Week 5 Winter bowling 2020

Photo of Simply the Best. (front from left Lynn Carter, Linda Gledhill, Maureen Beaumont, back Julie Best, Alan Carter). Simply the Best are second in Division 2, 7 points behind Fiery Jacks.

Ray Clegg of Four Play (Dave Russell,, Keith Hanson, Derek Williamson) was the week’s star performer in Division 1 of Halifax Bowling Club’s winter league. Four Play were up against leaders Clayhouse (Peter Oliver, Paul Gill, Alan Peel, Hedley Kettlewell).Clegg turned in a superb performance to beat Kettlewell 21-3 as his team mates all lost their games, Hanson managed to score 19 points against Gill as Clayhouse ran out 18-12 winners.

After this slip up by Clayhouse, second in the table  Whirls Wizards ( Shirley Dillingham, David Frost, Martin Skuse, Lorraine Hirst) moved to within 1 point of the leaders as they registered a 20-16 point win over lowly Pellon (Paul Firth, David Gowing, Keith Barker, David Agnew). Pellon had two winners Gowing beat Frost 21-20 and Barker beat Skuse by the same score.

Mavericks (Jason Greenwood, Steve Holmes, Peter Krenc, Eric McGinnis) were made to struggle by bottom of the table Strollers (Keith Hartley, Lesley Ellison, Brian Pickles, Peter Lomax). Keith Hartley beat Greenwood 21-18 and Pickles had a 21-18 success against Krenc as Mavericks gained a narrow 18-17 win.

Rabbits Revenge (Fred Rothwell, Trevor Hargreaves, David Hemsley, Martin Benson), moved up into third place in the division as they gave their best performance of the season as they beat Lindley (Paul Cooney, Richard Saunders, Robert Dickinson, Peter Hopkinson) by 22 points to 14. The lone winner for Lindley was Saunders who beat Hargreaves 21-19.

The best team performance in Division 2 was by Tykes (Ken Piggott, Michael Hutchinson, Patrick O’Connor, Martin Forster) who gained the maximum 24 points as they beat Halifax “Extra” (Eleanor Carney, Linda Robson, Chris Lindsey, John Crowson) by 24 points to 7.

Sandra Cooper (Unbelievabowl), in only her second season turned in an outstanding performance as she beat the experienced Kingston player Christine Midgley 21-10. Unbelievabowl (Cooper, Andrew Gee, Barbara Gee, Jimmy Bainbridge) moved into third place in the division as they ran out 19-13 winners over Kingston (Jack Shaw, Midgley, Bill Rust, Roger Gray).

The top two, Fiery Jacks ( Brian Needham, Gordon Bradford, Ian Crossland, Mick Walker) and Simply the Best ( Julie best, Linda Gledhill, Lynn Carter, Julie Mallinson) retained their positions at the top of the table as both teams registered emphatic wins. Simply the Best beat Blue Sox (Elspeth Hartley, Peter Gregory, Neil Dickie, Peter Grant) 22-12 and Fiery Jacks defeated Halifax Ladies (Mavis Walker, Ann Oates, Helen Smith, Lynda Canning) 24-2.



Four Play 12  Clayhouse 18

Rabbits Revenge 22  Lindley 14

Whirls Wizards 20  Pellon 16

Strollers 17  Mavericks 18


Fiery jacks 24  Halifax Ladies 2

Kingston 13 Unbelievabowl 19

Simply the Best 22  Blue Sox 21

Halifax Extra 7  Tykes 24

Week 4 Winter bowling 2020

 Photo of Lindley’s Peter Hopkinson and Pellon’s Paul Firth as they look and see “Who is on?” at one of their ends.

An outstanding game between the “top two” teams in Division 1 of Halifax Bowling Club’s winter league was the main fixture in last

Thursdays games. Clayhouse (Paul Gill, Ian Johnson, Tommy Harney, Hedley Kettlewell) were up against challengers Whirls Wizards (Shirley Dillingham, Lorraine Hirst, David Frost, Martin Skuse). Both teams had two winners each, Gill and Kettlewell for Clayhouse and Hirst and Frost for Whirls Wizards. However Gill restricted Dillingham to 14 points and Skuse only scored 16 points against Kettlewell as Clayhouse ran out 19-17 winners to increase their lead at the top of the table to 3 points, having scored 80 points from their 4 games played. Whirls Wizards are 3 points behind on 77 points from their 4 games played.

Week 3 Winter bowling 2020

Steve-Webster-1.jpg - 63.28 kBPhoto  of Halifax “Extra’s” captain Steve Webster. In his recent game he beat Blue Sox player Elspeth Hartley 21-18.

The top game in week 3 of Halifax Bowling Club’s winter  league , was that in Division 2 where the two unbeaten teams Fiery Jacks (Gordon Bradford, Brian Needham, Ian Crossland, Mick Walker) and Simply the Best (Linda Gledhill, Julie Best, Lynn Carter, Julie Mallinson) were in opposition. Both teams were relegated last season and both teams are favourites to return to Division 1. Julie Best was the star performer for the all ladies team as she beat Needham 21-10, however her team mates could not rise to the challenge as Gledhill lost 21-16 against Bradford, Mallinson managed 17 points against Walker and Carter lost 21-10 to the corner bowling of Crossland. Fiery Jacks ran out 22-14 winners.

FieryJacks now lead the Division 2 table with 64 points from their 3 games played, Simply the Best are in second place with 59 points and Unbelievabowl have moved into third place on 56 points.

Week 2 Winter bowling 2020

Photo of Halifax Ladies’ Captain Lynda Canning. Lynda was her team’s lone winner against Tykes.

The outstanding game in Halifax Bowling Club’s winter league was in Division 1 where last years champions Clayhouse (Paul Gill, Alan Peel, Hedley Kettlewell, Peter Oliver) were given a scare by Mavericks (Jason Greenwood, Peter Krenc, Eric McGuiness, Steve Wandiak).  Mavericks, who had got their season off to a most impressive start with a 22-14 win against Lindley in the previous week, were indebted to Peter Krenc and captain Steve Wandiak who registered wins. Krenc beat Alan Peel 21-15 and Wandiak came out on top 21-13 over Peter Oliver. Jason Greenwood let a 14-9 advantage slip against the experienced Paul Gill as Gill ran out a 21-15 winner. The “saviour” of the day for Clayhouse was Kettlewell who defeated McGuiness 21-6 as Clayhouse ran out 17-16 winners.

Week1 Winter Bowling 2020

Andrew-Gee-2020.jpg - 63.71 kBPhoto of Unbeliavabowl’s captain Andrew Gee.

Bowlers from Halifax and Huddersfield were pleased to be back in action in Halifax Bowling Club’s week 1 winter bowling fixtures. Played under strict government guidelines no spectators were allowed, and the teams playing their games at 10.00 a.m. had to have left the grounds before the second session (1.00 p.m.) commenced.

Stars of the first weeks games in Division 2 were two ladies, Avril Humberstone from Blue Sox and Kath Webster  of Halifax “Extra”. Both these ladies have not competed in the winter bowling before. Kath’s game saw her as the only winner for her team against favourites to go straight back up into Division 1’ Fiery Jacks’ (Mark Berry, Brian Needham, Mick Walker, Gordan Bradford). John Crowson and Chris Lindsay, both players new to bowling had their first taste  of competitive bowling as Crowson scored 7 against Berry and Lindsay managed 8 in his game against the experienced Walker. The capt for Halifax “Extra” Steve webster could only manage 8 points against Bradford. However Steve’s wife Kath bowled superbly to beat Needham 21-11. Fiery Jacks ran out 20-9 winners.