Nailbiting finale sees Peter take Farrer cup
Barnard Castle Bowls Club
THERE was no Monday Evening League due to the inclement weather.
It was knock-out week and the B team faced Hundens A for the third time in two weeks.
It had been a struggle to get two teams out this week as we had nine players unavailable but those who were available gave it their best shot and despite being in front for a large part of the game they faded away and lost 73-55.
Graham Moore, Alan Butcher and Ronnie Richardson made up the top rink.
The A team were away at Middleton St George B and progressed to the next round winning 80-30.
Top Rink went to John Robinson, Kevin Cross and Dave Walker who won 27-9.
Thursday Evening League
It was AvB week and it proved to be a triumph for the selectors as the A team completely overwhelmed the B with a 5-0 win. Top rink honours went to Graham Moore, Colin Watson and Dennis Richards who won 37-7.
In the same format as the previous week – a two group round robin – there were uncannily the same number of entries, 26.
Winning through from group one was Peter Rimmington with eight points and a +23 shots difference while Neil Bailey with six points and a shots difference of +19 represented group two.
The final was a close fought affair with Peter just edging it 3-2.
The first game of the Darlington & District Afternoon League was played on May 2 at Richmond.
The rink of Gillian Harle, Joan Smith and Margaret Sparrow won convincingly 18-12.
Denise Dent, Joan Lee and Rene Armstrong were level pegging at half-way, but Richmond pulled away to win by four shots. Richmond took the long game 41-38 and the match 3-1. The match on May 9 had to be postponed after heavy rain.