Castleford take on derby rivals in inter-district match

The home leg is at Pontefract Bowling Club.

The home leg is at Pontefract Bowling Club.

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Castleford and District Veterans Bowling Association are aiming to improve on a disappointing start to their inter-district campaign.

They take on fellow strugglers Leeds in a Yorkshire Veterans Inter-District League match tomorrow (Friday, 1.30pm start).

The home leg is at Pontefract BC and the away leg at Burley Park, Leeds.

After four matches , Castleford are second bottom in the table, one place below Leeds.

League placings: Halifax 159, West Riding 139, Huddersfield 131, Bradford 117, Skipton 103, Leeds 90, Castleford 85, Wakefield 72.

Castleford’s teams tomorrow are:

Home: I Lewis (captain, Savile Park), R Robbins, B Clarke, R Gore, R Green, R Willett, B Riding (Glasshoughton), D Dobson (Ferrybridge), K Griffiths (Castleford Town), T Booth (Valley Ridge), P Linley (Rothwell BC).

Away: P Holleran (captain), J Lynch, A Wilson, H Boulton, F Agar, B Riddiough, E Parker (Pontefract), G Robinson (Glasshoughton), A Box (Smirthwaite), M Sherman, D Hogg (Allerton Bywater).

Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s Birkill Cup final will be played at Smirthwaite Bowling Club next Monday, July 4 (6.30pm).

Latest Association placings:

EVENING LEAGUE

Division 1: Smirthwaite A played 9, won 8, points 1354; Ferrybridge A 10-5-1334; Pontefract B 10-4-1312; Glasshoughton A 9-7-1283; Savile Park A 9-6-1283; Pontefract A 9-5-1268; Valley Gardens A 10-3-1258; Castleford Town 9-6-1257; Allerton Bywater A 9-4-1254; Hawhill Park A 10-3-1197; Queens Park A 9-3-1176; Townville 9-2-1056.

Division 2: Fryston 9-9-1298; Glasshoughton B 9-6-1268; Featherstone 9- 5-1234; Pontefract C 10-4-1221; Ferrybridge B 9-2-1173; Queens Park B 9-4-1166; Smirthwaite B 8-7-1164; Allerton Bywater B 8-5-1121; Hawhill Park B 9-2-1062; Valley Gardens B 9-1-1052; Savile Park B 9-3-999.

PAIRS LEAGUE

Glasshoughton 10-8-764; Valley Ridge 10-6-732; Featherstone 10-5-681; Ferrybridge 10-4-647; Allerton Bywater 8-8-634; Valley Gardens 10-4-617; Kippax 10-3-554; Townville 8-6-530; Queens Park 8-3-530; Methley 9-3-501; Hawhill Park 9-0-431.

SATURDAY LEAGUE

Division 1: Castleford Town 11-8-1623; Glasshoughton 10-10-1591; Pontefract A 11- 8-1591; Ferrybridge 11-4-1497; Valley Gardens 12-3-1486; Allerton Bywater 10-7-1384; Pontefract B 11-4-1372; Fryston 10-5-1361; Savile Park 10-6-1360; Smirthwaite 10-3-1309; Hawhill Park 11-0-1207; Featherstone 10-5- 1191; Townville 9-3-1064.

VETERANS LEAGUE

Premier: Rothwell BC A 9-8-1057; Cas Town A 10-4-1016; Garforth CC A 9-5-966; Smirthwaite A 9-5-951; Pontefract A 9-6- 928; Glasshoughton A 9-3-919; Queens Park A 9-5-915; Garforth Rec A 9-5-901; Allerton 9-5-882; Valley Ridge A 9-2-864; Townville 9-2-831.

Section A: Kippax 8-5-845; Ferrybridge A 8-4-840; Cas Town B 8-6-814; Colton A 8- 3-805; Hawhill Park A 8-4-802; Pontefract B 8-3- 801; Glasshoughton B 8-2-780; Swillington A 8-4-777; Savile Park A 7-5-720; Sherburn A 7-3-707.

Section B: Aberford A 8-6-876; Valley Gardens A 8-4-852; Rothwell Park B 8-5- 848; Featherstone 8-3-818; Colton B 8-4-797; Woodlesford A 7-6-796; Rothwell Park A 8-4-793; Queens Park B 8-3-772; Methley 8-2-751; Rothwell BC B 7-2-668.

Section C: Smirthwaite B 10-7-1093; Garforth Rec B 10-6-1068; Sherburn B 10-7-1063; Ferrybridge B 10-6-1056; Hawhill Park B 10-7-1051; Garforth CC B 10-4-1021; Valley Ridge B 10-5-1011; Swillington B 10-4-991; Aberford B 10-5-969; Woodlesford B 10-4-936; Valley Gardens B 10-3-927; Savile Park B 10-1-877.

LADIES

Division 1: Ossett Flying Horse 9-9-1099; Garforth Rec 10-7-961; Queens Park 10-4-918; Pontefract 9-5-870; Methley 9-1-834; Wakefield 9-1-709.