Southport and Formby Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley

Week ending 26th April 2015

Don Standing Cup Final
Longstanding rivals Wings and Zetland contested the final with Wings winning fairly comfortably 42 - 28. All of the Wings’ players; Tom Farley, Keith Mulhearn, Maurice Wright and Dag Griffiths made good contributions. Wings’ win gave them another cup and league double and they will look forward to renewing the rivalry next season. The questions were set by Geoff Hedley (E Street Band)

Maurice Jefferies Plate Final
A fine team performance from Formby Sports gave them a comfortable 54 - 31 victory over Second Division champions Quads. Sheila Tickle 22, Molly West 12, Gary Buxton 11 and Keith Gowans 9 all scored well with Tony Duffey and Richard Farbon, both 11, leading the reply. The questions were set by Tom Farley.


Week ending 12th April 2015

Don Standing Cup Semi-finals
Wings and Zetland will renew their old rivalry in the final after both had comfortable wins. On the Monday set, Zetland had a comfortable victory over Devonshire Club with Dave Sinclair 24, including a “full house”, Harry Owen 16 and Derek Ainsworth 12 and John Richards 15, Ian Jackson 11 and Brian Cummins 10 leading the reply. On the Tuesday set, all of Wings’ players were in double figures in their 57 - 34 defeat of Fishermen’s Rest with Dag Griffiths 20, Maurice Wright 14, Tom Farley 12 and Keith Mulhearn 11 making useful contributions and John Ashcroft 11 and Dave Williams 10 leading for the visitors.

Maurice Jefferies Plate Semi-finals
In the all first division match, Formby Sports had the edge over E Street Band in winning 44 - 37 with Sheila Tickle 15, Gary Buxton 11 and Keith Gowans 10 all scoring well and Alan Wright 14 and Dave Nickeas 13 leading for the visitors. In the all second division match, Quads comfortably beat St Jeromes 41 - 24 with Richard Farbon 14, Steve McGinty 13 and Tony Duffey 11 all scoring well and Terry Wafer 11 leading the reply.

Feeny Cup Group Stage
Wings had fine wins over St Mary’s Old Boys of the Northern League and Rainhill Victoria of the Liverpool League. Together with the three other group winners they have qualified for the semi-finals on 29th April.

Week ending 5th April 2015

Don Standing Cup Quarter-Finals
Southport FC gave a good account of themselves against the champions Wings but the latter gradually drew away to win 46 - 33 with Tom Farley 17 and Dag Griffiths 14 scoring well and Geoff Wilde 13 and John Hill 12 leading for the home side. In the semi-final, they will play Fishermen's Rest who proved a little stronger than Formby Pavilion in winning 35 - 27 led by John Ashcroft 15 with Nick Aindow 10 leading for the Formby side. Led by Brian Cummins 12, Devonshire Club continued their fine season with a 36 - 26 defeat of MPs, with Ann Evans 17 leading for the visitors. In the semi-final, they will play Zetland who won 43 - 34 at Casablanca with Dave Sinclair 12, Paul Edwards 11 and Harry Owen and Dave Wright, both 10, making useful contributions and Dave Dutton 13 leading for the home side.

Maurice Jefferies Plate Quarter-Finals
Led by Paddy Kirk 15 and Terry Wafer 12, St Jeromes scored a fine 34 - 26 victory at Ainsdale Sands. In the semi - final, they will play Quads who had a bye. Led by Ann Page 13 and Alan Wright 10, E Street Band proved a little too strong for Exams in winning 39 - 34, with Jim Quigley 14 and Nick Philpott 10 scoring well for the visitors. In the semi-final, they will play Formby Sports who also had a bye.

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