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Malton Cup 2024

This week saw Manor Road’s Borough Bowling Club play their Annual John Malton Cup
This was first competed for 87 years ago in 1937
The first semi-final was a tight affair with new member Steve Lonnia just being edged out 21-18 by Boroughs longest serving member Dave Pryce
The other semi was also a tight affair with Andy Adamson just getting past Sue Wilkinson 21-17
Adamson got away to a great start in the final running into a 15-7 lead before Pryce came back to 13-15
Adamson then won 4 ends on the trot to go 20-13
Once again Pryce came back to 19-20
A loose lead then from Pryce saw Adamson capitalise with a great touching wood that got the final point needed to win 21-19
Picture shows Borough Chairman Pete Charter presenting the prizes

POTTER CUP

Manor Road’s Borough Bowling continued their pre season warm up with the Annual Potter Cup which is a handicap event
However  3 out of the four semi finalists were scratch bowlers
Pete Charter had to give Kevin Daplyn 3 start but managed to secure his place in the final with a 21-15 win
Barry Gosling securing the other berth with a 21-17 win off scratch against Sue Wilkinson
Pete Charter got off to a superb start in the final minute running away into a 16-5 lead
However Barry Gosling dug deep and 9 ends later he had narrowed the lead to 1 down at 16-17 
4 ends later the game was locked at 19 all and it was anyone’s game
Gosling bowled a short lead and Charter beat it with a good wood and when Gosling again bowled short Charter rolled in for an easy 2 and took the trophy with a 21-19 victory
Picture shows Borough President Andy Adamson presenting the prizes

CLUB DOUBLES

Manor Road’s Borough Bowling Club continued their warm ups to the coming Crown Green Bowling Season which gets underway properly on Easter Monday April 1st with their Annual Club Doubles
Barrie Watson and Russ Turner eased past Caroline Watson and Pete Charter 21-7 in the first semi final
The second one was a much tighter affair with some superb bowling from Sue Wilkinson and Joyce Barron to edge out Dave Waite and Ronnie Noble 21-19
In the final it was Watson and Turner who edged their way first into a 14-8 lead and then a 19-12 lead but Barron and Wilkinson bounced back to take 4 points on one end and back in the fight at 16-19
However Watson and Turner just edged over the line 21-16 with 2 neatly bowled ends
Picture shows Borough President Andy Adamson presenting the prizes

WEBB CUP

Manor Road’s Borough Bowling Club continued their warm up to the new season with their well contested annual Harold Webb Club Cup
The first semi final was a tightly contested affair that saw Robin Daplyn just edge out Gary Thornton 21-18
In the other even more tightly contested semi final Sue Wilkinson came through 21-19 against Caroline Watson
The final saw Daplyn race off into an impressive 12-1 lead
However equally impressive Wilkinson fought back to level the scores at 13-13
It was Daplyn though who regained control and took the trophy 21-15
Picture shows Borough President Andy Adamson present Robin Daplyn and Sue Wilkinson with their prizes

Finals of the Presidents Cup

The final stages of the Presidents Cup were played with Sue Wilkinson and Graham Walker beating Les Ramm and John Dodd 21-14 in the first semi final and Pete Hodgson and Barry Gosling beating Simon Walker and Colin Rodda 21-15 in the other
Sue and Pete were then drawn together to play Graham and Barry in the final
Graham and Barry got off to a great start and were 17-10 up before Sue and Pete fought back to level the scores at 18 -18
With 3 woods laying against them Pete Hodgson bowled a superb wood to turn the end around and go 19-18 up and then 2 superb lead woods from Sue were enough for them to take the game 21-19
Pictures shows new Club President Andy Adamson  presenting the prizes to winners Sue Willkinson and Pete Hodgson and runners up Barry Gosling and Graham Walker

Opening Day 2024

Pictures shows new Club President Andy Adamson bowl the 118th annual first woods of the season watched by club members

The ground’s team have been busy tining the green this morning

This will help give us a top surface to play on this Summer

First Winter Merit at Borough 4-02-2024

Manor Roads Borough Bowling Club held their first winter merit of the year with 45 hardy bowlers from all over Yorkshire taking part Andy Webb from Alverthorpe Bowling Club in Wakefield District was the first to book a final place.
He beat Steve Dover (Whitby) 21-16, Glynn Goodyear(Hunmanby) 21-10, Barrie Watson (Borough) 21-13 and Kev Gates (Duke’s Park, Bridlington) 21-17 in the semi-final. 
Then Nigel Trotter from North Cliff bowling club claimed the second final berth after beating Jo Leeman (Whitby) 21-19 Andy Adamson (Borough) 21-20 Geoff Watson (Whitby) 21-18 Tim Coyne ( North Cliff) 21-19 and Ken Wale (Whitby) 21-14 in the semi-final.
It was Webb who edged into an early lead before Trotter battled back to 10-11 At this point the game could have gone either way and it was Webb who took command running into a 19-11 lead Trotter briefly staged a comeback before two great woods from Webb couldn’t be beaten and he took the final with a 21-13 victory
Tea and Biscuits was won by Geoff Oldham(Hunmanby) and Alan Lee (North Cliff) beating Ken Marshall (Borough) and Jo Leeman (Whitby) 21-14 in the final
Picture shows Borough President Andy Adamson presenting the prizes

Well Done Ronnie

The first Winter Merit of 2024 held on a biting cold day at Whitby proved a good day for Boroughs Ronnie Noble
After beating Emmo Emmerson 21-10 in the first round Ronnie went on to beat Emmo’s wife, Sue Emmerson 21-17 in the second round before then beating Sue’s brother, Kenny Wale, 21-19 in the quarter-Final, all this on their home green! 
Ronnie then dispatched Hunmanby’s Jenny Allen 21-10 in the semi-final. 
The final was just a game too far against one of Whitbys top bowlers, Alan Landers, Ronnie put in a great fight but just going down 21-15.
With this years Champion of Champions final to be held at Borough in March, Ronnie is certain to qualify as he lies in an impressive 4th overall on 8 points 
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