Mark Rogers of Crescent was the winner of the 2019 League Merit sponsored by Monkmoor Bathrooms. Returning to his former green at Castlefields he beat homester Russell Pugh 21-16 in the final.

His route to the final saw him beat Prince Hotel’s Chris Jones and last year’s winner Tracy Ryan 21-15 in the semi final, whilst in the quarter final he overcame another Castlefields bowler in Carl Wear.

Russ beat team mate Steve Duckett in the semi final 21-20, recovering from 12-19 down. In earlier games he beat Prince Hotel’s Christie Hughes and Hanwood pair Sam Downes and Dave Turner.