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Bowls round-up

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 30, 2014

Leek Park's Trevor Wardle was in winning form against Oakamoor.

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LEEK had matches in four different leagues, resulting in varying success.

In the Stoke-on-Trent League, the A team recorded a good 156-141 win at Wolstanton Private, where Alan Gayes (21-9) mastered the rain as the best of the visitors' five winners.

The B team faced Barlaston Bowling and Tennis Club at Beggars and returned six winners, including four cards with single figure scores.

In the Congleton Veterans League, the A team lost 139-119 away to Rode Heath A, although the first four came off to the good, with two winners.

The B team went down 149-132 at home to champions Cricket Club in Division A. There were four Leek winners but the margins were too small. Norman Naylor did well to produce a 21-8 return.

The vets C team had two games. They lost at home to Cricket Club C but won convincingly away to Good Companions. Joe Bailey and Glennis Bloor won their games in both matches.

In the Stoke-on-Trent Ladies League, Leek A won a close encounter at home to Bucknall Private 119-116, mainly due to an outstanding score from Pat Alcock (21-2). The B team, after a good win at home to Pittshill, travelled to Florence Bowling and Tennis on a wet Friday night and returned a maximum 147-63 winning scoreline – a rare feat.

The Uttoxeter League began with the Leek B away to relegated Checkley. A hard game was expected, but the Leek team excelled to run out 238-171 winners, taking seven of the eight singles and three out of the four doubles.


Congleton Veterans League

Division A

Rode Heath A 130 Leek A 119

Scores: T Hague 17-21; A Franklin 21-10; E Hollinshead 12-21; C Hulme 21-5; D Hollinshead 5-21; A Gayes 21-10; H Needham 6-21; B Ball 16-21.

Leek B 132 Cricket Club A 149

Scores: C Taylor 21-18; M Wood12-21; D Wood 21-19; Pat Alcock 14-21; M Turner 21-20; D Turner 13-21; F Pogmore 9-21; N Naylor 21-8.

Division C

Leek C 130 Cricket Club C 144

Scores: I Leigh 19-21; J Bailey 12-21; M Bailey 16-21; J Peacock 5-21; M Wheatley 15-2; G Bloor 21-15; Joe Bailey 21-11; M Perkin 21-13.

Good Companions 120 Leek C 153

Scores: I Leigh 21-11; M Wheatley 20-21; G Bloor 21-8; S Taylor 21-12; M Bailey 21-14; J Peacock 17-21; M Perkin 11-21; Joe Bailey 21-12.

Stoke-on-Trent League

Division Two

Wolstanton Private 141 Leek A 156

Scores: A Franklin 21-18; A Gayes 21-9; J Watson-Lazowski 21-18; A Naylor 21-14; C Hulme 19-21; C Plant 21-19; B Ball 17-21; H Needham 15-21.

Division Four

Leek B 157 Barlaston B &T 92

Scores: B James 21-12, N Naylor 21-9, J Bailey 21-14, J Walton 21-5, M Wheatley 14-21, C Taylor 21-4, D Hollinshead 21-6, T Hague 17-21.

Ladies League

Division One

Leek A 119, Bucknall Private 116

Scores: Pat Alcock 21-2; M Turner 12-21; P Alcock 21-17; J Watson 15-21; E Scragg 18-21; M Wood 21-13; B Fry 11-21.

Division Four

Florence B & T 63 Leek B 147

Scores: L Walker 21-3; S Taylor 21-20; I Leigh 21-3; M Bailey 21-16; J Bailey 21-5; A Meakin 21-11; B Trafford 21-5.

Uttoxeter League

Division Two

Checkley A 171 Leek B 238

Scores: Doubles - F Pogmore/D Ferns 21-11; T Hague/B James 21-17; C Plant/E Scragg 21-18; J Watson-Lazowski/J Watson 15-21. Singles - T Hague 21-8; D Ferns 21-12; J Watson 21-11; B James 21-11; E Scragg 21-20; J Watson-Lazowski 21-12; F Pogmore 13-21, C Plant 21-14.

Leek Park

KEVIN Walker (21-4) was Leek Parks' biggest winner for the second week running in their 162-121 defeat of visitors Oakamoor, in the Stoke-on-Trent League on Wednesday.

League newcomers Tittensor gave Leek Park B a 148-118 beating.

Thursday saw Park playing their first home fixture, against Florence Colliery, which they lost 143-183.

Ken Holdway returned the best scorecard 21-6, while Alan Barr (21-16) won his first game.

The Bees upset title favourites Anchor Road with a 193-165 defeat at Brough Park. Roy Tidmarsh (21-7) won the sweepstake.

It was a baptism of fire for June Flavell, making her debut away to league champions Westlands. June lost 21-8 in her side's 210-115 defeat.


Leek Park A 162 Oakamoor 121

Scores: T Wardle 21-7; R Alcock 21-15; R Tidmarsh 19-21; B Scragg 21-20; R Trafford 21-14; K Walker 21-4; M Bowcock 17-21; D Scragg 21-19.

Tittensor 148 Leek Park B 118

Scores: N Heath 15-21; A Birks 21-16; D Johnson 9-21; A D Singh 14-21; I Dickin 21-12; R Smith 11-21; K Holdway 6-21; B Garner 21-15.

Leek Park 143 Florence Colliery 183

Scores: N Heath 21-14; D Johnson 15-21; R Trafford 4-21; K Holdway 21-6; A Birks 6-21; A Graham 18-21; S Bond 15-21; E Rogers 9-21; A Barr 21-16; R Green 13-21.

Leek Bees 193 Anchor Road 165

Scores: T Wardle 16-21; L Walker 21-11; P Heath 12-21; B Trafford 21-14; R Trafford 19-21; K Walker 21-15; M Bowcock 21-18; R Tidmarsh 21-7; D Johnson 20-21; B Scragg 21-15.

Westlands 210 Leek Park 115

Scores: R Alcock 12-21; E Alcock 16-21; M Perkin 8-21; R Smith 12-21; J Flavell 8-21; K Holdway 19-21; J Plant 15-21; N Heath 15-21; D Scragg 6-21; I Dickin 10-21.

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