Halifax Bowling Club is blessed in many ways and one of them is having two outside Crown Greens. This enables the club to put out 29 various mixed, ladies only and men only teams into 8 different leagues every week, 6 days of the week.
There is also ample time for social bowling and improvers bowling in and amongst the league bowling. We are also popular with local and Yorkshire leagues as a venue for all types of competition, usually at the weekend.
Our greens are open all year, weather permitting, and this has enabled us to start a new Outdoor Winter League, once a week, which is proving very popular with teams of 4 players.
We are always on the lookout for new club members and players so why don't you come along to view our excellent facilities and meet new friends.
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The final of the Sheila Holbrook Pairs was between two of the best pairs in the game and they produced a superb final.
Holmes won the jack and he set the pattern for the game by bowling a minimum length jack mark. Holmes, was well backed up by partner Philip Holroyd who gave Paul Gill, the skip for the opposition, no option but to send a strong bowl into the head. Gill, an expert at the strong running bowl continued to save shots for his team but with all four players playing to the top of their game Holmes and Holroyd took an early lead and retained their lead throughout the game as they ran out 12-8 winners.
In a superb atmosphere the prizes were presented to the winners by Sheila’s daughter Debbie.
The outstanding performances of the week in the Halifax Henselite Indoor Bowling Leagues were by two ladies teams, Rain Mates (Pam Shaw, Mary Walker, Janis Wright) in the Thursday Evening Triples and Friday Girls (Marion Quick, Doreen Allison, Barbara Crompton) in the Friday Triples. Rain Mates, in the strongest league of all, the Thursday Triples had not won a game all season, but against a two man Avengers (Mick Skwarek, Keith Hanson) who are lying third in the table the ladies upset the odds and in a brilliant performance came out on top by 18 shots to 8.
The final of the Monday Afternoon Fours K.O. Competition was a superb game between the champions G. 2 + A. 2 (reserve Tony Riley, Barbara Gee, Alan Fleming, David Gee) and the runners up Rascals (Les Holmes, Sue Griffiths, Sue Gormley, reserve Mick Walker).
G. 2 + A. 2 had beaten Rabbits and Rascals had defeated Luddites to reach the final.
The final of the John Dunn Shield was played between Gareth Coates, “the young pretender” and “the master” Les Holmes. In a thrilling final Coates beat Holmes 17-14.
The spotlight this week falls on the Wednesday Fours in the Halifax Henselite Indoor Bowling leagues. The outstanding performance of the week was by lowly Jack High (Pat Wright, Stephen Lees, David Hardcastle, Jim Graydon) in Division 2 , who had previously only won three games all season as they beat top of the table Ladies (Joyce Depledge, Hazel Garside, Pam Berry, Maywyyne Denby) by 12 shots to 8. Ladies, who had been feeling the pressure of remaining unbeaten during the Spring season, went into an early lead before Jack High with excellent leading from their number 1 player Pat Wright plus good support play, by the rest of the team, caught up the Ladies score, went into the lead and retained their advantage to take the game.