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Jerry is the pacemaker, but Moosa shows his class

PUBLISHED: 13:30 07 September 2017

Jerry Quy with the Waur Trophy

Jerry Quy with the Waur Trophy

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It was silverware at last for Aldersbrook bowler Jerry Quy at the Group 5 Finals

Moosa Patel receives his runners-up trophy from Group 5 President Keith RileyMoosa Patel receives his runners-up trophy from Group 5 President Keith Riley

For Aldersbrook bowler Jerry Quy it has been a superb summer season of singles bowls, but also one of just missing out in the big matches.

But now he has managed to get his hands on a trophy after battling to a tense, close victory in the Waur Trophy on Sunday.

The singles competition for unbadged players saw him face Moosa Patel of Plashet Park and there followed an intriguing match which could have gone either way.

“It is fantastic, you can’t believe how happy I am, how proud I am and it is great for Aldersbrook bowls club,” said a buzzing Jerry after he had won by 21-19. “We are one of the little clubs so it is nice to get among the trophies.”

This was the first match in Group 5 Finals day at Old Dagenham, but perhaps the best as the game went down to the wire.

It was nip and tuck at first, but at 11-11, it took a turn towards Jerry.

“Earlier, I dropped a four, but picked up a three on the next end and that was crucial I think, if he had got well ahead it would have been a very different game,” he admitted.

“I got back into the game and then ones and twos got me ahead.”

It did, and the match seemed to be all but over at 19-11, until Patel found his range and stormed back to within two shots.

“Fair play to Moosa, he came right back at me, he bowled some great woods, but I think one wood saved me,” said Jerry.

“I think he was holding four for the game and my last wood came in and took the shot.”

Even then it was not over as Patel held the advantage on what turned out to be a dramatic last end.

“What can I say about the last end? I was holding two and thought I was comfortable, but he played a great wood to take the shot.

“I gave my last wood a bit more weight and when it left my hand I actually thought that I has clipped his blue wood, but it just held and held and I got lucky with a nick. But maybe I didn’t have a lot of luck earlier.”

He did, his wood nicked off his own and ended up with the winning shot to take the trophy.

A deserved one for all his efforts this summer for the left-handed Arsenal supporter, who doubles up as the club’s mascot Gunnersaurus Rex!

“It is possibly one more trophy than Arsenal will get this year,” he laughed. “Especially after last week at Liverpool and what happened in the transfer window, but you never know.”

You do know about Jerry, he is the man with a trophy at last.


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