York Indoor Bowls Club sweep aside Leeds in Egham Trophy tie

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A ONE-SIDED Egham Trophy tie saw York Indoor Bowls Club sweep aside Leeds 124-41.

All four York rinks won with the closest being that of Paul Humphreys’ away team.

They came from 10-5 down to lead 12-10, and they then held a 17-14 advantage.

Having gone into the last end level at 17-17, a single gave them a narrow 18-17 victory.

Dave Attwood’s team made a good start, leading 15-0 after six ends, and they kept the pressure on to lose only lost four ends in a 41-8 success.

At home, Mark Clarke’s team were also in a ruthless mood.

Starting with a six, they too only lost four ends and finished up winning 39-5.

Phil Emmerson’s side won seven of the first nine ends to lead 13-2 before their opponents came back to 14-11.

However, the home side then pulled away again to win 26-11.

York now play Hartlepool this Sunday, with the home and away legs both starting at 10am.

New Earswick finished well in their Egham Trophy tie against Selby, going from 37-37 after ten ends to win 83-71.

In Selby, Brian Gray’s team had a great day, making the most of an 8-4 advantage after five ends to keep the lead for the rest of the match and finish up 27-20 victors against Jane Simpson’s team.

Brian Smith’s side got off to a good start, leading Barry Johnson’s team 15-3 after ten ends.

The Earswick man came back into the game and only dropped two shots between the 15th and 21st ends to lose only 21-19.

At home, New Earswick had two winning rinks with Dave Imeson’s team beating John Harrand’s 21-15 after being 20-8 up with six ends to play, and Barry Harrison’s edging home against Tex Stevens’ team 16-15 after being 14-12 down with three ends to play.

New Earswick now play Boston at a neutral venue this Sunday.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire crashed out of the Liberty Trophy as they lost to Cumbria 128-99 at Penrith.

Tony Horobin’s team led from the start in a 24-11 win and Mark Hughes team won 24-14, but Alan Jones’ side went down 20-14 and Dave Stroughair’s rink lost 25-17 after being 15-7 down with ten ends gone.

There were big defeats for Mark Clarke’s team, who went down 32-12, and Phil Emmerson’s side, who tumbled 26-8.

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