NEW Earswick lost 40-26 to Doncaster in the Over-60s Double Rinks bowls competition.

At home, Dave Furness, Alwyn Anderson, Eric Cookson and Colin Ellis had the better of the game against N Gregory, J Holmes, A Clark and M Harper winning 11 of the 18 ends.

However, they dropped a five at the sixth end and a six at the 17th cost them victory, as they lost 19-15.

At Doncaster, Paul Murray, Brian Birch, Vic Thompson and Bill Waldie were only 8-7 down to D Billard, K Leighton, A Clark and E Costello at the half way mark but only won three of the last nine ends to go down 21-11.

New Earswick 'B' lost 86-63 to Harrogate in Yorkshire League division two.

At home, Joe Barker, Rod Walker, Graham Lockwood and Eric Cookson led 10-8 after eight ends.

Despite dropping a six at the fourth end they then lost the next three ends to go 12-10 behind but won eight of the last 10 ends to win 23-17.

Steve Connolly, Steve Hudson, Vic Thompson and Colin Ellis trailed 10-8 after eight ends, but the game changed with the last 13 ends all being singles. Earswick only claimed four of them to go down 19-12.

At Harrogate, Dave Crane, Brian Hutton, Alwyn Anderson and Dick Osguthorpe led 9-6 after nine ends but only scored a four a two and a single in the last 12 ends to go down 24-16.

In a very similar game Allister Domville, John Snowden, Gary Stockton and Bob Barrett led 11-9 after 13 ends but only scored one more single at the last end and dropped a five and a six to lose 26-12.

Between them the away rinks only scored two shots while dropping 30 at the last 15 ends.

New Earswick Ladies beat Scarborough 78-47 in the NELL.

Carole Thompson, Ann Lea, Diane Hardy and Majorie Watson won 25-10 and Jean Cann, Sue Adams, Norma Davies and Irene Warrington led 11-3 after eight ends and held on for a 14-11 win.

Over on the East Coast, Veronica Connolly, Moira Ellis, Jennie Philpot and Kath Sykes won 19-14, while Rebecca Connolly, Leslie Nuckey, Margaret Pearson and Sally Domville were never behind in a 20-12 win.

YORK Indoor Bowls Club registered one win and one defeat in the Over-60s Double Rinks national competition.

York ‘A’ overcame North Cave. while York ‘B’ were unable to make it a club double as they lost to Harrogate.

York ‘A’ were trailing 15-8 after five ends but after 10 they had turned the score round to 27-18 and didn’t look back as they won 40-29.

At home, Harley Wenham, Mick Cooney, Jeff Normanton and Tony Horobin won 11 out of the opening 13 ends and led 17-3 and finished 22-8.

Away, Alan Vowles, Phil Parsons, Graham Brooke and John Whiteley were shocked in the first five ends as they were hit by 14 shots while only scoring one for themselves.

But they responded well and only went down by three shots at the finish 21-18.

York now play Doncaster in the next round.

York ‘B’ got off to a slow start as they trailed 14-3 after five ends and couldn’t recover as they lost 42-26.

At home, Ken Griffiths, Gordon Fennell, Dave Dale and Mal Bulmer dropped a five on their last end to draw 15-15, while John Jennison, David Clough, Malcolm Harrison, Pete Bradley lost 27-11.

York Romans made it two wins out of two as they played North Cave Yellow in Yorkshire Over-55s League division two, picking up 10 points.

The away leg was played first and saw Andy Lockwood, John Sandle, Mal Rankeillor and Mike Snowden leading 18-15 with four ends to play but losing 20-18 after a creditable performance.

While John Munday, Allan May, Norman Ellis and Trevor Scott were only three behind with four to play at 19-16 and lost 29-16.

At home, Charlie Arnett, Ken Robinson, Dave Dearlove and Gordon Walker soon cleared the 15 shot deficit as they led 18-0 after only 10 ends and won six out of the last seven to finish 28-10.

Rod Knight, Dennis Walls, Ian Mackland and Ron Munro were also in good form and went from 8-8 to lead 19-8 in the space of five ends on their way to a 22-14 victory. The Romans won 84-73 on aggregate.

Tomorrow at 12.30pm, in division one, York Knights are in action as they play Hornsea Seagulls.

York remain top of Yorkshire League division one after beating Redcar 91-56.

Both home rinks had huge victories with Harley Wenham, Joseph Mann, Kieran Earnshaw and Dave Stroughair dominant throughout their game as they only lost three ends and won 39-5.

Alan Vowles, Mick Cooney, John Crowe and Tony Horobin picking up 14 shots over the last four ends to finish winning 32-9.

Away, Phil Parsons, Graham Brooke, Jeff Normanton and John Whiteley ran out of time as they won their last three ends but went down 20-18.

Nathan Richards, John Walker, Mark Clarke and Jack Bird won four of their last five ends, but the damage had already been done and they went down 22-12.

On Saturday at noon, York play Leeds in the Denny Cup while the ladies make their long-awaited Yetton Trophy debut as they take on Scunthorpe.

York ladies made their North Eastern League debut and suffered a 74-46 defeat to North Cave.

At home, both rinks won with Anne Donaldson, Bernadette Johnson, Tina Robinson and Pat Potter picking up singles on their last three ends to finish 16-12 and Eva Snarr, Dee Robinson, Maggie Pallister and Pauline Cooper moving from 12-8 down with five ends to play to go into the last 15-12 ahead before dropping a two on the last end.

Away, both rinks struggled with Pat Berwick, Sheila Clargo, Maureen Robinson and Pat Bracken going down 22-6 and Denise Elliott, Margaret Sadler, Janet Walker and Kath Pepper losing 26-9.