Played on Haunchwood no.2 green
Rob Allen could not make the final due to last minute work commitment
L HAYLOR 21 — 9 T PRITCHARD
R SMART 9 — 21 T BURGESS
M BLACKMORE 17 — 21 S HORBURY
L BURDETT — BYE
SEMI FINALS —-
LES HAYLOR 21 — 5 TOM BURGESS
SCOTT HORBURY 13 — 21 LEIGH BURDETT
THE FINAL —
LES HAYLOR 20 — 21 LEIGH BURDETT
A really interesting final, Leigh finding line and length immediately going into a 14/0 lead. On the 10th end Les got into the game and a hoped for comeback began. By end 20 Les had reached 10 to Leighs 18. Leigh was now being put under pressure and the odd pieces of luck seemed to be deserting him. The final ends were tense — 20 / 19 to Les before Leigh took advantage of a loose lead from Les to hold his nerve and score the double he required to win the Thursday Merit.
It was a good evenings bowling, thanks to all the finalists, congratulations Leigh Burdett.
Thanks to Haunchwood for use of their facilities