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Bowls: Crowning glory for Denning

The second round of Junior matches in the Federation of Crown Green Bowls saw a slightly changed Ormskirk West Lancs team travelling to Thornhill to take on a Rochdale team in three eight-man matches.

Ormskirk West Lancs Junior Team

The second round of Junior matches in the Federation of Crown Green Bowls saw a slightly changed Ormskirk West Lancs team travelling to Thornhill to take on a Rochdale team in three eight-man matches.

The team was superbly captained for the first time by Cameron Wright from Formby, and in the first match won six of the eight games to easily take the match.

Pick of the performances was from Windmill debutant Jack Denning, 12, who came back from 14-1 down to win 21-17.

Fergal Wright from the Botanic in Southport achieved the highest win with a crushing 21-2 defeat of his opponent, with Captain Cameron and Emma Denning (Windmill) not far behind with 21-5 and 21-7 wins respectively.

The second match saw Rochdale rally slightly after a poor start, with Ormskirk winning the first four matches, Matthew Gill (Windmill) being the pick with a 21-3 win. Only Cameron managed a win in the last four with a solid 21-18 win against a determined opponent, but Ormskirk still took five of the eight games to take the match.

In the final game Ormskirk took six of the eight games to again win easily.

Emma Denning (Windmill) was the pick in the first four with a 21-6 win against Beth Metcalfe, and young Jack Denning picked up another win 21-19. Matty Greenwood (Botanic) took the honours in the final four with a 21-11 win against Ewan Giles.

Man of the match for Ormskirk West Lancs was Matty Greenwood, who had three comprehensive wins on the day.

The Youth team travelled to a different green in Thornhill to take on Heavy Woollen (Dewsbury) and Rochdale. They performed well with two new players added to the team – David Gibbons (Scarisbrick Club, Southport) and Owen Dickinson (Windmill). However, they finished a point behind the second placed team on the day.

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