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Bowls: York overcome Selby in Yetton Trophy
10:32am Thursday 31st October 2013 in Sport
YETTON Trophy openers yielded a tough duel before York IBC overcame Selby 89-68.
With ten ends gone York only had one rink in the lead with Sue Allen’s away team beating Cynthia Wright’s 11-5.
In the others, the early advantage went to Selby as Sue Williamson led Helen Walker’s rink 9-8, while at York, Carol Sarvent held a two-shot lead at 14-12 against Carol Instone and Cynthia Birkinshaw was running away with her game up 15-2 against Linda Harrison’s.
Then the duel changed as Harrison’s team drew level within five ends at 15-15 and Instone’s also made their game all-square with a single, then a two, to make the score 16-16.
At the same stage in Selby, Walker’s side remained one shot behind at 13-12 but Allen’s had pulled away to lead 19-7.
The momentum kept going in favour of last season’s beaten quarter-finalists as Harrison went on to mark a great comeback by winning nine out of ten ends before dropping a single on the last to finish 21-17 ahead.
Instone’s team won three of the last four ends to win 23-18, while at Selby, Allen’s side completed a fantastic afternoon with a 28-13 victory.
Williamson’s home side extended their lead between the 15th and 19th ends to 18-12, but it wasn’t enough as they lost 20-18. York now play Hornsea a week on Saturday.
York ‘B’ upset the form-book in the EIBA Over-60s Double Rinks competition, beating Doncaster 34-32.
Both York rinks got off to good starts with Bob Blackburn’s leading 14-3 at home and Ken Robinson’s down just 8-7 after ten ends. Robinson’s team moved ahead to lead 16-13 with three ends to play before dropping eight shots to lose 21-16.
Blackburn’s side led 18-9 knowing that they had the game won if they didn’t play carelessly. They only dropped singles on the last two ends and so the aggregate was won by two. York ‘B’ will play Harrogate or North Cave in the next round.
On Denny duty
BOTH York-based clubs are in Denny Cup action – York meet Hornsea and New Earswick play Leeds – on Saturday.
York play their first Yorkshire Ladies League Champions game of the season when they take on North Cave, while in section ‘B’ New Earswick tackle Hornsea, also on Saturday.
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