Bowls: Clarence eyeing up double

Bowls: Clarence eyeing up double

Bowls: Clarence eyeing up double

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CLARENCE are on course for a York C&IU Bowls League and cup double.

The club lifted the Evening League Knockout Cup after a 64-27 victory over Acomb in the final, having been beaten finalists for the last three years.

Paul Dawson's rink were 13-1 up after the first six ends and increased their lead to a match-winning score when they were 21-2 ahead after nine ends.

The other rinks were more evenly matched, with Peter Watson losing by only five shots against Gary Bunce, and Paul Craven losing 18-10 to Phil Reeves.

Evening League leaders Clarence triumphed 6-2 against Poppleton Road while second-placed Burton Lane pushed Railway Institute down to fourth after beating them 5-3.

Huntington moved into third place following their 6-2 win over Acomb while, at the bottom of the table, South Bank scored their second success of the season, winning 6-2 at Holgate WMC.

The C&IU competitionss have reached the semi-final stages, with all last four ties to be played by July 25.

Meanwhile, in York Amateur Bowling Association Freedom and Fellowship Cup, Scarcroft produced the shock of the week.

The third division club stunned hosts Rowntree by coming away with a 92-88 triumph.

They were joined in the semis by Harrogate, who squeezed through 81-80 at home to West Park, and Poppleton, who defeated Burnholme 81-59. Selby make up the last four after easing past Clifton.

In the Williamson Cup Hull, Road Park overcame Shipton 82-80 in a game played to completion following last week's abandonment through storms.

In the Quarter-finals RI Amateurs came through 82-69 at Dringhouses and Holgate eased past RI Corinthians100-64 in the quarter-finals, while Haxby Road progressed to the semi-finals after a battling Poppleton Road WMC were finally defeated 79-63.

Holgate WMC started a good week in the YABA first division by beating leaders Holgate 7-1 and then downing visitors Dunnington 5-3. The aggregate went down to the wire, with Holgate WMC edging home by a single shot. Dunnington lost their other game 6.5-1.5 at Haxby Road.

Wigginton extended their lead at the top of division two after a 7-1 win at Bootham, keeping their hopes of back to back promotions alive.

West Park went third after a 7-1 home win over Clifton, while bottom club Burnholme defeated Harrogate 7-1.

Poppleton Road WMC edged to the summit of division three following a resounding 8-0 win at University.

WIGGINTON have secured a place in the Tockwith League Cup final after beating Osbaldwick 46-43 with winning rinks from skips Colin Ellis (21-9) and Bill Tomlinson (14-10).

Osbaldwick skip John Harrison's rink fought all the way and beat Michael Wadsworth (24-11).

In the Ryedale Veterans' League, Wigginton 'A' moved up to second in division one with a win over Pickering (69-58) and a draw with Strensall (71-71).

Wigginton's Private Clubs 'B' team maintained their unbeaten record and remain leaders of division three after a 67-42 win and six points against Riccall, with two winning rinks from skips Tony Baker (32-6) and Brian Hutton (18-16).

The 'A' team only managed to secure two points away to Copmanthorpe 'A'.

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