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Whitehalls secure success in Fox Lane Open Pairs

Please see below a report from Malcolm Fletcher in the Shropshire Star about two of our bowlers from last weekend. The league and Salop Leisure would like to congratulate both players.

Gary and Connor Whitehall turned on the Premier power to win the Fox Lane Open Pairs at Llanymynech.

The father and son duo, now both playing in the Shropshire Premier League but at different clubs, reunited to win the £160 first prize on Sunday.

They did so by beating Ben Parkes (Fox Lane) and Kelly Richardson (Johnstown) 21-10 in the final after 31 of the full house 32 entries showed up.

Gary has won five of his six games to date for Premier new boys Hanmer while Connor has claimed two wins so far for third in the table Wem USC.

“Gary and Connor were deserving winners – they played the green very well and were the best pair all day long,” admitted beaten finalist Parkes, who was one of the organising team.

 The Whitehalls raced past Nick Mullinder (HadleyUSC) and Paul Bradburn (Sir John Bayley) 21-5 in their semi-final while Parkes and Richardson were beating Wirral pairing Andy Eccles and Colin Goulding 21-19.

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