Southport and Formby Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley

Week ending 25th March 2017

Don Standing Cup Semi-Finals
This year's final will be between the two strongest teams in the league and who are very evenly matched. Both had comfortable victories this week in the semis. All of Wings' players were in double figures in their 54 - 33 defeat of Devonshire Club with Maurice Wright 16, Dag Griffiths 14 and Keith Mulhearn and Tom Farley, both 12, making useful contributions and Ian Jackson 18 and Dave Leyland 11 leading for the home side. Led by Dave Dutton 19 and Ray Oakes 15, Casablanca proved too strong for E Street Band in their 51 - 38 victory with Alan Wright 12 and Ann Page 11 leading the reply.

Maurice Jefferies Plate Semi Finals
The guesting team Mixed Blues proved rather disappointing in their 40 - 24 defeat at Southport FC with Geoff Wilde 17 and Mick Hopkins 11 leading for the football club and Ed Davies 11 for the visitors. A very close match at Formby Pavilion ended with the home side just edging out Exams 37 - 36 with Margaret Copplestone 18 leading for the Formby side and Dermot Williams and Steve James, both 10, for Exams.

Merseyside Mimir Individual Competition
All 5 of the Southport contingent achieved some success in the pre final rounds played at the New Brighton Cricket Club. Harry Owen (Zetland) and Dag Griffiths and Keith Mulhearn (both Wings) reached the quarter - finals. Alan Wright )E Street Band) reached the semi-finals and Tom Farley (Wings), reached the final which will be played at MQL Presentation Evening at aWarrington venue on May 10th.

Week ending 18th March 2017

Don Standing Cup Quarter-Finals
The top match was the battle between the two strong Formby sides Casablanca and Formby Sports with the former coming out 54 - 44 ahead. Ray Oakes 20, Chris Sumner 14 and Dave Dutton 13 led for Casablanca and Sheila 16, Keith Gowans 13 and Gary Buxton 10 for the visitors. A powerful performance from Wings gave them a very comfortable 67 - 33 victory over Quads with Tom Farley 21, Maurice Wright 16 and Bob Parry 16 and Keith Mulhearn, both 15, all enjoying the questions and Tony Duffey 16 leading the reply. Despite a fine 21 from Ann Evans, Devonshire Club proved too strong for MPs with a 45 - 33 victory with Ian Jackson 15, Dave Leyland 13 and Brian Cummins 10 leading for the visitors. E Street Band had a bye.

Maurice Jefferies Plate Quarter-Finals
The guesting team Mixed Blues showed their strength with a solid 48 - 27 victory over St Jeromes with Claire Newbury 15, Bill Morris 14 and Jim McGrath 11 all scoring well. Led by Nick Aindow 14, Formby Pavilion edged out Ainsdale Sands 41 - 37 despite a fine 22 from the ever - reliable Jack Gardner. Southport FC and Exams had byes.

Week ending 11th March 2017

Don Standing Cup First Round
A warm welcome to the Mixed Blues team from the former Northern League and who are intending to join our league next season. Against the very strong Casablanca team, they gave a good account of themselves but went down 49 - 38 despite an excellent 28 from Bill Morris with Dave Dutton 17, Bill Thomas 16 and Ray Oakes 14 scoring well for the home side. Closest match was MPs' 37 - 36 defeat of Ainsdale Sands led by Ann Evans 17 and Owen Lea - Porter 10 with Derek Roberts 15 and Keith Wilkinson 10 leading for the opposition. E Street Band took the lead in the 6th round at Southport FC and hung on to finish 43 - 41 ahead with Dave Nickeas 14, Alan Wright 13 and Geoff Hedley 10 all making useful contributions and Geoff Wilde 15 and John Hill 10 leading for the football club. Led by Ian Jackson 17, Brian Cummins 15, Steve Wilson 13 and Dave Leyland 11, Devonshire Club proved much too strong for Formby Pavilion with a 56 - 36 victory, with Margaret Coppplestone 12 leading for the home side. Formby Sports also comfortably beat St Jeromes led by Sheila Tickle and Gary Buxton, both 18, and Keith Gowans 10 but the final score has been lost. Led by Tony Duffey 18 and Richard Farbon 14, Quads were comfortable 44 - 30 victors over Exams, with Nick Philpottt 10 leading for Exams. Wings had a bye.

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