Marine to face Silksworth in Burkett final

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THE Burkett Shield final will see Roker Marine’s Alan Middleton, Bobby Graham and Ray Robinson up against Silksworth’s Ian Riches, Mark Higgins and Michael Laydon.

Robinson defeated Barnes West End’s Bobby Alexander 22-16 in the quarter-finals, before sinking another West End triple, skipped by Frankie Froud, 22-21 after a dramatic extra end.

Laydon overcame clubmate Billy Ferry 18-14 in the last eight, then pipped Thompson Park’s Dennis Huley 14-13 in a tight semi.