Bowls: Holgate clear at the top of division one following RI Amateurs win

York Press: Bowls: Holgate clear at the top of division one following RI Amateurs win Bowls: Holgate clear at the top of division one following RI Amateurs win

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.

The game went down to the final end but Holgate secured their tenth win in 11 matches and they are now 22 points ahead of Selby.

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.

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