NEW White Hart Crown Green Bowling Club members David Mahaffey and Cameron Cutler won the club’s annual Needles Tournament as the pair beat 11 other teams to take the title.
The new pairing beat previous holders Kirk Wright and John Meredith 21-9 in the semi-finals before then ousting Ray Barnett and Steve Jones by the same scoreline in the final after the latter duo had beaten Dave Kings and Dave Edwards 21-12.
Elsewhere, White Hart’s A team are currently top of Division 1 in the S.W Birmingham Over 60’s League after a good performance against Wythall A.
Despite missing three of their regular bowlers, White Hart were eventually beaten 114-99 but top the table with 13 points as Mike Estell (21-17), Kirk Wright (21-15) and Mick Perrins (21-19) all won their respective matches.
And Hart were narrowly beaten 137-126 at home in the Yardley Wood Superleague Division 2 by Kings Norton Ex-Service in their opening match of the season.
Dave Kings (21-9), Wright (21-12), Jones (21-13) and Ray Barnett (21-10) helped to narrow the gap between the teams but was not enough to win the match.
Elsewhere, White Hart B claimed a valuable 127-122 victory against Bournville Sports in the Superleague Division 3 on a very heavy green.
Mike Jeynes (21-17), Tony Buckley (21-9), Denis Turner (21-20), Neil Harrison (21-13) and Malcolm Bird (21-0) helped White Hart complete an impressive turnaround having trailed by 14 shots at the halfway stage.
White Hart A begin their Northfield and District Sunday League Division 2 campaign with a home tie against Romsey and Hunnington A this weekend while White Hart B visit Romsey to play their B team in Division 3.