document Indoor Bowling Results Week 7 Feb 2020

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Photo of Tom Robertshaw. Tom partners Andy Gee in Division 1 of the Tuesday Evening Pairs as Bowl You Over and plays his outdoor bowling at Ripponden Bowling Club

One of the most important game’s of the week in Halifax Bowling Club’s Indoor leagues was played in the Monday Afternoon Fours when the unbeaten leaders of the division Well Bowled (Brian Winrow, Gary Plane, Steve Dunwell, Nick Blackburn) faced challengers Rascals (Jean Wade. Ken Sharkey, Derek Squires, David Laycock). With Jean Wade leading superbly off a long jack mark and well supported by her team mates Rascals took an early lead. However Well Bowled fought back and with their lead player Winrow shortening the length of the jack, and their skip Blackburn making a significant contribution to the game, Well Bowled took a 11-9 lead with two ends to go. At the penultimate end Rascals scored a single leaving it all to play for in the final end. Off a long mark Rascals surrounded the “head” to leave them holding a “3”. Blackburn played up twice into the head but each time narrowly missed the scoring bowls as he went through the gap as Rascals took the game by 13 shots to 11.

There were two outstanding performances in the Monday Evening Fours by Up the Edge (Andy Balmford, John Sharp, Keith Hatzer, Trevor Gasson) and  Spartans (John Hamer, Pam Robinson, Brian Holder, David holder).

Up the Edge faced the leaders Amethyst (Les Holmes, Pauline Holroyd, Philip Holroyd, Gareth Coates) and in a “nip and tuck” encounter ran out 14-13 winners.

Spartans found themselves 8-3  down in their game against Madlams (Gordon Bradford, Derek Smith, Ian Smith, Mick Walker) and were facing the possibility of losing” 6” down at the next end to go 14-3 down. However skip David Holder had other ideas, as with his second bowl he ran the jack into the ditch for his side to go from “6” down to “2” up, to make the score 8-5. Spartans drew level at 8 shots each before a supreme effort by the Spartans team saw them run out 14-12 winners.

Carol and David Onions were the outstanding performers in Division 1 of the Tuesday Evening Pairs as the pair beat leaders of the Division ,Little & Large (Steve Rothwell, John Beverley) by 11 shots to 6. Little & Large scored at the first couple of ends before, at the third end David Onions played the jack to the side of the rink for his pair to score “4”. David and Carol then scored a “3” and two pairs to take a 11-3 lead before Little 7 Lathe replied at the final end with a “3”. Any games that Little & Large  find it difficult to fing their line and length is on rink 2 and so was the case in their defeat.

46ers (Derek Finch, Stewart Wright) registered their first win since gaining promotion to Division 1, as they beat the experienced C. Dogs (Ray Clegg, Michael Hutchinson) by 8 shots to 3.

In Division 2 Pat & Pete ( Pat and Peter Grant) faced their friends and challengers Jammy Duo (Danny Leather, Neil Mort). In an outstanding performance by Jammy Duo, Leather and Mort ran out 12-6 winners.

Pals (Elspeth Hartley, Sandra Cooper) gained their first points of their present campaign as they drew 8 shots each to the fast improving Rainy Days (Katie and Russell Gilbert.)

Saxons (David Armitage, Peter Lomax, Peter Greenwood, David Laycock) and Clayton (Tony Riley, Mel Fielding, Hedley Kettlewell, Paul Gill) had a superb game in the Wednesday Evening Fours. At the start of the last end the scores were level at 14 shots each and with one minute left on the clock the teams began their final end which Clayton scored a single to take the game by 15 shots to 14. A feature of the game was that Saxons scored a maximum of 8 shots at one end to win a Hotshots award, but Clayton responded with two “4’s” on either end before and after Saxon’s Hotshots award.

All the players thoroughly enjoyed the game which contained very skilful play plus a bit of luck, which is what happens in indoor bowling.


Hard Lines 9  A’s & B’s 10

K.9’s 15  Dodgers 7

Yorkies 5  G. 2 + A. 2  28

Ever Hopeful 4 Black Jacks 18

Well Bowled 11  Rascals 13

Rabbits 15 Luddites 5


Up the Edge 14  Amethyst 13

Don’r Be Short 13  Rockets 11

Madlams 12 Spartans 14

Avengers 15 One Direction 5



SID 10  Bowl You Over 10

Little & Large 6  2 B’s 11

C. Dogs 3  46ers 8


Pat & Pete 6  Jammy Duo 12

Rainy Days 8  Pals 8

Stray Cats 7  Valley Boys 12

Double D. 5  Bee Hives 14

Stray cats 8  Pat & Pete 9



Endeavour 19 Beta Blockers 8

Northern Lights 16 Illingworth 7

Hard Liners 11  Vixens 8

Knockelly Stars 5 Black Cats 25


Guys & Dolls 12  Kingsley 7

New Look 11  Springers 13

Rockets 13  Jack High 9

Yorkies 9 Fair of Face 6


Arriva 37  GBC 6

Gapp 11  Up the Edge 14

Light Relief 11 Jets 8

Saxons 14 Clayton 15


Light Relief 17 True grit 19

Madlams 17  SID 9

Clayton 30  Hotpots 7

Avengers 18 Little 7 Large 20



New Patacakes 9  True Grit 7

Untouchables 10  Knockelly stars 25

Red Mist 19  Hotshots 9

Rabbits 8  G. 2 + 1  19


Changers 3  Sutty’s Heroes 28

Friends 11 Planes 12

Kingsley 8 Bob’s Kingdom 15

The Fridays 18  Larks 12


Clayton 13  Gary 7 Pat 15

Blue Woods 19  M.G.M. 7

C. Dogs 13  T.N.T. 13


Bee Hives 18  Rainy Days 4

Wellhouse 19  Phoenix 7

Eskimos 8  Rainy days 24

Bee Hives 10 Marbles 10


Ponders 8  Chatterbox 11

T. & A. 11  Here’s Hoping 4

2 A’s 3 Ghurkas 6