Darlington Ladies A Team proved to be too good over six rinks for Durham City Indoor Bowls Club, the current county inter-club championships.

Barbara Watson, Vi Johnson, Marueen Whitton and skip Ann Simpson stormed into a 17-0 lead at five ends after starting with a four and a six against L Skippings, M Churnside, A Atkinson, and skip E Anderson at the Morrisons Centre. The Quaker girls finished top dogs from all twelve rinks winning very impressively by 29-16.

Alison Joyce, Edith Dunn, Mary Armstrong and skip Marjorie Bousfield (captain) never looked in real danger. They led by 8-3, 14-9, 21-10 to beat J. Johnson, B. Wilson, R. Robinson and skip N. Brewster in style by 24-16.

Peggie Clark, Gladys Auton, Joyce Weston and skip Dorris Rewcastle got off to a slow start but scored 8 shots in three ends without reply to establish a comfortable 14-7 lead going into the twelfth end. A final flurry saw them home and dry by 23-12 against A. Pretty, M. Thompson, M. Stevens and skip I. Gibson making it three winning rinks at Morrisons.

Away from home all three rinks lost by 16 shots in total. Kittie Robinson, Audrey Cairns, Olive Harris and skip Joyce Stephenson unusually got off to a slow start and were 3-17 adrift at the half way stage. The Quaker girls picked up a very welcome six at the twelfth but still went down by 13-23 in a well contested game. Tracey Fairless, Margaret White, Sadie Lynch and skip Dulcie Harbin were unlucky to go down by 14-15 after conceding the lead and three shots on the finishing line in a very interesting low scoring game against B. Jefferson, K. Jones, D. Appleby and skip H. Thompson.

Joan Hamer, Phyllis Harper, Marjorie Nelson and skip Anne Anderson trailed throughout against J. Davis, A. Kennedy, K. Currie and skip T. Parker. Durham lead by 7-3, 14-6, 17-11 and finished 21-16 to the good in a hard fought game.

In the Durham County Inter Club championship Darlington beat the Parks of North Shields by 112-107.

At the Morrisons Centre Eric Ramsdale, Neil Hodgson, John Lynch and skip Ken Lamb scored a six then a four to take them into a 12-7 lead after six ends. In much the same way they collected a three and then a seven to lead by 27-21 at the eighteenth and eventually won by three shots.

Barrie Hodgson, Mark Ralphs, Ken Tinkler and skip Brian Metcalf led from start to finish and by 13-4 after scoring a six at the eighth end against the Paul Ging four and went on to win well by 21-11.

Adam Mortimer, Geoff Bell, Mike Baines and skip Graham Peacock led by 6-1, 10-4 and by 13-9 going into the 14th end but somehow conceded 12 shots against two to go down by 15-21 . However, this was still good enough to help with a home team victory and an overall win collecting valuable league points.

Darlington lady bowlers including Peggy Clark, Olive Harris and skip Dulice Harbin had to meet and beat Northumberland Triples champions at Concordia this week to qualify to play in the All England 50+ Ladies Championship finals. All three Quaker girls were at their best and won through to represent the North of England in Hampshire in pursuit of the coveted Margaret Ashford national two-wood Triples Trophy. On present form who would bet against them you may ask.