NEW Earswick Ladies suffered a comprehensive 79-60 defeat to local rivals York in the North Eastern Ladies League as York finished off the season in style.

At New Earswick, Rebecca Connolly, Jean Cann, Veronica Connolly and Irene Warrington had a closely-fought game against Pauline Cooper, Pauline Armitage, Bernadette Johnson and Eva Snarr.

The hosts scored threes at the first two ends but the York ladies scored a six at the third to level the scores.

The two teams matched each other shot for shot and were tied at 17-17 with three ends to play, at which point York scored two singles and Earswick a single at the last to lose by one shot, 19-18.

Kay Hutchinson, Clare Domville, Diane Hardy and Jackie Toms lost 21-17 to Pat Potter, Maggie Pallister, Ann Donaldson and Pat Berwick, who opened up a 10-shot difference in the first three ends.

Earswick pegged them back to a just a three-shot lead at the fifth end thanks to a three and a four. The sides matched each other then at the 15th end the Earswick Ladies scored a five to level the scores at 17-17.

Winning the final three ends saw York home 21-17.

At Thanet Road, Carole Thompson, Moira Ellis, Jennie Philpott and Norma Davies dropped a three at the first end against Maureen Robinson, Barbara Saville, Kath Pepper and Pat Bracken .

From that point, the York rink were always three or four shots in front, eventually winning 17-10 as the rest of the ends were closely fought, with ones or twos the difference.

Ann Lea, Christine Pickup, Moira Ellis, Jennie Philpott and Norma Davies in another close game led Barbara Dawson, Tina Robinson, Dee Robinson and Sheila Clargo 10-7 after 11 ends.

The York ladies were down 5-2 at five ends, levelled 7-7 at 10 ends and dropped three at the next end, before eight shots in the next three ends opened up a lead.

After going 18-11 ahead, a four at the final end saw them run out 22-15 winners.

New Earswick Eagles fell to a 106-65 defeat to North Cave Yellow in Yorkshire Over-55s League division two.

At home, Barry Harison, G. Lea, Paul Waddington and Rob Dunnill showed their determination to battle to a win.

They scored a five at the fourth end to lead 7-6 after being 6-0 after two ends.

They scored a five again at the 12th end to again go from being 12-10 down to 15-12 up and completed a hat-trick of fives at the 16th end to go from 16-15 down to lead 18-16.

With the scores tied at 25-25, they scored a single at the last end to win 26-25.

John Palfrey, Russ Caddie, Pete Lee and John Snowden only scored four singles in the first 14 ends to trail B. Robinson, D. Bean, B. Vincent and F. Rogers 17-4.

They finished the stronger, winning five of the last six ends, but still wend down 20-13.

At North Cave, Keith Pearson, Terry McGlennon, Bruce Dobson and Dave Sykes matched A. Rogers, M. Halliday, J. Abby and K. Dibble shot for shot over the first 11 ends and were only one shot behind at 11-10 but then dropped a six at the 12th end to go 17-10 behind.

They never really got back into the game and lost 29-18.

Dave Toms, M. Reeson and Nigel Steels were a player short against B. Monday, K.Hudson, D. Boyd and T. Taylor, and so automatically lost a quarter of their score.

This did not seem to matter as they led 9-4 after eight ends, but from there they only picked up four more singles to go down 32-12 - a 32-8 loss after the quarter deduction.

York Vikings had a comfortable 106-68 victory against Doncaster in Yorkshire O55s League division one game, winning three rinks.

Malcolm Lewars, David Dale, Mick Cooney and Alan Vowles had a close game initially, the score being 9-8 at 10 ends, but single shot wins took York 13-10 ahead at 15 ends before a four and a three took York further ahead to run out 23-12 victors.

Jeff Normanton, Graham Brooke, Alan Hampshire and Ken Griffiths struggled throughout in their match, losing 30-14 after a four and a five left them 11-2 down at five ends.

Phil Parsons, Malcolm Harrison, Gordon Fennell and Harley Wenham dominated their match with a five at the first end, racing into a 16-4 lead at 10 ends to ease to a 32-15 victory.

It was a similar story for John Whiteley, Graham Instone, Trevor Wilford and Dave Cowsill in their win.

After losing the first two ends by single shots, they dominated the rest of the match with a series of high-scoring ends to win 37-11.

Next Saturday is the Yorkshire Challenge Trophy, starting at 9.45am.

On Sunday, Disability Bowls England are hosting an event.