Night of champions

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Peter Eyre made the most of home advantage and battled hard on the first of the Worksop Leagues annual championship final’s night to win two individual titles against the same player.

Held at Stanley Street Club, in the first final of the night he managed to just edge out the unlucky Dave Capewell in a five-set thriller to clinch the Over 50s title.

The same two players again did battle in the hard bat final and again Eyre just managed to come out on top, winning in two straight games 21-19 21-19.

Richard Wesley’s attempt to win four individual titles this season got off to a flying start.

He first teamed up with Joe Else in the draw doubles final to comfortably beat Matt Lemon and Callum Shutt in three straight sets to retain the title he won last year.

Wesley then went on to play against Joe Else in the handicap singles final and despite having to give Else a 19-point start he managed to claw the deficit back with a series of fantastic shots to just run out the winner and take the title by 31-29.

The Over 60s Final saw two stalwarts of the league do battle with Carlton Rovers’ Alan Wilson meeting Redlands’ Jack Tarr. Despite his best efforts Tarr was unable to stop an in form Wilson from taking it in three straight sets.

A close plate singles final looked to be going Johnny Macdonald’s way against Alex Millward, with him being in front for most of the match until the last few points of the fifth and final game.

But despite being 8-4 behind, Millward managed to just get his nose in front near the end to take the deciding set 12-10 and win his first ever Worksop League individual title.

In the battle of the brothers Owen Shutt grabbed the bragging rights in the Shutt household by beating older brother Callum in the cadet singles final.

In league action DTH Redlands Fluffy Toys celebrated winning the Division One title in style by hammering rivals Rhodesia Lions 9-1.

Richard Wesley continued his good form to win all his three games and he has now won an amazing 48 out of 48 games so far this season. He was well backed up by father and son Steve and Sam Walker with Sam winning all his three and Steve gaining a double.

The only joy on the night for the Lions was a single win from Mick Thornley over Steve Walker.

One other result in Division One saw Stanley Street ‘A’ beat Global Marble by a 7-3 scoreline, despite an impressive hat-trick by Global’s Steve Lyons.

The surprise result of the week was in Division Two which saw mid table DTH Redlands Joggers hammer second placed Manton Tigers 10-0. Hat-tricks for Peter Cowburn, Keith Bloomfield and Dennis Learad were all too much for the toothless Tigers.

Despite their efforts, Hall, Bowns and Beeston were no match for the Joggers on the night.

Cowburn and Learad then teamed up to take the doubles against Bowns and Beeston.

In the other game in the division a two man Ryton Park Eagles side went down 7-3 away at Manton Sports.