Bowls: Title target for North East Ladies League side

York Press: York Indoor Bowls Club's Sheila Turpin York Indoor Bowls Club's Sheila Turpin

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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