC.

Wharton registered 5 winners from 10 in the tie with Pat Kennedy and John Hubbard both winning their games 21-13.

Steve Procter, Dave Warburton and Brian Larkin were the other winning cards for Wharton Cons, but the Winsford team just fell short losing the final by 13 shots.

The latest qualifiers in the Wharton Cons Open on Sunday night were Jason Cornes (Castle Sports) and Anthony Walker.

Five-time winner of the competition, Graeme Wilson, is the star attraction in this week’s qualifying session.

The full field is Chris Mordue, Josh Mordue, Ian Wassell, Dan Edmonds, GI Wilson, Steve Anderton, Dave Jackson, James Wilcox, Harry Horton, Tony Eades, Mike Davies, Kris Fearnley, Danny Prosser, Chris Charlton, Paul Mackie (Castle Sports) and Alan Hunt.

With the Mid Cheshire League reaching the business end of the season, Castle Sports lead the way in the Premier Division with a 112 shot advantage over their perennial rivals Wharton Cons.

The battle for the Section One title could not be closer with only two shots separating Meadowbank and Shavington.

Kingswood and Middlewich RBL head the table in Section Two and look to have the promotion places sewn up.

Castle Sports C look on course to take the Section Three title with Rudheath Sports clear of the rest in second place.

Barnton CC D are romping away with the league in Section Four with Winnington B and Rudheath Sports C tied in second place.