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NBBC - Chris Barton and Josh Bunting wIn the Tom Bassnett Pairs - Sunday 14th July

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New Brighton Quarry Vikings bowlers, Chris Barton and Josh Bunting won the Tom Bassnett Pairs competition held at Harrison Park this afternoon defeating Manor Road bowlers, Nicki Gilmore and James Fitzpatrick 21-14 in the Final. 26 players turned up to play in today's competition and the Barton/Bunting combination started their day off with a fine 21-16 first round win over New Brighton Queens Royal's Les Henderson and Joe Edwards. Nicki & James were awarded a Bye into the second round. Chris and Josh were then drawn against another NBQR pairing in the second round, this time coming up against the former 3 time winners of this event, Colin and Craig Saville. After taking early 6-0 and 9-3 leads, Chris and Josh found themselves 17-12 down before fighting back to win 9 points from the last 6 ends and finally post a winning 21-18   scorecard. Nicki and James started their day off with a second round 21-10 win against the 2012 Cup winners, Dave Croston and Geoff Lynch. In the semi finals Chris and Josh forged into an early 13-03 lead and 18-07 against the West Kirby Victoria pairing of John Lloyd & John Devlin, before a fightback by the Vics pairing to15-20 proved to not be enough with Chris and Josh gaining the point required to move into the Final with a 21-15 win. The second Semi Final saw another fine match, with James Fitzpatrick & Nicki Gilmore finally getting the better of the pairing of West Kirby Victoria's Anita Richardson and New Brighton Quarry Vikings, Richard Bendrey. The lead in this match changed many times and the scores were level at 7 points each before Nicki and James managed to get into a 15-10 lead only to see Anita and Richard pull the match back to 14-15 and then 17-18. Nicki and James then won the final 2 ends to move into the Final with a 21-17 victory. After losing the first end in the Final, Chris and Josh were never behind again in the match leadig 07-02, 11-06 and 17-09 before a mini comeback saw Nicki and James bring the score 14-17 only for Chris and Josh to finish with a single and a three in the last two ends and finally take the Cup with 21-14 victory.

Congratulations to Josh and Chris


Executive Committee members Tommy Walker and Andy Wainwright presented the Cup to Chris Barton and Josh Bunting after thanking the Harrison Park Bowling Club for allowing us to use their facilities all day and thanking all the players who had turned up to play and help with the scoring and measuring throughout the day. 


The 2019 Tom Bassnett Pairs winners Josh Bunting and Chris Barton pictured with

Wallasey CGBA Executive Committee members Tommy Walker and Andy Wainwright

after the presentation of the Cup.


The 2019 Tom Bassnett Pairs Finalists, James Fitzpatrick and Nicki Gilmore pictured with Chris Barton and Josh Bunting


courtsey of Wallasey Crown Green Bowling Association

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