BRIGHOUSE bowlers dominated qualifying rounds in the Clifford Crawshaw Classic at Sowerby Bridge Hill Crest, with Chris Mordue, Tony Riley and Bob Whitfield all getting through.
First round: D Sillitoe (Doncaster) 29 R Bentley (Cleckheaton) 31, T Helliwell (Wrexham) 19 C Mordue 31, M O’Brien (Doncaster) 19 T Riley (Brighouse Spts) 31, G Davies (Wrexham) 26 M Gillies (Tonge) 31, T Roberts (Wrexham) 31 G Smith (Leeds) 27, B Kirk (Stoke) 31 J Dewey (Burton) 18, J Richardson (Doncaster) 30 K Tilling (Burton) 31, R Crowther (Huddersfield) 21 B Whitfield (Brighouse Spts) 31.
Second round: Bentley 19 Mordue 31, Riley 31 Gillies 19, Roberts 31 Kirk 22, Tilling 13 Whitfield 31.
Jim Derby makes his bid for a hat trick of Classic titles tomorrow.
He takes on James Senior, of Elland, in the first round.
First round: S Wallace (Birmingham) v G Bradford (Greetland), A Spragg (Chesterfield) v S Moseley (Shrewbury), J Derby (Radcliffe) v J Senior (Elland), G Herbert (Birmingham) v A Judson (Shrewsbury), G Hirst (Lower Hopton) v N Cranston (Sandal), A Marshall (Shrewsbury) v R Jackson (Sheffield), R Brook (Mirfield OB) v C Wraight (Shrewsbury), I Ross (Sheffield) v G Wilson (Oldham).