Rising stars shine

FUTURE STARS ... Semi-finalist Andrew Peel, left, runner-up Neil Wood, Yorkshire president Chris Hasselby, winner Marc Armitage and semi-finalist Emma Ramsey following the presentations at the Yorkshire Boys and Girls Merit competition at Hunmanby BC. Submitted.
FUTURE STARS ... Semi-finalist Andrew Peel, left, runner-up Neil Wood, Yorkshire president Chris Hasselby, winner Marc Armitage and semi-finalist Emma Ramsey following the presentations at the Yorkshire Boys and Girls Merit competition at Hunmanby BC. Submitted.

HUNMANBY BC hosted the Yorkshire County Crown Green Bowling Association’s Boys and Girls Merit on Sunday, the first time an individual Yorkshire event has been held in the Scarborough district.

The event was sponsored by the Scarborough and District Association, and it was won by Marc Armitage, of Pudsey Littlemoor, who beat Neil Wood, Chapel Street BC, 15-13 in the final.

All players were under 16 years and produced some remarkable bowling throughout the day with Emma Ramsey putting in some good performances to get to the semi-final.

Andrew, Emma and Patrick Higgins won special prizes - sponsored by Yorkshire officials Alan and Pat Stephenson - for being the competition’s most sporting players.

North Cliff’s Robert Child and Borough’s Mick Gates will be competing in the next Yorkshire event - The Yorkshire Handicap - on Sunday at Almondbury Liberal Club, Huddersfield.

With an entry of 39 in last week’s Gambart Baines qualifying round at the Alexandra Gardens greens, there were two qualifiers for the October grand finals: D Scarth (Hanging Heaton), who beat G Flowers (Weyside) 21-14, and P Sweeney (Ossett), who beat M Morris (Hanging Heaton) 21-18.

The next rounds of the Scarborough and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s Knockout Cup will be: Westgate (not Eastfield, as previously announced) v Brid Bay A on June 29, and Whitby v North Cliff A and Borough B v Dukes Park A, both on July 6.

The semi-finals will be on July 13 and 20, the final being July 31 at Robin Hood’s Bay BC.