THE first four qualifiers from the Enid Blackburn Memorial Trophy competition at Lindley Bowling club are Eve Miller (Broad Oak), Cath Townend (Linthwaite C&BC), Jacqui Roper (Meltham) and Mavis Nicholson (Meltham).
Draw for Saturday (6.00 start, 5.30 practice) is:
J Marshall (Longwood) v D Radcliffe (Outlane), S Fox (Ossett) v B Helyer (Lockwood), S Harper (Lockwood) v M Cawthrey (Cowcliffe), B Johnstone (Linthwaite C&BC) v W Wilson (Broad Oak), L Hirst (Linthwaite Hall) v J Best (Marsh United), J Thompson (Outlane) v S Ladbroke (Lockwood), D Bray (Ossett) v J Mallinson (Outlane), B Wherrett (Ossett) v H Rangeley (Meltham).Š
Latest qualifiers in the John Smith’s Classic at Cleckheaton Sports Club are Simon Coupe (Preston) and Darren Holt (Rochdale).
There is some local interest in the next round on Saturday when four Thongsbridge bowlers take part, including last years winner Richard Jackson.
Draw: David McDermott (Wirral) v Kevin Nixon (Doncaster), Peter Wilcox (Leeds) v John Senior (Thongsbridge), Darren Griffiths (Oldham) v Damian Morrison (Warrington), Ian Ross (Thongsbridge) v Duncan Reeves (Littlemoor), Mark Hughes (Crossgates) v Tony Gatley (Warrington), Robbie Fitzpatrick (Wirral) v Harry Seehra (Spen Victoria), Gordon Bradford (Elland) v Nick White (Thongsbridge), Stewart King (Littlemoor) v Richard Jackson (Thongsbridge).
The Open Mixed Pairs at Denby Dale was won by I Mott and J Stapleton, who beat P and B Toon 21-18 in the final.
Thirty two pairs entered, including a number of juniors performing well, highlighted by 10-year-old Sophie Brown, playing with brother Josh and reaching the quarter final.
Semi-finals – P Toon/B Toon (Waterloo) 21 A Parks/A Sanderson (Worsborough Bridge) 16, I Mott/J Stapleton (Bridlington) 21 J Wilkinson/J Wilkinson (Newsome)16.
Final – Mott/Stepleton 21 Toon/Toon 18.
Denby Dale are holding their annual Open Ladies Doubles competition (32 pairs) on Sunday September 4. Information: Pat Wright on 01484 862477.
Huddersfield Ladies Bowling League latest:
Section A: Almondbury BC A 8 Marsh Lib A 2, Mirfield CFBC 3 Cowcliffe A 7, Lockwood Con A 7 Outlane A 3, Marsh Utd 8 Linthwaite CBC B 2, Meltham A 8 Linthwaite Hall A 2.
Section B: Thongsbridge A 8 Milnsbridge BC A 2, Outlane B 8 Longwood A 2, Canalside C 7 Golcar Lib A 3, Kirkheaton Con A 3 Almondbury BC B 7, Cowcliffe B 7 Canalside A 3.
Section C: Golcar Lib B 7 Meltham 3, Broad Oak A 3 Brockholes A 7, New Mill B 9 Jackson Bridge 1, Bradley and Colne 6 Hudds RUFC 4, Grange Moor 7 Kirkheaton CBC A 3.
Section D: Mirfield OB 7 Hemplow B 3, Linthwaite CBC A 6 Golcar CBC 4, Shepley B 5 Newsome 5, Skelmanthorpe 10 New Mill A 0.
Section E: Thorpe Green 3 Lowerhouses 7, Hemplow A 3 Paddock CBC 7, Linthwaite Hall B 7 Brockholes B 3, Longwood A 6 Netherton Con B 4.
Section F: Netherton Con A 7 Broad Oak B 3, Moldgreen Con 6 Thongsbridge B 4, Denby Dale 9 Kirkheaton Con B 1.
Section G: Kirkheaton CBC B 5 Primrose Hill 5, Brockholes C 9 Outlane C 1, Milnsbridge BC B 4 Lockwood Con B 6, Marsh Lib B 7 Milnsbridge Lib 3.