Week six in the Shield commenced with The Mixtures of Rastrick, Cowcliffe and Elland (Andy Balmforth, Trevor Heley, Derek Hewitt and Viv Smith) matched with Cleckheaton Sports (John Ineson, Paul Fincher, Ian Poutney and Richard Bentley). Mixtures looking for maximum points as they chased leaders Clayton. Smith got the Rastrick side off to a good start as he beat Bentley to eighteen. Heley was off to a flier against Fincher leading 10-4 and 13-7 but from there Fincher took control and ran out with a break of fourteen. Balmforth and Poutney were nip and tuck all the way Poutney just getting home 21-17 to put Sports in the lead. Hewitt, as he often does, steadied the ship in a close game but one that he was always in front as he beat Ineson 21-18. A match result of 15-16.

Mirfield Old Bank (Walt Morgan, Brian Scarth, Dave Sharp and Mel Stradling) against Nomads (Phil Holroyd, James Senior, Steve Rothwell and John Armitage).

Crosshills (Dave Rankin, Rod Bastow, Kevin Burnett and Barry McCourt) played fellow strugglers Greetland (Ken Fleming, Mick Shaw, Gordon Bradford and Pete Lea)

The final game in the Shield was Hanging Heaton (Alan Thompson, Malcolm Preston, Ian Smith and Graham Hirst) and Clayton (Alan Peel, Hedley Kettlewell, Ian Johnson and Paul Gill).


The opening game in the Plate was Rastrick (Graham Hall, Donald Booth, Keith Richards and Alan Standing) against Asa Briggs (Trevor Kendall, Malcolm Isles, Graham Pearson and Don Harrison). Captain Hall was first up against Asa captain Harrison, it was a tight game up to thirteen across from where Harrison edged in front and went on to win 21-16. Booth started well against a below par Pearson and went on to win to single figures. Standing and Kendall were close all the way to thirteen across from where Standing edged in front and managed to hold on as Kendall came back but went down 21-18. The final game of Richards and Isles swung the game back in the Queensbury clubs’ favour as an out of sorts Richards struggled against the accurate leading of Isles going down to single figures.

Cleckheaton Sports (Janet Inness, Kath Icke, Dave Griffiths and Joyce Ellis) struggled against the inform Sowerby West End (Andy Wike, John Sharp, Lorraine Hirst and Shirley Dillingham).  

Pellon (David Agnew, David Gowing, Mark Bolton and Robert Walker) and Bronte’s (Fred Rothwell, Derek Pollard, Dave Hemsley and Martyn Benson)

Leaders Spen Victoria (Les Mitchell, Barry Firth, Brian Thompson and Gerald Bromley) dropped three points as Lindley B C (Tony Lockwood, Tony Booth, Simon Anderson and Steve Haigh) provided two of the four winners. Firth beat Booth and Mitchell beat Lockwood with Anderson and Haigh the Lindley winners.