Back to winning form

ALNWICK bounced back to winning form in the Northumberland Bowling Association Clegg Cup B league with a 14-0 win over Percy.

The club has had a rollercoaster ride in this league, having won three out of five matches played, winning two 12-2 and losing two by the same margin and now beating Percy from Tyneside 14-0 scoring 108 shots to 53.

Last week’s results saw them jump five places in the league into third place, one place above near neighbours Rothbury on shot difference with both on 42 points but Alnwick has a shot difference of 68 and Rothbury 17.

There is no game next week with Alnwick competing in the private clubs’ championship, the Bell Cup.

Unfortunately, the A Division Nines League side was not so successful going down to Cramlington 6-2 losing by 51 shots to 42.

The run in the Edwardson Cup came to an abrupt end at The Willows on Tyneside when all three rinks went down, two to narrow margins.

In recent friendly games, Alnwick beat Teesside All Stars by 99 shots to 70, lost to Morpeth by 82 shots to 90 and won against Keyworth from Nottingham 139 to 89 and beat Wooler 68 shots to 54. On Saturday they were beaten by Ponteland 85 shots to 73.

Despite the rain, the club held the first round of the Tommy Hall Sunday Triples in league format. It was won by Yvonne Turner, George Turner and Dougie Miller (s).

In the semi-final they beat Eileen Burn, Jim Watt, and Michael Inkster (s). In the other semi-final Derek McKie, Joyce Harper and Ray Topping (s) beat the family Liddle, David, Mavis and Ken (s).

The Northumberland county team, including Alnwick’s John Hume, had a top class win over rivals Durham in the national Middleton Cup on the Alnwick green with a shot margin of 138 to 113, winning by 18 points to four.