SIXTY-FOUR bowlers gathered at Owley Wood on Saturday to compete for the third annual Tony Whitney Memorial Trophy.

The competition has one of the highest first prizes on the competition circuit for a one-day competition, standing at £1,000.

Matty Worden emerged the victor to put behind him the disappointment of losing in the Wharton Cons Open final the week before.

In a closely fought final, Worden defeated Stephen Glover 21-18.

Worden had won his semi-final game against the June Isle of Man winner Phil Lee 21-12, while Glover had defeated Andy Hamman by the same scoreline.

The prizes were presented by Tony’s wife, Gillian Whitney.

Moulton RBL fell just short of winning a Cheshire county trophy when they lost by 13 shots to Poynton Sports at Knutsford BC in the final of the Norman Cup on Saturday.

Jamie Hulse got the Moulton side off to a great start with a 21-7 victory at game number 1 to add to the 50-shot handicap start the team were receiving.

A further victory at game five, for Neil Brooks 21-12, saw the Moulton team 41 shots in front at the halfway stage of the game. However, Poynton claimed the next five games to take the title.

The Federation Team Knockout takes place across greens in Mid Cheshire on Sunday. After the group stages held across the area, the finals will take place at Castle Sports at around 5pm.