Table topping Sowerby West End (B Morgan, Simon Leeming, Mick Skwarek and Lorraine Hirst) took on Hanging Heaton (Michael and David Armitage, Steve Pinfield and Ian Smith) who are languishing towards the bottom but with games in hand. First up was the unbeaten Skwarek against Smith and it was Skwarek who opened up the better going in to a 5-1 lead. Smith then crafted a twelve break to swing the game in his favour, 13-5. Skwarek managed another five points before Smith finished the game for a 21-10 win. Leeming and Pinfield exchanged points early but Pinfield looked to have made the decisive break as he led 20-10. Leeming then found a mark that changed his fortunes and he counted eleven unanswered points to clinch what had looked a very unlikely victory. Hirst arrived at ten before David Armitage troubled the scorer, Hirst going on to record a win to single figures. The final game saw Morgan go behind at the first end but that was to be the only time as he went on to record another single figure win, 17-11 the match score to the current table toppers.
Second placed Nomads took their bye this week whilst third placed Clayton (Alan Peel, Tommy Harney, Tony Riley and David Moore)battled out a sixteen all draw with Cleckheaton Sports (Paul Fincher, Richard Bentley, John Ineson and Ian Poutney).
In the other Shield games Spen Victoria (Ken Jackson, Les Mitchell, Adam Ward and Brian Thompson) beat Lindley Libs (Richard Saunders, Daniel Bousfield, Mark Sykes and Pete Hopkinson) 16-14 and Mixtures (Dave Pollard, Roger Stopford, Rod Greenwood and Trevor Heley) went down to Crosshills (Ken Brenkley, Kevin Burnett, Barry Turnbull and John Parkin) 11-18.
In the Plate leaders Greetland took their bye and second placed Bronte’s (Derek Pollard, Pat Lonsdale, David Hemsley and Martyn Benson) got the better of Silsden (David Beardsworth, Alan Hughes, Derek Metcalfe and Andy Welch) winning by 16-13. There were wins for Bronte’s Lonsdale and Benson with Beardsworth and Metcalfe replying for Silsden. Cleckheaton Sports (Kath Icke, David Griffiths, Geoff Thornton and Janet Inness) went down 13-17 to Lindley B C (Ken Ellis, John Allen, Simon Anderson and Geoff Price).
Pellon (David Gowing, Allan Moore, Peter Steele and Paul Firth) had a close encounter with Kirkheaton Cons (Stuart Goddard, Peter Paxman, Brian Scarth and John Green) just shading it 15-14.
The final game saw Asa Briggs (Ken McCafferty, Malcolm Isles, Graham Pearson and Trevor Kendall) take maximum points against Rastrick (Doug Hewat, Alan Standing, Ann Heley and Donald Booth) who counted six, Booth their best carding twelve.