KGJ Insurance County Cup 2018 Final Report

Sir John Bayley won the 2018 KGJ Insurance County Cup Final as they beat Newport by 15 chalks at a very wet Bowring. They were always ahead after man of the match winner Alex Jones won 7 for them on his usual 20/25m marks. Pete Farmer though had a great run in the corners to win 12 after being only 9-7 up, and Russ Pegram won 20 for Newport against Paul Evans. But Tom Roden pulled away himself to win 15 to give the Bayley a 10 shot lead. As the rain increased into the middle four, Matt Fellows was 15-6 up on Ant Bracken down an edge, before Ant got in and stretched him out to lead 17-15 and finish it off 17. The other three games were close affairs, with Sam Millward and Mark Selley winning 19 for Newport, and Norman Harvey recovering well to win 20 for the Bayley. This meant the Bayley had an 11 shot lead. Chris Ward then extended this to 17, but Ian Whittington won 11 to cut this to 7, but Gordon Hawkins was 17-6 up for the Bayley, with Kieran Buckley a few behind Pete Cookson. Gordon got out 11 to finish the game off, while Pete Cookson won 19 to make the scoreline 15 to the Bayley.

Sir John Bayley joint captain Chris Worthington collects the Glynn Hill Trophy off County President Isobel Jones.

Newport skipper Sam Millward collects the runners up trophy from County President Isobel Jones.

Isobel Jones presents the Alan "Wishy" Dodd man of the match trophy to Alex Jones.

The three prize winners with the County President.

The two captains with their respective trophies.


Runners-up Newport.

Winners Sir John Bayley.

Played at Bowring Non-Prem Green
Newport Score Score Sir John Bayley
Peter Farmer 21 12 Scott Simpson
Tom Langford 7 21 Alex Jones
Russell Pegram 21 20 Paul Evans
Philip Emery 15 21 Tom Roden
Matt Fellows 17 21 Ant Bracken
Sam Millward 21 19 Josh Hale
Dave Rhodes 20 21 Norman Harvey
Mark Selley 21 19 Elliot Mcguinness
Paul Reeves 15 21 Chris Ward
Peter Cookson 21 19 Keiran Buckley
Ian Whittington 21 11 Chris Worthington
Dale Rudrum 11 21 Gordon Hawkins
Games 6 6 Games
Aggregate 211 226 Aggregate

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