Glasshoughton win cup for third year on spin

Pensioner preferred to play crown green bowls rather than attend a court hearing
Pensioner preferred to play crown green bowls rather than attend a court hearing

Glasshoughton BC won Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s Birkill Cup at Smirthwaite Bowling Club on Monday evening when they beat Fryston BC in the final for the third successive year.

Glasshoughton came out on top 187-148.

RESULTS (Glasshoughton names first): A Webb 21, D Baines 13; D Thomas 16, R Roberts 21; A Hagen 17, Mick Harrap 21; M Brain 21, N Johnson 5; Ryan Lloyd 21, C Hart 14; J Thomas 17, W Mayes 21; Rob Lloyd 21, Mark Harrap 15; M Chambers 21, S Harrison 7; A Box 21, J W Kerry 8; S Thompson 21, B Rothwell 3.

A feast of top-class bowls is on the cards this weekend when the Association’s annual festival, sponsored by McTigue Funeral Directors, is held at Pontefract Bowling Club.

The ladies individual and gents pairs finals will be held on Saturday and the ladies pairs, gents individual and mixed pairs finals on Sunday.

All competitors are asked to report 15 minutes before the start time.

The finalists are:


Ladies Individual (2pm start): J Brain, A Hagen, A Charlotte*, M Chambers, N Portman, K Portman, S Hill*, E Riding.

Gents Pairs (6pm start): S Portman/G Portman, M Brain/A Webb, D Thomas/J Thomas, R Lloyd/S Thompson, S Waite/T Hawkins, D White/ A Walstow, M Lawrence/G Greenwood, C King*/D Watson*.


Ladies Pairs (10am start): D Bradbury/C Lawrence, M Chambers/M O’Donovan*, M Depledge/M Harvey, P Walton/M Croxall, J Brain/A Hagen, E Riding/J Collinson, K Portman/N Portman, L Dye/V Bradshaw.

Gents Individual (2pm start): J Sharp, W Kemp*, S Waite, S Thompson, J Webster, D Watson*, E Parker*, D Dobson.

Mixed Pairs (6pm start): A Box/P Batty, E Parker*/N Eustace, D Thomas/M Chambers, A Webb/A Hagen, R Lloyd/K Portman, S Thompson/M O’Donovan*, D Dobson/L Dye, K Smith/C Lynch.

*Denotes home bowler

The Association’s Hospice Cup final between Fryston and Smirthwaite Bowling Clubs will be played at Ferrybridge BC next Monday evening, July 11 (6.30pm start).

Dress code applies.