FYLDE 4 Chester 12

FYLDE: Alan Morton (4), Geoffrey Lipshaw (10), Barbara Walker (10), Ted Walker (10).
CHESTER: Jayne Taylor (captain), Sally Slater, Barbara Jones and Maureen Corrigan.

Posted by Alan, 15th July 2018


FYLDE: Peter Hallett (3.5), Alan Morton (4), Philip Bass (7), Barbara Walker (10)
BOWDON CUBS: Graham Good (2.5), Jacky Davies (10), Hilary Kenny (10), Jack Good. (10)

Waterproofs were donned for the start of the match as frequent showers persisted for the whole day. Barbara and Jack were making their debuts in the North West Federation.

ROUND 1 -Fylde 2 Bowdon 2
Barbara and Alan won their games . Barbara was winning her game but just before time, Hilary drew level. Barbara (Bab) had had her black clip on peg and her Blue clip on Hoop 6 and Hilary had her clips in the same position playing ( Ray). A tie break was required. Barbara was firs to play and she hit in with Blue and then rolled Hilary's red ball towards Hoop 6 which was the hoop that Hilary needed to win the game.( Captain anguish) An angled hoop attempt by Barbara finished on the wire so Hilary took advantage of the situation but her hoop attempt also failed giving Barbara a second chance which she took and scored the winning point to rapturous applause from the assembled gallery . (Captain pleased).

ROUND 2- Fylde 2 Bowdon 2
Alan and Philip won their games . Philip beat Hilary 14-0

ROUND 3-Fylde 2 Bowdon 2
Alan and Philip won their games

ROUND 4- Fylde 1 Bowdon 3
Alan was the only winner. Philip narrowly lost to Jacky 8-9.

Alan beat Jack 14-6, Jacky 14-2,Graham 14-8, Hilary 14-7
Philip beat Hilary 14-0, Jack 14-5
Barbara beat Hilary 12-11

Alan will be awarded a Mars Bar for his stellar performance in winning all his 4 games.

Posted by Alan, 17th June 2018


FYLDE: Ian Theakstone 2.5, Philip Bass 7, Catherine Bass 10 , Geoffrey Lipshaw 10.
WESTMORLAND: David Lloyd 2, Sue Pritchard 3.5, Elaine Newman 6, Mike Patefield 10.

A beautiful day at a beautiful venue, the first games were Philip 5 Mike 10 , Ian 9 Elaine Geoffrey 6 Sue 14 and Catherine 11 David 14.

Second round Sue 8 Catherine 14 David 14 Geoffrey 3 Mike 0 Ian 14 Elaine 5 Philip 14 .

After Lunch Elaine 14 Geoffrey 10, Mike 9 Catherine 10 , David 11 Philip 8 Sue 14 Ian 8 .

David 14 Ian 4 Sue 14 Philip 6 Elaine 14 Catherine 9 Mike 6 Geoffrey 9.

Well Done Team and especially Geoffrey.

Posted by Ian, 20th May 2018


FYLDE: Ian Theakstone (2.5), Ted Walker (10), Philip Bass (7), Geoffrey Lipshaw (10)
BURY: David Barrett (0.5), Margaret Anderton (3.5), Bob Whittle (7), Maureen Whittle (10).

After brilliantly sunny weather during the week, the weather changed to provide a wet start to the match. Alan was feeling unwell and so Ted at very short notice made his league debut.


  • Round 1 - Fylde 0 Bury 4
  • Round 2 - Fylde 1 Bury 3. Ian got the first win of the day with a 14-6 win against Maureen. Ted went very close to securing his first win in a 11-14 loss to Bob. A little more luck on his approach to hoop 6 with his Yellow ball would have given him the hoop and a good chance of rushing red to peg and pegging out to win the game.
  • Round 3 - Fylde 2 Bury 2. Ian came from behind to narrowly beat Margaret 14-12 and Philip beat Maureen 14-2. Geoffrey had a close 8-11 defeat to Bob and Ted gave David a good game by scoring 7 points in a 7-10 defeat.
  • Round 4 - Fylde 1 Bury 3. Philip beat Bob 14-5.
I must pay tribute to Ted''s performance in his first league game after only being asked to play 20 minutes before the match was due to start. He acquitted himself well and was very close to winning his first game for the Club. I must also thank the Bury Team and in particular David Barrett for their support for Ted during his games. My thanks to Barbara for providing scones and John for helping to clear the lawns at the end of the match.

Posted by Alan 21st April 2018