All go on the greens

Alnwick Bowling Club

IT has been an exceptionally busy week for Alnwick bowlers with fixtures ranging from county games to the first internal club competition and of course league matches.

In the leagues, Benfield proved too much for Alnwick, winning both the Nines and the Clegg Cup in Northumberland Bowling Association league matches. In the Nines, despite Alnwick being ahead on shots, they still went down 6-2.

There was no better news when they travelled to Tyneside and lost 12-2 in the Clegg and are now in fifth place on 67 points just outside the promotion zone although with two games in hand are only two points behind third and fourth places.

The first club competition of the year attracted a disappointing entry for the William Lindsey trophy.

There were some very close games but the winners, who were unbeaten throughout the afternoon, were Robin Wilson, David Wilkinson and Jim Watt (s).

There was much better news in the North Northumberland League with Alnwick winning 5-3 on the Lesbury green.

The club travelled to Berwick and Spittal for the Top 15 trophy which is played on both greens.

They beat Tweedmouth in the first round but lost out to Chirnside in the second.

Northumberland Ladies entertained Cumbria at Alnwick on Friday and were well beaten.

On Monday, Northumberland County President George Batey’s team took on the County Honorary Vice Presidents and ran out winners by 142 shots to 93.