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Milnsbridge hair restorer

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

Winter League

A review of the Division 1 league matches played on Wednesday 22 December

Winter bowling gets praised for doing many things - getting people out of the house, keeping people active, a really sociable sport - but now we can add to that that it also serves as a great hair restorer. The proof is in the photograph alongside. Kirkheaton Con bowlers Tony Butterfield and Gordon Walker are/were both bald. After 3 months of treatment of bowling in all weathers, both have suddenly, like this week, sprouted new hair growth as in this photograph. The camera never lies!!

With or without hair the Kirkheaton Con couple will be pleased with their day's work at Milnsbridge on Wednesday when the team recorded a 6-2 win over an in-form Clayton West side. The teams were placed 2nd and 3rd before this week's matches and they are 3rd and 4th now after Lindley BC 'A' came from behind to pinch 2nd place, Kirkheaton stay 3rd and the West drop to 4th.

The day's matches started at 12noon with a good frost on the green an interesting surface for the teams that had little experience of playing on such a surface. The first hour was very tricky with woods picking up frost and altering the bias so making it almost impossible to follow the jack. Conditions eased as it got a little warmer and green traffic helped to remove the frost but not before the damage had been done to some teams. No team was worse affected than Milnsbridge 'A' as their pairs team stormed into an early 7-0 lead only to go down to 13 eventually as the conditions eased.

The Lindley team was able to move up two places after finally beating Milnsbridge 'A' 8-0 which was a real blow to Milnsbridge's chances of avoiding the drop. Last week they collected their first win in eight to raise hopes of a rise up the table but that was scuppered by the Lindley outfit in the most emphatic manner this week.

Lower Hopton continued their winning ways extending their unbeaten run to 10 matches with a 6-2 win over the New Millers. That means that the New Millers are now on a run of 4 matches since a win which is seriously damaging their hopes of taking second place in the table. No doubt where the title is going, Boris willing, as Lower Hopton continue to dominate every team they come up against.

Thorpe Green 'A' maintained their interest in the race for 2nd place after beating Lowerhouses 'A' 6-2 and those 2 points enabled the Lowerhouses team to open up a 2-point lead over the relegation placed teams.

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