Tattersley overcomes talented Rice to secure victory in Spen Winter Sweep

Ash Tattersley Receiving his prize money from Peter Ellis
Ash Tattersley Receiving his prize money from Peter Ellis

Ashley Tattersley crowned another excellent day’s bowling by winning the latest Spen Winter Sweep competition last Saturday.

Tattersley added another success to his list of Winter Sweep wins as he defeated talented youngster Bailey Rice in the final.

Rice led 5-3 after the first six ends but Tattersley played the corners well making a 10 break, including four pairs, to lead 13-5 after 12 ends.

Rice battled back superbly to on trail 14-13 and then made it 16-16 after 23 ends.

Rice gave away a crucial pair and Tattersley maintained the momentum to close the game out and win 21-17.

The Spen Winter Sweep is a knockout competition played between 32 and 40 bowlers every Saturday.

Bowlers earn points depending how far they get in each competion, with the top 16 reaching finals day.

Rice had earlier overcome newcomer Neil Simpson 21-9 in his semi-final, while Tattersley edged out Yorkshire teammate and the previous week’s winner Chris Morude 21-19.

Spen Victoria CB&AC Winter Sweep — Saturday November 17

Preliminary round: Paul Burke 21, Andy Smith 11; Scott Fisher 21, Mitch Toth 19; Chris Bly 18, Garry Walker 21; Chris Mordue 21, Colin Scorah 15; Mally Fowler 21, Derek Hewitt 6; Andy Fleming 21, Suzy Ladbrooke 9.

First Round: Jordan Wike 21, Alan Forrest 19; Gordon Bradford 17, Andy Gallagher 21; Ben Gloag 17, Neil Simpson 21; Lorraine Hirst 5, Josh Mordue 21; Micheal Sweeney 20, Paul Morgan 21; Mark Regan 17, Bailey Rice 21; Tony Riley 6, Andy Thornton 21; Andy Taylor 15, Karen Hill 21; Jack Dyson 21, Adam Ward 15; Kevan Shaw 21, Kez Smith 16; Ash Tattersley 21, Anthony Rhukin 11; Chris Jolley 21, Mark Connelly 17; Andrea Buckley 20, Paul Holt 21; Paul Burke 15, Scott Fisher 21; Garry Walker 12, Chris Mordue 21; Mally Fowler 18, Andy Fleming 21.

Second Round: Jordan Wike 16, Andy Gallagher 21; Neil Simpson 21, Josh Mordue 17; Paul Morgan 20,Bailey Rice 21; Andy Thornton 21, Karen Hill 11; Jack Dyson 21, Kevan Shaw 15; Ash Tattersley 21, Chris Jolley 9; Paul Holt 9, Scott Fisher 21; Chris Mordue 21, Andy Fleming 9.

Quarter Finals: Andy Gallagher 17, Neil Simpson 21; Bailey Rice 21, Andy Thornton 17; Jack Dyson 20, Ash Tattersley 21; Scott Fisher 17, Chris Mordue 21.

Semi-Finals: Neil Simpson 9, Bailey Rice 21; Ash Tattersley 21, Chris Mordue 19.

Final: Bailey Rice 17, Ash Tattersley 21.