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Mararthon Man Defies Dodgy Knees!

posted May 15, 2016, 12:24 PM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated May 16, 2016, 3:32 AM ]
Dave Brown is the first winner of the League's Over-60s Merit - despite having had an amazing nine knee operations since winning the Telford Marathon three times in his running days.

The 61-year-old Bowring bowler was the first to get his hands on the Ray & Jeff Hutchinson Trophy at Trench on Saturday 14 May.

But his triumph was tinged with sadness as he had to beat his biggest buddy, John Phillips - who was his best man at this wedding - in the final.

'Brownie' won a cracker 21-20 in the sunshine after trailing the Horsehay man all the way, only getting in front for the first time at 20-19 and then being denied by a cracking draw.
There were an encouraging nine entries and Phillips had to play four games on the day, rallying from 19-16 down to beat the League's veterans inter-league team captain Tony Roche in the one preliminary round tie.

League president Mike Potter, who was referee on the day, presented the new trophy, the semi-final scorers being:

John Phillips (Horsehay) 21 Richard Suggett (Bowring) 14, Dave Brown (Bowring) 21 Peter Spragg (Sinclair) 14.