Southport and Formby Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley

Week ending 15th October 2016

Division One
Games between Wings and Zetland are often very tense affairs with violent swings of fortune leading to a close finish and this week's match was no exception. After 6 rounds, Wings were apparently coasting to a fairly comfortable victory with a 10 point lead but the visitors won the 7th 9 - 2 and went ahead halfway through the last round only for Wings to rally and squeeze home 46 - 45. Dag Griffiths 18, Keith Mulhearn 11 and Tom Farley 10 led the scoring for Wings and John Clarke 16 and Harry Owen 13 for the visitors. Casablanca fell behind after 5 rounds at Devonshire Club but finished the stronger to come out 41 - 35 winners. Dave Dutton 16 and Chris Sumner and Bill Thomas, both 10, scored well for the visitors and Brian Cummins 14 and Bob Rimmer 10 for Devonshire. Formby Sports won a comfortable 48 - 34 victory over struggling Ainsdale Sands with all of their players in double figures; Sheila Tickle 14, Gary Buxton 13, Keith Gowans 11 and Bill Hodgson 10 all making useful contributions and Jack Gardner 19 leading for the Ainsdale side. E Street Band's match with Southport FC was close throughout with the home side edging it 36 - 31 led by Alan Wright 12 and Geoff Hedley 11 with Mick Hopkins 12 and Mike Taylor 10 leading for the football club.

Division Two

The key match between the 2 top teams finished in a 41 - 35 victory for Fishermen's Rest at Quads led by good scoring from John Ashcroft 15 with Richard Farbon 15 and Adrian Cannell 10 leading for the home side. Exams proved much too strong for a depleted ExPats side with an emphatic 45 - 10 victory with Dermot Williams 14, Nick Philpott 13 and Steve James 11 all scoring well. Led by Margaret Copplestone 14 and Leon Metford 11, Formby Pavilion returned to form with a comfortable 38 - 22 victory over MPs with the ever - reliable Ann Evans 10 leading the reply. Fine scoring from Alan Martin 20 and Roy Shannon 13 led Vikings also to a comfortable 44 - 28 victory over St Jeromes with Terry Wafer replying for the Formby side with a fine 18.

Week ending 8th October 2016

Division One
Formby Sports finally got some points on the board with a comfortable 46 - 33 victory at Southport FC with Gary Buxton achieving his first score of 20, backed by Sheila Tickle 11 and Geoff Wilde 15 leading for the football club. Ainsdale Sands came close to getting their first point being level with Devonshire Club after 7 rounds but the visitors won the last to finish 31 - 29 ahead led by Ian Jackson 15, with Jack Gardner 15 leading for Sands. Casablanca were disappointed at not getting closer to Zetland but went down 44 - 36 with Harry Owen 15, John Clarke 14 and Derek Ainsworth 12 scoring well for the visitors and Bill Thomas 13 and Dave Dutton 11 for the Formby side. A strong performance from Wings gave them a solid 55 - 32 victory at E Street Band led by Tom Farley 18, Dag Griffiths 17 and Maurice Wright 11 with Alan Wright 11 and Ann Page and Dave Nickeas, both 10, leading the reply.

Division Two

Last season's relegated sides Fishermen's Rest and Quads are level at the top and look like good prospects for promotion. Led by Steve Murphy 15 and John Ashcroft 11, Fishermen's Rest proved too strong for MPs in winning 38 - 23 with Dan Evans 10 leading for the home side. Vikings were only 2 points behind going into the last round but Quads won it 9 - 2 to finish 35 - 26 ahead with Tony Duffey 13 and Richard Farbon 10 scoring well and Kate Woods ( reappearing after a few year's absence ) leading with 10 for the home side. St Jeromes started well at home to Exams but the visitors finished the stronger to come home 36 - 25 ahead with Brian Waggett 13, Nick Philpott 12 and Jim Quigley 10 all making useful contributions. Ann Metford 13 led for Formby Pavilion in their 32 - 25 victory at ExPats with Phil Ward 11 leading for the home side.draw away to finish 48 - 37 ahead. All of Wings' players were in double figures with Tom Farley 14, Keith Mulhearn 13, Bob Parry 11 and Maurice Wright 10 making useful contributions and Jack Gardner leading with a fine 24 for Sands.

Week ending 1st October 2016

Division One
Wings hit top form with a convincing 58 - 33 victory over the strong Casablanca side with all their players in double figures led by Tom Farley 22 ( including a "full house" ) and Dag Griffiths 13, Maurice Wright 12 and Bob Parry 11 all scoring well with Dave Dutton 12 and Bill Thomas 11 leading the reply. Led by Harry Owen 19, John Clarke 12 and Dick Davies 10, Zetland proved much too strong for Ainsdale Sands with a comfortable 48 -19 victory. Southport FC achieved a rare second draw in succession but will be disappointed that on each occasion the opposing number 4 answered their own question for 2 points to deny them the win and finish at 33 - all. Dave Leyland 13 and Ian Jackson 10 led for their opponents Devonshire Club and Geoff Wilde 13 for the visitors.

Division Two

There was also a draw in this division, on this occasion on the Tuesday questions, Exams finishing level at 28 - all with Vikings. Nick Philpott 11 and Dermot Williams 10 led the home side and Kate Woods 10 for the visitors. Fishermen's Rest continued their good start to the season with a 41 - 25 defeat of Ex - Pats, despite the visitors leading after 3 rounds, Dave Tarr 13, Steve Murphy 12 and John Ashcroft 10 all making useful contributions. MPs disappointing season continued with a heavy 38 - 16 defeat at Quads. Richard Farbon 14, Pat Duffey 11 and Tony Duffey 10 all scored well and the ever - reliable Ann Evans 11 leading for MPs. St Jerome's beat Formby Pavilion but no details available.

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