Lions roar their way to title

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The clash between the top two teams in the Glemsford and District Cribbage League resulted in a close 8-7 win for Stoke-by- Clare Lion which handed them the league title.

Melford Working Men’s Club dropped down to third as the Glemsford Angel romped home with an 11-4 win at Glemsford Club A to go second.

Clare Bell, Melford Hare and the Melford Legion had 9-6 wins, but with closer 8-7 wins were the Cavendish Bull and Glemsford Cock.

n The BC Brown Cup in the Glemsford and District League was won by Robert Gardiner and Phil Peden (Melford Hare), who got through all their rounds in two straight games.

In their semi-final they beat Ray Perkin and John Sharp (Clare Bell), while in the other semi Joyce Morland and Ann Chapman (Glemsford Cherry Tree) lost two straight games to Brian Gurnett and Bill Jones (Glemsford Social Club B).

In the final, Gardiner and Peden took the two games over Gurnett and Jones to take the cup.

n The Cavendish Bull pair of Stuart Skinner and Val Hastie went straight into the semi-finals of the Border Invitation Cribbage League Mixed Doubles competition at the Barnardiston Arms when Clare Bell dropped out.

Their opponents were Brian and Ann Chapman (Glemsford Cherry Tree), and after winning two straight games they went into the final.

The other semi-final was also decided in two straight games. Colin and Sue Parmenter (Glemsford Cock) knocked out Fred and Doreen Bright (Melford Working Mens Club).

The final was a closer affair, with the Parmenters winning the best of three over Skinner and Hastie.