ALMONDBURY BC proved a happy hunting ground for Shipley’s Matthew Jacques.
He proved unstoppable in the Yorkshire Junior Merit, beating Danny Towning (Pudsey Littlemoor) 21-11 in the final.
Towning had beaten Jordan Brown (Wibsey Park) 21-13 to go through, while Jacques defeated Bailey Rice (Harehills) in his semi-final.
First round: Lee Deighton (Dukes Park) 14 Jordan Browbn (Wibsey Park) 21, Shane Wainwright (Rothwell) 21 Nathan Oakes (Newsome WMC) 7, Michael Hill (Pontefract) 21 Jordan Davis (Staincliffe) 20, Danny Towning (Pudsey Littlemoor) w/o Thomas Holmes (Newsome WMC), Danny Teale (Kirkheaton Con) 15 Matthew Bell (Borough BC) 21, Matthew Jacques (Shipley) 21 Keiran Ormsby (Stancliffe) 14, Chris Moore (Wibsey Pk) 6 Jake Skelton (New Farnley) 21, Bailey Rice (Harehills) 21 Keiren Bannister (Heptonstall) 17.
Quarter-finals: Brown 21 Wainwright 9, Hill 4 Towning 21, Bell 18 Jacques 21, Skelton 19 Rice 21.
Semi-finals: Brown 13 Towning 21, Jacques 21 Rice 12.
Final: Towning 11 Jacques 21.
Elland Bowling Association’s Junior Handicap, sponsored by Joyce Shaw and the late Doreen Holden, will take place on Sunday at Akroydon Vics.
Entries will be accepted at the green on the day until 11.45am, with a noon start. Entry fee is £1 and it’s open to all registered Elland League juniors who must have been under 18 on January 1 this year. Details from Les Holmes on 07908 037475.
Latest qualifier in the Marsh Utd £1400 competition is Bridlington bowler and previous winner Andy Deighton (who bowls with Slaithwaite C&BC).
He defeated Craig Gant (Netherton Con) 21-12 to go through.
The draw for Saturday is (6.00pm practice, 6.30pm start): Mark Richardson (Lockwood Con) v Duncan Reeves (Pudsey), Ashley Daykin (Netherton Con) v Barry Tinker (Longwood BC), Tony Marren (Lockwood Con) v Rob Wiltshire (Netherton Con)
Kevin Riley (Halifax) v Gareth Nicholson (Lower Hopton).