Bowls: Holgate creak to loss from victory
Updated 11:38am Thursday 12th June 2014 in Sport
HOLGATE had a mixed week in division one of the York Amateur Bowling Association League.
Chasing Holgate WMC failed to capitalise when they also followed a good 8-0 win at Hull Road Park with a disappointing 6-2 home defeat to RI Amateurs.
That rounded off a successful week for RI Amateurs, who are starting to climb the table having also won 7-1 at Rowntree.
Haxby Road completed a mixed week with a 7-1 win at Dringhouses.
West Park completed a bad week for Burnholme by beating them 8-0, while Shipton thrashed RI Corinthians 8-0, meaning they leap-frog their opponents into second place.
In a tight division three just eight points separates leaders Osbaldwick from seventh-placed Retreat.
Osbaldwick triumphed 7-1 at home to Stamford Bridge before a 6.5-1.5 loss away to Retreat.
Players are needed to represent the YABA in a mixed match against Bishops Cleeve at Railway Institute on Saturday, July 5, 2pm start. Contact Steve Atkinson at Railway Institute if interested.
CLARENCE got the better of Burton Lane in their top of the table clash in the York C&IU Evening League and they now head the league by six points.
Tramways achieved their first win of the season, beating Railway Institute 8-0, leaving South Bank anchored at the bottom of the table following their 8-0 defeat by St Clement's.
Burton Lane saw off Knockout Cup holders Railway Institute and now face Clarence in the semi-finals on June 17.
Acomb overcame Huntington and will play Tramways in the other semi-final.
Rain washed out half of last week's Afternoon League games.
Acomb 'A', Holgate and St Clement's 'A' are joint leaders on four points.
Tramways, yet to win this season, are in last place.
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