Bowling Club feeling just champion

Pontefract Bowling Club A (left to right) John Durham, Ricky Appleby, Kevin Bickerton and Dave Rushton sealed the Castleford and District Snooker League Section B championship by defeating Swillington Welfare C 8-2.
Pontefract Bowling Club A (left to right) John Durham, Ricky Appleby, Kevin Bickerton and Dave Rushton sealed the Castleford and District Snooker League Section B championship by defeating Swillington Welfare C 8-2.

Pontefract Bowling A clinched the Castleford and District Snooker League Section B championship with two games remaining by beating Swillington Welfare C 8-2.

Bowling have an unassailable 36 point lead over closest rivals Great Preston A who won 8-2 at St Joseph’s A.

Just seven points divide the top four teams in a wide-open Section A title battle.

Leaders Garforth WMC B and second-placed Pontefract Cue Club F both lost 6-4 against Swillington Welfare D and Garforth WMC C respectively.

Third-placed Garforth Liberals B won 6-4 at Prince of Wales B and fourth-placed Pontefract Cue Club C defeated Smawthorne A 6-4.

Pontefract Cue Club C clinched the Section C title by beating Carleton A 10-0.

It put Cue Club C 24 points clear of second-placed Cue Club G who won 8-2 at Swillington Welfare B.

Section D leaders Progressive A lost 6-4 at Pontefract Social B who climbed to second place.

Social B are 17 points adrift of Progressive. Third-placed Swillington lost 10-0 at Garforth CC B.

RESULTS - Section A: Garforth WMC C 6, Ponte Cue Club F 4; Green Bowling A 2, Elmet A 8; Kippax Central B 2, B and S Sports Club A 8; Prince of Wales B 4, Garforth Libs B 6; Roundhill A 8, Ponte Social A 2; Smawthorne A 4, Ponte Cue Club C 6; Smawthorne D 6, Rothwell WMC A 4; Swillington welf D 6, Garforth WMC B 4.

Section B: Carleton A 8, Garforth CC A 2; Ladybalk A 8, NADS A 2; Ponte Bowling A 8, Swillington Welf C 2; Ponte Cons A 8, Townville A 2; Ponte Cue Club B 8, Smawthorne C 2; Progressive B 2, Smawthorne B 8; Rockware B 8, Castleford SCC A 2; St Joseph’s A 2, Great Preston A 8.

Section C: Edward B 8, Green Bowling B 2; Garforth Libs D 6, Prince of Wales A 4; Garforth WMC A 4, Ponte Cue Club D 6; Knottingley Cons B 8, St Joseph’s B 2; Ponte Cue Club A 4, Ponte Bowling B 6; Ponte Cue Club E 10, Carleton A 0; Rockware C 4, Garforth WMC D 6; Swillington Welf B 2, Ponte Cue Club G 8.

Section D: Garforth CC B 10, Swillington Welf A 0;Kippax Ex-Serv B 4, Swillington Social A 6; Ponte Social B 6, Progressive A 4; Prince of wales C 6, Rockware A 4; Swillington Social B 8, Kippax Ex Serv A 2; Townville B 4, Ponte Cons B 6.

POSITIONS - Section A (all played 28 matches): Garforth WMC 167, Ponte Cue Club F 164, Garforth Libs B 163, Ponte Cue Club C 160, Elmet A 156, B and S Sports Club A 146, Rothwell WMC A 145, Kippax Central B 140, Smawthorne D 140, Roundhill A 138, Swillington Welf D 136; Prince of Wales B 128; Smawthorne A 124; Green Bowling A 121; Garforth WMC C 110; Ponte Social A 102.

Section B (all played 28 mtches): Ponte Bowling A 196, Great Preston A 160, Garforth CC A 153, Townville A 147, Ladybalk A 146, Carleton B 144, NADS A 142, Swillington Welf C 142, Rockware B 141, Progressive B 140, Ponte Cue Club B 138, Smawthorne B 138, St Joseph’s A 132, Smawthorne C 111, Castleford SSC A 109, Ponte Cons A 101.

Section C: Ponte Cue Club E played 28, points 188; Ponte Cue Club G 28-164; Knottingley Cons B 28-164; Ponte Cue Club D 28-148; Swillington Welf B 28-147; Garforth WMC A 28-145; Carleton A 28- 145; Edward B 28-144; Prince of Wales A 28-142; Rockware C 27-131; Garforth WMC D 28-130; Green Bowling B 28-128; Garforth Libs D 28-124; Ponte Cue Club A 28-144; 28-114; St Joseph’s B 27-110; Ponte Bowling B 28-106.

Section D: Progressive A 26-166; Ponte Social B 26-149; Swillington Welf A 26-148; Swillington Social A 26-147; Garforth CC 26-144; Ponte Cons B 26-136; Swillington Social B 27-133; Great Preston B 26-132; Prince of Wales C 26-132; Knottingley Cons A 25-126; Townville B 26-122; Kippax Ex-Serv A 27-116; Rockware A 26-114; YMCA A 25-105; Kippax Ex Serv B 26-80.