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18 August 2019
  
 
6-MAN LEAGUE
 

SIX-MAN LEAGUE WEEKLY PREVIEW
Section A focus this week is on the clash of the bottom four teams as it looks increasingly like the chance saloon for Farnley Tyas who continue to struggle in bottom spot. They have home advantage against the team directly above them Oakfield T&BC who are the only team without an away win all season. Next up are Brockholes A who could find themselves falling in to the drop zone if they fail to win at home to Paddock I&C. Interesting clash in Section B where third plays second with Golcar C&BC keen to recover from last week's surprise defeat at Primrose Hill Lib when hosting new Julie Fuller Trophy winners Longwood. Golcar C&BC will need to complete a League double over ther visitors if they intend closing the eight point gap that currently exists between them. It is a bottom two match-up this week in Section C where the B teams from Shepley and Brockholes go head-to-head with just two points between them. The Marsh Derby is also on the programme this week with United aiming to repeat their 7-0 success of earlier in the season and maintain their chase of Marsden Park. They need to close the seven point gap before the two teams meet each other in the penultimate game of the season.   Fixtures   Tables

18 August 2019
 

 


 
 

 

OVER-80's KO KIRKHEATON DERBY FINAL
It was a Kirkheaton Derby Final of the Over-80's KO  when Eddie Hine of Kirkheaton C&BC won the title for a second time. He beat Gordon Walker of Kirkheaton Con 21-17 in the Final at a very wet Hemplow. Eddie first won the title in 2017 and next year will no doubt be seeking to equal Jack Hewitt's record of three wins in this competition.It wasn't the weather for taking great photos but we have a few that will mark the occasion with thanks to sponsors Pat and Alan Stephenson for once again supporting this event.
Photos   Results

18 August 2019
 

 


 
 

 

LONGWOOD WIN JULIE FULLER TROPHY
The Final of the Julie Fuller Trophy was won by Longwood when defeating Marsden Park 75-53 on the very damp Hemplow green. Winning all three pairs games to take the title for a fifth time, more than any other team. The photos show the very wet weather that the bowlers had to contend with which eventually led to one corner with standing water being declared out of bounds by referee Ray Tunnacliffe due to the slippery conditions. Despite that the green played very well and allowed a proper match to be played.
Photos   Results

17 August 2019   


 
 


  

 

10-MAN LEAGUE


  

 

 

 

TWO WINS IN A WEEK FOR LEADERS
Two 8-1 wins in the week for Elland C&BC A emphasised their bid for the Section 1 title. A Tuesday win over Golcar Lib A was followed by a Wednesday completed fixture against Milnsbridge A to extend their lead at the top to six points. Second-placed Lockwood Con A beat relegation threatened Netherton Con A 7-2 as Cowcliffe relinquished third place after a 3-6 defeat at Waterloo allowing Meltham to move back into contention with a 6-3 home win over Almondbury BC A. Thongsbridge A needed a 114-114 aggregate tie at lowly Meltham B to provide them with a 5-4 win to remain in the Section 2 title chase but they lost ground on leaders Crosland Moor who beat Lockwood Con B 7-2. There were two 9-0 scorelines this week and both were in Section 2 with Lindley BC A extending their unbeaten home record to double figures when seeing off Shepley. Broad Oak A also collected nine points with a demolition of Kirkheaton C&BC A who remain embroiled in the relegation scrap which probably still involves six teams fighting out which will join Skel Windmill in dropping down a level. Section 3 top three teams all won this week with leaders Paddock I&C needing to win the aggregate to take their match at Lindley Lib B by 5-4. Bradley & Colne also won away when overcoming Brockholes B 6-3  with Slaithwaite making up ground on them both with a 7-2 home win over Holmfirth A. Bottom of the stack Primrose Hill Lib A beat Almondbury Lib 7-2 but find themselves no nearer safety as Outlane won by the same score at Almondbury BC B to keep the gap at 16 points from safety. It was a good week for Section 4 leaders Lowerhouses for as well as logging an 8-1 home win over Elland C&BC B they saw their three main challengers all losing. Marsh Utd B and Ravensknowle Park A both lost away at mid-table opponents whilst Canalside lost their first morning home fixture 3-6 to bottom team Meltham C who now join the Rugby Club on 53 points but still 10 points from safety. No change at the top of the Section 5 table as the top three all won by the same 7-2 scoreline. Greenhead Park were the only winners in the bottom half of the table but they remain one of the bottom five teams separated by just seven points.   Results   Tables

WHITE-WASH WINS
2 Lindley BC A  9-0  Shepley
2 Broad Oak  9-0  Kirkheaton C&BC A
CLOSEST AGGREGATE SCORES
2 Meltham B  114-114  Thongsbridge A
3 Almondbury BC B  119-123  Outlane
4 Thongsbridge B  117-113  Ravensknowle Park A
5 Dalton  114-119  Hemplow B

16 August 2019

 


 
 

 

SUB-TEAM KO FINALISTS DECIDED
The Sub-Team KO Final will be between Section 3 side Bradley & Colne and Kirkheaton Con B from Section 5. Both teams overcame their Semi-Final opponents yesterday to set up a confrontation at Broad Oak on Friday 30 August.   Results

16 August 2019
 

 
 

 

NEW MILL & LOCKWOOD CON MARCH ON 
New Mill A and Lockwood Con A will contest the Team KO Final after both beat their Semi-Final opponents yesterday. Lockwood Con beat fellow Section 1 team Golcar Lib A by 141-84 whilst New Mill A overcame fellow Section 2 side Brockholes A 136-131. The Final will be played at Lindley BC on 5 September. 
Results

16 August 2019
 

 
 

 

TWO CLUBS FINED 
Dalton and Huddersfield RUBC clubs have both been fined £5 for not playing their postponed match within the 28 days of the original match date as per the League Rules.

16 August 2019
 

 
 

 

TOM'S TURN TO TOP TABLE 
This week it is Tom Kelly's turn to take over at the top of the Fantasy League as he continues to alternate the lead with John Earnshaw. Not a lot of movement in the top ten although Bob Haigh does gate-crash that group moving up five places to seventh. Alan Starkey was the biggest scorer of the week with 55 points and he was also the biggest mover up 9 places to 38th.  Tables 

15 August 2019
   
  
6-MAN LEAGUE


 

 

 

NETHERTON CON GO CLEAR AT TOP
Netherton Con saw off their nearest challengers for the Section A title when overwhelming Lindley Lib A 6-1 and stretching their lead to eight points. That result also provided renewed hope for third placed Shepley A as they move to just two points off second place following their 6-1 home win over bottom placed Farnley Tyas. Oakfield T&BC raised their hopes of avoiding relegation after beating the team immediately above them, Brockholes A, by 5-2 and are now just three points behind them. All five games in Section B went the way of the home side which included the top two as Lockwood Con beat Almondbury Lib 6-1 and Longwood defeated Skel Windmill B 5-2. That reversal for Almondbury Lib sees the gap at the bottom of the table extending to eight points as they increasingly look to be off the pace at this level. The four teams above them are closely positioned and separated by three points and everything to play for in the remaining third of the playing season. There was a surprise defeat for third placed Golcar C&BC when going down 2-5 at Primrose Hill Lib who lifted themselves out of the relegation places as a result. The top three in Section C all won their away fixtures this week although leaders Marsden Park will be happiest of that trio. Their 7-0 away win at Marsh Lib extended their lead to seven points with Marsh Utd only just edging their game at Hemplow 4-3 to stay second and ahead of Meltham who won 5-2 at Brockholes B.
Results   Tables

WHITE-WASH WINS
C Marsh Lib 0-7 Marsden Park
CLOSEST AGGREGATE SCORES
A Paddock I&C  78-79  Thongsbridge B
C Hemplow  89-92  Marsh United

15 August 2019
  

 

 

 

FANTASY LEAGUE KO2 RESULTS
The opening round of the Fantasy League KO2 competition has been staged this week and we now have our last 32 who will be in contest next week. Lots of close Round 1 scores including three ties that had to be settled by the Countback Rule.  
Results & Round 2 Draw

15 August 2019
  

 

 

 

RULE CHANGES 2020
A Sub-Committee of the Management Committee will meet next Tuesday (20th) to discuss potential rule changes for the 2020 season. If any club or individual would like to suggest any changes be placed before this group then now is the time to do it. Put your suggestions in writing via the link below. Clubs are reminded that they can make motions for rule changes to be voted on at the Half-Year Meeting in October. These should be sent in writing to the General Secretary
seconded by another club by the 2nd September deadline.
Suggestions    General Secretary

14 August 2019
 
     

  

 

 

 

OVER-70's FINALS DAY BOWLERS
We now know the names of the eight bowlers to contest Finals Day of the Over-70's KO. These include defending Champion Graham Illingworth of Crosland Moor and two seven handicap bowlers. Finals Day will be held on Friday 6 September at Lockwood Con.   Results & Draw

14 August 2019
     
  

 

 

 

BCGBA DRESS CODE FOR FINALS DAYS
All bowlers involved in our Finals Days - Team, Pairs and Inidividual competitions - are reminded that the BCGBA Dress Code will be strictly adhered to. This means that all bowlers must wear BLACK trousers and COLLARED shirts. Failure to comply with the dress code will mean those bowlers will be excluded from playing.
   Full Dress Code