City of Ely set up semi-final clash with rivals Cumbria


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Bowls The City of Ely Bowls Club’s Denny Cup team booked their place in the semi-final of the competition after easing to an 83-49 victory over Exonia, on Saturday.

Ely’s quarter-final clash against their Devonshire opponents was expected to be a tight affair but turned out to be a comfortable win for City, as they opened up a sizeable advantage.

Ely earned their place in the quarter-finals thanks to wins over Avon Valley in round four (80-33) and Ipswich in round five (74-70).

Cumbria await Ely in the semi-final, with the tie scheduled to take place on April 18, in Darlington.

Ely bowler Matt Marsden tweeted: “Delighted that Ely through to the Denny semi against our old mates Cumbria.”

Torquay take on Folkeston in the second semi-final, with the final scheduled to take place on the same day.

But there was disappointment elsewhere for Ely on Sunday as their under-strength Egham Trophy team was dumped out at the quarter-final stage, losing 73-62 to Desborough.

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