The Saturday Vase recommenced after the holiday break with the table topping Mirfield Old Bank (Walt Morgan, John Green, Duncan Terry and Mel Stradling) trying to put daylight between themselves and second places Moldgreen Machine (Craig Wood, Andy Hoult, Trevor Atkinson and Andy Wike). Old Bank certainly did that as they provided all four winners to record a 20-9 victory, Hoult best for Moldgreen with 17. Meanwhile two teams from the other end of the division, Bronte’s (Tony Harris, Debbie Hosty, Derek Pollard and David Hemsley) and All Stars (Marie Lockwood, Carole Harpin, Linda Gledhill and Lynda Drury) were battling it out. Hosty and Hemsley were successful for Bronte’s with Lockwood and Gledhill replying for All Stars, a final result of 14-17, again the better scoring losers making the difference. Fourth placed Cleckheaton Sports (Paul Gill, Dave Marshall, John Ineson and Richard Bentley) were looking to improve their position as they played bottom team Dabbers Boys (Martin and Joel Steele, Dave Stewart and David Avery) although their game in hand could make a big difference to their position. Gill and Marshall provided wins for Sports and Joel Steele and Avery were winners for the Ackroyden team. 13-16 the final score those losers scores playing a big part again. Hanging Heaton (David Armitage, Karen Hill, Steve Pinfield and Steve Wainwright) were looking for a big win to take advantage of the results of the teams above them as they played third placed Spen Victoria (Adam Ward, Graham Goodall, Barry Firth and Brian Thompson). With a result of 20-9 Heaton did the business, Armitage with a great 21-20 win over Spen’s most consistent Ward was the best game.

 

 

In the Trophy it was top versus bottom as H E Marauders (Lynn Hobson, Alan Standing, Paul Lowry and Andy Bairstow) were matched up with Elland W M C (Pat Cleary, Adrian Briers, Alan Whalley and Keith Whalley). The result went the way of the favourites who were all winners, 20-10 the match result, Briers counting 16 in his debut game. Cleckheaton Sports (Joyce Ellis, Tony Quinn, Andy Robinson and David Griffiths) beat Shroggs Park (Bob Hey, David Craven, Mark McLoughlin and Michael Murray) 17-12. Quinn, Robinson and Griffiths were winners for Sports and Hey replied for Shroggs. Second placed Luddenden (Andy Gallagher, Mick Skwarek, Claire Broadbent and Kay Lund) played third placed Drighlington (Ann and David Billington, Derek Goor and Josh Gamble) but both were looking over their shoulder for the Cleckheaton result. Drighlington with three winners to one took the spoils 16-13. David Billington, Goor and Gamble were the winners for Drig and Gallagher for Luddenden. The final game of the day was Leftovers (Ben Cox, Alan Downing, Fred Rothwell and Mary Hemsley) against Shipley B C (Bernard Criddle, Martin Hayton, Gary Nellist and Stuart Wilson). With a score of 11-16 there would be no change in position for these two. Downing was the only winner for Leftover and Criddle, Nellist and Wilson were the winners for Shipley.

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