In the semi-final of the Sheila Holbrook Pairs John Hamer and David Holder were up against Les Holmes and Philip Holroyd. In a recent league game in the Monday Evening Fours Amethyst (Holmes, Pauline Holroyd, Holroyd, Gareth Coates) had completely outplayed Spartans (Hamer, John Crowson, Brian Holder, David Holder) by 30 shots to 2. However as can happen in Indoor bowling, fortunes can change. In this game, Hamer led superbly and Holder as skip ,with his four bowls never missed a shot. If his team were down he played into the “head” and got a result at every end as he tried to move the opposition’s scoring bowls. On the last end Holmes and Holroyd were in front by 5 shots to 4. Holmes was holding “shot ”but Hamer knocked the scoring bowl out for his pairing to have the advantage. Hamer then bowled another scoring bowl for Hamer and Holder to hold a pair. Holroyd tried hard to remove the scoring bowls but failed as the “underdogs” Hamer and Holder ran out 6-5 winners. They play Chloe Hirst and Frank Higgins in the final, which will be played down the centre of the rink.

Triers (Peter Richardson, John Palmer, Keith Collins, Eddie Hodgson) caused one of the major upsets of the season in Division  1 of the Wednesday Fours. Triers, favourites to be relegated had a superb 15-10 success against high flying Black Cats (Brian Winrow, Wendal Adams, Andy Bamforth, John Sharp).

Jack High ( Con McGinley, Pat Wright, Stuart Coates, Ninnian Donnelly) caused a similar upset in Division 2 when an inspired lead performance by McGinley, with his narrow running woods saw his team beat top of the table Endeavour  (John Hamer, Chris Lindsey, Jimmy Bainbridge, Barbara Gee) by 15 shots to 7.

Knockkelly Stars  (Maureen Holmes, Eddie Hodgson, Doug Squire) and New Patacakes ( Pauline Holroyd, Eric grant, Stuart Baker) were involved in a thrilling game in Division 1 of the Friday Triples. Knockkelly Stars opened up a 9-2 advantage before New Patacakes began their fight back. At the start of the last end Knockkelly Stars held a narrow 10-9 advantage but a single at the final saw the teams share the honours with 10 shots each.

Friday Girls (Doreen Allison, Barbara Crompton, Marian Quick) who are in third place in Division 2 of the Friday Triples found themselves “5” down at the first end against Bob’s Kingdom (Carol Onions, David Onions, Bob Kingdon), who are in second place. A comeback by Friday Girls saw them pull the score back to 5-3 but Bob’s Kingdom then took full control to run out 19-7 winners and cement their place in second spot.

A special mention to Yorkies (Mary Barmby, Margaret Dean, Liz Elford, Maurice Thorpe) who won their first game of the season  in the Monday Afternoon Fours. It was their last game of the season as they beat Ever Hopeful (Jan Wright, Joan Hallowes, Ann Oates, Anne Mullaney) by 16 shots to 12.

MONDAY AFTERNOON FOURS.

K.9’s 6  Rabbits 18

Yorkes 16  Ever Hopeful 12

Hard Lines 15  G. 2 + A. 2  7

Triers 13  Dodgers 7

A’s & B’s 14 Luddites 13

Rascals 14  Black jacks 13

MONDAY EVENING FOURS.

Madlams 11  OneDirection 9

Don’t Be Short 12  Up the Edge 14

Rockets 4  Avengers 19

Spartans 2  Amethyst 30

TUESDAY EVENING PAIRS.

DIVISION 1

Young Guns 4  Little & large 14

Valley Boys 7  Bowl You Over 7

C. Dogs 5 2 B’s  10

SID 5  Engineers 8

DIVISION 2

Rainy Days 7  Bee Hives 5

Pat & Pete 13  46ers 9

Rainy Days 9  46ers 8

Dad & Lad 13 Double D. 3

WEDNESDAY FOURS.

DIVISION 1

Northern Lights 11  vixens 9

Rockets 9  Yorkies 8

Hard liners 4 Illingworth 12

Triers 15  Black Cats 10

DIVISION 2

Endeavour 7  Jack High 15

Knockkelly Stars 10  Fair of Face 6

Guys & Dolls 14  Springers 15

New look 15  Kingsley 9

WEDNESDAY EVENING FOURS.

Arriva 12  Up the Edge 6

Gapp 18  GBC 6

Saxons 30  The jets 4

Light Relief 5  Clayton 21

THURSDAY EVENING TRIPLES

Light Relief 9  SID 22

True Grit 7  Light Relief 15

Madlams 23  Hotpots 8

Avengers 6  Little & large 23

Clayton 25  SID 21

FRIDAY TRIPLES

DIVISION 1

Red Mist 23  Rabbits 6

Friends 9 G. 2 + 1  26

Knockkelly Stars 10  New Patacakes 10

Hotshots 11  True Grit 11

DIVISION 2

Kingsley 8  Changers 7

Larks 8  Sutty’s Heroes 27

Untouchables 27  Planes 10

Friday Girls 7  Bob’s Kingdom 19

FRIDAY EVENING PAIRS

T.N.T. 15  M.G.M. 11

C. Dogs 20  M. & J. 5

Clayton 18  Sisters 4

Gary & Pat 10  H.L.I. 6

SATURDAY PAIRS.

“SHIELD”.

Pennine V.I. 13  O’er ‘ills 6

The Guys 12  Red Woods 6

Wellhouse 11  Bee Hives 8

Rainy days 17  O’er’ills 10

Eskimos 14 Pennine V.I. 6

“PLATE”.

Manjimkups 10  Chatterbox 10

Manjimups 5  T. & A. 16

Ponders 6  Here’s Hoping 13

First Timers 6  J. & M. 8