Photo of Springers player Wendy Garside. Wendy plays for Springers in Division 1 of the Wednesday Fours.

Brian Winrow has been one of the star players in Halifax Bowling Club’s Indoor leagues. Winrow starred in key games in the Monday Afternoon Fours and Wednesday Fours.

In the Wednesday Fours, leaders Northern Lights (Les Holmes, Mick Walker, John Beverley, Michael Hutchinson) faced second in the table Black Cats (Brian Winrow, Andy Balmforth, John Sharp, Paul Gill). With two of the best lead players in the league in opposition the game was set to be a thriller. However superb leading by Winrow and an off day by Holmes saw Black Cats race into an early lead. Winrow took the mat up the rink and bowled short of the “T” to bowl about 28 metres and consistently placed his bowls around the jack. Northern Lights had no answer to Winrow’s play as with the help of his team mates, Black Cats ran out 17-6 winners. Both teams are now level at the top of the league table with Northern Lights having a superior points difference.


Mavericks 24  Simply the Best 10

Four Play 8  Rabbits Revenge 24

Lindley 12  Whirls Wizards 22

Clayhouse 16  Fiery Jacks 16


Halifax Extra 12  Blue Sox 24

Tykes 14  Sowerby 17

Halifax Ladies 11  Pirates 22

Pellon 21  Kingston 14

Photo of Steve Rothwell. Steve plays for several teams in the indoor leagues. His most successful team this season is in Division 1 of the Tuesday Pairs where he partners John Beverley and plays as Little & Large. Steve plays his outdoor bowling at Hove Edge B.C.

One of the outstanding games of the season was played in  Halifax Bowling Club’s Autumn leagues, in the Wednesday Evening Fours when  two of the outstanding teams, Arriva (Les Holmes, Graham Hickey, Robert Holmes, Graham Wilson) and Up the Edge (Chloe Hirst, Tom Gasson, Frank Higgins, Scott Smith) were in opposition.  Arriva took a 2-0 lead before Up the Edge levelled the game at 3 shots each .Hirst the lead player for Up the Edge set a short jack, 2 spots up from the” T” to full length and Holmes, the lead player for Arriva alternated with a maximum  mark of “T” to “T”  and a minimum length jack of 23 metres.

The sides were level at 6 shots each with two ends to play. Up the Edge bowled to perfection as a team and scores a “2” and a single to take the game by7 9 shots to 6.

This result means that Up the Edge lead the division with 14 points from 7 games played. Clayton are second with 14 points from 9 games played and Arriva have dropped down to third place with 12 points from 8 games played.