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.

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.

Halifax Bowling Club’s winter bowling season will commence as soon as the British Crown Green Bowling Association clarifies the position following the recent Government restrictions. Any time lost will be added at the end. The league will be played under strict government guide lines.