YORK Indoor Bowls Club won the Yorkshire Ladies League title after beating Scarborough 91-53.

The Thanet Road side won three rinks and picked up eight out of the 10 points at stake.

At home, Joan Jackson, Betty Richardson, Pauline Cooper and Carol Instone led 16-2 after only seven ends and went on to win 34-8.

Pat Berwick, Pauline Armitage, Sue Kirkpatrick and Helen Wood led 20-8 after 11 ends and finished winning 23-15.

In Scarborough, Tina Robinson, Pat Potter, Hayley Robinson and Sheila Turpin were level at 7-7 with eight ends gone, but six ends later they led 19-8 and won 22-11.

The only rink to lose were Carol Banks, Maureen Walker, Melanie Brooke and Linda Harrison, who dropped eight shots over four ends to trail 18-8 before finishing 19-12.

York's ladies are hoping to repeat last year's cup triumph when they play St Neot's in the Yetton Trophy semi-finals at Rugby Thornfield. Dolphin meet Dorchester in the other semi-final, with the final following.

Meanwhile, York's Dot Kennelly and Linda Harrison have reached the last 16 of the National Over-60s Pairs competition, to be held in Nottingham next month, after beating a North Cave duo 17-13 in the area final.

The score was 11-11 before the York pair picked up six unanswered shots over the following three ends to lead 17-11 going into the last.

Dave Stroughair's will also go to Nottingham next month for the Over-50s Nationals Triples competition after a stunning comeback brought they victory over Harrogate in the area final.

They trailed 14-1 after 10 ends and 15-5 after 14 ends but a two, a three and a six at the penultimate end saw them go into the last one up. There, Mal Lewars delivered a deadly second bowl on to the jack and Tony Horobin played the ultimate back bowl before Dave Stroughair played cleverly positional blocking bowls, giving Ronnie Green no way in to save the game.

York duly finished with a four for a 20-15 win.

On Saturday, York IBC host the Yorkshire Challenge Cup where their Yorkshire League title-winning team will be joined by runners-up Hornsea, third-placed North Cave and second division champions Redcar. Games start at 9.45am.

Meanwhile, New Earswick lost 77-55 to Harrogate in the Yorkshire Ladies' League, ending with only two points.

At home, Kay Hutchinson, Christine Pickup, Leslie Nuckey and Irene Warrington scored a four at the first end and went on to win 17-13.

In a close game, Kath Hardcastle, Muriel Tomlinson, Diane Hardy and Margaret Morgan were never behind until, with the match tied at 15-15, Harrogate scored three at the last end to win 18-15.

At Harrogate, Jackie Toms, Pat Gibbs, Sally Domville and Norma Davies also had a close game but Harrogate finished the stronger to win 17-11, while Doramy Bellwood, Carole Thompson, Margaret Pearson and Kath Sykes dropped a six, two fours and a five to go down 29-12.