Week 19 was N&R League Cup semi-final weekend and this is what happened:
N&R Conference League Cup
Michael Stout 30-40 William Knowles
Andy Dewar 21-57 Duncan Gorton
Duncan was on fire and swept aside Andy to play William in the final, who won at Michael’s. Both men are in the top 10 and just 6 points apart in the League.
N&R Championship League Cup
Neil Bixby 30-45 Barry Paull
Tom Lamb 51-21 Dan Weeks
Barry won away at Neil’s and Tom thrashed Dan in the top of the table clash leaving us with a Paull and Lamb final.
N&R Premier League Cup
Ben Guarino 43-41 Steve Merchant
Neil Reynolds 43-42 Graham Ward
Ben surprised a few with a closely fought victory over Steve Merchant. The other semi was even closer with Neil also turning the form book upside down to beat title contender and last year’s winner Graham Ward by a solitary point. So, a perhaps surprise final will be contested by Neil and Ben.
The N&R League Cup Finals will take place in January. The prize for each winner will be £40.