Marion-Quick1.jpg - 20.39 kBPhoto of Marian Quick. Marian plays for K.9’s in the Monday Afternoon Fours, for Illingworth in Division 1 of the Wednesday Fours , for Friday Girls in Division 1 of the Friday Triples and is top of the league with Eskimos in the Saturday “Shield”.

With only two weeks to play in the Autumn leagues of the Indoor Bowling at Halifax Bowling Club, some leagues are developing into an exciting climax. In the Monday Afternoon Fours, eight teams are in contention for the prize money with Triers and G. 2 + A. 2 leading the way, with just one defeat during the season. Rascals, Dodgers, hard Lines, K.9’s and Luddites are hoping that the top two teams slip up.

The outstanding performance in the Monday Afternoon Fours  was by Luddites (Peter Richardson, David Illingworth, Ray Wolsey, David Stinton) who beat Hard Lines (Maywynne Denby, Jack Pickles, Pam Berry, Brian Ward) by 13 shots to 12. K.9’s (Eric Grant, Malcolm Wragg, Marian Quick, Stuart Baker) also gave a superb team performance as they beat Rascals (Jean Wade, Mel Temple, Renata Eyres, David Laycock) by 11 shots to 6.

The best performance in week 10 of Halifax Bowling Club’s winter bowling league was by Fiery Jacks (Gordon Bradford, Brian Needham, John Ingham, Mick Walker) who played out a 15-16 narrow defeat against third in the table Hoyle’s War (Shirley Dillingham, Lorraine Hirst, Robert Gartside, Martin Skuse). Bradford and Walker were the winners for Fiery Jacks and Hirst and Gartside scored for Hoyle’s War. Leaders of Division 1 Clayhouse (Andy Peel, David Moore, Tony Riley, Ian Johnson) dropped points against Lindley (R. Saunders, P. Cooney, Mark Sykes.P. Hopkinson) as Cooney beat Moore 21-7. Clayhousr ran out 16-12 winners.

Hoyle’s War (Susan Smith, Shirley Dillingham, Lorraine Hirst, Martin Skuse) are the surprise team in Division 1 of Halifax Bowling Club’s winter league. Their latest success , which moved them up to third place was a 18-11 victory against Four Play (Ray Clegg, Dave Russell, Keith Hanson, Derek Williamson). Clegg was the lone winner for Four Play as he beat Smith 21-19. Hirst, showed why she is one of the top lady bowlers in Yorkshire as she beat Hanson 21-8.