Sinclair team wins Crockfords Cup

The Crockfords Cup has been won by the Sinclair team of Dennis Bilde, Simon Cope (capt), Anita Sinclair, Peter Crouch & Zia Mahmood (plus Glyn Liggins, not pictured, who played in the early rounds). They prevailed by a single victory point in the closely contested eight team final.

The Sinclair team finished on 93 VPs from their seven matches, with the Barton team of Mark Moran (capt), Hugh McGann, Rory Boland, Tom Hanlon, Tommy Garvey & John Carroll on 92 VPs. There was a tie for third place on 77 VPs between the Jagger team and Mossop team.

This was a first victory in the event for all of the Sinclair team bar Peter, who also won in 2012.

Matches were shown on Funbridge Live, and can be viewed again through the archive feature.

The Crockfords Plate - the consolation competition for those beaten in the early rounds of the Cup - was won by Ian Reissmann, Andrew Murphy, Steve Eginton, Tim Rees, Mike Perkins & Chris Cooper (Chris not pictured). They finished on 93 VPs, with the team of Peter Lee, Ingar Hansen, David Burn & Arun Suri in second on 90 VPs.

Don't forget that entries for the 2017/18 Crockfords Cup close on 7th September - enter online through My EBU or on 01296 317219.