Bowls: Perfect ten boost as Yorkshire Ladies kick-start ‘A’ League campaign

A MAXIMUM ten points was the perfect start to York Indoor Bowls Club’s Yorkshire Ladies ‘A’ League campaign as they beat Harrogate 93-67.

Away from home, Helen Walker’s team were in excellent form as they led from start to finish. They only lost six out of 20 ends before dropping a three on the last to finish 25-12 winners.

Melanie Brooke’s team came from 11-8 down to lead 20-12 in the space of eight ends and finished up victorious 21-17.

At home, Carol Instone’s team picked up a six on the ninth end to lead 14-9 and kept the advantage to the end, although with two ends to play the score stood at 23-21 before twos on the last two ends secured a 27-21 victory.

Linda Harrison’s rink looked to be heading for a defeat when they trailed 17-13 with three ends to play, but they won them all to take their game 20-17.

New Earswick were left frustrated in the ‘B’ League as they were beaten 67-64 by Doncaster.

At home, Kath Sykes’ rink were involved in a close game where singles were scored on 16 ends, but they came good with a 16-10 victory.

Audrey Imeson’s team lost five successive ends between the fifth and tenth to go from 5-4 down to 11-4 adrift and that proved crucial as they lost 19-14.

Away, Margaret Moss’ team came from 16-13 down after 15 ends to win 21-17, although Pat Walker’s team lost five of the last six ends and went down 21-13.

York ‘A’ will be looking to secure their first Over-55s League division one victory of the season on Saturday as they conclude their match against Scarborough with the home legs starting at noon.

On Saturday, Huntington Road hosts the Yorkshire versus Lincolnshire Liberty Trophy game, starting at noon.

At the same time, the club’s Hebden Trophy game against Leeds will be played.

York have rearranged their Hebden Trophy game against Doncaster from this coming Saturday to the week after, November 17.

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