Southport and Formby Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley

Week ending 25th October 2014

Division One
Both of the quizzes were very tough this week producing a succession of low scores. The top match between Zetland and Wings had the usual violent swings but John Clarke clinched it for Zetland with their last question to win 38 - 37. John Clarke 13 and Dave Sinclair 11 led for the home side with Tom Farley’s 18 for Wings being in vain. Fishermen’s Rest won their first round 9 -3 but were pegged back by E Street Band to finish 29 - all, with Steve Murphy 13 leading for the home side and Alan Wright 10 for E Street Band. Led by John Richards 12, Devonshire Club continued their fine season with a 29 - 24 victory at Formby Sports.

Division Two
In the highest - scoring match in the division, Ainsdale Sands, led by Jack Gardner 13, defeated Southport FC 31 - 26 with Geoff Wilde 10 top scoring for the home side. A stronger team performance brought St Jeromes a 25 - 22 victory at MPs with Ann Evans 13 leading for the home side. Led by Barbara Farbon 10, Quads had the better of things in winning 28 - 19 at Sacred Heart. In the final match, Exams defeated ExPats 24 - 16 to complete a week in which probably a record few players were in double figures.

Week ending 18th October 2014

Division One
All 3 matches were played on the Tuesday questions and all produced similar scores. Closest was Casablanca’s 49 - 44 defeat of Formby Sports with all of the home players in double figures, Bill Thomas 16, Chris Sumner 12, Dave Dutton 11 and Arthur Jones 10 all making good contributions and Sheila Tickle 19 and Molly West 13 leading the reply. After 5 rounds, Wings were 14 ahead at Vikings but were relieved to win the last round 6 - 5 and finish 48 - 41 ahead. Tom Farley 18, Keith Mulhearn 12 and Maurice Wright 10 led for the visitors and Bob Ellis 17 and Christine Vasey a fine 12 in her fairly early days in the league. Devonshire Club led Zetland 25 - 23 at half - way but the visitors finished strongly to come out 49 - 41 winners. Dave Sinclair 19, John Clarke 14 and Harry Owen 13 all scored well for the visitors and John Richards 13 and Ian Jackson 11 for Devonshire.

Division Two
On the Monday questions, St Jeromes, led by Sue Ford 15, defeated Sacred Heart 38 - 28, Harry Cooper 10 leading for the visitors. A fine 22 from Ann Evans led MPs to a comfortable 39 - 31 victory at ExPats with Sheila Tobin 12 leading for the home side. With good scoring from Jack Gardner 17 and Derek Roberts 13, Ainsdale Sands proved too strong for Exams in a 43 - 34 victory with Brian Waggett 15 and Dermott Williams 12 scoring well for the visitors. In a rearranged match, Geoff Wilde 16 led Southport FC to a comfortable 30 - 13 victory over Sacred Heart.


Week ending 11th October 2014

Division One
In the match between the only 2 unbeaten teams in the 2 leagues, Devonshire Club started well against Wings but the champions gradually asserted themselves and finished strongly to come out 48 - 37 winners. Tom Farley 16, Maurice Wright 13 and Bob Parry 11 all scored well for Wings with Brian Cummins 13 and Ian Jackson 11 leading for the visitors. Good scoring from Dave Sinclair 17 and Harry Owen and John Clarke, both 14, led Zetland to a comfortable 48 - 33 victory over Casablanca with Bill Thomas 14 top scoring for the Formby side. A very tense encounter at Formby Sports saw the home side edge home 43 - 39 against E Street Band led by good scoring from Sheila Tickle 14 and Molly West and Bill Hodgson, both 10, with Alan Wright 15 and Dave Nickeas 14 leading for the visitors. Fishermen’s Rest achieved a useful 2 points from their local derby with Vikings in winning 35 - 29 led by Steve Murphy and John Ashcroft , both 11, with Roy Shannon 13 leading for the visitors.

Division Two
A very tight game at Southport FC saw the visitors Formby Pavilion lead for seven and a half rounds but lost 33 - 32 at the death. Mick Hopkins 12 led for the football club and Ged Gallagher 11 and Margaret Copplestone 10 for the Formby side. Led by an excellent 22 from Ann Evans, MPs achieved a fine 36 - 28 victory over Ainsdale Sands with Derek Roberts 15 and Jack Gardner 13 scoring all the visitors’ points. Good scoring from Richard Farbon 17 and Adrian Cannell 13 helped Quads to a narrow 37 - 34 victory over St Jeromes Terry Wafer and Sue Ford leading for the visitors. Led by Gerry Horton 10, Sacred Heart achieved their first points of the season with a 33 - 25 victory over ExPats.

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