In Division 2 Beta Blockers, Jack High, Fair of Face, Knock Kelly Stars (Phil Dunderdale, I. Wade, Ken Burnett, Derek Squires), New Look (Ken Crossfield, Barbara Crompton, John Duncanson, Trevor Wilson) and Guys & Dolls (Eileen Dovernor, Ron Bax, Val Bax, Jeff Dovernor) are all in with a chance of prize money.  With three games left to play the stage is set for an exciting finish to the season. There are prizes for the top three teams and the top two teams are promoted to Division 1.

Tony Riley gave a “master class” in lead bowling play in the Thursday Evening Triples as  he enabled Clayton (Riley, Mel Fielding, Paul Gill) to defeat second in the table Madlams (Derek Smith, Stuart Baker, Mick Walker) by 22 shots to 8. Clayton retain their lead at the top of the table with 18 points from their 11 games played. Madlams and S.I.D. ( Steve Swallow, Mark McGorlick, Ian Ryding) are in joint second place with 14 points from their 11 games played.

Riley and his partner Paul Gill were in action in a rearranged Friday Evening Pairs game against C. Dogs (Ray Clegg, Michael Hutchinson).  The game was “nip and tuck” with all four players playing to the best of their ability. Through  the game C. Dogs were unlucky but Clayton managed to keep in the game. At the start of the last end Clayton held a 9-8 lead but Hutchinson bowled in a superb “shot” for the sides to finish with 9 shots each.

However C. Dogs came unstuck against Sisters (Del Haigh, Val Bax)

As with 10 minutes left to play the sides were level with 10 shots each. A single by Sisters gave them a 11-10 advantage and at the final end Sisters again scored another single shot to take the game by 12 shots to 10 and cause one of the upsets of the season.

Well done to Yorkies (Mary Barmby, Geoff Baron, Ann Ranton, Maurice Thorpe) in the Monday Afternoon Fours, who won their first game of the season with a 11-8 win against A’s & B’s (Audrey Batchelor, Bob Batchelor, Joyce Asquith, Donald Asquith).

Bob’s Kingdom (Carol Onions, David Onions, Bob Kingdon) moved off the bottom of Division 1 in the Friday Triples as a superb performance saw them beat high flying New Patacakes (Pauline Holroyd, Eric Grant, Stuart Baker) by 15 shots to 10.  After nine ends New Patacakes held a 9-5 lead before Bob’s Kingdom won the next five ends to take a 15-9 advantage. This included a “5” at the 12th end. New Patacakes scored a single at the last end to make the final score 15-10.

Rabbits and Sutty’s Heroes are now in the relegation spot. Sutty’s Heroes (Doug Gordon, Peter Atherton, John Wilson) had an exciting game against third in the table G. 2 + 1 (Barbara Gee, Jimmy Bainbridge, David Gee). In a “nip and tuck” encounter the sides were level all the way through the game. Sutty’s Heroes thought they had won the game as at the 14th end they scored a “4” as the skip for G. 2 + 1, David Gee knocked the jack into the ditch but his bowl stopped “dead”  and did not follow the jack into the ditch to give Sutty’s Heroes a 19-18 advantage. However at the final end, the lead player for G. 2 + 1, Barbara Gee bowled a “jack high” toucher and David Gee bowled in two more shot bowls for G. 2 + 1 to score a “3”  and take the game by 21 shots to 19.

The club are now taking entries for the John Dunn Shield, a singles knock out competition and the Sheila Holbrook Pairs, a knock out pairs competition. Both competitions are played over an hour. The entry sheets are in the Indoor Bowling hall.
There is a Monday morning session from 11.00 a.m.- 12 noon for anyone wishing to have a “taster session” of indoor bowling.
There is Social Bowling at 11.30 -.1.00 pm on a Thursday and 2.30 p.m. on a Saturday for anyone who would like a game.


Hard Lines 5  Black Jacks 11

Well Bowled 11  Luddites 7

Rabbits 7  Dodgers 10

K.9’s 9  Rascals 12

Yorkies 11  A’s 7 B’s 8

Ever Hopeful 5 G. 2 + A. 2 23


Don’e Be Short 11 Rockets 7

Amethyst 16 Avengers 5

Spartans 15  One Direction 8

Madlams 5  Up the Edge 15



Valley Boys 5  Bowl You Over 10

Young Guns 5  Little & Large 9

C. Dogs 14  2 B’s 3

C. Dogs 4  Dad & Lad 11


SID 15  Double D. 2

Brookley 5  Jammy Duo 9

Stray cats 7  46ers 12

Rainy Days 9  Bee Hives 4



Hard Liners 9  Black cats 14

Vixens 10 Springers 8

Northern lights 18 Endeavour 4

Illingworth 16  Rockets 4


New Look 12  Fair of Face 12

Beta Blockers 5  Jack High 13

Guys & Dolls 5  Knock Kelly Stars 15

Kingsley 4 Yorkies 27

Beta Blockers 16 Fair of Face 8


Light Relief 3  Up the Edge 13

Saxons 23  GBC 7

Arriva 21  The Jets 3

Clayton 20  Gapp 5


Light Relief 7  Little & Large 24

Clayton 22  Madlams 8

True Grit 13  Hotpots 14

SID 14  Avengers 9



Hotshots 22  True Grit 8

Red Mist 23  Rabbits 5

Bob’s Kingdom 15 New Patacakes 10

Sutty’s Heroes 19  G. 2 + 1  21


Kingsley 10  Changers 9

Larks 5  Knock Kelly Stars 17

Untouchables 16  Planes 12

The Fridays 16  Friends 5


C. Dogs 9  Clayton 9

T.N.T. 17  Sisters 11

T.N.T. 10 D. & E. 0

T.N.T. 11  M.G.M. 15

Clayton 25  D. & E. 6

C. Dogs 10  Sisters 12


Bee Hives 8  Marbles 12

Phoenix 17  Red Woods 10

Wellhouse 14 Marbles 9

Eskimos 24  Pennine VI 4

Rainy Days 3  Bee Hives 17


Chatterbox 6  2 A’s 9

Ponders 12  here’s Hoping 4

First timers 8  Ghurkas 3