HUDDERSFIELD Veterans remain three points clear in the Perry’s-sponsored Inter-district League after an 28-28 draw with Skipton.
As expected, it was a really good match and, for the home team at Thongsbridge, there was a brilliant win from Brian Starkey – saving the day to counteract the one bad result the team had.
Away from home, it was another excellent team performanceŠand away-team manager Bernard Jones saidŠhe witnessed some fantastic bowling and was full of praise forŠ his players’ effortsŠ against a good home team on another tricky green.
Both teams deserve credit for maintaining the slender League lead and the next match against Halifax is now going to be crucial, as it will set everything up for the last match of the season against Wakefield.
Away (Huddersfield names first) – J Shaw 17 K Koppen 21,ŠB Nicholl 14 A Ripley 21,ŠR Tipple 14 D Seed 21,ŠP Green 21 D Calvert 13, D Crowther 18ŠC WortleyŠ21,ŠF Griffin 21 L Hubbuck 17,ŠŠ E Haigh 17 L Buxton 21,ŠV Smith 20 D Jacques.
Home (atŠThongsbridge) – B Starkey 21 T Akers 4,ŠF Greenwood 21 T Hargreaves 17,ŠT Sykes 20 D Stone 21,ŠD Burnand 3 B Turnbull 21, D Hirst 21 T Harris 16,ŠB Morley 19 B Hardwick 21,ŠŠ R Sutton 21 C Jeffrey 17,ŠR Norcliffe 21 A Pennington 9.