HUDDERSFIELD Junior Bowling League fixtures have been suspended on Saturday as a mark of respect to Dennis Bradley, who has died.
League secretary Geoff Martin paid tribute.
He said: “Dennis will always be fondly remembered by the Huddersfield Juniors and his energy and enthusiasm towards the junior cause will not be forgotten.
“His commitment to Brockholes BC is legendary, and the work and dedication he put into the bowling fraternity in Huddersfield was exceptional.”
He added: “The success of the Huddersfield junior bowling association was built on great committee people like Dennis.
“He will be a hard act to follow, but his example of gentlemanly conduct, passionate about doing things the right way, are testament to a great character and person.
“He will be missed, but his example will live on.”
Defending Huddersfield Veterans League champions Waterloo signalled their intentions that they don’t intend to relinquish their title lightly when they got off to a flier with a 7-2 victory against 2006 champions Milnsbridge A.
Results from the first week’s play:
Section I: Newsome WMC 3 Meltham A 6, Milnsbridge A 2 Waterloo A 7, Kirkheaton A 3 Clayton West 6, Syngenta A 6 Almondbury Lib 3, Marsh Utd A 3 Elland CA and BC A 6, Lindley Lib 6 Golcar Lib A 3.
Section II: Brockholes A 5 Paddock IC 4, Springwood 7 Shepley 2, Netherton Con A 3 Rastrick 6, Crosland Moor 8 Skelmanthorpe Wind A 1, Marsden Park 3 Bradley and Colne 6, Golcar Lib B 1 Thongsbridge A 8.
Section III: Cowcliffe 3 Moldgreen Con 6, Hudds RUFC BC 8 Thorpe Green A 1, Mirfield A 3 Linthwaite Hall 6, Broad Oak 7 Dalton 2, Ravensknowle Pk A 7 Syngenta B 2, New Mill A 4 Lindley Lib B 5.
Section IV: Waterloo B 6 Hillhouse and Birkby 3, Primrose Hill Lib 6 Brockholes B 3, Holmfirth 7 Marsh Utd B 2, Farnley Tyas 3 David Brown Spts 6, Thongsbridge B 5 Marsh Lib 1.
Section V: Thorpe Green 3 Milnsbridge B 6, Meltham B 8 Lowerhouses 1, Elland CA and BC B 7 Ravensknowle Pk B 2, Skelmanthorpe Wnd B 7 Outlane 2, Lindley BC 4 New Mill B 5.
Andrea Buckley, the twice former winner, begins the defence of her Enid Blackburn Memorial Trophy when the first of four preliminary rounds get under way on Saturday (6.00).
Shapemaster, of Honley, once again sponsor the event and have increased the prizemoney to £250 for the winner.
First round: M Nicholson v J Marshall, M Beaumont v J Cockroft, H Dyson v J Roper, B Lunn v Y Sykes, A Buckley v S Dillingham, L Bond v D Ogden, L Drury v H Rangeley, A Lunn v S Toffy.
The draw for the Ladies Open at Spen Victoria on Sunday (10.30am):
Top green: P Wright (Huddersfield) v M Saville (Sheffield), D Bray (Ossett) v S Heward (Keighley), L Gorman (Wirral) v M Haigh (Hightown), A Buckley (Huddersfield) v J Cockroft (Halifax), B Priestley (Huddersfield) v B Lunn (Ossett), J Jones (Birkenhead) v S Haigh (Castleford), D Dunning (Heckmondwike) v L Rice (Leeds), P Fleming (Huddersfield) v T Lawrence (Leeds), J Wanbon (Warrington) v J Green (Northwich), M Excell (Birkenhead) v E Wooltorton (Mirfield), L Cox (Burton-on-Trent) v J Roper (Huddersfield), D Talbot (Dodworth) v A Pooley (Leeds), L Wilcox (Leeds) v I Reardon (Warrington), A Lunn (Ossett) v J Best (Huddersfield); Byes N Cooper (Birkenhead) v J Nicholson (Halifax).
Bottom Green: B Chaffer (Halifax) v S Hewison (Huddersfield), K Davies (Birkenhead) v S Fox (Ossett), H Sylvester (Wigan) v K Portman (Leeds), M Morrison (Sheffield) v H Rangeley (Huddersfield), K Johnstone (Warrington) v K J Bennett (Bradford), D Farmer (Dodworth) v P Roscoe (Wigan), C McGrath (Huddersfield) v N Jones (Birkenhead), K Brown (Sheffield) v S Speed (Wigan), M Herbert (Birmingham) v M Lockwood (Huddersfield), G Cooper (Birkenhead) v B Johnstone (Huddersfield), M Higgins (Ossett) v L Gledhill (Huddersfield), C Kaye (Mirfield) v D Spark (Birkenhead); Byes P Lonsdale (Bradford) v P Crowther (Wirral), L Drury (Farnley) v S Turner (Heckmondwike).