Pilks pair hit back for glory

Early exit: Liz Hall
Early exit: Liz Hall
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AFTER losing out in the final of the Allan Haries Trophy, the Pilkingtons Recreation pairing of Craig Rumney and Hannah Brown made amends somewhat when winning the 2011 Doncaster Mixed Doubles competition at Elmfield Park.

After two comfortable wins in their first two games, they had a slightly harder task in the semi-final before winning 21-13.

In the final they played Hilary Bennett and Terry Mosley of Yorkshire Main and, after scoring a single at the first end, they found themselves 7-1 down.

A run of four winning ends saw Rumney and Brown go 9-7 ahead before their opponents levelled at 9-all. Three ends later the score was 12-12, before a telling four and two gave the Pilkingtons pair an 18-12 lead.

Mosley and Bennett could only score one more as their opponents finished 21-13 winners.

Holders Liz Hall and Danny Hallas went out in the first round as their opponents in last year’s final, Denise Allin and Richard Curtis, exacted their revenge with a 21-19 win.

Results - Preliminary round: Inez Willoughby/Alan Bell Rose Greaves/Brian Greaves (Brodsworth Welfare) 16 (Thorne Colliery) 21.

First round: Rose Greaves/Brian Greaves Sue Tetley/Malcolm Tetley 21 (Parklands) 15, Michelle Bowley/Martin Bowley Barbara Royston/Alan Broughton (Yorkshire Main) 21 (Parklands) 20, Hannah Brown/Craig Rumney Margaret Smith/Ted Owens (Pilkingtons Recreation) 21 (Bawtry) 4, Janet Spruce/Brian Cuffling Hazel Cuthbert /Reg Cuthbert (Parklands) 12 (Bawtry) 21, Hilary Bennett/Terry Mosley Sarah Fox/Malcolm Fox (Yorkshire Main) 21 (Woodlands Park) 20, Bev Shannon/Steve Shannon Irene Cartwright/Derek Cartwright (UNISON) 21 (Parklands) 11, Denise Allin/Richard Curtis Liz Hall/Danny Hallas (Bawtry/Tickhill) 21 (Parklands/Armthorpe Welfare) 19, Maureen Costello/Eamon Costello Katie Morgan/Dave Rogers (Parklands) 12 (Westfield Park) 21.

Quarter-finals: Rose Greaves/Brian Greaves 11 Michelle Bowley/Martin Bowley 21, Hannah Brown /Craig Rumney 21 Hazel Cuthbert/Reg Cuthbert 8, Hilary Bennett/Terry Mosley 21 Bev Shannon /Steve Shannon 17, Denise Allin/Richard Curtis 10 Katie Morgan/Dave Rogers 21.

Semi-finals: Michelle Bowley/Martin Bowley 13 Hannah Brown/Craig Rumney 21,Hilary Bennett/Terry Mosley 21 Katie Morgan/Dave Rogers 15.

Final: Hannah Brown/Craig Rumney 21 Hilary Bennett/Terry Mosley 13.