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Bowls: Hope for York in North East Ladies League
10:42am Thursday 14th March 2013 in Sport
HOPES of York Indoor Bowls Club finishing runners-up in the North East Ladies League were given a massive boost.
They downed second-placed Doncaster 87-67 thanks to three winning rinks, which enabled them to collect eight of the ten points at stake.
At home, Irene Paylor’s team led the way. They only ceded two of the first 17 ends to build up a 31-5 lead en route to an emphatic 32-10 success.
Pat Bracken’s team trailed 8-1 after four ends, but by the eighth had countered to lead 11-8.
The game remained close and could have gone either way but a two on the last gave the home side a 21-17 victory.
Away, Barbara Dawson’s team looked to be down and out when trailing 15-5 with eight ends to play. But they won seven of them to stun the home side and come away with an admirable 22-17 win.
Pauline Armitage’s team lost their way between the ninth and 15th ends, going from 5-5 to 17-6 down and finally losing 23-12.
York’s last game is against Hornsea where they must pick up three points to take second place.
Selby won the title again after beating North Cave 114-52 and bagging maximum points.
New Earswick completed their season with a 79-73 success against Hornsea to finish fifth.
At home, Margaret Morgan’s team led 21-10 after 15 ends to underpin an eventual 22-16 win.
Marjorie Watson’s side were only two shots down at 15-13 with three ends to play but lost 20-16.
Away, Kath Sykes’ team surged 16-3 up after ten ends, which provided the platform to triumph 22-19.
Peggy Walker’s team fended off a strong rally – 19-13 up with three ends to go before winning 19-18.
High noon drama
THE Yorkshire Ladies Bowls League concludes on Saturday with section ‘A’ champions York taking on Selby.
New Earswick, meanwhile, will be looking for a big win to capture the section ‘B’ title.
If they can oust leaders Redcar by winning three rinks and taking the aggregate, and provided second-placed Doncaster fail to amass maximum points, then they will lift the crown.
Both games start at noon.