2019 BOOR & WAINWRIGHT FINAL


Adam Warrington and his Blackstones C team receive the B&W Shield from the League's President elect and Market Overton Secretary Annette Oliver. 

Blackstones C swept aside the Wittering challenge to claim their second trophy of the season, the Boor & Wainwright Shield. They successfully defended  the title they won last year. Led by the aggressive play of their captain Adam Warrington,who,after saving an end which rattled woods and the jack into the ditch was told by a very nice lady on the opposite side “Not to do that again, or you’ll get your legs slapped”. The smile on Adam’s face indicated  the friendly spirit in which this final was played on the immaculate looking Market Overton Green. However the ‘stones’ weren’t having it all their own way. While they were leading on two rinks, Wittering had their veteran lead Mick Smith in scintillating form on Glenn Willoughby’s rink which led that of Paul Buckley’s through to the end to win by two shots. Credit must be given to young Hannah Willoughby who was up against a very strong rink which included former national champion Martin Dolby and current under 25 England international Stephen Harris. Hannah showed considerable skill and an ideal temperament to become a player to look out for the future. As far as the scoring, the handicapping system gave Ally McNaughton’s team a twelve shot start. However ‘stones’ held what was to them a satisfactory 43-26 lead at the halfway stage. During the latter rounds they did, as they are renowned for doing,pile on the pressure to win by two rinks to one and an overall score of 70-48. Thanks to Maggie Holden for organising the event  and  Annette Oliver and her team at Market Overton for being excellent hosts.


Rinks scores - Blackstones names first: Keith Rippin, Roger Martin, Adam Warrington 36 Henry Gordon, Mitch Willoughby, John Hare 14; Martin Dolby, Mick Owens, Stephen Harris 23 David Burton, Hannah Willoughby, Ally McNaughton 15; Martin Stokes, Trevor Christie, Paul Buckley 17 Mick Smith, David Pusch, Glenn Willoughby 19.