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Tuesday Winter League Week 8

New leaders Cleckheaton Sports (Richard Firth, Jack Glazzard, Paul Fincher and Ian Poutney) met defending champions Nomads (Gareth Coates, Phil Holroyd, James Senior and Keith Hatzer) with another Yorkshire bowler added to their squad. As they Provided all four winners, Nomads go top for the first time this year.

Lindley Libs (Pete Hopkinson, Mark Sykes, Daniel Bousfield and Richard Dickinson) started the day level on points with their opponents Greetland (Ken Fleming, Pete Lea, George Simpson and Gordon Bradford). There were wins for Hopkinson, Sykes and Bousfield with Bradford replying for Greetland in their 18-14 defeat.

Crosshills (John Parkin, Ken Brenckley, Rod Bastow and Barry Turnbull) played Sowerby West End (John Sharp, Baz Morgan, Pat Skene and Lorraine Hirst) who badly needed the points. The Keighley side enhanced their chances with wins for Parkin, Bastow and Turnbull with Hirst replying for West End. A 17-15 score line did nothing for either team in terms of league position.

  Clayton (Alan Peel, Hedley Kettlewell, Tommy Harney and Mick Skwarek) again under achieving so far this season, played Hanging Heaton (John Watson, Steve Pinfield, Ian Smith and Graham Hirst) just off the pace as the half way point nears. The Batley side just shaded it 16-14, with two winners each, Harney and Kettlewell for Clayton and Hirst and Pinfield for Hanging Heaton.

Tuesday Shield

Pos.  Team                      Pl  W  L  D    For  Opp    Points

01.   Nomads                      7  5  2  0    533  423       118

02.   Lindley Libs               7  6  1  0    523  466       116

03.   Greetland                  7  4  3  0    507  465       112

04.   Hanging Heaton       7  4  2  1    513  450       110

05.   Crosshills                  7  4  2  1    507  471       110

06.   Clayton                    7  3  4  0    512  525       108

07.   Cleckheaton Sports 8  2  4  2    515  579       106

08.   SWE                        7  1  6  0    437  552        87

09.   Bronte's                   7  1  6  0    399  515        80

In the Plate Silsden (Andy Welch, David Beardsworth, Allan Hughes and Paul Outhwaite) sitting sixth played Asa Briggs (Graham Pearson, Malcolm Isles, Trevor Kendall and Don Harrison) who were a point in front in fifth. Asa took the spoils 17-14 their only loser being the previously unbeaten Kendal who went down to Outhwaite.

Third placed Mirfield Old Bank (Walter Morgan, Dave Sharp, John Green and Brian Scarth) played the resurgent Rastrick (Donald Booth, Keith Richards, Alan Standing and Graham Hall) currently laying seventh. Rastrick started well as Booth beat Scarth to fifteen and Richards made it a double as he overcame Morgan 21-12. Green replied for Old Bank in a tight game with Standing sneaking home 21-20. In the final game of the match Sharp was narrowly beaten by the Rastrick captain Hall, 21-18, Rastrick winning the match 19-13.

 

  Eighth placed Pellon (Colleen Agnew, A Walker, Paul Firth and David Agnew) played fourth placed Lindley (Linda Gledhill, Marie Lockwood, John Allen and Simon Anderson) and the points went with the form as Lindley won 20-07 D Agnew best for Pellon with eighteen.

Top versus second was on next as Spen Victoria (Brian Thompson, Gerald Bromley, Kevin Wood and Les Mitchell) were matched up with Mixtures (Roger Stopford, Viv Smith, Derek Hewitt and Trevor Heley). Thompson got Spen off to a good start as he beat Smith by the narrowest of margins, 21-20. Mixtures upped their game and provided the next three winners for a comfortable 19-10 win. Hewitt now the only unbeaten bowler in the division. Coming up to half way it looks like Mixtures will be back in the Shield next year baring a major disaster in the second half.

 Tuesday Plate

Pos.  Team                      Pl  W  L  D    For  Opp    Points

01.   Mixtures                   8  6  1  1    625  461       142

02.   Lindley BC              7  4  3  0    513  436       111

03.   Asa Briggs              7  3  2  2    481  497       107

04.   Mirfield O B            7  4  2  1    497  493       106

05.   Spen Victoria         7  2  3  2    490  462       106

06.   Rastrick                  7  2  3  2    483  510       103

07.   Silsden                    7  2  4  1    478  509       103

08.   Pellon                     7  2  4  1    440  514        88

09.   CleckheatonSports7  2  5  0    402  527        80

 

Sat 2nd Dec    Saturday Vase      Results

  17           Drighlington v. Hanging Heaton         13 

  13         Drighlington 2 v. Moldgreen Machines 14 

  11    Cleckheaton Sports  v. Luddenden            18 

  16      Sowerby West End v. Mirfield Old Bank  15

Saturday Vase

                                                                Matches                                              Aggregate          

Pos.       Team                                     Pl            W            L              D         For         Opp       Points

01.          Hanging Heaton Sat         6             5             1             0             462        340        104

02.          Drighlington                    6             4             2             0            454        406        101

03.          Moldgreen Machines       6             5             1             0             437        382        94

04.          Drighlington 2                 6             4             1             1             428        406        91

05.          Sowerby West End          6             2             4             0            417        446        88

06.          Mirfield Old Bank             6             0             6             0            407        474        84

07.          Cleckheaton Sports Sat  6             1             4             1                381        441        79

08.          Luddenden                      6             2             4             0             352        443        69

 

Sat 2nd Dec    Saturday Trophy    Results

   13             Bronte's 2 v. All Stars                15 

  08         Shroggs Park 1 v. Shipley BC        20 

  16              Coxenhope v. Elland WM          15 

  15               Old Bank v. HE Marauders       17 

Saturday Trophy

                                                Matches                                              Aggregate          

Pos.       Team                     Pl            W            L              D             For         Opp       Points

01.          Shipley BC           6             5             1             0             461        350        104

02.          All Stars              6             4             2             0             442        378        100

03.          Bronte's 2           6             2             4             0             448        397        97

04.          Old Bank            6             4             2             0             441        399        96

05.          HE Marauders    6             4             2             0             435        406        93

06.          Elland WM         6             2             4             0             380        447        76

07.          Coxenhope         6             2             4             0             358        454        73

08.          Shroggs Park 1   6             1             5             0             335        469        66

Rastrick Captain Graham Hall in action

Rastrick Captain Graham Hall in action

Mark Sykes of Lindley Libs.   

Mark Sykes of Lindley Libs. 

 

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Tuesday Winter League Week 7

Week 7 had league leaders Lindley Libs taking their bye and opening the gate for new leaders. Cleckheaton Sports (Richard Firth, John Ineson, Paul Fincher and Ian Poutney) were one of those teams as they met eighth placed Bronte’s (Tony Harris, Derek Pollard, Martyn Benson and David Hemsley). Firth promoted from the second team set the ball rolling for Sports with a 21-14 victory over Harris. Fincher was never off the bridle as he restricted Pollard to single figures and Sports led 10-2. Poutney and Ineson couldn’t keep the momentum going and lost out to Benson and Hemsley. With two winners each Sports took the spoils 14-12 by virtue of better scoring losers.

Hanging Heaton (Pete Jagger, Steve Pinfield, Ian Smith and Graham Hirst) and Crosshills (John Parkin, Ken Brenckley, Kevin Burnett and Barry Turnbull) were two more teams looking to get in to the mix at the top. In the first game Smith and Burnett exchanged points to ten across from where Smith put a run together and went on to win 21-13. Hirst was slow out of the blocks against Parkin and fell behind 10-1 and 14-3 before he mounted a come back but could only finish with twelve. Next up was Jagger and Turnbull in what was probably match of the day. Turnbull started the better and led 11-4 but they were level at thirteens and Jagger went in to a 17-14 lead. The game was level again at eighteens and Turnbull counted two singles and Jagger counted with a pair, all but across and Jagger with jack in hand but as so often happens it was Turnbull who won the end for the closest of victories. In the final game of this match Pinfield trailed Brenckley 9-13 who then made a five break to move on to eighteen, Pinfield then had a break of his own to reach sixteen before Brenckley counted a single and a pair to finish it off. 17-14 to the Crosshills side which will place them just a point behind the Batley side.

Sowerby West End (John Sharp, Baz Morgan, Pat Skene and Lorraine Hirst) looking for a change of fortune met Nomads (Gareth Coates, Phil Holroyd, John Armitage and Keith Hatzer) who are themselves laying just off the pace. SWE were off to the better start as Hirst recovered from a slow start to beat Armitage 21-14. However, Holroyd, Hatzer and Coates all won for Nomads securing the points for a 17-11 team win.

Greetland (Pete Lea, Gordon Bradford, Ken Fleming and George Simpson) performing creditably back in the Shield met a strong Clayton (Alan Peel, Hedley Kettlewell, Ian Johnson and Tony Riley) side. Riley struck first for Clayton coming back from all but sixteen down to clinch his game 21-20 against Lea. Bradford turned it round for Greetland as he overcame Kettlewell 21-18 after being tied at sixteen across. Johnson after leading 15-9 went behind 15-17 in his game against Fleming but managed to pull it back and clinch a victory 21-18. The match swung again as Simpson beat Peel 21-12 and gave Greetland the victory 17-15.

 

In the Plate Asa Briggs (Graham Pearson, Malcolm Isles, Trevor Kendall and Kenny McCafferty) played Mirfield Old Bank (Walter Morgan, Dave Sharp, John Green and Brian Scarf) in what turned out to be a very close game. With two winners each, Kendall and Pearson for Asa and Sharp and Morgan for Old Bank, Mirfield took the match 15-14.

Mixtures (Roger Stopford, Dave Pollard, Derek Hewitt and Trevor Heley) march continued as they took on Cleckheaton Sports (Jayne Bradley, Dave Griffiths, Joyce Ellis and Janet Inness), running out 17-7 victors with three winners to one.

Lindley (Linda Gledhill, Marie Lockwood, John Allen and Steve Haigh) played Silsden (Lee Hicks, David Beardsworth, Allan Hughes and Paul Outhwaite) and were victorious 17-13 with three winners to one.

Bottom of the pile, Rastrick (Alan Standing, Ann Heley, Donald Booth and Graham Hall) took on second placed Spen Victoria (Brian Thompson, Barry Firth, Kevin Wood and Les Mitchell) and Booth got the local team off to a good start with a 21-17 victory over Mitchell where the lead changed hands six times but Booth working hard from fifteen across to secure his win. Captain Hall hit the ground running and sped in to a 13-4 lead against Thompson only to fall behind 13-14 as Thompson crafted a ten break. Hall recovered and went on to win 21-18. Heley never recovered from a slow start in her game against Firth and from 6-13 finally went down 12-21. In the final game Standing from the start built pressure on Wood, who never really got going, and went down 21-10 giving Rastrick what had looked an unlikely 17-13 victory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday Winter League Week 6

Crosshills (John Parkin, Lenny Buxton, Kevin Burnett and Barry Turnbull) took on Nomads (Gareth Coates, Phil Holroyd, John Armitage and Bob Hitchen) both teams missing their captains this week. Nomads provided the first three winners and the reliable Hitchen still to go on, it looked like a whitewash was on the cards. Turnbull had other ideas and another strong performance saw him home 21-15 and a final game score with three winners to one was 10-18.

Clayton (Alan Peel, Hedley Kettlewell, Ian Johnson Mick Skwarek and Tony Riley) were up against the last unbeaten team, Lindley Libs (Mark Sykes, Bob Dickinson, Paul Cooney and Pete Hopkinson). Skwarek was first up against Cooney and went down to fifteen, first blood to the Libs. Kettlewell just got the better of Hopkinson, in another tight game, 21-17. One game all. Riley then took on Sykes and came away with another Clayton win, again 21-17. The final game was Peel against Dickinson and while it was another close encounter the Clayton man came through 21-16 for a final match score of 18-14 and the last unbeaten record had gone.

Hanging Heaton (Pete Jagger, Steve Pinfield, Ian Smith and John Watson) against Bronte’s (Fred Rothwell, Derek Pollard, Martyn Benson and David Hemsley) was next up with Bronte’s looking for a change of fortune. Benson got them off to a good start as he beat Watson to single figures but Pinfield responded for Heaton with a single figure win over Pollard. Hemsley struggled to twelve against the left hander Smith and Jagger had another single figure win over Rothwell. !6-9 the final score and Bronte’s still looking to improve.

Sowerby West End (John Sharp, Shirley Dillingham, Pat Skene and Lorraine Hirst) were paired with Cleckheaton Sports (Jack Glazzard, John Ineson, Paul Fincher and Richard Cleghorn) in the last game of the day. Sharp started the ball rolling for West End with a 21-19 victory over Glazzard, Fincher pulled it back for Sports as he beat Dillingham to thirteen. Skene and Hirst beat Ineson and Cleghorn to seventeen and fourteen respectively for a 17-14 match score and every match today had been three winners to one, very unusual.

In the Plate Asa Briggs (Graham Pearson, Malcolm Isles, Don Harrison and Kenny McCafferty) were first up against Cleckheaton Sports (Elaine Binns, Dave Griffiths, Joyce Ellis and Richard Firth). Isles was the sole winner for Asa and Binns, Griffiths and Firth weighed in for Sports, 13-18 the final score.

Silsden (Lee Hicks, David Beardsworth, Allan Hughes and Andy Welch) were paired with Pellon (David Agnew, Paul Firth, David Gowing and Allan Moore) and yet another game was to finish three winners to one. Moore, Firth and Agnew bringing home the bacon for Pellon with stand in captain Hughes the sole winner replying for Silsden although both Hicks and Beardsworth carded nineteen. 15-16 the final score.

Rastrick (Alan Standing, Keith Richards, Terry Leach and Graham Hall) took on Mixtures (Roger Stopford, Viv Smith, Derek Hewitt and Viv Smith) from Elland and Rastrick, a bit of a local derby. In the first game Standing and Heley exchanged jacks early on in their game but from seven across Standing moved on to ten. Heley came back with a nine break but Standing levelled at sixteen only to see Heley move on to nineteen. Standing counted two singles before Heley reached all but and then conceded a further single allowing Standing to reach nineteen. It was Heley who clinched game with a single at the next end, 21-19 Mixtures on their way. Richards and Hewitt traded points to nine across from where Hewitt kicked on to take the game 21-11. Smith was always in control in his game with Leach going on to win 21-10. Hall led Pollard 9-4 and 14-8 but Pollard fought back and went in to the lead at 15-14 before Hall came with a wet sail to run out for to 21-15 for the only win for his team and a match score of 13-18.

 Mirfield Old Bank (Kevin Morton, Dave Sharp, John Green and Brian Scarf) and Spen Victoria (Brian Thompson, Gerald Bromley, Kevin Wood and Les Mitchell) were last up and there were wins for Sharp and Morton with Wood and Bromley replying for a match score of 16-16 and the only match of the day that wasn’t three wins to one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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