POTTERS ARE PAIRS CHAMPS

Saturday June 18, 2011
STOKE were crowned National League Pairs champions after overcoming hosts Newport in the Final at Queensway Meadows.

The Potters duo of Simon Lambert and Tim Webster came out on top in their group after a three-way battle with Mildenhall and Dudley, and they then packed in behind Newport’s Todd Kurtz in the Final for a crucial 5-4 race advantage.

Group A: Newport 26 (Todd Kurtz 15+1, Jay Herne 11+1), Scunthorpe/Sheffield 22 (Richie Worrall 14+1, Steve Worrall 8), Belle Vue 17 (Jason Garrity 9+1, Adam McKinna 8+1), Hackney 15 (Barrie Evans 8, Shane Hazelden 7+1), King’s Lynn 10 (Jake Knight 7, Lewis Kerr 3)

Group B: Stoke 23 (Simon Lambert 14+1, Tim Webster 9+2), Mildenhall 21 (Jack Hargreaves 11+1, Lewis Blackbird 10+2), Dudley 20 (Kyle Newman 11+1, Jon Armstrong 9+1), Isle of Wight 13 (Nick Simmons 9, Rob Smith 4+1), Buxton 13 (Adam Allott 8, Luke Priest 5+1)

Heats:
1. Evans, McKinna, Garrity, Hazelden, 62.97 Belle Vue 5, Hackney 4
2. Newman, Armstrong, Allott, Priest, 62.63 Dudley 7, Buxton 2
3. Kurtz, Kerr, Herne, Knight, 59.67 Newport 6, King’s Lynn 3
4. Simmons, Blackbird, Hargreaves, Smith (15m), 61.07 Mildenhall 5, Isle of Wight 4
5. R Worrall, S Worrall, Hazelden, Evans, 61.72 Scunthorpe 7, Hackney 2
6. Newman, Lambert, Webster, Armstrong, 61.13 Stoke 5, Dudley 4
7. Garrity, McKinna, Knight, Kerr, 61.75 Belle Vue 7, King’s Lynn 2
8. (re-run) Allott, Priest, Smith, Simmons (f. exc), 60.26 Buxton 7, Isle of Wight 2
9. Kurtz, R Worrall, Herne, S Worrall, 60.03 Newport 6, Scunthorpe 3
10. Webster, Lambert, Hargreaves, Blackbird, 62.43 Stoke 7, Mildenhall 2
11. Evans, Hazelden, Knight, Kerr, 62.07 Hackney 7, King’s Lynn 2
12. Armstrong, Newman, Simmons, Smith, 61.66 Dudley 7, Isle of Wight 2
13. Kurtz, Herne, McKinna, Garrity, 61.28 Newport 7, Belle Vue 2
14. Blackbird, Hargreaves, Priest, Allott Mildenhall 7, Buxton 2
15. R Worrall, Knight, S Worrall (15m), Kerr, 63.84 Scunthorpe 6, King’s Lynn 3
16. Lambert, Simmons, Smith, Webster, 63.56 Isle of Wight 5, Stoke 4
17. Herne, Kurtz, Hazelden, Evans, 62.12 Newport 7, Hackney 2
18. Hargreaves, Blackbird, Armstrong, Newman (f), 62.60 Mildenhall 7, Dudley 2
19. R Worrall, Garrity, S Worrall, McKinna, 62.30 Scunthorpe 6, Belle Vue 3
20. Lambert, Webster, Allott, Priest, Stoke 7, Buxton 2
Final – Stoke 5, Newport 4 (Kurtz, Webster, Lambert, Herne), 61.59