It was then that the rain came along
with thundering and lightening sending both teams scurrying for the pavilion.
It was decided as with all first class and international tournaments that the outcome should be settled on the dartboard.
This was arranged and officiated by the third umpire, TrevorBullyClifford who conducted the proceedings superbly.
A very big thanks Trev.
A Wing fought and won a very close encounter with B Wing to join the OSGs in the final.
The ins and outs of the final are not clear as the organizers
had been bought his first pint of smooth and was chatting in the Hospitality Suite. Suffice it to say the final was a closely
fought encounter with A Wing winning easily.
This event could not have been the success it clearly was without the silent behind the scenes activity of the catering
staff namely TracyI think Ive just singed my hair againCarr and AlanGet that umbrella over hearSmith. Thanks and medals should
go to their stoic bravery with the barbeque as their metal utensils could have attracted a bolt of lightening at any moment,
but their selfless acts kept the staff very well nourished for the long and arduous night of drinking ahead. They started
serving delicious burgers and hot dogs and end serving a very palatable soup.
The presentations and raffle draw completed the night.
Stuart Atherton picked up the Castle 8 A-Side Cup for A Wing together with the Plonker Of The Day Award which was
given for his much below par umpiring, giving TerryYou must be joking, you f****** w*****Akrigg LBW, in the match V Old Peculiars.
He was also presented with the Steve Maguire Trophy for his contribution to the event and his sporting attitude, receiving
more votes than anybody else from players and spectators.
I know he felt very proud. What a great way to remember Steve who would have given his full support and time to events
like this if he had still been with us.
It must not be forgotten that this was also a charity event with all proceeds go to The Friends Of Primrose House.
The total monies raised for Primrose House was £104 with the first prize of a Stereo CD Radio Cassette Player being
donated to Primrose House by the winner.
The next charity event to add to your diaries will be a 30 over match on the Thursday 12th July against
The Merchants which will again be staged at Heysham Cricket Club, starting at 2.00 PM.
Please feel free to bring as many family and friends as you wish. Hopefully if the weather is kind to us there will
be a barbeque with minimal charge, free soft drinks and face painting, disco and live music.
Once again thank you for supporting this event and we look forward to your support in the