Durham and District League - King George V, who are firmly entrenched at the foot of Division One, were looking to an 8-2 victory at Coxhoe as they led 55 shots to 48 with 15 ends played.

However, in a remarkable turn round, the visitors dropped 43 shots in the last six ends and as they only gained 21 they went down 6-4 with a shot score of 91-76.

Rink scores (Coxhoe names first): K. Matthews 21 C. Ford 22; D. Gibson 23 I.C. Young 22; B. Raine 30 T. Shotton 10; G. Storey 17 A. Musgrove 22.

There was a change at the top of the First Division when Ever Ready/ Craghead moved into first place, one points head of former leaders, Leeholme, who were held to a home draw by Crook Glenholme, who are now just 11 points behind Leeholme with a match in hand.

Trimdon, who have languished at the foot of the Second Division for weeks, shocked the visiting promotion hopefuls from Nevilles Cross by winning by six points.

This moved Trimdon off the bottom but they need more results of this nature to avoid relegation.

Trimdon won by 80 shots to 61.

Rink scores (Trimdon names first): R. Jefferson 15 I. Hudson 24; H. Mercer 21 K. Peacock 15; J.G. Owens 22R. Henderson 12; P. Connor 22 R. Lund 10.

Wingate lead the Second Division by eight points from Stockton, who are two ahead of Nevilles Cross, who have a match in hand.

Murton moved four points clear at the top of the Third Division following their massive 122 shots to 49 home win over Kelloe.

Rink scores (Murton names first): N. Jubb 41 T. Horner 9; J. Bannister 31 T. Newton 12; R. Spindler 22 R. Smalley 13; T.W. Todd 28 S. Jackson 15.

Willington Spectrum's defeat at Witton Gilbert pushed them down into second place in the Third Division, with Witton Gilbert moving into third place, just a point behind but with a match in hand.

Results - Division One: Mainsforth 6 Pelton Fell 4; Leeholme 5 Crook Glenholme 5; Shotton 2 Ever Ready/Craghead 8; Coxhoe 6 King George V 4; Bowburn v Langley Park postponed. Re-arranged - Pelton Fell 8 King George V 2.

Division Two: Trimdon 8 Nevilles Cross 2; Chilton 0 Wingate 10; Vane Tempest 4 Stockton 6; Brandon 2 Sherburn Village 8. Stockton Elm Tree v Addison Park postponed.

Division Three: Murton 10 Kelloe 0; Witton Gilbert 8 Willington Spectrum 2; Wolsingham 4 Fishburn W.M. Club 6; Wheatley Hill 10 Belmont 0. Re-arranged - Willington Spectrum 4 Wheatley Hill 6.

Tomorrow's fixtures - Division One: Coxhoe v Mainsforth; Shotton v King George V; Langley Park v Pelton Fell; Leeholme v Ever Ready/Craghead; Crook Gelnholme v Bowburn.

Division Two: Vane Tempest v Brandon; Addison Park v Stockton; Trimdon v Sherburn Village; Chilton v Stockton Elm Tree; Wingate v Nevilles Cross.

Division Three: Murton v Newton Hall; Wheatley Hill v Fishburn WM Club; Witton Gilbert v Kelloe; Willington Spectrum v Belmont.

Durham Millennium Trophy

Quarter-final draw: Crook Glenholme (0) v Ever Ready/Craghead (0); Willington Spectrum (10) v Nevilles Cross (5); Leeholme (0) v Wheatley Hill (10); Shotton (0) v Kelloe (10).

RJ Hall Singles Championship

Quarter-final draw: C. Jefferson (Leeholme) v D. Jones (Mainsforth); W. Kirk (Ever Ready/Craghead) v D. Barron (Leeholme); J. Thompson (Addison Park) v M. English (Ever Ready/Craghead); A. Waggott (Addison Park) v J. Vicary (Newton Hall).

SWD Veterans League

Bishop Auckland travelled to Second Division leaders, Wolsingham and pulled off a surprise victory by 62 shots to 55.

Rink scores (Wolsingham names first): I. Wilson 19 J. Robinson 19; T. Irwin 11 J. Bowran 26; S. Wilkinson 25 G. Pearce 17.

The Second Division was further tightened up when Willington moved up to share second place with their beaten hosts at Crook Glenholme, while Leeholme and Chilton moved into promotion threatening positions with maximum wins.

There was no change at the top of the First Division with both Cockton Hill and Sherburn recording four point victories. However, Sherburn's win over the visiting Spennymoor A opened up a six points gap in the race for the runners-up spot.

Sherburn beat Spennymoor A by 67 shots to 40.

Rink scores (Sherburn names first): N. McDonald 25 E. Hope 11; R. Smith 26 W. Shoulder 9; T. Burt 16 J. Fawcett 20.

Langley Park A replaced Shildon Town, who have led the Third Division since the first match of the season, following their 75 shots to 50 victory over the visiting Dean Bank C.

Rink scores (Langley Park names first): S. Wadge 26 J. Dawson 20; W. Dover 24 A. Blackett 14; F. bates 25 W. Watson 16.

Results - Division One: Shildon Railway A 2 Cockton Hill A 6; Mainsforth 2 Langley Park B 6; Sherburn 6 Spennymoor A 2; Dean Bank A v King George V postponed.

Division Two: Spennymoor B 0 Chilton 8; Wolsingham 3 Bishop Auckland 5; Leeholme 8 Durham City 0; Crook Glenholme 2 Willington 6.

Division Three: Langley Park A 8 Dean Bank C 0; Belmont 6 Spennymoor C 2; Cockton Hill B 8 Shildon Railway B 0.

CIU Pairs Championship

Third round draw: P. Gibson & D. Gibson (Spennymoor) v N. Nixon & R. Taylorson (Sacriston); G. Gibson & B. Coates (Wingate) v S. Summers & S.P. Gourley (Darlington); T. Brown & R.French (Horden Victory) v M. Fenwick & P. Davies (Brandon); J. Trotter & S. Farry (Ferryhill) v P. Whitfield & G. Hutchinson (Crowtrees); M. English & B. Robinson (Dipton) v G. Robson & P. Coulson (Leadgate); S. Hubbard & P. Patterson (Crawcrook Catholic) v R. Wardman & J. Newstead (Annfield Plain); J. Taylor & B. Taylor (Fishburn) v W. Condron & S. Land (Low Spennymoor & Merrington Lane); A. Jones & E. Maddison (Ferryhill Station) v T. Patterson & J. Blair (Shotton Comrades). Results to be into the Branch Office by 8 August.

CIU Individual Championship

Quarter-final draw: P. Coulson (Leadgate) v N. Nixon (Sacriston); B. Reed (Leadgate) v D. Hume (Darlington); I. Peacock (Leadgate) v P. Gibson (Spennymoor); N. Evans (Ferryhill Station) v D. Stoker (South Moor). Results to be into the Branch Office by 8 August.

Durham County Hospital Cup

Quarter-final draw: R. Smith & partners (Sherburn Village) v J. Thompson & partners (Addison Park); A. Calvert & partners (Langley Park) v R. Presho & partners (Wingate); J. Webster & partners (Sherburn Village) v C. Bullock & partners (Ever Ready/Craghead); R. Ledger & partners (Ever Ready/Craghead) v I. C. Young & partners (King George V).

Tom McNamara Triples Championship

Quarter-final draw: K. Yarnell & partners (Newton Hall) v J. Moore & partners (Belmont); D. Higgins & partners (Sherburn Village) v R. Rose & partners (Pelton Fell); R. Anderson & partners (Belmont) v R. Smith & partners (Sherburn Village); B. Richardson & partners (Crook Glenholme) v J. Sedgewick & partners (Langley Park).

Durham County Community Carpet Bowls

Group A

P Pts

Croxdale 9 15

Wolsingham 9 12

Hamsteels 8 11

Tudhoe 9 10

Esh Winning 8 8

Witton-le-Wear 9 6

Sedgefield 10 6

Spennymoor 8 2

Cleveland County EBF Finals

Held over two weekends last month, the finals were monopolised by Stockton Elm Tree Social Club with their players winning 13 out of 20 events.

The ladies won five of their eight events while the men took eight of 12.

The winners now go forward to represent their club and country in the English Finals at Skegness later this month.

Durham League Pairs Championship

Quarter-final draw: T. Todd & partner (Murton) v B. Richardson & partner (Crook Glenholme); D. McDonald & partner (Crook Glenholme) v M. English & partner (Ever Ready/Craghead); A. Bainbridge & partner (Leeholme) v J. Vicary & partner (Newton Hall); B. Attwood & partner (Leeholme) v P. Wilkinson & partner (King George V).

Hartlepool Veterans League


GEC 202

Eldon Grove A 177

Foggy Furze 172

Hartlepool B 147

Brinkburn 140

Grayfields 138

Burn Valley A 130

Hartlepool A 130

Burn Valley B 120

Eldon Grove B 114

South Durham 111

Park 99

Seaton 91

Owton Lodge 59

Darlington Veterans League

Division A

Results: Wood A 3, N Lodge 1; Dene A 2, N Park 2; RA A 4, MSG A 0; Hundens A 3, S Park A 1.

P W D L Pts Shots

E Park A 9 9 0 0 30 +176

RA A 11 7 1 3 29 +153

Dene A 10 6 2 2 26 +83

S Park A 10 5 1 4 23 +76

MSG A 10 4 1 5 17 +6

Wood A 9 3 2 4 16 +27

Hundens A 10 4 1 5 15 -90

N Lodge 11 1 1 9 12 -225

N Park 10 1 1 8 10 -206

Division B

Results: Wood C 1, RA B 3; Barnard Castle 4, Dene B -0; MSG b 0, Wood B 4; S Park B 4, Hundens B 4; S Park B 3, E Park B 1.

S Park B 10 7 1 2 27 +75

Bd. Castle 10 6 1 3 25 +40

Wood B 9 6 1 2 23 +145

RA B 10 4 2 4 20 _11

Hundens B 10 4 2 4 19 -32

Cleveland County Bowling Association

West End BC had their finest win in their 100-year history when they beat South Cave BC, Humberside 89 shots to 84 last Saturday to clinch the Northern Area Championship of the EBF Club Team Durham Centenary Trophy. West End will now play the champions from the South at Skegness on August 18 to determined who is the national club champion.

The 12 players for West End were: Brian Browne, Deryk Hunter, Eddie Pinder, Alex Nicol, John Pearce, Ken Lamb, Peter Mallerby, Geoff Roberts, Nick Willey, Denis Clarke, Albert Oram, Bernie MacEntee.

Marshall Yates Mixed Pairs Championship

Quarter-final draw: B. Richardson & Mrs M. Alderson (Crook Glenholme) v D. Higgins & Mrs T. Gibson (Sherburn Village); Mr and Mrs Kirk (Ever Ready/Craghead) v M. Fenwick & Mrs D. Davies (Addison Park); R. Foster 7 Mrs T. Cummings (Sherburn Village) v J. Webster & Mrs J. Charlton (Sherburn Village); Mr and Mrs Sedgewick (Langley Park) v Mr and Mrs Latimer (Wingate).

Durham County (EBA) Finals

The Finals, with winners and losers qualifying for the All-England finals at Worthing, starting on August 18th, were held at the Cockton Hill Club, home of County President Gordon Steward.

Only the County Champions will take part in the Northern Counties Finals at Heaton Park (Manchester) on August 11th and 12th.

Results - 4 Wood Singles: V Noble (H'pool SDSC) 21 W Moreland (Darlington South Park) 15

Junior Singles: Pat Thompson 21 S Moreland (D'ton South Park) 13

2 Bowl singles: K Briscoe beat A Johnson.

Pairs: A Bousefield/A Kirtland (Darlington RA) 26 F Froud/D Hulley (Pennywell) 19.

Triples: J Smith/F Knubley/R McKie (Roker Marine) 20 A Bousefield/N Buckley/P Edwards/A Kirtland (Darlington RA) 21 P Coulson/R Gowland/C Pearson/G Robson (Consett Park) 13.

EBA Double Fours

The Owton Lodge (Hartlepool) club won their Zone Final match against Walkington (Beverley) 44-40. The Yorkshiremen were 12 shots up at the three quarter stage but a determined rally saw the Durham Standard bearers win on both rinks.

Lodge are in action again on Sunday at York where they meet the winners of the Ilkeston (Derbyshire) v Shepshed Town (Leicestershire) clash.

The Presidents Rinks Championship

Quarter-final draw: Bainbridge & partners (Leeholme) v W. Kirk & partners (Ever Ready/Craghead); R. Jones & partners (Wingate) v C. Bullock & partners (Wheatley Hill); D. McDonald & partners (Crook Glenholme) v B. Clanfield & partners (Leeholme); D. Henderson & partners (Langley Park) v R. Rose & partners (Pewlton Fell).