Lions both roar into the final
The Glemsford Black Lion C team came out on top against their A team to win the Border Invitation Cribbage League’s last competition of the season — the Mixed Doubles Cup at Cavendish Bull.
Their A team overcame their B in the first round in two straight games, getting a bye to the semi-final due to the absence of the Clare Bell.
The C team of Colin and Sue Parmenter won their way into the semis with two straight wins over Stoke-by-Clare Lion, where they were then taken to three games by Fred and Doreen Bright (Melford Working Men’s Club) to make the final.
Dave Buntin and Julie Longhurst, the Lion A duo, took the decider over Brian and Ann Chapman (Glemsford Cherry Tree) to make it an all-Glemsford Lion final.
The first game in the final went the Parmenters’ way, winning by half a street.
In the second game the Parmenters took an early lead with a 16.
Longhurst responded with a 14 to close the gap, making it a close finish which ended in the Parmenters pegging out with three fours to win in two straight games.
n Glemsford Club Ladies B, in Edna Reeve and Enid Ince, beat Clare Ex-Service Club players Walt Smith and Peter Robinson in the final of the Glemsford and District Cribbage League’s Doubles competition, the BC Brown Cup in two straight games.
Reeve and Ince won the best of three games against the Glemsford Black Lion pairing to reach the last two.
n The top two teams, Glemsford Black Lion and Clare Ex-Service Club both lost in the latest round of the Glemsford and District Cribbage League, which allowed the chasing teams to close the gap to five points.
Clare Bell are now third and Melford Hare fifth with both having won moving up two places.
The Cock took the fourth spot, jumping up three places after beating the Black Lion 8-7.
The Angel had the best result winning 11-4 over the British Legion keeping them bottom three points adrift.