Bowls: Vivienne Trophy contest continues

Bowls: Vivienne Trophy contest continues

Bowls: Vivienne Trophy contest continues

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A VIVIENNE Trophy date with Beccles beckons for York Indoor Bowls Club as they kept up their fantastic record in the competition.

The Thanet Road outfit easily beat Leicester 106-69, winning all four rinks, to move into the quarter-finals where they will play Suffolk side Beccles at Newark IBC on February 6.

The home rinks both got off to good starts with Brenda Martin’s side leading 11-1 after four ends and Barbara Dawson’s 18-3 after eight ends.

Martin’s superiority was sealed with a seven on the 19th end, moving their score to 34-10, and the game finished 35-12.

Dawson’s opponents came back at them but the damage had already been done and a three on the last gave the home side a 26-19 victory.

In Leicester, both rinks were 7-0 down after only two ends, but they responded magnificently with Pat Bracken’s side winning the next four ends to take a 10-7 lead.

They were in front from then on, scoring a two on the last end to seal a 22-18 victory.

Irene Paylor’s side came back gradually and took the lead in a run which yielded ten shots between the 14th and 18th ends.

That took them from 16-12 down to 22-16 in front on their way to a 23-20 win.

YORK play their Yorkshire Double Rinks qualifying game against Huddersfield tomorrow at 6.30pm.

On Saturday, their Yetton Trophy team look to move into the quarter-finals as they play Cumbria.

The men’s Yorkshire League teams are also in action with the division one side playing Selby and the division three side playing Leeds.

All three games start at noon.

At the same time, at Huntington Road, New Earswick play Hornsea in division one and Selby in division three.

On Sunday at noon, there is an all-York area final in the National Fours as Melanie Brooke’s team plays Helen Walker’s rink.

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