NPO Worrall upsets Clewley as Rogers and Perry fly high



For immediate release
Friday, July 25th, 2008




NEWPORT (Shropshire): Young Dave Worrall upset the fancied Nick Clewley in a five-frame thriller in the first round of the 2008 Coors Newport Open at Lilleshall Cricket Club and moved through to the second round, where he will be joined by the Junction’s Keith Rogers and Newport’s Ed Keenan.


Rogers went one frame down against Tavern landlord Ian Roberts, but managed to edge into the lead. Roberts levelled the match and was playing well in frame five, when he put the white in-off and enabled Rogers to clear his final two balls and the black to clinch the match.


Keenan was also taken all the way by a buoyant LSC league skipper Dave Price. Price snatched the first frame, but ‘conker’ Keenan hit back and the match went to a decider, with Price having his own chances to book a passage into round two.


Ian Perry made no mistakes in taking out the Navigation’s Peter Dickinson in straight frames, although it was the Gnosall player’s first taste of Open competition.


Andy Dean dropped one frame in beating Muxton’s Kim Worrall and Paul Trevor achieved a similar result against Charlie Hayward at the Audco. League team mate Anthony Heathcote only needed three frames to beat the Junction’s Mick Ashforth.


Ben Longstaff and Greg Heathcote survived an early scare in the Worthington’s Newport Doubles - when Heathcote inadvertently potted the black - to edge through against Tom Sayce and Luke Jones at the Audco.


Ian and Rob Perry were forced to go all the way to the fifth frame to beat Ian Roberts and Steve Garmson in a marathon contest at the King’s Head. Last year’s third-place finishers, Ian Fearnley and Neil Cartwright, continued their good run of form with a 3-1 win over Dave Price and Neil Hazeley at the Tavern.


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2008 Coors Newport Singles’ Open – 1st round results

Dave Price lost to Ed Keenan, 2-3  

Ian Roberts lost to Keith Rogers, 2-3   

Dave Worrall beat Nick Clewley, 3-2              

Ian Perry beat Peter Dickinson, 3-0

Paul Trevor beat Charlie Hayward, 3-1

Andy Dean beat Kim Worrall, 3-1   

Anthony Heathcote beat Mick Ashforth, 3-0 


Games to be played

Ian Mason (Junction) v Ray Talbot (Tavern)         

Dave Wilkinson (Tavern) v Neil Perkins (Tavern)


2008 Worthington’s Newport Doubles Open – 1st round results


Ben Longstaff/Greg Heathcote beat Tom Sayce/Luke Jones, 3-1     

Ian Perry/Bob Perry beat Ian Roberts/Steve Garmson, 3-2     

Ian Fearnley/Neil Cartwright beat Dave Price/Neil Hazeley, 3-1  


Game to be played

Paul Trevor/John Williams (Audco) v Colin Pink/John Pink (Audco)



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Date issued: 25/07/2008

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