IT’S the final of the junior Steve Batler Memorial Trophy competition at Marsh Lib on Sunday (10am).
The event is basically for very inexperienced young bowlers and is sponsored by Chris Batler and the Ken Davy Fund.
Draw for the final is: Faye Johnson (Almondbury BC) v Billy Jakeman (Brockholes BC), Elliot Heap (Broad Oak BC) v Dominic Fairclough (Marsh Lib), Jack Humpleby (Shepley) v Rhys Kelly (Marsh Lib), Chris Taylor (Brockholes) v Thomas Mozley (Broad Oak).
Entries are now being taken for the Linthwaite CBC Junior and Senior Pairs on Monday, August 27 (10am).
A maximum of 32 pairs will be allowed and it’s £6 to enter. Prizemoney will total £400 with £160 and a trophy to the winner.
Refreshments will be avaialable all day and pairings should note the junior player must be under 18 on August 27.
All entries by phone to George Shelton (the sponsor) on 07767 260707.
The final of the John Smith’s Classic at Cleckheaton is on Saturday (5.30pm).
The draw and odds are: Scott Fisher (Denby Grange) 8/1 v James Hanson (Pudsey) 16/1, Andrew Spragg (Chesterfield) 6/1 v Kevin Nixon (Doncaster) 20/1, Nigel Cranston (Crossgates) 25/1 v Chris Brown (Sheffield) 8/1, Callum Wraight (Shrewsbury) 10/l v Graeme Wilson (Manchester) 9/2, Simon Coupe (Preston) 9/2 v Robert Hitchen (Halifax) 12/1, Daniel Beeby (Spen Victoria) 25/1 v Andrew Buckley (Chadderton) 7/1, Lee Heaton (Preston) 12/1 v Chris Kelly (Sheffield) 16/1, Jeremy Muff (Holmes Chapel) 20/1 v Gareth Gwilliam (Glossop) 8/1.
Latest qualifiers were Nigel Cranston (drew 5) and Jeremy Muff (drew 15).
The third round of the Spen Masters will be played tomorrow at Spen Victoria (practice 6pm, play 6.30).
Draw is: G Foster (Rhyll) v Bob Whitfield (Brighouse), Nigel Cranston (Leeds) v Andy Thompson (Burton-on-Trent), Jonathan Welsby (Warrington) v Richard Stockdale (Bradford), Jack Summers (Bradford) v Kieren Smith (Leeds), Andy Wike (Huddersfield) v Duncan Reeves (Littlemoor), Ashley Daykin (Huddersfield) v Joseph Cranston (Leeds), Richard Golby (Burton) v Dave McDermott (Wirral), James Wilcox (Leeds) v Jason Jones (Rhyll).
The Spen Press Challenge Cup Final tomorrow is sponsored by Siddal Colour Printers at Cleckheaton Sports bottom green (7pm).
It’s Hightown Club (handicap 25) v Rastrick Sports & Social (handicap 20) and the draw is (Hightown names first):
Stephen Holmes v David Wood, Stephen Parkin v Damien Talbot, Vinnie Smith v Joel Adby, Les Mitchell v Neil Broadbent (capt), Brian Bentley v Alistair Fox, Paul Warwick (capt) v Frank Cullen, Ian Fraser v Simon Deal, Mark Goodall v Trevor Heley. Dress code applies.
SUNDAY is a big one for the West Riding & Spen Valley Association.
It’s the Pairs Final in the morning at Hightown Club (10.30) and then the Individual Merit Final at Mirfield Old Bank (2.30)
Draw for the Pairs Final is: Charlie Holt and Gordon Kellett (Harold Club) v Darren Crawley and Andy Hodgson (Pudsey), Bryan Jenkins and Justin Waters (Mirfield OB) v Joel Adby and Alistair Fox (Rastrick), Nick Bastow and Paul Rooks (Eccleshill) v Frank Cullen and David Wood (Rastrick), Andy Halford and Adam Ward (Cleck Moorend) v Richard Crowther and Mark Ellis (Spen Vic).
Draw for the Individual Merit: Vinnie Smith (Hightown) v Tony Throup (Spen Vic), Andrew Wood (Brighouse Sp) v Nick Bastow (Eccleshill), Chris Wilson (Spen Vic) v Mick Maguire (Spen Vic), Richard Crowther (Spen Vic) v Paul Jacques (Pudsey Littlemoor), Neil Tordoff (Harold Club) v Mark Goodall (Cleck Moorend), Michael Rhodes (Cleck Sports) v Iain Wilson (Harold Club), Mick Armitage (Hanging Heaton) v Adam Ward (Cleck Moorend), Nigel Roper (Pudsey Littlemoor) v Josh Gamble (Drightlington Pk).