Bowls: Yorkshire put one foot in semi-finals with huge Cumbria victory

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Yorkshire Over-60s are making light work of their Liberty Trophy group as they recorded their second 22-2 points success, this time at the expense of closest rivals Cumbria.

The White Rose scored a massive 156-83 victory, virtually sealing a move into the semi-finals for the second year running.

The home leg at Thanet Road saw John Whiteley’s rink totally overwhelm ex-international David Taylor’s team 43-4.

Graham Brooke’s side turned a 15-14 deficit after 18 ends into an 18-16 victory and Dave Colebourne’s team pulled away from the fifth end, where they trailed 4-3, to win 29-8.

The away leg in Carlisle produced excellent wins for Alan Jones and Tony Horobin’s rinks, both leading from start to finish to win 25-11 and 29-15 respectively.

The only losing rink came from Eddie Killgallon’s team, who struggled to get into their game and finally lost 29-12.

Yorkshire need two winning rinks from their final game with Durham to guarantee top spot in the group. The game is at Featherstone IBC on February 7.

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