Husband and wife are pairs winners

Mixed pairs trophy winners Janette and Mark Brain are pictured with George Hall (left), of competition sponsors  Urban Sports.

Mixed pairs trophy winners Janette and Mark Brain are pictured with George Hall (left), of competition sponsors Urban Sports.

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Glasshoughton husband and wife Mark and Janette Brain won Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s Urban Sports mixed pairs competition at Smirthwaite Bowling Club.

They defeated Savile Park pair Nichola Portman and Peter Whipp 21-13 in the final which was tight early on.

The pairs were locked at 11-11 before Mark and Janette broke away to lead 15-11.

Nichola and Peter fought back to cut the gap to 15-13 but with Janette leading well and Mark backing her up they raced away to clinch victory.

RESULTS - Quarter Finals: P Whipp/N Portman 21, S Thompson/M O’Donovan 17; L Dye/D Dobson 6, K Smith/C Lynch 21; S Waite/K Day 6, M Brain/J Brain 21; S Knight P Stewart 10, S Portman/P Walton 21.

Semi-finals: P Whipp/N Portman 21, K Smith/C Lynch 3; M Brain/J Brain 21, S Portman/P Walton 10; Final: P Whipp/N Portman 13, M Brain/J Brain 21.