Sunday 19th May brought the second stage of this years Jubilee Cup, like the first stage the groups were played at Cramlington BC and Forest Hall BC. The 4 qualifiers for the final are past winners Newbiggin B who overcome Cramlington to top their section, the other group at Forest Hall was won by another former winner Ponteland, where they only qualified on shots difference – where they finished level on points with Cramlington B.
In the sections at Cramlington BC, again this was closely fought, where in group H it was a battle of the Hexham clubs, with Hexham Elvaston B just edging out Hexham House. In the final section, section H saw Health & Security qualify, defeating Gosforth Garden Village and Newbiggin.
The final will take place on Sunday 7th July and this year will be staged at Rockcliffe BC.
The County would like to congratulate all players and clubs in qualifying, and a special mention goes to both Forest Hall BC and Cramlington BC for hosting both stages over the last two Sundays. In particular to John Philip (Forest Hall BC) and Bill Gilbert (Cramlington BC) – thank you for your help – it is very much appreciated.