CHARITY EVENT

St Jeromes have arranged an evening of entertainment to raise funds for this year's charity - Nuclear Medicine Research in memory of Paul Ford.

It will take place on Saturday 17th January from 8pm at St Jeromes Club.

The evening will take the form of a dance with a 60s group and a disco with a raffle. Hot food will be served - hot pot and chilli and the cost will be £10.

Further details from Eddie Evans


Southport and Formby Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley

Week ending 13th December 2014

Division One
The Monday quiz was generally considered to be probably the worse ever inflicted on teams in the 50 plus years of the Merseyside Quiz Leagues and was played in one match in our first division and two in the second as well as in the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Wirral Leagues. Led by Dag Griffiths 11 and Tom Farley 9, Wings managed to cobble together a 25 - 17 victory over Devonshire Club to remain joint leaders with Zetland. On a much easier set, Zetland comfortably defeated an under - strength Casablanca side 56 - 27. Dave Sinclair 20, John Clarke and Derek Ainsworth, both 13, and Harry Owen 10 all scoring well, with Bill Thomas 14 and Arthur Jones 11 leading for the Formby side. Led by Gary Buxton, Sheila Tickle and Molly West, all 12, Formby Sports continued their revival with a 45 - 34 victory at E Street Band, with Ann Page 13 and Dave Nickeas 12 leading for the home side. In the local derby at the Fishermen’s Rest, the “away” side defeated Vikings 37 - 30 with good contributions from Steve Murphy 14, Phil Lally 12 and Dave Tarr 10, with Bob Elis 10 leading for Vikings.

Division Two
The top 2 teams in the league had to play the Monday questions but at least had the satisfaction of winning their matches. Led by Geoff Wilde 11, Southport FC won 18 - 12 at Formby Pavilion and Quads won 14 - 9 at St Jeromes, surely the lowest winning score and lowest aggregate - ever in our league’s history. On the Tuesday questions, in the match between the lowest - placed teams, ExPats comfortably defeated Sacred Heart 38 - 24 with good scoring from Phil Ward 13 and Leo Tobin 12. A fine 19 from Ann Evans led MPs to a 35 - 23 victory at Ainsdale Sands, with Derek Roberts 11 leading for the home side.

Merseyside Challenge Cup. Group Stage Match 3
Wings completed a hat-trick of wins in the group stages of the competition to reach the knockout stages of the main competition but Zetland and E Street Band will play in the MQL Plate when the matches resume in the New Year.


Week ending 6th December 2014

Division One
No change at the top with joint leaders Wings and Zetland both having comfortable victories. On the Monday questions, all of the Zetland players were in double figures with John Clarke 17, Derek Ainsworth 16, Dave Sinclair 13 and Harry Owen 11 all making good contributions and Alan Wright 13 and Dave Nickeas 12 leading the reply. The first 3 rounds of Wings’ match with Casablanca were very close but they took the 4th round 11 - 2 and finished strongly to win comfortably 50 - 28 with Dag Griffiths 19, Tom Farley 13 and Maurice Wright 10 all scoring well and Dave Dutton 11 leading for the visitors. Led by Ian Jackson 13 and John Richards 10, Devonshire Club continued their fine season with a 36 - 21 victory at Vikings.

Division Two
On the Monday questions, Formby Pavilion kept in touch in third place with a 38 - 30 victory over St Jeromes with Margaret Copplestone 15 and Nick Aindow 13 scoring well and Sue Ford 13 and John Hoyle 10 leading the reply. None of the teams liked the rather tough Tuesday questions but the top 2 Southport FC and Quads each won to inch closer to promotion. Led by Geoff Wilde 12 and John Hill 10, Southport FC won a close match 25 - 21 at Exams, Steve James 10 leading for the home side. Quads comfortably defeated Ex - Pats 32 - 15 led by Adrian Cannell 14 and Tony Duffey 10 with Kath Jackson 10 scoring the bulk of the visitors’ points. A fine 20 from Jack Gardner led them to a 30 - 14 victory at Sacred Heart.

Week ending 29th November 2014

Division One
Top result of the week was Devonshire Club’s 37 - 33 defeat of Casablanca, completing a fine double over the Formby side. Ian Jackson 12, John Richards 11 and Brian Cummins 10 all scored well for the visitors and Dave Dutton and Bill Thomas, both 13, for Casablanca. Led by Dag Griffiths 17 and Tom Farley 13, Wings re - joined Zetland at the top with their 42 - 27 victory at E Street Band, Alan Wright 13 leading for the home side. Formby Sports’ season continues to revive, finishing strongly to win 42 - 33 at Fishermen’s Rest. Sheila Tickle 18 and Keith Gowans 14 scored well for the Formby side and Steve Murphy 10 led the reply.

Division Two
Southport FC and Quads each took a solid step towards promotion with important victories. A good team effort from the football club led by Geoff Wilde 12 brought them a 33 - 27 victory over MPs with Ann Evans 13 leading for the visitors. Fine scoring from Richard Farbon 15 and Tony Duffey 10 saw Quads home 32 - 21 at Ainsdale Sands with Jack Gardner 13 leading the reply. Formby Pavilion lost ground after a rather heavy 38 - 21 defeat at Exams with Steve James 15 and Brian Waggett 10 leading for inconsistent Exams. The other match saw the first draw in the division this season, 21 - all between Ex Pats and St Jeromes, Phil Ward 10 leading for Ex-Pats.

 

Week ending 22nd November 2014

Division One
Casablanca’s outcome at Vikings went down to the last question with the visitors just squeezing out a 37 - 35 victory to remain in touch at the top. Bill Thomas 14 and Arthur Jones 11 led for the Formby side and Bob Ellis 14 and Roy Shannon 10 for Vikings. E Street Band’s fortunes are reviving and they achieved a fine 43 - 33 success at Devonshire Club with a good team effort led by Alan Wright 16 and Dave Twigge 12 with Brian Cummins 10 leading for the home side. All of Zetland’s players were in double figures in their comfortable 52 - 37 defeat of Fishermen’s Rest. Dave Sinclair 15, Derek Ainsworth 13 and John Clarke and Harry Owen, both 12, all scored well with Phil Lally 12 and Steve Murphy 11 led for the visitors.

Division Two
With Quads without a match this week, Southport FC were able to draw 2 points clear at the top but only after a desperately close 33 - 32 victory at Sacred Heart. Geoff Wilde 21 dominated the scoring for the football club with Ray Mitcham 12 leading for the home side. Led by Margaret Copplestone 14, Frank Gracie 11 and Ged Gallagher 10, Formby Pavilion continued their good run with a 38 - 29 victory over ExPats with Phil Ward 15 scoring well for the visitors. MPs and Ainsdale Sands remain in touch after useful victories. MPs achieved a narrow 30 - 27 win over Exams led by Ann Evans 15 with Dermot Williams 13 leading for the opposition. Led by Jack Gardner 15 and Neil Cunningham 12, Ainsdale Sands comfortably won the first of a double header against St Jerome’s. However, after leading 32 - 26 after 7 rounds in the second match, they lost the last 9 - 0 to lose 35 - 32 despite a fine 18 from Jack Gardner. John Hoyle 15 led for the Formby side.

Merseyside Challenge Cup. Group Stage Match 2.
Zetland and Wings both had comfortable victories over teams from the Liverpool league but plucky E Street Band lost against Unison (Ormskirk) one of the MQL heavyweights.



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