Dowgill leads the way as Crosshills A score two fine wins

Craven Herald: Gordon Webster of Devon B in action against Colne Legion Gordon Webster of Devon B in action against Colne Legion

CROSSHILLS A produced a fine performance to defeat third-placed Keighley A 9-3 but they remain ten points behind leaders Cononley A in the Walker Foster Division One.

Crosshills A had seven winners in a 183-160 aggregate victory, led by Phil Dowgill 21-6 and Paul Kay 21-8. It means they are now eight points ahead of Keighley.

The Crosshills side also had a comfortable 12-0 home win 12-0 over bottom club Oakworth.

It means that Phil Dowgill, 14 wins, and Andrew Tate (17) both remain undefeated.

Leaders Cononley A defeated Keighley B 11-1and away at Lund Park A 10-2.

They also have two unbeaten players in John Parkin with 15 wins and Graham Reay (10), but it's Dowgill who heads the averages with plus 12.57.

Keighley A did regroup when they defeated their B team 12-0 to keep a healthy 20-point gap between themselves and Craven A

with an 11-1 home win over Lund Park A and a 9-3 victory at Broughton Road A.

Devon A also moved up with a 8-4 win at Gargrave A and 11-1 at home to Silsden P F A. Silsden have been the losers recently as their good early season form as fallen away with only one win in five, two more 8-4 defeats at home to Sutton A and away at Colne Cricket as seen them drop to sixth place. Colne Cricket are seventh while Gargrave A remain in the top half of the table.

In the Andrew Town Joinery division two the top two met at Devon, Colne Legion A arrived with a strong side to take on second placed Devon B. The match saw Legion take three winners in the first four with Kevin Bond 21-10 best, Devon came back with four winners led by skipper Howard Baker 21-6.

But a strong finish from Colne with the final two winners, meant a 7-5 win for Devon B, but Colne Legion head back Lancashire with a 9 point lead at the top. Devon B had a chance to close the gap with a trip to Silsden P F B, the 7-5 defeat reduced Colne's lead to 4 points both teams played 15 games.

Rolls Royce, Cononley B and Steeton A looked to close the gap on the top two, but poor results left the top two clear. Rolls Royce suffered two 8-4 defeats away at Steeton A and home to Crosshills A, Steeton A beat Rolls but lost 8-4 at Whinfield A, while Cononley B won away at Broughton Road B 9-3, but a 7-5 home win over Lund Park B was a bit disappointing. So Cononley B move up to third, Steeton A are fourth while Rolls Royce slip to fifth, Crosshills B moved up a place to sixth with their fifth win on the trot.

Steve Hounslow from Rolls Royce remains undefeated with 14 wins and a plus 11.07, team mate David Turner as had one defeat, but as plus average of 10.43, while S Smith from Colne Legion B as played 10 without defeat.

The Skipton Building Society division three sees a really close tussle at the top, Whinfield B lead the way on 102 points after two 7-3 wins, at home to the Whinfield C team, then away at Keighley C. Steeton B closed the gap to 1 point with a 7-3 win at Addingham B, then a 10-0 win over the Steeton C team. Addingham A went down 6-4 at Sutton B, then beat the Addingham C team 7-3, to slip down to third place just one point behind Steeton B. The top three teams are at present well clear of fourth placed Settle B and Keighley C while Sutton B have games in hand. At the top of the averages Shaun Beaumont of Addingham A remains unbeaten with 12 wins and a plus average of 10.08.

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree