Bowls: Tight at top for Holgate duo

Bowls: Tight at top for Holgate duo

Bowls: Tight at top for Holgate duo

First published in Sport

HOLGATE WMC took advantage of a week off for Holgate by closing the gap on the leaders in the York Amateur Bowling Association division one.

They dismissed third-placed Dringhouses 7-1. RI Amateurs got their first win of the season with a convincing 7-1 win over Hull Road Park but they remain in the bottom two.

Dunnington moved away from the lower reaches by beating Rowntree 6.5-1.5 at home.

The last unbeaten record in division two disappeared as RI Corinthians lost heavily 7-1 away to Bootham. West Park moved to the top of the table after defeating Shipton 6-2 at home.

In division three, Osbaldwick moved up to second after an emphatic 7.5-0.5 away win at Minster. Stamford Bridge had a 6-2 home win over Poppleton Road WMC, while Scarcroft enjoyed a convincing 8-0 away victory at Retreat.

In the first round of the Williamson Cup, Selby played host to league leaders Holgate in a close and thrilling encounter.

With only one wood to play in the final rink of the match, Selby led by one shot on the aggregate, and laid a shot on the green, before Phil Parsons’ final wood turned the game around in Holgate’s favour, changing one down to two up to complete an 84-83 victory for Holgate.

The only shock of the round saw Poppleton Road WMC knock out Clifton, who played in the division above them, 68-60.

Maddison Cup, preliminary round, round 1 draw: Dunnington ‘C’ v Scarcroft ‘B’, Dringhouses ‘A’ v Poppleton ‘A’, Hull Road Park v Dunnington ‘B’, Wigginton ‘A’ v West Park ‘B’, Haxby Road v Rowntree ‘A’, Wigginton ‘B’ v Scarcroft ‘C’, Dringhouses ‘C’ v Dunnington ‘A’, Osbaldwick ‘A’ v Holgate WMC. To be played Thursday, June 12.

Coronation Cup, preliminary round: Wigginton ‘D’ 13, West Park ‘C’ 17; Vickers 21, Copmanthorpe ‘B’ 3. Round 1 draw: Barbican v Retreat, Shipton v Poppleton ‘B’, Bootham ‘A’ - bye, Wigginton ‘C’ v West Park ‘A’, RI Amateurs v Scarcroft ‘A’, Wigginton ‘E’ v West Park ‘C’, Rowntree ‘B’ v Poppleton ‘C’, Osbaldwick ‘C’ v Vickers. To be played Thursday, June 12.

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