Bowls: Holgate creak to loss from victory

York Press: Ray Calpin Ray Calpin

HOLGATE had a mixed week in division one of the York Amateur Bowling Association League.

After a convincing 8-0 home win over Haxby Road, they suffered a surprise 7-1 defeat at Dunnington - ending their unbeaten record.

Chasing Holgate WMC failed to capitalise when they also followed a good 8-0 win at Hull Road Park with a disappointing 6-2 home defeat to RI Amateurs.

That rounded off a successful week for RI Amateurs, who are starting to climb the table having also won 7-1 at Rowntree.

Champions Selby lost 6-2 at Dringhouses, where the aggregate all hinged on a dramatic last wood from home skip Ray Calpin. They then beat Hull Road Park 7-1 at home.

Haxby Road completed a mixed week with a 7-1 win at Dringhouses.

In division two, the programme was badly affected by the weather, but there were good wins for Shipton 7.5-0.5 at home to Burnholme, Wigginton 7-1 at home to Harrogate and Bootham 6-2 at Clifton.

West Park completed a bad week for Burnholme by beating them 8-0, while Shipton thrashed RI Corinthians 8-0, meaning they leap-frog their opponents into second place.

In a tight division three just eight points separates leaders Osbaldwick from seventh-placed Retreat.

Osbaldwick triumphed 7-1 at home to Stamford Bridge before a 6.5-1.5 loss away to Retreat.

Players are needed to represent the YABA in a mixed match against Bishops Cleeve at Railway Institute on Saturday, July 5, 2pm start. Contact Steve Atkinson at Railway Institute if interested.
 

CLARENCE got the better of Burton Lane in their top of the table clash in the York C&IU Evening League and they now head the league by six points.

Burton Lane are second after their 6-2 defeat by Clarence, ten points ahead of third-placed Huntington, who beat Poppleton Road 6-2.

Tramways achieved their first win of the season, beating Railway Institute 8-0, leaving South Bank anchored at the bottom of the table following their 8-0 defeat by St Clement's.

Burton Lane saw off Knockout Cup holders Railway Institute and now face Clarence in the semi-finals on June 17.

Acomb overcame Huntington and will play Tramways in the other semi-final.

Rain washed out half of last week's Afternoon League games.

Acomb 'A', Holgate and St Clement's 'A' are joint leaders on four points.

Tramways, yet to win this season, are in last place.

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