Nutting and Ratcliffe secure bowls title

Nutting and Ratcliffe secure bowls title

MICHAEL NUTTING and Danny Ratcliffe (pictured below) have won the Overthorpe Sports Club’s Member and Guest competition with a dominant display in the final beating Gordon Ratcliffe and Geoff Normanton 21-12. 

The early exchanges were close before Nutting and Danny Ratcliffe took an eight-point break from 7-6 up to pull out 18-07.

A mini recovery for Gordon Ratcliffe and Normanton saw the margin close to 18-12 before two fine ends of play saw Nutting and Ratcliffe close out the game.

Earlier Nutting and Ratcliffe had defeated Sharon Byrnes and Chris Butterworth 21-09, Daz Ripley and  Andy Mitchell 21-20, before narrowly beating Mark Dobson and youngster Jordan Wike 21-17 in the semi-final.

Ratcliffe and Normanton accounted for Nathan Dobson and Gary Wike 21-14, Leah Weatherill and Josh Dunford 21-13, before seeing off Heather Jewitt and Marc Armitage 21-14 in the last four encounter.

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