Bowls: Holgate clear at the top of division one following RI Amateurs win
Updated 12:16pm Thursday 10th July 2014 in Sport
HOLGATE moved clear at the top of division one in the York Amateur Bowling Association League with a 7-1 home win over RI Amateurs.
Selby moved into second place following their 7-1 win at Dunnington.
Haxby Road climbed out of the relegation places courtesy of a comfortable 7-1 win at Rowntree, and were replaced in the bottom two by Hull Road Park, who suffered a resounding 8-0 defeat at Dringhouses.
Wigginton remain top of the division two, despite not playing this week, but RI Corinthians closed the gap with a fine 8-0 home win over Burnholme.
Harrogate continued their good run of form with a 7-1 home win over West Park.
Division three is still tight at the top, with only seven points separating the top four.
Scarcroft stayed top following a 6-2 home win over Stamford Bridge, while Poppleton Road WMC moved into second following a thumping 8-0 home win over Poppleton.
University managed their first win of the season, beating hosts Retreat 7-1.
In the Williamson Cup second round, top club Holgate enjoyed a 110-51 win over Stewart to keep their double hopes alive.
RI Amateurs disposed of Holgate WMC 79-60, while Dringhouses beat hosts Stamford Bridge 88-72 victors.
Dunnington progressed to round three thanks to a 67-49 win at Osbaldwick, and RI Corinthians came away from division two title rivals Wigginton with a 92-64 success.
Freedom & Fellowship Cup holders Harrogate stayed on course for a repeat success following a 93-59 home win over University.
The closest game saw Burnholme and Copmanthorpe draw 74-74, with Burnholme winning 6-3 after an extra end.
Clarence still lead the way in the York C&IU Bowls Evening League despite a draw with third-placed Railway Institute.
Holgate and South Bank won their respective games against the St Clement's teams to share top spot in the Afternoon League table.
South Bank have a game in hand.