YORKSHIRE Veterans, who comprise a host of Huddersfield star names, will be aiming to match the magnificent achievement of the Yorkshire Ladies team and win the BCGBA County Veterans Championship.
The team, managed by former county and Huddersfield Bowling Association president Dougie Mellor, travel to the Severnside complex at Shrewsbury tomorrow, to make their bid for glory.
The opponents for Yorkshire in the round robin stages are South Yorkshire Parks, South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, and captain Frank Greenwood (inset) said: “We are delighted to have as our new team manager for this year Dougie Mellor.
“With Dougie and our strong squad we feel confident of putting on a great challenge and follow the example set by the Ladies’ Veterans who won their trophy last month.
“WeŠwill also be striving to bring this major trophy back home to Yorkshire.”
The Yorkshire squad is John Hamer (Halifax), Graham Illingworth (Huddersfield), David Scott (Halifax), Eddie Haigh (Huddersfield), Frank Griffin (Huddersfield, the new British Veteran’s Merit champion, see tomorrow’s Examiner), captain Frank Greenwood (Huddersfield), John Shaw (Huddersfield), Mike Smith (West Riding), Richard Bentley (West Riding), Roy Sutton (Huddersfield), Ronnie Wormald (Brighouse).
Latest results from the Jack Pearson-sponsored Huddersfield Veterans League:
Section I: Newsome A 4 Waterloo A 5, Clayton West 2 Milnsbridge BC 7, Lockwood Con 4 Syngenta A 5, Elland CBC A 7 Kirkheaton A 2, Almondbury Lib 8 Lindley Lib A 1, Golcar Lib A 4 Marsh U A 5.
Section II: Brockholes A 7 Shepley 2, Rastrick 6 Springwood 3, Almondbury BC A 1 Crosland Moor 8, Bradley and Colne 3 Netherton Con A 6, Skelmanthorpe Windmill 8 Golcar Lib B 1, Thongsbridge A 6 Marsden Park 3.
Section III: Cowcliffe 5 Thorpe Green A 4, Linthwaite Hall 4 Hudds RUFC 5, Mirfield B 1 Broad Oak 8, Syngenta B 2 Mirfield A 7, Dalton 2 New Mill A 7, Lindley Lib B 2 Ravensknowle Park A 7.
Section IV: Waterloo B 6 Brockholes B 3, Kirkheaton B 3 Holmfirth 6, D Brown Spts 1 Almondbury BC B 8, Marsh U B 6 Thongsbridge B 3, Marsh Lib 7 Farnley Tyas 2.
Section V: Thorpe Green B 8 Lowerhouses 1, Netherton Con B 6 Elland CAC B 3, Outlane 7 Greenhead Park 2, Ravensknowle Park B 2 Lindley BC 7, New Mill B 6 Skelmanthorpe Windmill B 3.
Section A: Thongsbridge A 1 Slaithwaite 6, Shepley 6 Lindley Lib 1, Syngenta A 6 Clayton West 1, Holmfirth 2 Almondbury Lib 5, Newsome WMC 0 Meltham 7.
Section B: Skelmanthorpe Windmill 2 Syngenta B 5, Crosland Moor 6 Thongsbridge 1, Paddock I&C 5 Golcar Lib 2, Greenhead Park 6 New Mill 1, Broad Oak 1 Brockholes 6.
The results of the Huddersfield Veterans Association annual draw are: 1st prize £40 17916 (Brockholes), 2nd prize £30 20702 (Waterloo), 3rd prize £20 18334 (Farnley Tyas), 4th prize £10 20485 (Thongsbridge).