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Bowls: York and New Earswick Indoor Bowls to meet in Denny Cup
YORK and New Earswick Indoor Bowls Clubs both got through their first hurdles in the Denny Cup to set up a mouth-watering derby next Saturday.
That duel will start at 10am at the clubs’ respective Thanet Road and Huntington Road head-quarters.
To advance to the second round, York beat Ryedale 104-65 on aggregate.
At Thanet Road, Dave Stroughair’s team were on top form as they only lost two of the first 16 ends to lead 34-2 before Nick Scott’s side finished by winning four of the last five to lose 36-8.
The side led by Dave Attwood only lost two of the first 12 ends and led 22-4 before Trevor Wilford’s team started to get their rewards. The game finished 30-13 to the home side.
In Norton, both home rinks were victorious with Paul Twamley’s rink winning the 18th, 19th and 20th ends to go from 21-19 down and lead 26-21 before dropping a two on the last to beat Paul Humphreys’ team 26-23.
John Best’s team triumphed 18-15 despite dropping a four on the last end to Mark Clarke’s side.
New Earswick were always in front against Leeds at crucial stages to underscore an 82-78 win.
At home, both rinks won with Paul Dawson’s turning their game round between the tenth and 12th ends where they went from 11-10 down to lead 18-11 and win 25-22.
Barry Johnson’s team lost four of the last five ends but had already done enough to secure victory, going from 19-14 to finish 20-18.
Away, Ralph Tiplady’s team were level at 15-15 with three ends to play before winning the next two.
Brian Gray’s team trailed 20-12 with four ends to play but, vitally for the aggregate score, notched a two on the 18th, then a five on the 20th end, before dropping a single on the last to lose 22-19.