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18 July 2019
   

 


 

 

 

NEW TEAM KO SPONSOR
We are pleased to inform everyone that we have a new sponsor of the 2019 Team Knock-Out competition. Travel Counsellors of Lindley are supporting this team competition this year and you can follow the link below or by visiting the link on our Sponsors Page to find out all about the services that Travel Counsellors can offer you when you are looking to arrange your next holiday. We are very grateful for their support.
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18 July 2019
   

 
SIX-MAN LEAGUE
 


 

 

 

6-MAN LEAGUE WEEKLY REVIEW
The battle of the 'Big Boys' in Section B ended with Lockwood Con taking the majority of the points at Longwood when recording a 4-3 away win. That gives them the cushion of a six-point lead over their perpetual rivals whilst Golcar C&BC returned to winning form when beating Holmfirth 5-2 on their own lawn and staying clear in third place. Section A strugglers Farnley Tyas picked up their first win of the season when collecting five points from their trip to Thongsbridge B this week. Despite that they remain at the foot of the table although a little closer to the four teams above them who all lost. The top three all won with a 7-0 triumph at Brockholes A for leaders Lindley Lib A seeing them extend their lead to three points over reigning Champions Netherton Con. The top four in Section C went head-to-head and it was the top two who came out on top as Marsden Park extended their lead to six points after a 6-1 home win over Meltham whilst Marsh Utd edged it at Greenhead Park in a 4-3 scoreline. That allowed Hemplow to jump into the top four at the expense of Meltham when they beat bottom team Shepley B 6-1 at home.
Tables   Results

18 July 2019
   

 


 

 

 

INTER-DISTRICT GAME AT COWCLIFFE
The penultimate match in the 2019 Inter-District season will pitch our representative side against Castleford on Friday 26 July. The Castleford team currently sit at the bottom of the eight-team league table with our side retaining third place. Our home game will be played on the Cowcliffe green starting at 1.00pm. Details

17 July 2019
   

  


 

 

 

CANALSIDE FIXTURES START TIME
It is now confirmed that all four of Canalside's remaining home Section 4 fixtures will be played at Moldgreen Con with a 10.30am start time. These matches are against Metham C (13 August), RUBC (27 August), Netherton Con B (10 September) and versus New Mill B on the final day of the season the 24 September. Bowlsnet has been updated to reflect these start time changes.

17 July 2019
  


 

 

 

SKEL WINDMILL WITHDRAW FROM JFT S/FINAL
Skel Windmill B have withdrawn from their Julie Fuller Trophy Semi-Final tie with Marsden Park due to team raising problems on the designated match day. Marsden Park therefore are through to the Final on 16 August when they will play the winner of the other Semi-Final between Marsh Lib and Longwood,   Draw 

17 July 2019
  


 

 

 

OVER-80's KO QUARTER-FINALS
It is the Quarter-Finals of the Over-80s KO this Friday at Outlane starting at 1.30pm. Three former Champions and last year's losing finalist are all still in contention in what should be a good day's competition following which the four winners will progress to Finals Day to be staged on Friday 16 August.   Draw

16 July 2019
  


 

 

 

TEAM KO QUARTER-FINALS THIS THURSDAY
Half of the number of teams to contest this Thursday's Quarter-Finals of the Team KO come from Section 1. Two of those four will play each other when Lockwood Con A take on Marsh Utd A at Thorpe Green. The lowest ranked team still in the competition is Almondbury BC B who currently sit in a Section 3 relegation place and they will play Brockholes A for a place in the Semi-Finals. One of the four ties has been postponed due to a clash with a player's funeral so Golcar Lib A and Kirkheaton Con A will take place at Outlane on Wednesday 24 July.   Draw

15 July 2019
 
 
 


 

 
10-MAN LEAGUE

10-MAN LEAGUE WEEKLY PREVIEW
A pretty mundane set of Section 1 fixtures this week with little to catch the eye as Clayton West leave the sanctuary of their own green to test their ability to put a dent in Elland C&BC A's title aspirations. The only unbeaten home record in the Section is unlikely to be sorely tested by a side whose record shows that they don't travel well. Lockwood Con A will attempt to get their title challenge back on track with a visit to fourth-placed Cowcliffe whilst third-placed Meltham A will look to put consecutive losses behind them when entertaining Marsh Utd A. Netherton Con A currently sit in the second relegation spot but have the opportunity to leave that behind when hosting fourth-from-bottom Lindley Lib A this week. Heartened by a good mid-week Bistro performance and just two points behind their visitors this presents the Con with a great chance to leapfrog a couple of positions and renew hopes of a better second half of the season. Longwood's hit-and-miss home form will give bottom of the table Milnsbridge A some hope of success especially on the back of a good home win last week. The top two in Section 2 have started to put a gap between themselves and the chasing pack and both will be looking to widen that gap with home fixtures this coming Tuesday. Leaders Crosland Moor entertain lowly Kirkheaton C&BC A whilst Thongsbridge A will look to avenge an early season defeat against Brockholes A. Lindley BC A will look to ease themselves away from a relegation fight when they defend the Section's only unbeaten home record when hosting bottom team Skel Windmill. At the foot of Section 3 Primrose Hill Lib A will be looking to end a nine-match losing run when entertaining Outlane who sit two places and ten points above them, a gap they must breach if they are to avoid relegation this eason. Leaders Paddock I&C will aim to complete the double over Golcar Lib B when they travel to play them on Tuesday whilst their two main challengers for the title, Bradley & Colne and Slaithwiate both have winnable home fixtures. The top two in Section 4 both have home advantage over mid-table opponents as Lowerhouses entertain Thongsbridge B and Marsh Utd are at home to Elland C&BC B. Third and fourth meet up at Canalside where Ravensknowle Park A are the visitors and they will be looking to reduce that five-point gap that currently separates them. Bottom team the Rugby Club will do well to gain much from their trip to Netherton Con B whilst second-bottom Meltham C do really need to get something from their visit to fourth-bottom New Mill B and reduce the eight point gap that currently exists between them. The top four teams in Section 5 all play away from home this week and the two leaders are away to the bottom two with the current two point lead that Lindley BC B have over Kirkheaton Con B is likely to be something similar after this latest round of fixtures. Fixtures   Tables

14 July 2019
  


 

 

 

EARLY EXIT IN HICKSON TROPHY
Our Inter-District representative team were eliminated from the eight-team one-day Hickson Trophy competition in the opening round on Friday. Going down to Bradford which means a second successive first round exit for our team.  Squad Photo

14 July 2019
  
 
6-MAN LEAGUE
 

LONGWOOD v LOCKWOOD CON REVISITED
Top match of the coming week in the 6-Man League looks like being in Section B where the top two go head-to-head. This reversed fixture sees Lockwood Con take their unbeaten away record to second in the table Longwood in a repeat of many Section A title deciders from the past. Third-placed Golcar C&BC have beaten both the teams above them away from home so will have no fears about this week's trip to lowly Holmfirth where a big win could put them back in title contention. The top two in Section A both have away games this week and with just one point between them every point is vital in their pursuit of the title this year. Leaders Lindley Lib A are seeking their first ever 6-Man League title and they are away at Brockholes A this Monday. One-point behind are title holders Netherton Con and they are at lowly Oakfield T&BC this week. Bottom of the pile Farnley Tyas have to travel to third bottom Thongsbridge B and anything other than a first win of the season will extend the gap to safety with all the implications of so doing. The top four play each other in Section C this week with leaders Marsden Park at home to Meltham who are in fourth place but 14 points off top spot whilst second-placed Marsh Utd will pop down the hill to play at Greenhead Park.    Fixtures   Tables

13 July 2019
  


 

 

 

CANALSIDE TO CLOSE NEXT WEEK
The club and green at Canalside is to close to public access as from Monday 22 July. That means that the last Veterans League fixture will be on 16 July when Ravensknowle Park are the final visitors. The veterans team intends playing their remaining home fixtures at the Moldgreen Con green on Almondbury Bank. This presents a problem as there are two other teams vying for access to this green on Tuesdays. Therefore it is intended that Veteran's League games will be played on Tuesday mornings (start time to be confirmed) for the rest of the season. Canalside have four further home fixtures to complete their season and it is anticipated that Section 4 teams will be supportive of Canalside's plight at this difficult time for them. Decisions about the long term future of the bowling teams and any move to provide a new green will be discussed amongst members at the end of the season.

13 July 2019
   
  


 

 

 

97-97 ....IT DOESN'T GET ANY CLOSER
When a Knock-Out tie decided on aggregate scores ends in a draw then we have our own penalty shoot-out system of deciding the winners. So when Netherton Con A and Lockwood Con A drew their Bistro Round 2 game this week 97-97 we reverted to the number of games won to see who progresses through to the Quarter-Finals. On this occasion that was Lockwood Con A who edged it 3-2 and will now meet holders Marsh Utd A on 1 August for a place in the Semi-Finals. Round 2 mainly went as expected with two minor shocks as two Section 3 high-fliers beat bottom four Section 2 opposition. Bradley & Colne knocked out Lindley BC A and Slaithwaite overcame Meltham B and the two winners go head-to-head in the Quarter-Finals. The draw for that along with the identified neutral greens is now online.   Draw

13 July 2019
 
   
  


 

 

 

REARRANGED TEAM KO MATCH
The scheduled Team KO Quarter-Final match between Kirkheaton Con A v Golcar Lib A has been postponed from it's original date of 18 July due to a clash with a team member's funeral. The tie has been rearranged for Wednesday 24 July at the same neutral venue of Outlane and the same 1.30pm start time.

12 July 2019
   
  


 

 

 

LOW-SCORING WEEK IN FANTASY LEAGUE
A series of low scores this week with no 6-Man League fixtures to factor in so very little movement in league table positions for our Fantasy Leaguers. Three punters shared the top score of 34 points and Neil Hinchliffe, Elon Sykes and Alan Fawcett all improved their league positions on the back of these top scores. No change at the top as John Earnshaw continues to lead from Tom Kelly but the gap is reduced to three points this week. John Beaumont's inspired Section 1 selection of Elland C&BC was rewarded with the biggest mover of the week up seven places to 26th. In the Mini-Leagues it is League 1 that remains the closest contest with just 13 points between the top five.  League Table

11 July 2019
   
 
10-MAN LEAGUE


 

 

 

TABLE-TOPPING ELLAND STRETCH LEAD
Elland C&BC A continued their fine Section 1 form with a 5-4 away win over the nearest challengers Meltham A as Champions Lockwood Con A faltered again. The gap at the top has now extended to 12 points with Meltham A and Lockwood Con A locked together on 80 points but trailing in the wake of a resurgent Elland team. Our reigning Champions suffered their first home defeat in two years going down 4-5 to visitors Rastrick who ended a 25 home game winning sequence and put a serious dent in their hopes of extending their title winning run to a record six years. A welcome win for Rastrick after five defeats in their previous six matches saw them slide down the table to the fringes of the relegation battle which is now warming up. Six points separate the bottom five teams with wins for two of them this week including bottom team Milnsbridge A recording a much needed 6-3 home win over fellow strugglers Waterloo. Almondbury BC A recorded their second consecutive 7-2 win this time over Lindley Lib A who they have overtaken in the table as a result although level on points. Crosland Moor and Thongsbridge A both logged good Section 2 away wins this week to suddenly open up a gap of seven points at the top of the latest table. The next four teams are only separated by four points with only Thorpe Green of that quartet winning their match this week. The bottom half of the table remains congested apart from Skel Windmill who stay adrift of the rest of the pack. There were four winners from the bottom seven teams with Shepley, Brockholes A, Hemplow A and Kirkheaton Con A taking some comfort from those wins but all remain in trouble with nine points between the seven teams trying to avoid the second relegation place. Section 3 leaders Paddock I&C recorded a 9-0 home win over lowly Almondbury BC B to extend their lead to seven points over Bradley & Colne who had a good 6-3 away win over Lindley Lib B to extend their winning run to seven games. Third-placed Slaithwaite continued their good form with an eighth consecutive win this time 7-2 away to Springwood with the gap to a promotion spot now down to three points. The bottom three teams all lost which makes it increasingly likely that the two relegation places will be shared between Outlane, Primrose Hill Lib A and Almondbury BC B as they are now at least 13 points off safety. A 6-3 away win at Meltham C for Section 4 leaders, Lowerhouses, enabled them to extend their lead to eleven points over Marsh Utd B who lost 3-6 at Thongsbridge B. Canalside had a great 9-0 home win over Milnsbridge B to push their promotion challenge ever nearer to one of the two top slots and are now just three points from one of those. That was a complete reversal for the Milnsbridge side who had dished out a 9-0 whitewash to their opponents the previous week. The one winner in the bottom half of the table was Elland C&BC B but they remain one of the pack still at risk of the dreaded drop. Lindley BC B had a 9-0 home win over Hemplow B to reclaim the top place in Section 5 from Kirkheaton Con B who also won with a 106-105 aggregate score giving them the balance of the points with a 5-4 scoreline at third placed Marsh Lib. Broad Oak B had a heartening 5-4 home win but remain bottom but do move closer to the two teams directly above them, Dalton and Greenhead Park, who both had away defeats this week.
Results   Tables

10 July 2019
 

 

 

 

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
The Semi-Finals of the Julie Fuller Trophy will be a Section A-free zone after the one remaining top tier team was beaten in this week's Quarter-Finals. Second in the table Netherton Con were beaten for only the second time this season in a 66-45 outcome with Section B side Longwood. They will now play Marsh Lib in the Semi-Finals after they defeated fellow Section C side Lindley Lib B 80-51 who were attempting to follow in their A team's success in winning last year's Final. A second Section C team remains in the competition after Marsden Park beat Section B bottom team Almondbury Lib 74-51 and they will meet Skel Windmill B who won the all-Section B tie against Golcar C&BC 63-57. So that leaves us with two teams from each of Sections B and C left in contention which resumes with the Semi-Finals on Monday 29 July with the neutral greens now confirmed.  Results & Draw 

10 July 2019
 

 

 

 

HICKSON TROPHY IN BARNSLEY
The 2019 one-day Inter-District KO competition for the Hickson Trophy takes place this Friday with Barnsley as the hosts. The two finalists will have played three 12-man matches in the day before the destiny of this year's title is determined. Our team has been sponsored by Armitage Leisure and will  be aiming to improve on last year's disappointing first round exit. Our opening round opponents are Bradford with a 10am start on the Dodworth Miner's Welfare green (off the High Street next to Thornley Arms at post code S75 3RF)
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9 July 2019
   

 


 

 

BISTRO ROUND 3 ON THURSDAY 
Marsh Utd A will continue their defence of the Brockholes BC sponsored Bistro title when Round 3 is played this coming Thursday and are one of only three scratch handicap teams still in contention. They face Section 3 side Almondbury Lib who have already knocked out two Section 1 teams in Cowcliffe and Milnsbridge A to reach this stage. There are five Section 1 teams in the final 16 and two of those meet up when Netherton Con A take on Lockwood Con A on the Brockholes green. The lowest placed team still in the competition is Marsh Lib and they will have a 28-handicap start on Section 2 leaders Crosland Moor at Milnsbridge. Club reps are reminded that you can input your results on Bowlsnet and then there is no need to submit the result postcard. Make it quick, make it easy.   Full Draw