Sixteen teams battle it out in opening round

Hospice Cup matches will be played next Monday.
Hospice Cup matches will be played next Monday.

Sixteen teams will compete in the opening round of Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s Hospice Cup next Monday (6pm start).

The eight matches, with team handicaps and venues, are:

Ferrybridge A (scr) v Glasshoughton A (scr) at Queens Park; Pontefract A (scr) v Townville (16) at Savile Park; Smirthwaite (scr) v Glasshoughton B (scr) at Ferrybridge; Ferrybridge B (16) v Savile Park B (16) at Townville; Savile Park A (scr) v Hawhill Park A (16) at Allerton Bywater; Allerton Bywater B (16) v Queens Park (16) at Smirthwaite; Castleford Town (scr) v Hawhill Park B (16) at Fryston; Allerton Bywater A (scr) v Pontefract B (scr) at Glasshoughton.

Valley Gardens A (scr) have a walk-over in their tie and Fryston have a bye.

The Remembrance Shield competition will be played at Valley Ridge Bowling Club, Kippax, this Sunday (10am start). Dress code will apply.

Castleford Veterans Bowling Association’s cup ties will be played today (Friday, 1.30pm). The matches, team handicaps and venues, are:

Alan Hardisty Challenge Cup: Smirthwaite A (scr) v Pontefract B (12) at Hawhill Pk; Valley Ridge A (scr) v Colton A (scr) at Garforth Rec; Pontefract A (scr) v Woodlesford A (12) at Cas Town; Garforth Rec A (scr) v Cas Town A (scr) at Valley Ridge; Queens Pk A (scr) v Ferrybridge A (scr) at Townville; Sherburn A (12) v Cas Town B (12) at Kippax; Savile Pk A (12) v Allerton (12) at Queens Pk. Byes: Tadcaster, Townville, Hawhill Park A, Glasshoughton A, Kipppax, Magnets, Aberford A, Garforth CC A, Rothwell BC A.

Len Pickersgill Knockout Cup: Swillington B (12) v Manston (scr) at Garforth CC; Ferrybridge B (scr) v Queens Pk B (12) at Allerton; Methley (scr) v Savile Pk B (12) at Rothwell BC.

Byes: Garforth CC B, Garforth Rec B, Valley Ridge B, Sherburn B, Valley Gardens A, Aberford B, Rothwell BC B, Smirthwaite B, Woodlesford B, Glasshoughton B, Hawhill B, Colton B, Swillington A.