Reigning champions are back on top of table

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There was an amazing finish to the game involving champions Waddington Red and newcomers the All Blacks in the Dorothy Southworth Indoor bowling league at Roefield Leisure Edisford Clitheroe.

Reigning champions Waddington Reds, who again top of the league in the second season of this new venture, earned the narrowest of victories over rivals the All Blacks.

On mat one, the Reds’ Jim Tierney, Wendy Rome and Bill Rome, just got the better of Harold Rigg, Jeff Cowling and Peter Cunliffe 17-15, but mat two provided an even closer finish where the All Blacks’ trio of Edward Houghton, John Cropper and Clive Bater squeaked home by a single shot at 14-13!

Waddington took the extra two points for a 30-29 aggregate and won the tie 4-2.

In other games, the Wanderers continued their recent revival with a convincing win over Clitheroe Blue, while Sabden produced an excellent performance to overcome newcomers the Tigers, winning on both mats for an impressive 6-0 points victory.

There were also maximum wins for Read, Waddington Blue and the All Blacks against Longridge, the French Connection and Clitheroe White respectively, with Hurst Green beating the French Connection 4-2.