THE ever-smiling Michael Bell was a popular winner of week 15 of the Winter League at Alnwick last week.
He carded a fine total of 37 points and edged into first place on the countback. Kevin Murphy also scored 37pts and was placed second. The points took him back to the top of the Order of Merit.
Tom Greaves, a young man also flying high in the Order of Merit, was third with 34pts.
Four players then all followed on with 33pts, namely Russell Cooke, Tom Lang, Cyril Jobson and Wayne Belisle – the latter being in third place overall in the cumulative competition.
There were no less than five twos recorded by Steve Barron, Kevin Murphy, Alan Johnson, John Pentleton and Ian Bell.
RESULTS – Winter League (Week 15): 1 M Bell 37pts; 2 K Murphy 37pts; 3 T Greaves 34pts.
Order Of Merit: 1 K Murphy 66pts; 2 W Belisle 62pts; 3 T Greaves 59pts.