YORKSHIRE away team captain Allan Thompson rounded off an impressive run by winning the Jack Horsfield Memorial Trophy at Crosland Moor Liberal Club.
The Mirfield Old Bank bowler had gone into the event in good form having won the Blackpool Halfway House pairs competition alongside Robert Hitchen as they beat Brian Duncan and Norman Fletcher.
Thompson said he was ‘very pleased’ to take the £500 winners cheque in the tournament sponsored by Celia Horsfield, who presented the prizes, as he had played alongside Horsfield in the Yorkshire county team.
In the final Thompson was in control as he scored a 21-15 win over Diggle’s Ken Strutt.
However, his route to the final had been testing as he faced two tough tests against county colleagues.
In the second round he had trailed 16-12 to Longwood’s Roger Crowther before eventually emerging a 21-17 winner.
Then in the semi-finals he faced Slaithwaite’s David Blackburn and again trailed as his rival led 13-11.
However, Thompson again found his best form to get over the finishing line and win 21-15.
Thompson had started his run to the final with a 21-14 success over Leeds bowler Graham Wood, who had won the Huddersfield Association’s Ben Shaw’s Easter Handicap back in 1981 when a player with Slaithwaite.