Second placed Shipley Club (Chris Bedford, Dave Bland, Mike Gadd and Paul Wilczynski) met fourth placed Mirfield (Brian Scarth, Terry Varney, Mel Stradling and Graham Sheard) both teams wanting points to close the gap on leaders Mytholmroyd. With three winners, Bedford, Wilczynski and Bland, Shipley came out on top in a 17-12 win, Stradling the single success for Mirfield.

Sixth placed Moldgreen (Pete Wike, Trevor Atkinson, Andy Hoult and Craig Wood) played fifth placed Drighlington (Josh Gamble, Dave Billington, Ann Billington and Charlie Wood). In a tight game Drig just had the edge recording a 16-14 victory, with wins for Wood, Dave Billington and Gamble. Hoult replied for Moldgreen and Wike carded twenty.

Defending champions Hanging Heaton (Ryan Mitchell, Ian Smith, Steve Wainwright and David Armitage) were in against Old Bank (Dave Sharp, Kevin Morton, Keith Terry and Duncan Terry) and continued their good form of late with maximum points and all winners. Sharp was best for Old Bank with seventeen, 20-09 the match score.

Sowerby West End (Pat Skene, Richard Saunders, Baz Morgan and Geoff Price) just outside the leading group, took on current leaders Mytholmroyd (Shaun Frewin, Andy Gallagher, Mark Jeffries and Paul Fisher). Mytholmroyd are growing in confidence week by week in this, their first season and collected maximum points again. Frewin, in his game with Price, eased away from 6-5 to lead 12-6 and 18-9 going on to take the game 21-12. Jefferies and Morgan were tied at eight across from where the Mytholmroyd man constructed a seven break to lead 15-8. Morgan reached twelve from where points were exchanged, Jefferies getting home 21-16. Gallagher started the better in his game with Skene, leading 6-1 and 11-8 where Skene stuck while Gallagher moved on to seventeen, going on to win 21-14. Fisher and Saunders were nip and tuck right through to eleven each from where Saunders moved ahead to 11-14. Fisher hit back and levelled at fourteen and went two ahead only for Saunders to level again at sixteen, but it was Fisher who finished the stronger running out to record a 21-16 victory.


In the Trophy Hit & Miss (Paul Lowery, Alan Standing, David Avery and Lynn Hobson) played one of the tightest games of the season against a team vying for promotion in Cleckheaton Sports (Tony Quinn, Dave Marshall, Jack Glazzard and Dave Griffiths). Lowery counted three points as he lost to Quinn who took the five points, Standing pulled it back with a tight 21-20 win over Marshall who counted four points. Hobson counted four with a score of nineteen as Glazzard took the five with his win and the final game saw Avery with maximum points with Griffiths counting three. The match was a tie, 17-17.

Next up were another two teams with hopes of promotion, Luddenden (Claire Broadbent, Kay Lund, Judy Cockroft and Mick Skwarek) and All Stars (Marie Lockwood, Linda Gledhill, Lynda Drury and Carole Harpin). This game not quite what was expected as All Stars provided three of the four winners and took the match 17-11, Broadbent best for Luddenden with a 21-11 win over Lockwood.

King Cross (Graham Dewhirst, P McDonald, John Ashton and Terry Jackson) against Drighlington 2 (Charlie Wood, Dianne Hoole, David Scott and S Avison), went with the form. Drighlington provided three of the four winners and took the spoils 17-14, MacDonald was the King Cross winner and Ashton carded twenty in his defeat.

Shroggs Park (E Craven, P O’Callaghan, Joshua Craven and Mike Murray) and Coxenhope (Alan Downing, Gordon Cox, Lorraine Douglas and Fred Rothwell) were two teams at the wrong end of the table. Coxenhope counting sixteen points against ten for Shroggs. There were wins for Douglas, Cox and Rothwell with O’Callaghan the victor for Shroggs.