Fallon Sherrock and Nigel Heydon both finished top of the BICC averages after the final matches were played this weekend.
England dominated the Men’s A table, with Warwickshire’s Heydon achieving a base average of 29.00 and after successfully winning nine out of nine games, had a dynamic average of 38.00 to finish .04 ahead of Devon’s Paul Milford on 28.96. Milford, who made his England debut earlier this year, also achieved nine wins from nine. Third place went to England Captain Scott Mitchell, who despite landing a higher base average of 30.66, following two defeats throughout the season, finished with a dynamic average of 37.66.
The top three spots in the Ladies A table was also an all-international affair, as Buckinghamshire’s Fallon Sherrock, despite missing three fixtures earlier in the season, dominated the table with a 26.96 (32.96 d/ave). Wales and Glamorgan’s Rhian O’Sullivan finished second overall with a 24.63 (32.63 d/ave), winning eight of her nine matches followed by the ten-times World Champion Trina Gulliver, who won nine out of nine games for Lincolnshire to finish third, with a 23.25 (32.25 d/ave).
Yorkshire’s dominance which saw them take the Men’s B Premier title was also prominent in the final averages and Yorkshire players Dean Norman, Ady Newsholme and Tony Molyneux finished first, second and third respectively. Norman headed the table with seven wins and a base average of 28.87 (d/ave 35.87), almost two points ahead of Newsholme who averaged 26.90 (33.90 d/ave) over the season, also winning seven out of nine matches. Molyneux’s 26.28 (33.28 d/ave) was enough to secure him third spot in the Men’s B table.
It was Hertfordshire’s Kirsty Bond who topped the Ladies B averages, winning nine games from nine and averaging 18.05 (27.05 d/ave) for the season. Sally Whiting, following on from her impressive win for Yorkshire this weekend which won her the top average in the Ladies B division for April, finished in second place with an 18.34 (d/ave 26.34) and eight wins from nine. Devon’s Cat Callard, who also won eight out of her nine games, finished in third place with a 17.42 (25.42 d/ave).
Additionally, a handful of players successfully won nine out of nine games this season, which will see them secure a place in the World Masters and the World Professional Play-Offs;
Nigel Heydon – Warwickshire – Men’s A
Trina Gulliver – Lincolnshire – Ladies A
Paul Milford – Devon – Men’s A
Nikki Furse – Cornwall – Ladies A
Kirsty Bond – Hertfordshire – Ladies B
Stephen Lovett – Surrey – Men’s A
Laura Turner – Surrey – Ladies A
Wayne Wall – Norfolk – Men’s A
Claire Stainsby – Cleveland – Ladies A
Geoffrey Murray – Tyne and Wear – Men’s A
Kaye Hales – Breconshire – Ladies A