Week 2 Winter bowling 2020

 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.

Lindley (Richard Saunders, Paul Cooney, Mark Sykes, Peter Hopkinson) were pleased to return to winning ways with a 21-14 win over Strollers (Bob Pickles, Keith Hartley, Peter Lomax, Glenda Hartley). Keith Hartley had the lone success for Strollers with a 21-18 win against Cooney, although Keith’s wife Glenda scored 17 points against Peter Hopkinson.

Rabbits Revenge (David Hemsley, Fred Rothwell, Trevor Hargreaves, M. Benson) registered a 20-14 win over Pellon (M. Bolton, Robert Walker, David Agnew,K. Barker). Barker was the outstanding player for Pellon with a 21-13 win over the experienced Hargreaves.

Whirls Wizards ( Shirley Dillingham, Robert Gartside, Lorraine Hirst, Martin Skuse) faced a confident Four Play (Geoff Hughes, Ray Clegg, David Russell, Keith Hanson), however the experienced Huddersfield based team rose to the challenge and only Russell experienced a win for Four Play as he beat Yorkshire county player Lorraine Hirst 21-14. Dillingham beat Hughes 21-15, Gartside defeated Clegg 21-18 and Skuse ran out a 21-13 winner over Hanson. Whirls Wizards ran out 20-14 winners.

In Division 2, Tykes welcomed new signing Martin Forster to their squad and in his first game for his new team he played his usual “corner to corner” mark to defeat another long length bowler Helen Smith. Halifax Ladies (Helen Smith, Ann Ranton, Ann Oates, Lynda Canning) found the longer length bowling of Tykes (Forster, Michael Hutchinson, David Hardcastle, Robert Dean) difficult  to reach and only Lynda Canning rose to the occasion as she beat Dean 21-10. Tykes ran out 20-10 winners. The game between Smith and Forster was superb to watch with both players able to reach the long corner marks, the final score of 21-7 to Forster did not do justice to Smith’s excellent efforts.

Steve Webster  and John Crowson were the winners for Halifax “Extra” (Mary Barmby, Chris Lindsay, Webster, Crowson) against Unbelievabowl , as Unbelievabowl (Andrew Gee, Sandra Cooper, Barbara Gee, Jimmy Bainbridge) ran out 16-12 winners. Both teams had two winners each but mother and son Barbara and Andrew Gee registered 21-3 wins over Lindsay and Barmby to gain valuable points. Bainbridge, making his first appearance in the winter league had a “nip and tuck” game against Steve Webster before Webster showed his green knowledge with a 21-14 win.

Simply the Best (Julie Best, Linda Gledhill, Lynn Carter, Julie Mallinson) maintained their challenge for promotion back to Division 1 with a 19-9 success against Kingston (Stuart Sykes, Christine Midgley, Bill Rust, Jack Shaw).Steve Sykes, gave a most impressive display as he beat  ex county player Julie Best 21-7. Fiery Jacks (Mike Berry, Mick Walker, Ian Crossland, Gordon Bradford) kept up their winning sequence with a 22-12 win over Blue Sox (Neil Dickie, Pat Grant, Elspeth Hartley, Peter Grant). Peter Grant was the star” for Blue Sox as he beat Bradford 21-20



Clayhouse 17  Mavericks 16

Lindley 21  Strollers 14

Four Play 14  Whirls Wizards 20

Rabbits Revenge 20  Pellon 14


Fiery Jacks 22 Blue Sox 12

Simply the Best 21 Kingston 9

Halifax Ladies 10  Tykes 20

Unbelievable Bowl 16 Halifax Extra 12

Week1 Winter Bowling 2020

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.

Outdoor Winter Bowling 2020

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.

Indoor Bowling Results Week 11 March 2020

The Spring Indoor Bowling Leagues at Halifax Bowling Club have finished after each team has played 11 games.  All outstanding games have been awarded as a draw. The prizes will be distributed at an appropriate time. The season has been cut short by 3 weeks due to the coronavirus.


WINNERS-G. 2 + A. 2

2nd- Well Bowled





2nd-Up the Edge




WINNERS-Little & Large

2nd-Bowl You Over

3rd- Young Guns

Relegated- 2 B’s and 46ers


WINNERS-Valley Boys

2nd-Stray Cats

3rd—Pat 7 Pete

Promoted- Valley Boys and Stray Cats



WINNERS-Northern Lights

2nd- Black Cats

3rd--  Illingworth

Relegated  Knockelly Stars and Beta Blockers


WINNERS- Rockets

2nd- Guys & Dolls

3rd- Jack High

Promoted Rockets and Guys & Dolls



2nd- Up the Edge

3rd- Clayton


WINNERS - Madlams

2nd- Little & Large

3rd Clayton




2nd-G. 2 + 1

3rd-New Patacakes

Relegated Untouchables

(Only one team relegated as New Patacakes have withdrawn from the Autumn season)


WINNERS- Sutty’s Heroes

2nd-Bob’s Kingdom

3rd-     The Fridays

Promoted  Sutty’s Heroes and Bob’s Kingdom



2nd-  T.N.T.


WINNERS- Wellhouse

2nd- Eskimos

3rd-  Rainy Days



2nd-  Ghurkas

3rd- 2 A’s

Indoor Bowling Results Week 10 March 2020

Photo of Katie Gilbert. Katie plays with her husband Russ in Division 2 of the Tuesday Evening Pairs and after the latest result lies in second place in the Saturday “Shield”. Katie and Russ play as Rainy Days. In the 2020 Autumn league Katie and Russ hope to put a family team in the Wednesday Evening Fours with son Eddie and Russ’s dad Mel Gilbert.

The Indoor Bowling leagues at Halifax Bowling Club will close after 18/03/202 and the results will be calculated.. If any team does not wish to play their fixtures then their captain will inform their opponents and the game will be awarded 10-0 to their opponents. The Club will remain open for social bowling at individuals own risk.