Bowls: Barney romp to win in opening tie of truncated evening league season
Barnard Castle Bowls Club
Robert Littlefair Shield
TWENTY-eight members competed in this jumbles format over five games with a maximum ten points available.
It was a hard fought competition in hot conditions and when all the scores were sorted out it transpired five people were tied on eight points.
Once shots difference were taken into account Alan Wearmouth came out on top of the pile with +25, while John Robinson was runner up with +21.
Thursday Evening League
THE Darlington and District League is a shortened version this year starting at what would have been the turn around point.
Barney only have one team this year and with 21 people available for 12 places competition is keen.
The first game was at home against Darlington Woodland A and resulted in a resounding win for Barney.
They won all four rinks and the long game 108-47.
Top rink consisted of Graham Moore, Jeff Asquith and Dennis Richards, who won 30-10.
LEAGUE matches have been curtailed this year but the team knock-out competition is going ahead.
Barnard Castle were drawn at home to Darlington Hundens.
Although the rink of Gillian Harle, Mary Lambert and Debbie Bailey outclassed their opponents and won 16-10, the other rink of Margaret Sparrow, Rene Armstrong and June Parkin were unable to hold back their strong opposition. Hundens took the game by four shots.
The ladies are also playing our club’s internal competitions.
Gillian Harle won the Gold Cup and goes forward to contest the Darlington and District Afternoon League championship.
June Parkin won the Blenkinsopp Salver, the qualifier for the Evening League Championship.