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Bowls: Never-say-die York seal North Cave comeback
York Indoor Bowls Club ‘A’ produced one of the greatest comebacks in their history to beat North Cave in division one of the Yorkshire Over-55s League.
Trailing by 22 shots after the away teams lost at North Cave, the home teams scored 80 shots and let only 13 go to take the game 110-65.
In the away ranks, Phil Parsons’ side had done well to come back and draw level at 13-13 after 15 ends.
However, they then lost five in a row before scoring a four on the last end to go down 22-17.
Graham Instone’s side were only 13-12 down with seven ends to play, but lost six of them and their game 30-13.
At home, Graham Brooke’s team could do no wrong as they lost only two ends throughout their game and won easily, 41-3.
Malcolm Thompson’s side were having a tougher time as they led a close game 10-8 with eight ends gone.
They then took control, only losing one more end and running out 39-10 victors.
Tomorrow, York ‘A’ look to extend their winning run to three matches when they complete their division one fixture against Redcar.
York ‘B’ were left frustrated as their opponents failed to raise a full team, so only the two away rinks played in Leeds and they did well, going down by just six shots on aggregate.
Ron Munro’s team were 9-0 down after six ends, but turned the game round and led 14-11 after 14.
With two to play, they were level at 16-16 only to be disappointed by dropping a four.
However, they picked up a single on the last to lose narrowly, 20-17.
Pete Grosvenor’s team had a bad run between the fifth and tenth ends when they went from 5-2 ahead to 13-5 down.
However, they won eight of the last 11 ends and only lost the game 17-14.
The home leg will be arranged for next month.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, York Under-25s are in action in the EIBA U25s Double Rinks competition against Hartlepool, starting at 11am.
On Sunday, York play Hartlepool again, this time in the Egham Trophy, with the game starting at noon.
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