STRETTON Anglesey retained the AH Dines Charity Cup as they comfortably overhauled a 58-shot handicap against Division Three side Alvaston B on Belvedere's number one green, writes ANDY ROBERTS.
While not being overawed by the Anglesey stars, the Derby side - which included several junior bowlers - could not hold on to their advantage, but most of the team put up a good show and made double figures, although none of the bowlers could win an end.
It was left to the Anglesey captain Brian Smith and Ian Brown to finally administer the killer blows to Alvaston's hopes as they both sailed to exceptional 21-5 and 21-7 wins to extinguish the youngsters' hopes.
IT IS a big day for the Derbyshire county side tomorrow as they go into their first semi-final in the County Championship for nearly 20 years against North Midlands.
The Burton and Derby bowlers are at Stretton Bowls Club and the match will start at 2pm.
Derbyshire last appeared in the final of the British Crown Green Bowling Association Senior County Championships in 1990, when they took the title.
DERBYSHIRE SIDE: Steve Adams, Kev Tilling, Dave Allsop, Dave May, Darren Carter, Matt Kelly-Walley, Neil Worthington, Brian Smith, Paul Chamberlain, Calvin Jackson, John Dewey, Darren Smith.
THE qualifying rounds of the Midland Masters singles competition start on Friday at Henhurst Bowls Club. Entry is on the evening for a 6.30pm start.
TICKNALL Short Mat Indoor Bowls Club is looking for new members.
The group meets on Wednesday afternoons at Ticknall Village Hall, in Ingleby Lane, and everything apart from the bowls shoes is provided.