YORKSHIRE began their county campaign with a crushing 474-380 victory over Lancashire.
The home squad led the way at Newsome WMC with a 240-180 success and the away team were equally convincing in victory with a 234-200 margin at Garswood Labour Club in Ashton-in-Makerfield.
At Newsome WMC: P Ingleby (Lockwood BC) 21 A Wightman (King & Queen) 17, W Moseley (Lockwood Con) 21 T Johnstone (St Oswalds) 20, S Haigh (Netherton Con) 21 S Brown (K&Q) 14, P Sigsworth (Netherton Con) 21 D Ainsworth (Scarisbrook NSC) 14, S Hirst (Netherton Con) 21 A Manual (K&Q) 8, P Jagger (Spen Victoria) 21 L Wells (K&Q) 11, S Fisher (Morton House) 20 C Cooke (Alexandra Park) 21, G Higgins (Ossett Flying Horse) 21 D Jarrett (Ince Parish) 5, S Pinfield (Lower Hopton WMC) 16 D Watkins (St Josephs) 21, M Robinson (Morton House) 21 I Brown (Ince Parish) 11, D Fisher (Morton House) 15 D Morrison (K&Q) 21, A Daykin (Netherton Con) 21 J Taylor (K&Q) 17. Yorkshire 240 Lancashire 180.
At Garswood and Simms Labour Club Ashton-in-Makerfield: C Newton (Lower Hopton WMC) 19 N Shaw (Garswood Hall) 21, L Lawton (Lower Hopton WMC) 21B Naylor (Garswood Hall) 6, G I Wilson (Lower Hopton WMC) 21 N Bithell (Garswood Hall) 17, J Hanson (Pudsey BC) 21 C Marshall (Garswood Hall) 11, N White (Thongsbridge CBC) 21 P Clegg (Goldbourne SSC) 20, J Edmondson (Eccleshill) 21 B Speed (Garswood Hall) 20, J Davidson (Eccleshill) 21 P Marrow (Garswood Hall) 18, L Griffin (Lower Hopton WMC) 16 B Simm (North Ashton Village) 21, G Hickey (Lower Hopton WMC) 11 A Garside (Garswood Hall) 21, G Smith (Lower Hopton WMC)20 D Tabaner (Garswood Hall) 21, R Hitchen (Lower Hopton WMC) 21 M Britton (Whelley Lane Club) 12, C Murdue (Brighouse Sports) 21 B Farrell (Garswood Hall) 12. Yorkshire 234 Lancashire 200.
The final of the John Smith’s 2009 Classic will be held at Cleckheaton Sports Club on Saturday (start 6pm) and the finalists are:
Chris Slater (Colwyn Bay), Gary Ellis (Whitefield), Nicky White (Thongsbridge), Malcolm Wensley (Clitheroe), Kevan Shaw (Westhoughton), Andy Mailer (Sheffield), Alec Heeps (Warrington), John Ambleton (Stockport), Jeremy D Muff (Holmes Chapel), John Bennett (Stockport), Dave Jackson (Macclesfield), Phil Boydell (Leigh), Tommy Johnstone (Warrington), Matt Beever (Sheffield), Liam Griffin (Leeds) and John Senior (Thongsbridge).
The latest qualifiers in the Clifford Crawshaw Classic, played at Hill Crest BC, were: Chris Mordue, Andy Spragg, Tommy Johnstone and Gary Smith.
First round: S Goodwin (Warrington) 22 C Mordue (Bradford) 31, D Spragg (Chesterfield) 31 M Sykes (Huddersfield) 19, C Armitage (Warrington) 31 T Riley (Brighouse Sports) 18, A Spragg (Chesterfield) 31 P Boydell (Leigh) 21, T Johnstone (Warrington) 31 R Bentley (Cleckheaton) 20, A Hill (Atherton) 30 M Fowler (Bradford) 31, A Heeps (Warrington) 28 G Smith (Leeds) 31, D Sillitoe (Doncaster) 20 G McCafferty (Bradford) 31.
Second round: C Mordue 31 D Spragg 12, C Armitage 21 A Spragg 31, T Johnstone 31 M Fowler 20, G Smith 31 G McCafferty 30.
Saturday’s draw (start 6pm):
First round: C Wraight (Shrewsbury) v M Foster (Worsley), J Wilcox () v D Ogden (Laurel Crescent), D Baskerville (Hale) v P Dudley (Radcliffe), P Bailey () v A Whitman (Shrewsbury), D Griffiths (Chadderton) v C Bebbington (Warrington), J Derby (Radcliffe) v R Hiley (Kingston), R Morgan (Sale) v A Judson (Shrewsbury).
Elland Bowling Association are staging the Briggs Priestley mixed pairs competition at Hove Edge BC on Sunday (11am).
To enter ring Brenden Malone on 07836 694320 prior to the event or entries can be made at the green on the day before the draw at 10.45am.
The draw for the Enid Blackburn Memorial Trophy on Saturday (6pm start, practice from 5.30pm) is:
M Slater (Silsden) v B Lunn (Ossett), D Mortimer (Royd Park) v B Thewlis (Almondbury BC), J Sykes (Outlane) v A Lunn (Ossett), B Townsend (Royd Park) v J Greenbank (Silsden), J Mallinson (Outlane) v R Byram (Almondbury BC), D Fowler (Broad Oak) v J Nicholson (Halifax), E Miller (Broad Oak) v M Beaumont (Outlane), J Hollingworth (Meltham) v S Armitage (Outlane).
Four bowlers through to May 16 final from last Saturday are Christine Ramsden, Eileen Wooltorton, Lorna Penny and Margaret Cooper.
Members of the Huddersfield Ladies Afternoon Bowling League should note the closing date for entries to the Merit competition is Saturday, May 16. They are asked to get entries in to the secretary as quickly as possible.
The latest results from the BAPP Industrial Supplies Colne Valley Bowling League are:
Week Three, Premier Cup – Longwood BC 7 Moldgreen Con 3, Lockwood Con 8 Linthwaite Hall 2, Slaithwaite C&BC 8 Broad Oak BC 2, Crosland Moor 8, Hemplow BC 2.
Hamilton Cup – Syngenta 7 Lindley Lib 3, Milnsbridge BC 1 Waterloo BC 9, Bradley & Colne 7 Meltham BC 3, Thorpe Green SSC 8 Linthwaite CBC 2.
Radley Cup – Golcar Lib B 2 Newsome WMC 8, Lowerhouses 8 Milnsbridge BC B 2, Slaithwaite CBC B 7 Paddock I&C 3, Longwood BC B 6 Marsh Utd 4.
Shaw Cup – HRUFC BC 2 Broad Oak BC B 8, Milnsbridge Lib 8 Golcar CAC 2, Hemplow BC B 3 Thongsbridge CBC 7, Marsh Lib 2 Marsden Park 8.
Hanson Cup – Meltham BC B 10 Hemplow BC C 0, Waterloo BC B 8 Grange Moor 2, Hillhouse & Birkby 7 Syngenta B 3, Dalton BC 8 Skelmanthorpe Cent 2.
Week Four, Premier Cup – Hemplow BC 2 Lockwood Con 8, Linthwaite Hall 3 Slaithwaite C&BC 7, Crosland Moor 7 Moldgreen Con 3, Longwood BC 9 Broad Oak BC 1.
Hamilton Cup – Linthwaite CBC 3 Milnsbridge BC 7, Thorpe Green SSC 4 Meltham BC 6, Waterloo BC 8 Syngenta 2, Golcar Lib 3 Bradley & Colne 7.
Radley Cup – Lowerhouses 7 Paddock I&C 3, Newsome WMC 3 Slaithwaite CBC B 7, Longwood BC B 1 Milnsbridge BC B 9, Marsh Utd 5 Golcar Lib B 5.
Shaw Cup – Lockwood Con B 8 Hemplow BC B 2, Golcar CAC 7 Marsh Lib 3, Broad Oak BC B 6 Milnsbridge Lib 4, HRUFC BC 6 Thongsbridge CBC 4.