Webster wins his second bowls title by beating Harrap

Nathan Webster beat Darryl Harrap 21-18 in the final.
Nathan Webster beat Darryl Harrap 21-18 in the final.

SMIRTHWAITE bowler Nathan Webster won his second title this season when he beat Darryl Harrap 21-18 in the final of Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s YMCA gents individual handicapped tournament at Castleford’s Queens Park on Sunday.

Harrap led for three quarters of the match until Webster went in front 16-15 and retained his advantage.

Both bowlers had tough battles in the semi-finals.

Webster pipped former winner Stuart Thompson 21-20 and Harrap overcame Wayne Kemp 21-19.

RESULTS - Quarterfinals: D Harrap 21, G Portman 13; D Thomas 15, W Kemp 21; N Webster 21, Ryan Lloyd 12; D Dobson 10, S Thompson 21. Semi-finals: D Harrap 21, W Kemp 19; N Webster 21, S Thompson 20. Final: N Webster 21, D Harrap 18.

Amanda Hagen was denied her third title this year when she was edged out 21-20 by Karen Portman in the final of the YMCA ladies individual competition at Queens Park.

Hagen took an early lead and was ahead for three quarters of the match before Portman grabbed a 16-15 advantage.

Hagen fought back to edge 20-19 ahead but Portman snatched a thrilling win.

RESULTS - Quarterfinals: A Hagen 21, V Bradshaw 19; C Franks 21, M Chambers 13; S Bickerdyke 8, C Lynch 21; K Portman 21, P Stewart 16. Semi-finals: A Hagen 21, M Chambers 15; C Lynch 12, K Portman 21. Final: A Hagen 20, K Portman 21.

June Johnson won Castleford Veterans Bowling Association’s Peter Holloran-sponsored ladies merit tournament at Rothwell BC.

She beat her Rothwell clubmate Lyn Dye 21-20 in the final. Johnson defeated last year’s winner Beryl Kirkbride, also of Rothwell, 21-10 in the semi-finals. Dye overcame Garforth Rec bowler Margaret West 21-15 in the semis.

RESULTS - Quarterfinals: L Dye 21, J Slater 18; M West 21, V Bradshaw 5; B Kirkbride 21, J Tope 16; L White 9, J Johnson 21. Semi-finals: L Dye 21, M West 15; B Kirkbride 10, J Johnson 21. Final: L Dye 20, J Johnson 21.