Tony Wood Double Finals 2017

The finals night of the Tony Wood doubles was held on a pristine Knypersley bowling green and spectators were treated to a veritable feast of exciting and at times dramatic bowling from the top players who were competing for the title.  Both semi-finals were keenly contested and lasted for a nail-biting 90 minutes with Joe Williamson/Ian Atherton just edging out Richard Burgess/Martin Walker with all four players showing great skills on the green.  Drama continued however as last year’s winners Jeff Brown/Jim Hartshorn looked set to being deprived of their title by a gritty Matt Fellows/Chris Cooper performance as the looked to have an unassailable lead of 19-12.  However Jeff/Jim regained the block and showed their class and determination to storm back at their opponents and to steal an almost impossible win.  The final showed Jeff/Jim continuing their fine play and despite great resistance from Joe/Ian in another long and fiercely contested game, ran out deserved winners 21-13.

Tony Wood Doubles 2017