STEVE Curbishley got his hands on the Guardian Cup for the first time after beating Simon Jones in the final.

The Castle star was a comfortable 21-8 victor against his rival from Tarporley who was attempting to complete a hat-trick of wins against bowlers from the Northwich club after eliminating Jason Cornes and Adi Faulkner.

However it was the Cheshire regular that prevailed at Winsford Conservative Club on Sunday.

Cornes, a five-time former champion and the only man in the last eight this time around to have won the Mid-Cheshire Bowling Association's Merit previously, bowed out at the quarter-finals stage.


Mid-Cheshire Bowling Association

Guardian Cup

Sunday, July 14

At Winsford Conservative Club


Neal Ocego (Frodsham RL) 13-21 Steve Curbishley (Castle)

Joe Tomkinson (Owley Wood) 18-21 Paul Farrington (Middlewich Community Church)

Adi Faulkner (Castle) 21-16 Lester Bebbington (Wharton Cons)

Jason Cornes (Castle) 13-21 Simon Jones (Tarporley)


Steve Curbishley (Castle) 21-11 Paul Farrington (Middlewich Community Church)

Adi Faulkner (Castle) 19-21 Simon Jones (Tarporley)


Steve Curbishley (Castle) 21-8 Simon Jones (Tarporley)