Castlefields have gone through to the finals day of the BCGBA World Club Championships after two healthy wins. They recovered from 17 down against Birches Head Hotel after three games off to have the last 5 winners and win by 26 overall, Adam Jones winning 6 and Andy Duckett 9. They took on Pudsey from Yorkshire in their second game on the smaller green and were comfortable winners. They led by 18 off four games with Jon Palmer the best 21-10, and then held on with three winners at the back to extend their victory to 24.
Sir John Bayley’s Elliot McGuinness captained the George side to qualification after defeating Broughton & Bretton by 38, with Elliot winning 7 at number 1, and Willenhall Nordley by 14, Elliot again winning 19. Nordley contained Elliot’s team mates Paul Evans and Scott Simpson as well as Wrockwardine Wood’s Mark Picknell.
Full scores are here.
Castlefields now face 2015 winners Thongsbridge in a tough opening game next Sunday, while the George doesn’t have it much easier against 2016 winners Parkfield Labour.