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Selby lift York bowls title
1:35pm Thursday 16th August 2012 in Sport
Selby triumphed 7-1 over RI Amateurs at Ashton Lane to win the York Amateur Bowling Association division one title.
Nestlé Rowntree confirmed their division two championship by hammering Harrogate 7-1. The losers now need eight points from home matches against Bootham and Heworth Conservatives to avoid the drop.
Competition draws Fours semi-final tomorrow: G Bell v A Dunbar.
Finals day at West Park on Saturday Singles semi-finals (at noon): Tony Longfield (Selby) v Peter Waddington (Clifton ) marker G Bell; John Birks (Clifton) v Brian Gray (Clifton) marker J Campbell.
Fours final (1pm): John Stroughair, John Butler, Phil Reeves, Ken Harrison (Haxby Road) v winner of G Bell (Hull Road Park) and Arthur Dunbar (RI Corinthians).
Singles final (2pm).
Triples final (4pm): Trevor Quainton, Tony Longfield, Pete Heslop (Selby) v John Cooper, Terry Wheatley, Harry Marshall (Scarcrodft); pairs final: Dave Preece and Mal Bulmer (RI Corinthians) v Keith Nelson and Rob Smith (Poppleton Road WMC).
Dress whites. Trophies to be presented by president Jack Hebblethwaite.
LES Redhead had an outstanding game at lead to give Tramways ‘A’ a good base from which to work and enable skip Graham Bell to overcome Clarence and take the Heineken UK John Smith’s Triples cup.
In the plate final, Burton Lane ‘B’ skip Alan Phillips and his son Dale, this year’s York Open singles finalist, plus Kev Butler playing in the unfamiliar lead position, got the better of John Cooper’s St Clement’s men in the early stages of the game to lead 15-4 after 11 ends.
St Clement’s posted a four on the 13th end but hopes of a comeback were quickly dashed when Burton Lane won the next two ends. Cooper also missed ouit when he and Harry Marshall failed to get the better of the Railway Institute pair of Arthur Dunbar and Geoff Eagles, above with Eagles on the left, and conceded the game after 16 ends.
THE Retreat Bowls Club will mark their centenary with a challenge match against fellow 100-year-old clubs City Amateurs and Scarcroft.
The three clubs will meet at The Retreat in Heslington Road on Sunday, August 19, at 2.30pm.
All past members of The Retreat are welcome to attend the celebration.