Ruby Cropper Memorial Trophy 2023

The Ruby Cropper Memorial Trophy was held at WBC on Sunday 27th August. With a full field of 32 bowlers, many new or novice bowlers taking part which is encouraging to see.

In the first semi final Tony Martin managed to overcome Mike Ward, who was busting some dance moves throughout the match as the DJ kept the crowd entertained.

The 2nd semi was a much tighter match, with Graham Martin triumphing 21-18 over Phil Craine, who had bowled excellent all day.

The final saw the battle of the Martin brothers, and what a tense affair it was, with no brotherly love shown. The match went to the wire with older brother Graham taking the final end to win 21-20.

The event was again in aid of Manchester Children’s Hospital, with raffle prizes donated by local businesses and members and friends. A huge hanks to Ian and Les Cropper and Jo Owen plus all their helpers who put on another successful event.