Stuart Greenhalgh provides this week’s update on the mid Cheshire crown green bowling scene…

ONLY one game was played in Mid Cheshire Crown Green Bowling League this week.

In Division One, Owley Wood B hosted Frodsham Red Lion B and won 177-169.

All teams in the division have now played 10 games and Owley Wood, with this victory, have moved up from 10th position to second.

Meanwhile, Cheshire played their second and last game in Section Four in the county championship.

Cheshire and South Yorkshire had won their first games against North Lancs & Fylde.

That meant this game between Cheshire and South Yorkshire would decide their final positions.

Both home and away matches were close and could have swung either way, Cheshire producing eight winners at home out of 12 and managing to win five matches away at Penistone No1 green.

Even with eight winners at Crosstown they were beaten, Cheshire 207-214 South Yorkshire.

The away game was just as close with South Yorkshire winning 220-211, so South Yorkshire topped the section with Cheshire second.

The final of the Littler Cup was played on Friday at Castle Sports 1, in front of a crowd of more than 100.

The competition is a team knockout with each individual person given a handicap, and these are added together to give them their team handicap.

Lk Graylams played Barnton CC B; with both teams having beaten Premier league opposition in their semi-finals.

Barnton managed to take seven wins to Lk Graylams’ three and ran out 167-148 victors.

Even with the addition of the handicap Barnton came out on top 263-248.

The qualifying night of the Pogson Pairs decided the final eight partnerships that will compete for the trophy on a green to be decided and the draw yet to be made: Andrew Poynton and Gary Brady, Dave Orr and Mathew Clarke, Tom Vickers and Alan Vickers, Jason Cornes and Adam Cornes, Owen Cookson and Jack Bushell, Nathan Brown and Ryan Sandham, Danny Nixon and Shaun Yearsley, Paul Farrington and Andy Campbell.

This Sunday Mid Cheshire Federation will be playing their last league game of the season.

Last year Mid Cheshire won the Third Division and moved into the Second Division.

Last time at this level Mid Cheshire were as high as second, but struggled and dropped straight back down.

This time, with three out of four games played, they followed an opening loss with two wins.

The home game will be played at Shavington and should Mid Cheshire win against Wallasey over both home and away games, there is a chance of going up to the First Division, depending on how the August games go for the other four teams.

Practice is 1.15pm to 1.30pm (for the home side) then 1.35pm to 1.50pm (for the away side). The matches commence at 2pm and the Mid Cheshire team would love to see as much support as possible.

It has been quite the week at Davenham, starting with the club hosting the Year Sixes from Davenham Primary School.

Forty-five students plus teachers turned out on a lovely day.

There was great bowling in what has become a great introduction to the sport for the children and the teachers and is exactly what we need clubs to be doing.

On Sunday, Davenham hosted their open mixed pairs competition sponsored by J Lord Estate Agents.

There was some superb bowling throughout the day and the final was won by Nicola Boulton and Ben Philips who beat Sue and Fred Worrall.