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PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 April 2012


SAFFRON Walden Winter Dart League contested the knockout stages for the singles and pairs competitions, and finals night now beckons those successful.

The players through to the Division One pairs semi finals are Simon Monk and Wayne Bloomfield (Fleur de Lys ‘A’);Tony Moore and Jim Moralee (Queens Head ‘B’); Damon Miles and Tim Francis (Fleur de Lys ’A’); Peter Stanley and Steve Smith (Axe). Earlier Keith Hill hit a maximum 180 in his game.

In Division Two Terry Horsfield and Lee Wayne (Victory ‘B’) will contest the pairs final against Tony and Richard Salmon (White Horse).

Division One singles semi finalists are Rod Parrish (FC Crocus); Peter Stanley (Axe); Wayne Bloomfield and Simon Monk (both Fleur de Lys ‘A’). There were maximum 180s for Shaun Sawkins and Simon Monk.

Division Two singles semi finalists are Tony Turner; Pat Crawte; Steve Sanders (all Crocus Tavern); and Ken Batchelor (White Horse).

The AGM for the summer season is on April 17 and any pub/club interested in joining the league can ring 01799 521036.


GREAT Chesterford’s Bowls Club season opens on Sunday April 22 at 3pm.

The thriving and friendly club is based at the bowling green just beyond the Chesterfords Community Centre and, between May and August, has teams competing in three different leagues besides various club tournaments.

New members are welcome, regardless of age or experience.

A club spokesman said: “We have a qualified coach who will provide free tuition if you are new to the sport, all you need is a pair of flat soled shoes.

“If you are already a bowler and are maybe looking to join a club then please come along on April 22 as we shall be delighted to introduce you to our members. If you just want to give it a go, then join us for a chat and cuppa.”

For information, call John Pashley on 01799 530045 or Martyn Linwood on 01799 501419, or just turn up on Sunday April 22.


LEKE Ojumu scored two great goals for Rangers as they beat rivals Debden 6-2 on Saturday.

His first goal after only four minutes was created by a through ball from Ridgewell. The striker ran onto the ball and calmly lobbed the advancing Debden keeper.

The second Rangers goal came on 25 minutes, with a fine finish from Ellalsingham who buried a shot high into the roof of the net.

It was no surprise when Rangers converted number three. Ojumu collected the ball outside the box, side-stepped a defender and hit an unstoppable drive from 22 yards that crashed in off the underside of the crossbar.

Debden pulled two goals back, both from the penalty spot, either side of half time.

Callum Hicks got Rangers back on track as he calmly slotted home a fourth on 66 minutes. Leading marksman Meichen made it five before substitute Phil Dillon completed the rout.

Rangers are away to Duxford on Saturday, KO 3pm.

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