Bowls: Double up thrills Holgate to mark club’s centenary

Bowls: Double up thrills Holgate to mark club’s centenary

Bowls: Double up thrills Holgate to mark club’s centenary

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HOLGATE Bowls Club capped a superb centenary season by adding the York Amateur Bowls Association first division title to their Williamson Cup triumph.

The Holgate ranks toppled hosts Selby 7-1 to lift the championship trophy with one more game still to complete.

Holgate WMC assured themselves of the runners-up spot with an 8-0 victory at Haxby Road, who had earlier defeated Dunnington 6-2.

In division two, West Park beat struggling Burnholme 6-2, who were then relegated after a 7-1 home defeat against Clifton.

Honours in division three were seized by Scarcroft, who clinched top spot with a 7-1 home win over University.

The bottom club made them work hard for their win, leading by ten shots at the halfway stage.

Poppleton ended their season on a high with a crushing 8-0 success at Minster, before Minster atoned with a 7-1 home win over University.

West Park will host the YABA competitions finals day this Saturday.

Dress for the finals is white trousers and white or club shirts.

Fixtures: 10am: pairs final - G Lewington v E Brown; consolation singles semi-final - P Waddington v G Patrick.

2pm: singles final - P Williamson v T Wheatley; triples final - S Lea v J Stroughair; fours final - G Symons v B Gray.

3pm: consolation singles final - G Lewington v P Waddington/G Patrick.

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