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Photo of Lindley player Paul Cooney. In their final game Lindley (Cooney, Richard Saunders, Peter Hopkinson, Mark Sykes) beat Four Play 21-11 to send Four Play (Ray Clegg, Keith Hanson, Geoff Hughes, Dave Russell) down to Division 2.



The outstanding team performances in the final week in Halifax Bowling Club’s winter league were Mavericks  in Division 1 and Tykes in Division 2.


Mavericks ( Steve Wandiak, Peter Krenc, Eric McGinnis, Steve Holmes) were up against  second in the table Whirls Wizards (Shirley Dillingham, Lorraine Hirst, Robert Gartside ,David Frost).  Wandiak, Krenc and McGinnis all registered wins against Dillingham, Hirst and Gartside) as Mavericks took the honours by 21 points to 14.By scoring 21 points Mavericks ensured themselves of finishing in third place  only 8 points behind second placed Whirls Wizards.


In Division 2 the scene was set for the battle for third place between Unbelievabowl and Tykes. Unbelievabowl ( Andrew Gee, Nick Oddy, Barbara Gee, Sandra Cooper) were up against the champions Fiery Jacks (Mike Berry, Ian Crossland, Mick Walker, Gordon Bradford) and held a 12 point advantage over Tykes.


Tykes (Martin Forster, Michael Hutchinson, Robert Dean, Gary Robinson) faced a strong Blue Sox (Avril Humberstone, Pat Grant, Peter Gregory, Peter Grant).


For Unbelievabowl Andrew Gee bowled superbly as he inflicted the first defeat of the season on Walker as he ran out a 21-9 winner. He bowled his short mark over the crown to perfection. Unfortunately for Gee his team mates could not achieve the same success, Oddy was 14 across against Crossland, and then the Fiery jacks player bowled the long corners to run out a 21-14 winner. Barbara Gee was outbowled by Berry and only scored 8 points. Sandra Cooper got off to an excellent start in her game against Bradford before the Greetland player, used his vast experience by bowling her on a falling mark on the edge of the green to take the game 21-12.  The final score was Fiery Jacks 19 Unbelievabowl 11.


In their game against Blue Sox, Tykes were pushed all the way by their opponents. The first two jacks saw Forster beating Humberstone 21-10 while Pat Grant and Hutchinson were level at 19 across. Grant bowled a long thumb peg corner and left her bowl 2 yards short, Hutchinson played up and looked to be going off the green before he knocked the jack which stopped his bowl. Grant was wide with her second bowl before Hutchinson bowled a “wonder wood” to score a “2” and take the game 21-19.


The other jacks featured Robert Dean against Gregory and Robinson was paired with Grant. Both Tykes players rose to the occasion and bowled superbly as Dean beat Gregory 21-18 and Robinson defeated Grant 21-15 as Tykes took the game 24-12 and finished in third place, one point ahead of Unbelievabowl in a thrilling final game.      


After the games, the Halifax President Ray Clegg presented the prizes to the winners, runners up and third placed teams. The players thanked Halifax Bowling Club for their efforts in running the league and looked forward to 2021.










Runners up- Whirls Wizards


Third Place-  Mavericks


Relegated- Strollers, Four Play





Winners- FieryJacks


Runners up- Simply the Best


Third Place- Tykes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            







Four Play 11  Lindley 21


Whirls Wizards 14  Mavericks 21


Strollers 16  Pellon 18


Rabbits Revenge 9  Clayhouse 24





Blue Sox 12 Tykes 24


Fiery Jacks 19  Unbelievabowl 11


Kingston 20  Halifax Ladies 14


Halifax “Extra” 14  Simply the Best 22