Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Clean Sweep on the Oche. Is a Mac-Nificent Effort! Greenside Player Makes History with a Double League Trophy Haul

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Clean Sweep on the Oche. Is a Mac-Nificent Effort! Greenside Player Makes History with a Double League Trophy Haul

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STEVEN McPherson swept the board not once but twice with a string of record-breaking successes on the oche.

The 35-year-old from Greenside, a relative rookie to the game, proved a league ahead of his rivals by hitting the trophy bullseye in two separate competitions.

McPherson claimed the singles, doubles, four-a-side and team knockout prizes in the Greenside Monday Night League, as well as taking the overall league title - a feat never achieved before.

Not content with that, he also took the singles, doubles and the team prize in the Ryton Friday Night League, as well as the overall league championship - again something which has never been done before.

As if that was not enough, McPherson also finished at Ryton with the highest number of maximums (180s) of any player. He said: "I was over the moon to win so many titles. I never expected to do so well as there were a lot of good players in both leagues to overcome.

"I probably played better in the Friday night games, but both night's results were equally satisfying."

Proud dad John said: "Steven has only been playing the game for five yeas and until these successes had only won a few competitions.

"He got into the game when I took him to the local club to watch some county players in action.

"He started off by marking the board but got the chance to take on county player Steven Robinson - and ended up beating him 3-0. That was a good win - but nothing like the success he has just had."

ROUND two of the Mark Williams Memorial Trophy was contested at Bedlington Station WMC.

The night belonged to Robert Young and Gordon Dobey despite the efforts of Adam Hunt and Davy Dodds.

The players were again up against stiff opposition game after game.

Dodds had his work cut out against Tony Smith, Chris Dobey, Robbie Parker and Ryan Joyce to reach the first final of the night, where Young would be waiting for him. …

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