BOWLERS from a Northwich club made up the bulk of a Cheshire side that celebrated a victory in the British Senior Supplementary Championship on Sunday.

Five of six Castle members on the green at Meole Brace returned winning cards as their team prevailed against Wales.

Jason Cornes, Andy Hamman, Steve Morrey, Dave O’Brien and Rob Winnington contributed to a 144-127 success to claim the trophy.

Along with Steve Curbishley, they emerged unbeaten from a group-stage earlier in the day following wins against Greater Manchester (159-147), Staffordshire (153-136) and Cumbria (158-150).

Tommy Johnstone, this year’s Cheshire Senior Merit winner from Houldsworth WMC, and Jamie Bramley (Lloyd Hotel) completed the line-up in an eight-a-side competition open to teams that failed to reach the county championships semi-finals.

Wales had pipped North Midlands to top spot in the other group at the Shropshire venue despite losing in a head-to-head with a side that took the overall title in 2017.

Results (selected)

British Senior County Supplementary Championship

Sunday, August 5


At Meole Brace Bowling Club

Cheshire 144-127 Wales

Tommy Johnstone (Houldsworth WMC) 21-13 Andy Hughes

Andy Hamman (Castle) 21-14 Robin Bennett

Steve Morrey (Castle) 21-14 Joe Williams

Rob Winnington (Castle) 21-10 Graham Bennett

Jamie Bramley (Lloyd Hotel) 11-21 Kevin Nicholas

Dave O’Brien (Castle) 21-18 Matthew Warden

Jason Cornes (Castle) 21-16 Adam Penlington

Steve Curbishley (Castle) 7-21 Geraint Booth

Group A

Round One

Greater Manchester 147-159 Cheshire

Robbie Ellis 21-20 Jamie Bramley (Lloyd Hotel)

Andy Murray 21-17 Andy Hamman (Castle)

Martin Ogiliev 16-21 Tommy Johnstone (Houldsworth WMC)

Colin Leishman 18-21 Steve Curbishley (Castle)

Tom Eccles 13-21 Steve Morrey (Castle)

Paul Leah 16-21 Dave O'Brien (Castle)

Dave Knott 21-18 Jason Cornes (Castle)

Matt Hargreaves 21-20 Rob Winnington (Castle)

Cumbria 143-150 Staffordshire

Round Two

Greater Manchester 151-136 Cumbria

Cheshire 153-136 Staffordshire

Tommy Johnstone (Houldsworth WMC) 21-19 Scott Simpson

Jamie Bradley (Lloyd Hotel) 21-16 David East

Steve Curbishley (Castle) 20-21 Chris Ward

Andy Hamman (Castle) 21-11 Jamie Wyer

Steve Morrey (Castle) 19-21 Aaron Tapper

Dave O'Brien (Castle) 20-21 Nathan Dawes

Rob Winnington (Castle) 21-6 Kevin Handley

Jason Cornes (Castle) 10-21 Craig Barker

Round Three

Greater Manchester 146-139 Staffordshire

Cheshire 158-150 Cumbria

Tommy Johnstone (Houldsworth WMC) 21-18 Barry Lowden

Andy Hamman (Castle) 21-14 Tony Whitehouse

Jamie Bramley (Lloyd Hotel) 20-21 Dave Jones

Steve Curbishley (Castle) 21-16 Danny Rogers

Dave O'Brien (Castle) 16-21 Ira Collier

Steve Morrey (Castle) 21-20 Andy Thornton

Jason Cornes (Castle) 17-21 Martin Barrow

Rob Winnington (Castle) 21-19 Dan Varcoe