YORKSHIRE Ladies were again in convincing winning form when they beat North Midlands by 101 points to retain their place at the top of the County Championship table.
In the home team, packed full of Huddersfield League players, at Meltham, Suzi Ladbrooke (Lockwood Con) won to six and Marie Lockwood (New Mill) won to 10 to bring a 238-170 victory.
In the away team at Potters Green, newcomer Joanne Ellis (Skipton Craven) won 21-11 and both Amanda Hagen (Ossett Flying Horse) and Sharon Gadd (West Park) won to seven to assist in a score of 222-189.
This puts Yorkshire in an exciting position needing to win their game against Dudley (currently in second place) at the end of July.
At Meltham BC: Linda Gledhill (New Mill) 21 Angela Jones 17; Karen Gant (Meltham) 21 Julie Hallam 20; Marie Lockwood (New Mill) 21 Dorian Young 10; Ann Hinchliffe (Marsh Utd) 16 Josie Shepherd 21; Alicia Ormsby (Meltham) 12 Maggie Barnes 21; Linda Drury (New Mill) 21 Marge Beaumont 18; Jean Gee (New Mill) 21 June Lloyd 11; Diane Radcliffe (Lockwood Con) 21 Joyce Thompson 11; Lynn Carter (Cowcfliffe Lib) 21 Liz Roberts 11; Suzanne Howarth (New Mill) 21 Carol Verdon 12; Suzi Ladbroke (Lockwood Con) 21 Janet Edgington 6; Julie Mallinson (Outlane) 21 Lynn Clarke 12.
At Potters Green: Lisa Rice (Harold Club) 21 Gillie Greenbank 18; Karen Hill (Hanging Heaton) 21 Doreen Carran 16; Amanda Hagen (Ossett Flying Horse) 21 Carol Blakeley 7; Joanne Ellis (Skipton Craven) 21 Ros Taylor 11; Cathy Rushton (Gargrave) 15 Rebecca Taylor 21; Sharon Gadd (West Park) 21 Emma Allen 7; Debbie Davis (Pudsey BC) 21 Lil Glen 11; Laura Middleton (New Mill) 19 Debbie Welland 21; Alexis Lunn-Gadd (Morton House) 16 Ann Rutter 21; June Johnson (Ossett Flying Horse) 21 Lynn Wood14; Andrea Buckley (New Mill) 9 Liz Wooding 21; Jacqui Roper (Meltham)16 Karen Healey 21.
Entries are being accepted for the Marsh Lib Ladies Open Day on July 7.
The competition is open to players in Section C and below of the Huddersfield Ladies League and it will be a 10am start on the day.
It’s £2.50 to enter and cheques, made payable to Marsh Lib Bowling Section, should be sent to Susan Livingstone at 5 High Lane, Newsome, HD4 6RH (ring 01484 540328).
There will be a tombola and raffles on the day, in addition to good food and drink from the all-day bar.