Drama ensued in the final week of the www.CargoHuddersfield Bowling League and it was all change at the top – Thongsbridge taking the title.

Previous leaders Kirkheaton Con lost to Lockwood Con 5­11, while Thongsbridge C&BC won by the same score against Lower Hopton WMC.

The outcome was that the Holme Valley team clinched the top spot, displacing Kirkheaton Con by four points, and thereby capturing the Subscription Cup for a fourth time in the last seven seasons.

Lockwood Con’s win, meanwhile, enabled them to take third place from Lower Hopton.

At the top of the second-tier Drayton Cup, Clayton West BC came with a late run to pip Penistone & District BC, who had already finished their fixtures, by two points.

Similarly, Cleckheaton Sports also managed to claw their way to third place just a further three points back, passing Milnsbridge BC who had a narrow derby defeat against Milnsbridge Lib.

Elsewhere, Linthwaite Hall A and B teams were proud winners of the Littlewood and Taylor Cups respectively, a double victory feat that club members cannot remember having occurred before.

The other Cups were won by Moldgreen Con B, (Bamforth, a second consecutive promotion), Thorpe Green B&SC (Beaumont) and Elland CABC (Binns).

Clubs are reminded that the top three teams in all Cups have prizes to come at the Presentation Evening on October 24 at Lockwood Con.