The Ron Evers Final was played between Durham and South Shields A on Thursday 11th May . On paper Durham were the much stronger team and so the Handicap offered South Shields a 1.5 point advantage . Following two hard fought rounds Durhams strength showed , they overcame the disadvantage to win by 0.5 point overall . Congratulatulations to Durham and well played Paul Bielby , Kevin Rowden , Ben Wood ,Stan Johnson and Colin Campbell for getting so close to winning the trophy this year. There ‘s always next year .