Knockout matches in the spotlight

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WEEK 19 saw the Doubles Knockout Competition with the first game held at The Dun Cow. In the first round there were wins for Andy Winters and Andy Teale (bye), Stuart Coe Jnr (140, 100x3, 111f) and Brian Seal (100) over R Peasland (120) and Stuart Coe Snr, Taff Hartley and Christian Jacobs over Stuart Heath and Dave Taylor and ‘Apple’ (100x2) and Matt Edgar (140, 100x2) over Pete Shirley (135, 100x2) and Iain Bow (100).

In the semi-finals there were wins for Stuart Coe Jnr (135, 100) and Brian Seal over Andy Winters (132, 100) and Andy Teale (121) and ‘Apple’ (100x2) and Matt Edgar (140x2, 100x3) over Taff and Christian Jacobs. In the final ‘Apple’ (140,100) and Matt Edgar (132, 100x2) beat Stuart Coe Jnr (135, 100) and Brian Seal to book a place at finals night.

Game two was held at The Wheatsheaf Braunston. In the preliminary round there was a win for Dave Summerfield (100) and ‘Burtie’ (100) over Lynn Tyler (102, 93) and Helen Beaumont (90). In the quarter finals there were wins for Nev Thornicroft (116, 100) and Richie Elliott (125, 100) over Tony Leedham (140, 100) and Gavin Taylor (121, 100x2), Allan Taylor (100) and Willie Taylor (140, 121x2) over Mick Doney (100x2) and ‘Bully’ (100x3), John Gaul (180) and Nigel Turland (100) over Keith Chapman and Richard Winn (100) and ‘Swanny’ (123, 120, 100) and Dave Harris (140, 137, 117, 100) over Dave Summerfield (100x2) and ‘Burtie’ (125, 100x2).

In the semi-finals Allan Taylor (100x2) and Willie Taylor (100) beat Nev Thornicroft (100) and Richie Elliott (100) and ‘Swanny’ (160, 100x2) and Dave Harris (140, 100x2) beat John Gaul (180, 101x2) and Nigel Turland (100x2). In the final ‘Swanny’ (105, 100x2) and Dave Harris (100x2) beat Allan Taylor (100) and Willie Taylor (100x2) to take the second place at finals night.

Game three was held at Long Buckby FC. In the first round there were wins for Tommy Kendall (120, 107f) and Dave Jones (100x3) over Nick Coe and Simon Adkins, Rachel Harris (100, 95, 80) and Richard Denis (100x4) over Ivan Lester and Ray Hobrow (140, 100x2), Steve Cale (133) and Ray Jones (100) over Adele Heath (105) and Annette Heath and Chris Gay and Luke Spence (bye).

In the semi-finals Rachel Harris (100x2, 81, 80x2) and Richard Denis (140, 125, 100x3) overcame Tommy Kendall and Dave Jones (140, 100x2) and Steve Cale (100x2) and Ray Jones (180, 135, 100x2) beat Chris Gay (100x2) and Luke Spence. In the final Rachel Harris (100x3) and Richard Denis (140x2, 100x2, 116f) beat Steve Cale and Ray Jones (140) to take the third place at finals night.

Game four was held at Casey’s. In the preliminary round there was a win for Bryan Farmer (100x2) and Matt Waldron over Tony Randall (100) and Stuart Marshall. In the quarter finals ‘Wadey’ (140) and Ricky Cole (100x2) beat Bryan Farmer (100x2) and Matt Waldron, Paul Butler (100) and Clive Hart (100) beat Mick Feasey and Ged Berrill (137, 100), Roy Osborne (140, 125, 123) and Shaun Gibbs (180, 140) beat Troy Miller and ‘S’ (140, 100) and Joe Gammidge and Ray Feasey beat Donna Taylor (100x2) and Cheryl Astill (98). In the semi finals ‘Wadey’ (180, 140, 135, 100) and Ricky Cole beat Paul Butler (133) and Clive Hart (140, 100x2) and Roy Osborne (100) and Shaun Gibbs (123, 100x2) beat Joe Gammidge and Ray Feasey. In the final ‘Wadey’ (100x2) and Ricky Cole (112f) beat Roy Osborne (134, 100x3) and Shaun Gibbs (140) to take the final place at finals night.

Performances of the evening go to John Gaul 180x2, ‘Wadey 180, Ray Jones 180, Richard Denis 116f, Ricky Cole 112f and Stuart Coe Jnr 111f.