Bowls: Shield of honour for Wigginton’s trophy winning trio

SHIELD OF HONOUR: Wigginton Bowling Club captain Michael Wadsworth, left, is pictured with Chairman and Captain’s Day Shield winners, from left, Madge Cooper, John Graham and Sarah Agg, with chairman Jean Millar, right

SHIELD OF HONOUR: Wigginton Bowling Club captain Michael Wadsworth, left, is pictured with Chairman and Captain’s Day Shield winners, from left, Madge Cooper, John Graham and Sarah Agg, with chairman Jean Millar, right

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JOHN GRAHAM, Madge Cooper and Sarah Agg were the winners of Wigginton Bowls Club's Chairman and Captain's Day Shield.

The competition attracted 26 entries in a bowls drive format, with the winning team (+17) just beating runners-up Doreen Wadsworth and Colin Ellis (+16).

The shield was presented by chairman Jean Millar and captain Michael Wadsworth.

In the Batagas Triples League, Wigginton enjoyed a maximum eight-point haul at home to Welham, winning 98-36, with winning rinks from skips Jane Stockton (22-10), Ellis (32-5), Dave Imeson (22-13) and Tony Baker (22-8). They remain fourth in the table.

Ellis' 'A' team suffered a third consecutive in the York Veterans' League defeat at division one leaders West Park 'C' (17-10) and are nearing the relegation zone.

Dave Imeson's 'B' team have a good chance of returning to the top division after a home win against Dunnington 'C' (20-12) to go second in division two.

Guy Raines' 'C' team secured their first victory of the season at Poppleton 'A' (18-11) but they cannot avoid relegation to division five.

David Moorhouse's unbeaten 'E' side are virtually assured of promotion from division five after a home win against Copmanthorpe 'B' (30-9).

In the Ryedale Veterans' League, Wigginton 'A' securing a place in the quarter-finals of the Ossie Ashcroft Cup after a victory at home to Welham (81-54). Wigginton 'B' received a walkover against Huby.

Wigginton were surprisingly beaten at home by Huby in the Huby Triples League, picking up only two points from the winning rink of skip Wadsworth (21-10). They are third in the league standings.

Wigginton 'B' are still unbeaten in the Private Clubs League after a home victory against Rowntree 'B' (52-48), while the 'A' team were comfortably beaten at home in the cup by Riccall (70-33).

The Tockwith League brought a win at Tockwith (53-44), with winning rinks from Ellis (27-10) and Gary Stockton (16-11).

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