Sabden bowlers close gap at top of the league

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Champions Waddington Red have had their lead at the top of the Dorothy Southworth Indoor bowling league reduced to just two points after the latest round of fixtures at the Roefield Leisure Centre Clitheroe.

Sabden were the team to do the damage as they registered a maximum 6-0 points victory against the ‘Reds’. On mat one the Sabden trio of Margery Cooper, Peter Warburton and Dave Cunliffe made a great comeback to win 15-14.

Sabden’s trio of Roy Isherwood, John Cooper and John Boocock had a more comfortable win by 28 shots to 18 on mat two over Kevin Ryder, Ken Barker and George Rushton,

New team The Wanderers continued their progress with a maximum 6-0 points victory over Hurst Green, while Clitheroe Blue, Waddington Blue, Sabden and The Tigers enjoyed 4-2 victories over Longridge Commodores, Wanderers, Clitheroe White and Read respectively.

Closest game of the week was however between West Bradford and The All Blacks. One mat one Peter Cunliffe, Jeff Cowling and David Openshaw gave The All Blacks a win by 21 shots to 15 only to see the West Bradford triple of Angela Whitworth, Bernard Adams and William Hogg turn the tables with an identical score on mat two and so tie the aggregate at 36-36 and share the points 3-3.