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21 September 2019



Tom Kelly continues to set the pace in the updated Fantasy League table and he top scores again this week with 51 points to stretch his lead to 18 points with two weeks to go. Ken Baxter also collected 51 points this week to put himself just two points off second place and threatening to overtake John Earnshaw who has hardly been out of the top two all season. It could come down to the Tie-Breaker to split the two and a reminder of everyone's start of season Tie-Breaker selections (that is a guess at the total number of points the Section 1 winners collect) is included in the latest tables. That indicates that Ken Baxter's guess of 163 points is more realistic than John's guess of 183 so he will hope that it doesn't come down to that.   Tables 

20 September 2019 



A prestgious fixture awarded to one of our clubs when Milnsbridge BC host the Henry Taylor Cup Final featuring Osset Flying Horse against Farnley BC. It takes place this Sunday with a 2.30pm start time. Admission is by programme which will cost you £2. Free parking at U.C.H.M. on Manchester Road  

NOTE: From the town centre. UCHM ( HD3 4LD ) is approximately 3 miles out of Huddersfield Town Centre. On the Huddersfield Ring Road, follow the signs for A62 Oldham. Once on the A62, follow the signs for Oldham until you pass the Petrol Station on the left, then take the next right. This is 50 yards before Cowlersley traffic lights. UCHM is in the building just off the main road, with its own car parking facilities.

20 September 2019 




Colin Wood of Bradley & Colne wins the second Fantasy League Knock-Out competition when beating Richard Pearcey of Greenhead Park 47-41 in this week's Final. Colin wins a £10 Sales Voucher to spend with our competition sponsor Well Bowled of Luddendenfoot. Colin also currently holds top place in Mini-League 2 so if he can hold on to that place for the next two weeks he will collect a further £15 Sales Voucher.   Results

19 September 2019



It can now be confirmed that Roger Crowther's funeral will be held at the Huddersfield Crematorium at 2.00pm on Tuesday 1st October.

19 September 2019   









The Section 1 title race rumbles on to the final week of the season after an epic encounter at Elland on Tuesday. A 129-129 aggregate tie saw Elland C&BC A beat reigning Champions Lockwood Con A 5-4 to extend their lead at the top to 5 points. That game was the conclusion of the Elland team's season so it is all down to Lockwood's final fixture next Tuesday. With Elland's superior 'Aggregate For' total they require a minimum 6-3 home win when they entertain third-placed Clayton West to reclaim the title. In a week where all seven home teams won their Section 1 fixtures it means curtains for Milnsbridge A and Almondbury BC A who both drop through the trapdoor leading to Section 2 bowling next year. It has been a bad few days for the Longwood club and their Vets team ended their season with a 0-9 whitewash at Waterloo but that shouldn't detract from what has been a good playing season for them where they have established themselves in the top Section and were amongst the front-runners for much of the season. Crosland Moor collected the Section 2 title when claiming their second 9-0 win of the season this time at home against Lindley BC A. A 7-2 home win for Thongsbridge A over Hemplow sees them accompany the title winners up into Section 1 for the 2019 season. Lockwood Con B have been in freefall over the latter half of the season with a 1-8 home defeat by Brockholes A being the latest setback and means they have lost 7 of their last 8 matches to arrive on the edge of the relegation battle. They now need one point from their final match away at New Mill A  to guarantee staying up and send Meltham B down who would still require a 9-0 final day win at Hemplow to create that situation. Paddock I&C have lead the Section 3 table for most of the season but with one game to play can finish up as Champions or second or there is a very real threat that they will miss out on promotion altogether. Currently sitting in second place they host table leaders Bradley & Colne in their final match. A 7-2 win will give them the title. A 6-3 win will guarantee promotion but anything less opens the door to third placed Slaithwaite who have a final day home fixture against lowly Outlane. No team in any Section has scored more 9-0 home wins than Slaithwaite (three so far) so another such outcome would be no surprise and could seriously jeopardise Paddock's promotion hopes. Home defeats for Almondbury BC B and Primrose Hill Lib A confirms their relegation. In Section 4 a 7-2 home win for Marsh Utd B over Canalside saw them edge out their opponents for the second promotion place whilst at the opposite end Meltham C are relegated after a 2-7 loss at RUBC. That win for the Rugby Club takes the tussle for the second relegation spot down to the final week of the season. They are now just one point behind Elland C&BC B and New Mill B but unfortunately for them their final fixture is away at Champions Lowerhouses but with the margins so tight anything is possible. At the top of Section 5 the 8-1 home win for Lindley BC B surpassed the 7-2 win for Kirkheaton Con B and allowed them to open up a one-point lead over their persistent rivals as both teams enter final day away games which will determine which takes the title as both teams are already assured of promotion. You may note that there is an 8-0 scoreline in the Hemplow B v Primrose Hill Lib B game. This is due to both teams only having nine bowlers so one game went uncontested between the teams.  
Results   Tables

1 Waterloo  9-0  Longwood
2 Crosland Moor  9-0  Lindley BC A
5 Hemplow B  8-0  Primrose Hill Lib B
1 Elland C&BC A 129-129 Lockwood Con A
5 Ravensknowle Pk A 119-116 D B Sports
3 Outlane  134-130 Holmfirth A
4 Marsh Utd  127-122  Canalside

18 September 2019




Following the latest round of 6-Man League fixtures Lockwood Con and Longwood are both promoted from Section B courtesy of their 'Aggregate For' totals. Both teams re-entered the 6-Man League this season after a one-season sabbatical when they added teams to the 10-Man League. After dominating the 6-Man League for many years but with restricted bowlers now available to them due to the new Starred Bowler status given to their 10-Man League team bowlers, both teams were placed in Section B for the 2019 season. They are now locked together on the same number of points and with the teams scheduled to play each other on the final day of the season that is where the title destiny will be determined. At the foot of the table is it two from four for the drop and of those four only Primrose Hill Lib logged a victory this week and that was sufficient to move them out of the relegation places. In Section C Marsden Park added the Champions title to their achievements this season. Marsh Utd lost 2-5 at Meltham but despite that need just two points from their remaining two fixtures to clinch the second promotion place. In Section A the top three teams all won by the same 5-2 scoreline to maintain the status quo. Netherton Con lead Lindley Lib A by one point with Shepley A eight points off the top spot. It remains tight at the other end with the other seven teams in the Section still mathmatically in line for the drop, so lots still to play for. 
Results   Tables

B Golcar C&BC  7-0  Almondbury Lib
B Longwood  7-0  Skel Windmill A
C Meltham  87-85  Marsh Utd

17 September 2019