In the area semi-finals of the fours, Tamworth's Paul Mason, Andy McDonnell, Daryl Vyse and Andy Bailey were 21-13 home winners over Avon Valley's Mike Cooper, George Moon, Greg Moon and Martin Timms and Birmingham's Roy Wooton, Gareth Evans, John
Godfrey and Jack Badham were 22-11 home winners against Solihull's Alan Lucas and partners.
Despite a casualty list which means Lee Evans, John
Newall, Ronnie Sayer and Steve Hawkes will not play again this term, Titterton is hoping to get the longawaited chance to keep a consistent line-up over the next few weeks.
Drifting from the lush orchestral arrangements of Gil Evans on the Gershwin/Weill piece ``My Ship'' through ``Stella by Starlight'' with the great sextet that recorded ``Kind of Blue'' (Bill Evans, John
Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb) to the '60s quintets on ``Summer Night'' and a 15-minute version of ``My Funny Valentine,'' these are eloquent, lyrical sounds.
In February this year, at a service to mark the centenary of his death the grandson of Edgar Evans, John
Evans, 72, made an impassioned plea for a statue to be erected in his grandfather's memory.
David Wilson, left, whose great-uncle, Edward Wilson, departed Cardiff on the Terra Nova 100 years ago this week, along with grandson of Petty Officer Edgar Evans, John
Evans PICTURE: Richard Swingler [umlaut]
The fours match between Thorn-field's Ron Davies, Wayne Kilsby, Dave Murley and John Kilsby and Birmingham's Roy Wooton, Gareth Evans, John
Godfrey and Jack Badham was all-square at 20 across at 21 ends before Birmingham clinched a 21-20 away win with an extra end single.
With seven senior defenders - Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Wes Brown, Jonny Evans, John
O'Shea, Gary Neville and Rafael Da Silva - out of action, plus goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, it was felt Ferguson may make an emergency signing, even though he had already ruled out the possibility of out-of-contract Sol Campbell joining the Old Trafford outfit on a short-term basis.
Ferguson expects Vidic to have recovered from a bout of flu, but will be without a long line of defenders including Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, John
O'Shea, Neville, who pulled up with a groin injury, Rafael and Wes Brown who limped off in the dying minutes.
Larkspur (Jason Brennan 2, Mark Evans, John
Beckworth) eliminated Mersey Town by a 4-3 margin.
Byline: KEITH EVANS, JOHN
BRIDGWATER and PHIL STANLEY
Adroddir yr hanes gan Ioan Gruffudd ac ymhlith y cyfranwyr y mae wyr Evans, John
Evans, a'r anturiaethwr, Syr Ranulph Fiennes.
Stork Youth remain third in the Youth Division after winning a seven-goal thriller 4-3 against Glenavon Hawks (Dave Robinson, Matty Bennett & Alan Curry) thanks to the efforts of Paul Roberts, Clink Evans, John
Demellweek and Ash Williams.