THE Skipton Hire Centre Clarkson and Supplementary Cup Finals will be held in Skipton on Thursday, August 30.

The Clarkson Cup Final will see Sutton A (35) take on Rolls Royce A (75) at Broughton Road, while the Supplementary Cup between Cononley A (10) and Whinfield B (115) will be at Devonshire.

The semi finals last week saw Sutton A get the better of Colne Legion A at Devon. Colne received a 20 points start, but a very strong Sutton side had seven winners with three single figure wins.

Andrew Tate, 21-7, produced the best win for Sutton, while Craig Smith and Jason Jennings, both 21-9, had Sutton well in charge.

Best for Legion came from Ken Bracewell 21-11 and Anthony Bracewell 21-14, the final match score was 227-207.

Rolls Royce reached their first final for many years with a good win against Whinfield A at Settle, both teams started on 75 handicap, and it proved to be a very even match as both sides traded wins.

Brent Taylforth 21-12, Dave Turner 21-18 and Steve Hounslow 21-14 for Rolls, while Graham Perry 21-14, Idris Wade 21-7 and Philip Dunderdale 21-12 gave Whinfield the early points advantage.

The match then swung Rolls' way as husband and wife duo Jean and Robert Holden were in top form, as Jean 21-8 and Robert 21-4 took the match away from Whinfield.

Ken Simmons' 21-12 completed the works team scores, while Derek Squires' 21-13 was Winfield's consolation, the final match result was Rolls Royce 247 Whinfield 227.

In the Supplementary Cup, Colne Cricket were set a big task to give Whinfield B 115 points start at Addingham. They needed a good start and John Whitaker 21-3 and Dean Brown 21-9 did just that. Those scores needed to continue but they did not.

Whinfield B unbelievably took control as Cath Hey 21-20 and Walter Wills 21-16 turned the match on its head, they were not supposed to get above 10 against the league champions.

Whinfield skipper David Hudson picked up 14 points. Colne did pick up three more winners but the match was won with the last two matches not completed as Whinfield moved into the final 247-164.

In the final, they will meet Cononley A (10), who got the better of Craven A (80) at Silsden Playing Fields, the village team were in good form as they produced nine winners.

Rob Scarr 21-7, Patrick Hayton 21-8, Tom Cater 21-12, David Brown, who just got the better of Mick Demain, 21-20 and Wayne Lee 21-8 gave Cononley a good start.

Craven then got a bit of hope for a turnaround as Rob Ellis 21-16 got a good win, but it did not see the change needed as Cononley went on to have the last four winners. Graham Sharp 21-6 with the best score in a 215-201 match score.

The Yorkshire County Inter District took place in Harrogate at the weekend with Skipton drawn at Wayside Bowling Club in what can only be described as “tough” group with Halifax and Huddersfield.

The bowling was, as expected, very difficult against two top sides but Skipton did the best they could on a tricky green. The first match was against Halifax. They bowled superbly and soon had Skipton on the ropes.

Trevor Hargreaves did best of the first five games with 17. Robbie Ellis then put up a good performance to win 21-15 for Skipton’s only winner. Adam Mellor scored 15and the final score was 204-116.

The losers stayed on, so next up were Huddersfield and it was not much better for Skipton. Phil Dowgill picked up a win, 21-20, while Richard Hargreaves bowled well going down 21-20.

The second five games saw reasonable scores but just David Jacques got the win 21-17. The final score was 203-141 and the players enjoyed the matches and the experience.

The Hargreaves Ltd Skipton League Merit takes place at Broughton Road on Sunday, July 29 with a 12.00pm start.