Another round is done and a step closer for those players advancing in the Challenge Cup singles and Challenge Plate 4BBB Matchplays. So how do we now stand:
We are now in the final stages of the group brackets with players competing to advance to the Quarter Final stage.
The top half of the draw sees only one previous winner still standing, Norman Henry. Henry advances thanks to his victory over Antonie Lightfoot and now meets Brian Stott who blew away Jaime Hodgkinson. John Cheesbroughs recent form sees him beat Paul Clarke and he will now relish a mouthwatering tie against Winter League finalist Mark Kiberd. Colin Bergstrand will be feeling confident thanks to his victory over big hitting Tom Rowland although he now faces a tough contest against Captains Prize winner Phil Jones. Mark Poland took a comeback victory over Marcus Lightfoot and now comes across an in form Jon Dutton in the Dave Lightfoot bracket.
The bottom half of the draw throws up some interesting ties and in form players. Denver Brazier takes on Captain elect Neil Johnson thanks to his victory over Phil Barker with the winner taking on either Alan Hunt or Mike Branigan who defeated an in from Dave Langley. Alan Rigby will pit his guile against young gun Simon Pay for the right to play either Jeff Hughes or Charlie Fletcher who overcame matchplay specialist Roger Horton.
Both in form and through to the next round are Kennedy & Letford who took out the strong pairing of Bewley & Begley and now face Hodgkinson & Stott. Howard & Jordan Pay take on last years beaten finalists Sharpe & Knight after seeing off last years winners Rowland & Candler. Game of the round could come from Pay & Vaughan who take on Rigby & Fletcher. Back from injury Shingler with partner Peters now face Gleave & McNamara for a place in the quarters finals thanks to victory over Branigan & Ainsworth. Stott & Edghill dispatched one of the tournament favorites Poland & Starkey and now face Jackson & Trow who defeated another of the fancied teams Brazier & Hughes.
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