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Bowls: Title target for North East Ladies League side
10:12am Thursday 19th December 2013 in Sport
YORK Indoor Bowls Club remain on track for the North East Ladies League title as they beat Hornsea 78-71, winning three rinks and picking up eight points.
At home, Irene Paylor’s team got off to a good start, leading 13-1 after six ends.
However, by the 16th end, their lead had been cut to three shots with the score standing at 17-14. Thereafter only singles were scored and the home side won 20-16.
Sheila Turpin’s team were 6-5 down after seven ends before winning all but one of the next seven ends as they took control to lead 17-7.
They dropped five shots on the last three ends, but had already done enough to win as the game finished 21-15.
In Hornsea, Barbara Dawson’s side picked up three winning ends, including a seven on the 16th end, to come from 14-11 down to lead 22-14 en route to a superb 23-19 victory.
Pat Bracken’s side were 17-7 down with six ends to play and came back to 17-14 before dropping two twos on the last couple of ends to lose 21-14.
Meanwhile, York ladies progressed in the Mason Trophy at the expense of Huddersfield thanks to a 49-46 aggregate win.
At home, Linda Harrison’s team got off to a good start, leading 18-2 after nine ends.
They then won seven successive ends, which yielded 15 shots to make the score 33-7.
The game was brought to an early finish with two ends to play.
Carol Instone’s away rink led 9-8 after 11 ends but could only win two more and lost 22-13.
York now play the winners of the tie between North Cave ‘B’ and Scarborough.
• Yorkshire kept their hopes of reaching the EIBA Over-60s Liberty Trophy final for the second year running when they easily beat Cumbria 133-80.
The Cumbrians waved the white flag with some games having played 16 of the 21 ends.
Yorkshire play Lincolnshire in the quarter-finals on January 30.
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