Triers (Peter Richardson, John Palmer, Eddie Hodgson, Patrick McDonnell) got their season off to an excellent start with a 20-5 success over the experienced Guys & Dolls (Eileen Dovernor, Ron bax, Jeff Dovernor, Val Bax).

The two new teams in Division 2 of the Friday Triples, Planes (Stuart Brownridge, David Craven, Ken Piggot) and Larks( Chris Dunwell, Jennifer Plane, Gary Plane), both found the going tough in competitive indoor bowling. Planes found the all ladies trio of Friday Girls (Marion Quick, Doreen Alison, Barbara Crompton) in sparkling form as the ladies ran out 19-8 winners.

Knock Kelly Stars (Maureen Holmes, new player Eddie Hodgson, Derek Squires) played superbly to beat Larks by 17 shots to 8.

Champions Red Mist (Les Holmes, Philip Holroyd, Keith Hatzer) got off to a 20-8 win against New Hotshots (Janis Wright, Stewart Wright, David Laycock). New Hotshots found themselves up against an inspired skip in Hatzer as he saved a “3” and bowled in to take “shot”. However Hotshots made a partial recovery as at 11-0 down they scored two singles and a “3” and a “2” as Red Mist ran out 20-8 winners.

One of the best performances in Division 2 was the performance of Changers (Stella Scully, Margaret Harris, Elspeth Hartley), who beat the experienced Friends (Sue Griffiths, Jean Wade, Pauline Ward) by 14 shots to 11. This was an excellent display by Changers who finished at the bottom of the league in the Autumn league.

 WEDNESDAY FOURS

DIVISION 1

Northern Lights 24  The Rockets 8

Hard Liners 8  Rabbits + 2 11

Yorkies 7  Black Cats 20

DIVISION 2

Springers 4  Fair of Face 15

Kingsley 6  Jack High 11

New Look 7  Vixens 10

Guys & dolls 5  Triers 20

WEDNESDAY EVENING FOURS.

 Light Relief 4  Gapp 21

Clayton 17  Up the Edge 13

Saxons 10 Arriva 13

 THURSDAY EVENING TRIPLES.

 Clayton 30  Larks 6

SID 19  Little & large 11

Light Relief 3  Madlams 10

True Grit 6  Avengers 28

 FRIDAY TRIPLES.

 DIVISION 1

 D.W.R.’s 11  Sutty’s Heroes 9

Red Mist 20  New Hotshots 8

Rabbits 8  G. 2 + 1  10

New Patacakes 12  True Grit 17

DIVISION 2

Friday Girls 19  Planes 8

Knock Kelly Stars 17  Larks 8

Kingsley 8  Untouchables 11

Changers 14  Friends 11