Cheetham maps his way to Atlas win

Runner-up Tommy Donald and winner Alan Cheetham
Runner-up Tommy Donald and winner Alan Cheetham

Members of Westgate Bowling Club competed for the Atlas Cup, in a singles competition on Saturday.

On a beautiful sunny day with a running green, the bowling was intense from the start, producing no early surprises as the early games went with the form book.

Joyce Smith bowling

Joyce Smith bowling

In the quarter finals, Tommy Donald beat Nigel Gordon 21-13, Joyce Smith overcame Jackie Gordon 21-14, David Parkin saw off Keith Walters 21-16 and Alan Cheetham defeated Doris Senior 21-10.

Donald had another strong game in the semi-finals when he beat Smith 21-14.

In the other semi final, Parkin proved to be a worthy opponent for Cheetham. After a close fought encounter, Cheetham came out on top 21-13, but this doesn’t reflect how close the games was.

The final produced some excellent bowling with it being 17-across at 21 ends, but Cheetham again won the day, beating Donald 21-17.

Tommy Donald bowling

Tommy Donald bowling

PICTURED: Runner up Tommy Donald presenting the winner of the Atlas Cup, Alan Cheetham.

Alan Cheetham bowling

Alan Cheetham bowling

David Parkin

David Parkin