Monday, 16 July 2018

Shiplake rounds off season with MUL title

SHIPLAKE needed just four points to secure the Manchester Unity League title when they entertained third-placed BURGHFIELD on Saturday.

Despite not being at full strength, Shiplake coasted home 10-2 and by 36 shots (98-62) for their first league crown since 2010.

Having also won the Plomer Cup and finishing third in ODBL Division 1, it has been a very successful season for captain Graham Clinch and the Shiplake bowlers.

Barrie Evans’ triple got off to a flyer, picking up eight shots in the first two ends and by the 13th were in an unassailable lead, eventually winning by 25 shots and the highest-scoring rink for the home side.

Getting off to a bright start Wendy Cross led by seven by the fifth end but then dropped a five on the sixth.

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