Indoor Bowling Results Week 7 February 2019

Picture of Illingworths player Ken Sharkey. Illingworth are top of Division 1 in the Wednesday Fours and Ken partners Eddie Hodgson in Division 2 of the Tuesday Pairs and again they are challenging for honours.

The Wednesday Fours saw a day of shocks in Halifax Bowling Club’s Spring indoor leagues.

In Division 2 Endeavour (Doreen Allison, Pam Robinson, Jimmy Bainbridge, John Hamer) a new team, but with experienced players, in the Wednesday league were unbeaten with 6 wins from their 6 games played. In their latest game with bottom of the league Fair of Face (Mary Crabtree, Paul Green, Lynda Canning, Geoff Harrison) they found themselves 10-0 down thanks to superb leading by the number 1 player for Fair of Face, Mary Crabtree. Crabtree set a short length jack and the experienced Endeavour quartet had no answer as they failed to find their length. A good all round team performance by Fair of Face with excellent support play by skip Harrison gave Fair of Face their first win of the season as they ran out 14-5 winners.

Indoor Bowling Results Week 6 February 2019

Photo of Ken Sharkey. Ken is a member of the Illingworth team who are challenging for honours at the top of Division 1 in the Wednesday Fours. He also partners Eddie Hodgson in Division 2 of the Tuesday Evening Pairs.

There were several close results in the Friday Evening Pairs in Halifax Bowling Club’s Spring Leagues.

Clayton (Tony Riley, Paul Kaye) have got off to a superb start in the Spring league with 4 wins out of 4 games played. In their latest game against T.N.T. (Pete Grant, Neil Mort) they were given quite a scare in an excellent game of indoor bowls.

Grant leading a short jack and well supported by “skip” Mort had got their game plan down to perfection as Riley struggled with the short jack. However the outstanding player of the game, was the skip for Clayton, Kaye who bowled in to win the head when T.N.T. were holding a “4”, a “3” and a single. When Clayton won the jack Riley set a maximum length jack and Clayton took the initiative.

In an exciting last end, with the score at 9-6 to Clayton, Clayton were holding a “3”, Grant for T.N.T. sent a strong bowl into the head and moved the jack into the ditch for his side to hold a “2” and give T.N.T. hopes of sharing the spoils. However Kaye had other ideas and to cap a fine performance bowled in for “shot” and give Clayton the game by 10 shots to 6.

Indoor Bowling Results Week 5 February 2019

Photo of Barbara Crompton. Barbara plays “skip” for Friday Girls and also plays at number 2 for New Look in Division 2 of the Wednesday Fours. Barbara does her outdoor bowling at Halifax Bowling Club where she plays several times a week.

The outstanding game of the week in Halifax Bowling Club’s Indoor leagues was in Division 2 of the Friday Triples where the unbeaten leaders of the division and new team Bob’s Kingdom (Carol Onions, David Onions, Bob Kingdon) were opposed to the experienced ladies triples team of Friday Girls (Doreen Allison, Barbara Crompton, Marian Quick). Bob’s Kingdom have never bowled in the league before as they were content to “social” bowl and have only recently accepted the challenge of competitive bowling. Friday Girls were relegated from Division 1 in the Autumn season.

The game was a “nip and tuck” affair with all players bowling superbly. At the start of the last end the scores were 12 shots each leaving all to play for at the final end. Quick led with a 6” “jack high” bowl for Friday Girls and this bowl remained throughout the end as Friday Girls took the honours by 13 shots to 12.

Indoor Bowling Results Week 3 January 2019

Photo sent of Rodney Collinge. Rodney is having his best ever season of indoor bowling. Playing as skip for Rockets in Division 1 of the Wednesday Fours and also skip for the unbeaten Dodgers in the Monday Afternoon Fours. Rodney plays his outdoor crown green bowling at Halifax Bowling Club.

Rockets (Derek Finch, John Hartley, David Craven, Rodney Collinge) are having their best ever season in Division 1 of Halifax Bowling Club’s  Wednesday Fours. After being promoted three seasons ago they are gradually working their way to the top!. Their latest success was a 13-10 win over unbeaten Illingworth (David Laycock, Marian Quick, Ken Sharkey, Stuart Baker).

With both teams favouring a long jack length and both lead players, Finch and Laycock bowling superbly, it was a low scoring game with both teams scoring singles in the early part of the game. However the changing point of the game was the play of the Rockets skip Collinge, who is playing to the top of his form, as in the next three ends, Illingworth were holding a “4”, “3” and a single before Collinge played up into the head with a strong bowl and removed the scoring bowls to leave his team Rockets with scoring a single shot at the three ends to take his team into a 11-6 lead. Illingworth replied with a “3” and a “1” to make the score 11-10 with  one end to play.

An excellent bowl by Finch plus a 6 inch wood by Rockets number 3 Craven, left Rockets holding a “2”. Baker, the skip for Illingworth could not move these winning bowls as Rockets ran out 13-10 winners.

Indoor Bowling Results Week 2 January 2019

Norma-Mallinson.jpg - 20.26 kBPhoto of Norma Mallinson. Norma is the lead player for Saturday “Shield” team Red Woods.

A major upset was caused in the Saturday “Shield” when Red Woods (Norma Mallinson, Con McGinley) faced Autumn champions Eskimos (Marian Quick, Mick Jagger). Red Woods started like “a house on fire” when they moved into a 10-0 lead. However Eskimos showed why they are champions as they pulled the score back to 11 shots each with one end to play. At the final end Eskimos were holding a “2” before McGinley, the skip for Red Woods, with his final bowl of the game knocked the jack into the ditch to enable his team to score a single and take the game by 12 shots to 11. McGinley is known for his narrow running bowls, and his teams, Rabbits in the Monday Afternoon Fours and in the Friday Triples are unbeaten this Spring season with McGinley bowling superbly.