MSBSL Mays Cup Final 2016-17
The enthusiastic audience was treated to an enthralling tight battle right through to midnight when the argonauts of USC A met the aristocrats from Ardingly in the Mays Cup Final held at the Lindfield Club.
In a nip and tuck frame, Ardingly’s stylish Steve Korniotis beat the tough nut to crack Eddie Lee 57-35 which followed up with his dogged skipper Nick Potter taking on the mighty Mick Symmons, he built a confident 28 break then to move on to a 63-16 win. The Services dynamic skipper Denis O’Rourke came out roaring as he pulled a frame back 55-10 against the calculated Nick Ertl, then the commanding Callum Tomsett secured the equaliser in a hard fought 51-22 contest with the meticulous Mike Ardley.
Everyone was now kept on their toes awaiting the draw for the deciding doubles frame, it was to be Ardingly’s Korniotis and Ertl against O’Rourke and Tomsett, this was seen by all to be a nail biter!
This was so, the score was kept even by both pairing until the final colours, it was the Ardingly duo who edged a 70-40 win to give their team a 3-2 victory.
in the twilight hour, Roy Tucknott, MSBSL Chairman and referee for the night presented the trophies to both teams and praised them for their sporting spirit and competitiveness shown throughout the match.