THE final of the Wharton Cons Open takes place on Sunday, with a field of 16 top-class bowlers vying for the £700 winner’s prize.

The last qualifiers from the final round of prelims were Jason Cornes and Darrell Handley.

Lining up as favourites on the final day will be Greg Smith and multiple winner of the competition Graeme Wilson.

Smith is in a rich vein of form this season, collecting several big open competition wins, with the latest title coming last weekend at the Pudsey Classic. The final day starts at 4pm and local interest in the field is provided by Sunday’s qualifier Jason Cornes and Barry Ellams.

Cornes faces Leighton Roberts in his last 16 tie, while Ellams comes up against Ben Stapleton.

Full draw for final day: Aaron Harrison v Neil Snodgrass, Jason Cornes v Leighton Roberts, Matty Worden v Darrell Handley, Danny Ferris v Rikki Higgs, Glyn Storer v Greg Smith, Barry Ellams v Ben Stapleton, Scott Taylor v Graeme Wilson, Kris Fearnley v Alan Manual.

On Saturday Castle Sports will stage the third running of the George Astbury Trophy.

Last year’s winner Matty Worden lines up in a field of 64 runners.

This year’s event has added sponsorship from the Robinsons Group with the prize fund boosted to £1,800.

The winner will collect £550 and the line-up includes lots of local bowlers, with play starting at 10am.

Owen Cookson and Jack Bushell won the Mid Cheshire League Pogson Pairs Trophy on Saturday at Owley Wood with a 21-17 victory in the final against James Gurney and Dave Dickenson.

Castle Sports won the Cheshire Inter League title on Sunday at Mobberley Victory Hall thanks to a six-shot win against Poynton Sports.

Adi Faulkner put in a captain’s performance, leading the side to victory in the final with a 21-7 winning card.

Wharton Cons won the Norley Evening League Division One title last Wednesday night with Comberbach BC taking second place.

There are still games to play in Division Two and Overton Memorial Hall look poised to take the title.

Tarvin A won the third division, Great Budworth took the title in Division Four and Bunbury A were the winners of the fifth division.