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Bowls round-up

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 02, 2014

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Leek A, in the Congleton League, played Pittshill Club A at Beggars Lane, winning five and losing three games to triumph 142-112.

The best scores were produced by Chris Plant (21-3) and Alan Franklin (21-8).

The tougher test will be next week away to Pittshill in the return fixture.

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The B team didn't play but the C team, also at home, beat Knypersley C 159-113, with a big win for Brenda Fry (21-5).

The Veterans League saw the A team at Fegg Hayes, often a difficult venue, and so it turned out as they went down 123-148.

There were only two winners for Leek, Eileen Hollinshead (21-10) and Brian Ball (21-12), and two scores of 20 from Chris Hulme and Harold Needham.

The B team were at home to the Fegg Hayes A Team, a strong outfit, and the score tells the story, Leek going down 157-118 – although Don Wood and Dave Turner managed to win their games.

The Vets C lost 152-123 away to Goostrey and recorded three winners, the best of which was Jill Peacock (21-11).

In Stoke-on-Trent League Division Two, Leek A were at home to Milton Recs and managed to edge the match by 139-132.

Chris Plant (21-12) played well against Alan Davis and produced the best score for the home team.

The B team visited Cheadle and despite good wins from John Walton (21-9)and Joe Bailey (21-15) the match was lost 150-125.

In the ladies league, Leek A were at home to Florence and won 139- 112, dropping only eight chalks.

There were six winners and the best of these was Maureen Turner (21-9).

The Uttoxeter League saw the A team away to Mayfield A and three low scores dragged the overall score down to 187-214 for Mayfield.

The best Leek scores were 21-10 for Margaret Wood, and for Arthur Naylor and Maureen Turner in the doubles.

On Sunday, Leek A were in action at home again against Ashbourne Park A and started well, with four out of four doubles wins.

The singles proved more tricky as the green dried and speeded up, with four out of the eight winning and the overall score slightly disappointing at 223-189.

Leek B registered a terrific maximum score at home top Checkley B, team who are having a tough season.

There were six single figure scores in the total.


Congleton League

Division B

Leek A 142 Pittshill Club A 112

Scores: B Ball 21-15l; A Franklin 21-8; C Plant 21-3; A Naylor 14-21;J Watson/Lazowski 21-12; C Hulme 10-21; H Needham 13-21; A Gayes 21-11.

Division D

Leek C 159 Knypersley C 113

Scores: R Trafford 21-11; B Trafford 21-13; E Scragg 21-13; J Watson 14-21; J Bailey 21-19; M Bailey 21-10; B Fry 21-5; S Taylor 19-21.

Congleton Veterans League

Division A

Fegg Hayes B 148 Leek A 123

Scores: T Hague 12-21; E Hollinshead 21-10; S Clark 9-21; A Franklin 9-21; D Hollinshead 11-21; H Needham 20-21; B Ball 21-12; C Hulme 20-21.

Leek B 118 Fegg Hayes A 157

Scores: C Taylor 16-21; M Wood 13-21; N Naylor 4-21; B Fry 15-21; D Turner 21-16; M Turner 17-21; P Alcock 11-21; D Wood 21-15.

Division C

Goostrey 152 Leek C 123

Scores: I Leigh 21-18; J Peacock 21-11; S Taylor 21-18; G Bloor 5-21; L Sims 19-21; Marg Perkin 17-21; Jo Bailey 7-21; P Hewett 11-21.

Stoke-on-Trent League

Division Two

Leek A 139 Milton Recs 132

Scores: A Gayes 21-20; A Naylor 9-21; C Hulme 20-21;

C Plant 21-12; B Ball 21-0; J Watson/Lazowski 21-16; A Franklin 14-21; H Needham 12-21.

Division Four

Cheadle 150 Leek B 125.

Scores: J Walton 21-9; C Taylor 16-21; D Hollinshead 14-21; N Naylor 10-21; B James 18-21; J Bailey 21-15; D Stephenson 13-21; D Turner 12-21.

Ladies League

Division One 1

Leek A 139 Florence 112

Scores: S Clark 21-14; Pat Alcock 13-21; E Scragg 21-18; B Fry 21-19; M Wood 21-14; J Watson 21-17; M Turner 21-9.

Uttoxeter League

Division One

Mayfield A 214 Leek A 187

Scores: .Doubles - P Alcock/B Ball 20-21; S Clark/C Taylor 7-21; A Naylor/ M Turner 21-10; M Wood/D Turner 16-21. Singles - P Alcock 6-21; B Ball 21-13; S Clark 7-21; C Taylor 21-17; A Naylor 21-17; M Wood 21-10; M Turner 15-21; D Turner 11-21.

Leek A 223 Ashbourne Park A 189

Scores: Doubles - B Ball/P Alcock 21-6; D Turner/M Wood 21-15; H Needham/M Turner 21-13; C Taylor/S Clark 21-7. Singles - B Ball 21-15; P Alcock 21-13; S Clark 17-21; D Turner 17-21; C Taylor 10-21; M Turner 21-18; H Needham 11-21; M Wood 21-18.

Division Two

Leek B 252 Checkley B 122

Scores: Doubles - J Watson/Lazowski /J Bailey 21-6; T Hague/E Scragg 21-9; J Watson/AF Pogmore 21-13; G Bloor/C Plant 21-15. Singles - J Watson/Lazowski 21-5; T Hague 21-20; E Scragg 21-12; C Plant 21-9; J Watson 21-11; G Bloor 21-7; F Pogmore 21-9; J Bailey 21-6.

Leek Park

LEEK Park B overcame their A team by 30 points in their Stoke-on-Trent League clash – a result that didn't help either side. as they are both languishing at the foot of the table.

Monday saw the Congleton League team produce five winners in a home victory over Swettenham, with Dave Scragg (21-5) claiming the kitty.

The Thursday fixture against Pittshill Victoria saw Leek gain a respectable 143 points on a tricky green.

On Saturday, Park lost at home to current league champions Westlands 199-138.

The Bees returned home from Anchor Road with 101 points and no winners – but they still remain in third in the table.


Leek Park 151 Swettenham 119

Scores: N Heath 21-8; D Scragg 21-5; I Dickin 21-14; K Holdway 21-12; A Birks 18-21; M Bowcock 13-21; R Green 21-17; R Smith 15-21.

Leek Park A 124 Leek Park B 154

Scores: B Scragg 5 R Smith 21; R Trafford 16 N Heath 21; R Alcock 21 A D Singh 13; M Bowcock 21 A Birks 18; T Wardle 21 D Johnson 18; A Barr 7 B Garner 21; R Tidmarsh 17 I Dickin 21; D Scragg 16 K Holdway 21.

Leek Park 143 Pittshill 202

Scores: N Heath 21-18; D Johnson 21-20; R Trafford 11-21; A Birks 12-21; K Holdway 21-17; R Green 13-21; M Perkin 14-21; S Bond 15-21; A Barr 6-21; A D Singh 9-21.

Leek Park 138 Westlands 199

Scores: R Alcock 11-21; E Alcock 21-20; M Perkin 16-21; A Birks 6-21; B Bowcock 21-17; K Holdway 13-21; J Plant 21-15; N Heath 12-21; D Scragg 9-21; I Dickin 8-21.

Anchor Road 210 Leek Park 101

Scores: M Bowcock 16-21; A Barr 11-21; R Hodgkins 11-21; C Sherratt 4-21; P Heath 14-21; T Wardle 17-21; K Walker 10-21; R Tidmarsh 3-21; A Graham 3-21; D Johnson 11-21.

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