Watney Mann Cup 2000/2001

The participants...

League represented

Team

Captain

Tel. number

Billingshurst

Green Dragon

Mick Holmwood

01403 266921

Brighton

Dyke Tavern

Chris Tupper

01273 692348

Eastbourne

Red Lion

Pete O’Brien

01323 502062

Hastings

St. Mary's Club

Kim Beeching

01424 442421

Horsham

Limeburners

Chip Sawyer

01403 782311

Lewes

Black Horse

Jan Bithell

01273 476484

Littlehampton

Locomotive

Dave Hampton

01903 708791

Mid Sussex

Windmill

Tony Francis

01293 536461

West Sussex

Railway

Alan Shaw

01243 430291

Worthing

Stadium

Martin Smith

01903 243258

Round 1

 

 

Eastbourne (Red Lion)

7 - 3

Lewes (Black Horse)

Horsham (Limeburners)

W/O

Littlehampton (Locomotive)

Round 2

 

 

Brighton (Dyke Tavern)

beat

Mid Sussex (Windmill)

Hastings (St. Mary's Club)

beat

Eastbourne (Red Lion)

West Sussex (Railway)

beat

Horsham (Limeburners)

Worthing (Stadium)

8 - 2

Billingshurst (Green Dragon)

Semi Finals

 

 

Brighton (Dyke Tavern)

9 - 1

Hastings (St. Mary's Club)

Worthing (Stadium)

7 - 3

West Sussex (Railway)

Final 1st Leg

Stadium Tavern, Hove - Monday 11th June 2001

Mark James*

15,280

2,000

Colin Smith

Tony Lewis

3,440

8,770

Dave Reeves*

Jim Millward

11,930

1,720

Mick Winder*

Steve Mariner*

24,130

0

Kev Simmons

Martin Smith

5,010

8,300

Chris Tupper*

3

59,790

20,790

2

 

 

 

 

Final 2nd Leg

Dyke Tavern, Brighton - Thursday 28th June 2001

Kev Simmons*

5,680

6,250

Jim Millward

Colin Smith

2,570

7,510

Steve Mariner*

Mick Winder

4,110

3,700

Tony Lewis*

Chris Tupper*

9,460

4,070

Mark James

Dave Reeves

7,690

1,070

Martin Smith*

3

29,510

22,600

2

 

 

 

 

Match score 5 - 5, pay-off decider

Chris Tupper**

8,480

600

Steve Mariner*

* break   ** equal break

Star of the second leg Chris Tupper

The 2001 final of the league champions cup was drawn and the Dyke were more than happy to go to the Stadium for the first leg of the final. Should the match result end in a 5-5 draw then the play-off would be on their table, and not the ever high scoring Stadium top. Match 1 and the Stadium were not best pleased with the draw, having both Mark James and Steve Mariner out with the break. No shocks as the match went 3-2 to the Stadium, but they feared it wasn’t going to be enough, 4-1 would have been a bigger cushion. Match 2 at the Dyke, and the Stadium were hoping for Steve, Mark and Jim to come out with the breaks, only Steve did and the vital game was Kev Simmons v Jim Millward. Jim came out on top and the match swung heavily into the Stadium’s favour, as they had 3 breaks to come. Steve Mariner then saw off Colin Smith and the Stadium needed 1 more leg for the trophy. Tony Lewis played an agonising leg with Mick Winder, neither seeming to want to win, however someone had to and it was Mick who pulled the Dyke back into the match. Next saw the Dyke’s No.1 Chris Tupper who played the table superbly to start with 8k giving Mark James no chance. Suddenly it wasn’t looking so rosy for the Stadium, still needing 1 leg for victory. In leg 5 Martin Smith took out a peg early on, and Dave Reeves put up nearly 5k which Martin couldn’t catch. So the Dyke had earned a decider, they weren’t Brighton champions for nothing!. Before the match had started it must be decided by the captains who would take the decider should one be needed. The Dyke chose Chris and the Stadium chose Steve. It was Steve to start, but the inconsistent roll caught him out and he pushed the red behind on the split and couldn’t get the break back. Balls were returned for Chris who did the same as Steve on his first split, pushing the red behind. Chris was able to retrieve the break but soon did the same with the split, pushing the red behind the 50 hole again, it was a head scratcher! Nevertheless Chris kept at it and his dogged determination saw him roll up on 8k to snatch the title away from the Stadium. A very enjoyable match!

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