Westlands Bowling Club

Played at Milton Hayes & Milton Recs 25th May and 28th May

Graham Mumford and John Jenkins, organisers of the North Staffs Parks Junior Merits, took advantage of the proximity of Milton Hayes and Milton Recs to run the 2006 competition between the 2 venues.
The event was scheduled for 25th May and there was a good entry of 31 youngsters. Using both the Milton greens, the plan was to complete the competition on one day. However, torrential rain caused the event to be halted at the quarter final stage.
The quarter finalists returned to Milton Hayes on Sunday 28th May to complete the proceedings  in much better conditions.

Skill and determination to win were the order of the day and all participants showed plenty of both to provide great entertainment for the small but enthusiastic crowd.

The final turned out to be an all Meir Kings Arms affair with Danny Higginson getting the better of Craig Podmore.


Lee Wilde, Aaron Steele, Craig Podmore, Matt Hill, Adam Jackson &     Danny Higginson (Back Row)
Ben Jackson and Lee Campbell (At Front)


Final Stages 2006 North Staffs Parks Junior Merits

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
Danny Higginson
(Meir Kings Arms)
21 Danny Higginson 21 Danny Higginson 21
Lee Wilde
Matt Hill
21 Matt Hill 13
Lee Campbell
(Fenton Private)
Craig Podmore
(Meir Kings Arms)
21 Craig Podmore 21 Craig Podmore 15
Ben Jackson
Aaron Steele
(Florence T & B)
16 Adam Jackson 14
Adam Jackson

The 4 semi-finalists qualified to play in the British Parks Junior Merits due to be held in the Wirral area on August 6th.
Competition organisers, John & Graham would like to thank the committees of both Milton Recs and Milton Hayes for kindly allowing use of their facilities.

Special thanks also to Ann & Malcolm Jones for providing refreshments despite the inclement weather on the first day's action.

Well done to all entrants.

Losing Finalist Craig Podmore (left) congratulates  Winner Danny Higginson.



Many thanks to Graham Mumford for the above information and Photographs