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New faces clinch New Earswick Indoor Bowls Club trophies
12:19pm Thursday 26th April 2012 in Bowls
NEW names were etched on to silverware in New Earswick and District Bowls Club’s finals.
In a tight gents pairs duel, David Imeson’s team took an early 6-1 lead before, by the 20th end, Gordon Storey’s team edged 15-13 up.
It was left to Imeson’s skip, Colin Ellis, to clip the jack and move it across to his waiting three woods for a 16-15 victory and a standing ovation from the watching crowd.
The ladies pairs final between Mavis Hardcastle and Val Fort was tied 9-9 at 11 ends, but Hardcastle’s team lost only two more ends to win 25-16 and retain the trophy.
In the mixed pairs, Dave Sykes’ team led 12-5 after 12 ends but then fell to a counter by Ian Farrar’s team who won 23-14.
With singles shared on the first six ends, the vets mixed triples saw Barry Harrison’s team sting Vic Thompson’s team with ten shots on the next three ends for a 20-12 success.
Harrison’s squad found it tougher in the vets gents triples, where Alwyn Fletcher’s team tied the score at 15-15 after 15 ends before Harrison and company won through 20-15.
A hat-trick though was denied Harrison when his team were beaten 20-16 in the vets gents fours, where Bill Tomlinson’s team scored seven over three late ends to prevail.
The mixed triples saw Imeson’s team in another close encounter with the team of Janet Wakes.
Tied at 16-16 after 18 ends, Imeson managed to score the all-important single on the extra end to lift the trophy.
Greenhills took the ‘club any triples’ title for the ninth year running after beating Wigginton 24-14.
A stunning run of ten shots on three ends saw the team, led by Pat Storey, ease to victory to retain the ladies fours against Colleen Raw’s team.
Despite losing five of the first six ends, Albert Wilson’s team overcame last year’s runners-up David Sykes to take the gents fours trophy 23-14, while defending club mixed fours champions, The Robins, were locked at 11-11 against Osbaldwick ‘A’ before a Robins’ surge yielded a 24-21 win.
In a repeat of last year’s club gents fours trophy, Sheriff Hutton powered 10-0 up against Bert Keech.
Despite a fine fightback by Keech who took the last two ends, Sheriff Hutton were never headed and retained their trophy 21-17.
In the club knockout competitions, Ralph Tiplady went to the 24th end before seeing off Bill Waldie 21-18 in the gents singles.
A four put Tiplady 20-13 in front and on the verge for the title only for Waldie to bounce right back before Tiplady retrieved his lead.
The ladies singles lasted no fewer than 27 ends, Sally Domville and Jane Stockton trading dominance.
Stockton led 19-18 before Domville held her nerve and bowled three astute woods to retain her title 21-19.
Gary Stockton (+2) beat Rob Dunnill (+5) 22-13 in the handicap singles.
Pearson and Imeson clinched a league and cup double after they slogged out the gents pairs against Joe Barker and Graham Bell.
The rivals could not be separated at 16-16 at 18 ends. A five on the 19th for Imeson and Pearson should have settled things, but Bell and Barker responded rousingly only to ultimately lose 21-20.
The ladies pairs between Pat Storey and Kath Hardcastle and Norma Davies and Jane Stockton started really tight with the foes at 6-6 after nine ends.
But Storey and Hardcastle landed a couple of fours and sixes to triumph 31-21.
David and Kath Sykes were comfortable 29-9 winners over Doramy and Terry Bellwod in the mixed pairs, while Ken Harrison, John Harrison and Les Jackson beat Bell, Fratson and Bob Howland 27-3 in the ‘any triples’.
Tiplady and Bill Dring retained the two-wood pairs as 21-11 winners over Andrew Fothergill and Guy Borthwick, while Ray Mawson beat Gordon Storey 21-10 in the gents plate.
NEW Earswick and District Bowls Club’s John Smith’s-sponsored trophy and £100 prize money was won by Annette Prosser, Chris Coates and Brian Harton.
The trio were among a posse of teams in which players were seeded to ensure a spread of new and experienced bowlers.
Each team played five matches of four ends with players rotating position.
Prosser’s team dropped a six on the last end against Gordon Fratson, Muriel Thompson and Brian Wade. While that helped Fratson’s team to finish runners-up, their opponents ended five clear on +12 enabling Harton to get his name on the trophy for the second year running.
The John Goodhall drawn pairs competition featured ten teams split into two groups in a round-robin format.
After suffering a 6-0 whitewash in the first game, David Sykes and Sue Todd fought back and topped their group before then beating Mel Lancaster and Don Simpson 5-1 in the final.
The third/fourth place play-off was locked at 2-2 after three ends, but Gordon Storey and Cyril Lambert scored an emphatic three on the final end to pip Graham Bell and David Moorhouse.
The trophy was presented by family members of the late John Goodhall, in whose memory the trophy is dedicated.
MINSTER Ladies are looking to recruit bowlers for the 2012 season.
The club are inviting anyone interested in playing the sport to attend practice sessions at Clarence Gardens on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3, from 6.30pm.
Further information is available by phoning Judith Howat, right, on 01904 626990 or Dorothy Turpin on 01904 623906.
The club play in the Tuesday Evening Bowls League, which gets under way on May 8.