The Ex Pats team has informed us that Leo Tobin passed away on the morning of 27th February

He had been a stalwart member of the team and will be sorely missed.

The funeral is on Monday 11th March at 1.00pm at Burscough Crematorium

The family have requested no flowers but donations to Queenscourt Hospice in lieu

If you wish they would like you to wear something purple and odd socks!!


Southport and Formby Quiz League : Quiz Notes
By Tom Farley

Week ending 24th February 2024

Handicap League Week Seven
In the final round of matches, Quads did not let slip their 2 point advantage over their 4 nearest rivals and finished top of the league with just one loss. Wings were runners-up on points difference followed by Mixed Blues, Cavalette and Southport Grasshoppers. Receiving 9 at home to Formby Sports, Quads led throughout and finished 44 - 35 ahead led by Steve Bray 15 with Bill Hodgson 11 and Sheila Tickle 10 leading for the Formby side. Conceding 25 at home to ExPats, Wings were still 7 points adrift after 6 rounds but won the last two 9 - 1 and 5 - 1 to finish 49 -44 ahead with Dag Griffiths 18 and Maurice Wright 14 scoring well and Don Hobson 10 leading for ExPats. Receiving 22 at Casablanca, Mixed Blues were never headed and finished 55 -44 ahead led by Chris Newbery 13 and Claire Newbery 10 with Dave Dutton 15, Andy Page 12 and Ray Oakes 11 leading for the home side. Receiving 4 at MPs, Cavalette led throughout to finish 48 - 36 ahead led by a fine 18 from Kate Woods with Dan Evans 15 and Ann Evans 10 leading the reply. The lead in Grasshoppers game at home to Exams changed hands a few times but they won the last round 6 - 3 to finish 37 -34, not needing their one point advantage. Mick Hopkins, back on form, 14 and Dave Phillips 10 led for the home side and Chris Wood 12 and Nick Philpott 11 for the visitors. E Street Band, conceding 6 at home to Grapes of Wrath, fought a tight match for 7 rounds but won the last 6 - 1 to finish 35 -30 led by Dave Twigge 13 and Dave Nickeas 11 with Jack Gardner 16 for the visitors. Conceding 7 at home to Aardvarks Zetland, Fishermens Rest, lost the first round but won the rest to finish 47 - 39 in front with good scoring from Neil Macaskill 21,Harry Owen 13 and Alan Ascott 10 with Steve Wilson 14 and John Richards 12 led for the visitors.

Eddie Conway Cup/MIMIR heats
In a closely contested final, Ray Oakes (Casablanca) finished a point ahead of Dag Griffiths (Wings) reversing the result of the equally close final of last year. Tom Farley (Wings) was a further point behind, with Neil Macaskill Fishermens Rest) making up the quartet. At 84, Tom was probably the oldest player to make the final. These 4, plus Alan Wright ( E Street Band) and Harry Owen (Fishermen's Rest) will represent the league in the Merseyside Finalson the 20th March. As usual, the evening was very efficiently run by Ann Evans (MPs) aided by taem mates Dan Evans and Owen Lea-Porter.

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