Watson and Lowe on a high after win

At the Shoreline Suncruisers sponsored merit competition, from left, winners David Lowe with Borough president Mary Maltby presenting the trophy
At the Shoreline Suncruisers sponsored merit competition, from left, winners David Lowe with Borough president Mary Maltby presenting the trophy

Borough Bowling Club’s quick running Manor Road green presented a challenge for the 72 players who took part in a pairs merit competition.

The competition was sponsored by Shoreline Suncruisers, and prizes were presented by Borough’s president Mary Maltby.

In the quarter-finals Geoff Watson (Whitby) and David Lowe (Dukes Park) beat Ron Marshall (DP) and Tim Purcell (Robin Hood’s Bay) 21-12, Danny Cooper (North Cliff) and Andy Adamson (Borough) beat Andy Deighton and Chris Bielby (both DP) 21-13, Ed McCormack and Simon Roberts (both NC) beat Jack Binns and Terry Summersgill (both Borough) 21-13 and Pat Germaine and David Bould (both NC) beat Robert Child (NC) and Kevin Gates (Whitby) 21-16.

Watson and Lowe won their semi-final against Cooper and Adamson 21-12 while McCormack and Roberts beat Germaine and Bould 21-16. Watson and Lowe won the final against McCormack and Roberts 21-9.

On Sunday there will be a singles round-robin competition at Whitby BC, 9.30am start.

Hunmanby 1 won on three rinks when they visited North Cliff 1 in the Evening Singles League division one, but lost 155-123, mainly as a result of Richard Thompson’s 21-5 success for Cliff.

Best for Hunmanby was the in-form Phil Todd with a 21-11 return.

North Cliff had two hard-fought victories in the Evening Doubles League. Away to Borough 1, Cliff won 61-57 when David Bould and Pat Germain powered to a 21-5 success.

Bould and Germaine did it again the following night with a 21-3 win which gave Cliff a 64-59 victory at home to Hunmanby 1. Partnered by Pete Richards, Phil Todd again shared his team’s best return with a 21-9.

Borough 2 just lost out 71-69 to Dukes Park 2. Best returns: Barry Gosling and Trevor Hanlon 21-11 for Borough and Gordon Scorah and Joe Hobson 21-8 for Park.