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Bowls: York are Top of pile
11:03am Thursday 18th October 2012 in Sport
YORK Indoor Bowls Club cruised through their Top Club first round fixture as they beat Scunthorpe by ten points to six and 105-70 on aggregate.
The match went York’s way early on as Adam Liddell only lost three ends to win his two-wood singles discipline 25-3, and Zoe Eagles won her singles after coming from 7-0 down to win nine of the last ten ends for an 18-12 victory.
Next to finish were Phil Emmerson and June Clayton, who made the most of a good opening which saw them leading their pairs game 9-1 after only five ends. They held the lead throughout to win 29-16.
Paul Humphreys’ triples team were the only losing side, letting it slip on the last four ends to be beaten 21-15 after holding a 15-14 lead.
Dave Attwood’s fours side were involved in a tough game. A three on the tenth end gave them an 11-9 lead – the only time they got their noses in front.
Scunthorpe draw level on the next end and singles on the last two ends ensured the game ended in an 18-18 draw.
York will now play the winners of Spalding’s tie against Horncastle.
Meanwhile, Ryedale knocked York ‘B’ out of the English Indoor Bowling Association Double Rinks competition for the second year running, this time winning 48-35.
In Norton, David Boyes’ Ryedale team were involved in a tough match with John Butler’s rink.
Level at 10-10 after 13 ends, a seven then put the home side on course to to finish with an impressive 32-13 victory.
At Thanet Road, the home team skipped by Bob Blackburn were also involved in a tight game, tied at 13-13 with John Best’s side after 13 ends. York did well to win 22-16, but the aggregate victory went to Ryedale and they now play either Doncaster or Harrogate.
York ‘A’ were given a walkover into the next round after Hornsea were unable to raise a team. They will now play Featherstone.
At 12.30pm today, York ‘A’ take on Scarborough in the Mason Trophy.
Tomorrow, the Yorkshire Over-55s League starts for York ‘A’, who play Redcar in division one, while York ‘B’ take on Doncaster in division two.
On Saturday, York meet Ryedale in the Denny Cup at 10am, while New Earswick take on Leeds at 12.30pm.
York and Featherstone collide in the Egham Trophy on Sunday at noon. Also on Sunday, New Earswick host Yorkshire and Lincolnshire’s EIBA Under-25s Double Rinks competition, at 12.30pm.