On Saturday 4th January, the Northern Ladies’ Inter-Zone team travelled to Killmurrris Hall, Glarryford to compete against Mid-Antrim in the quarter-final of the Inter-Zone Plate competition.
The first half was a very tightly contested match, with the Northern ladies gaining a seven point lead after five ends. The Mid-Antrim ladies then fought back but at the end of the first half the Northern ladies had a three point advantage.
This set the scene for an exciting second half. It was a nail-biting finish and the spectators were certainly kept on edge. With nine ends of the second half played the visitors were ahead by a single shot. However the Northern ladies held their nerve and secured victory by five shots.
The ladies are now looking forward to the semi-final against Oriel, which will be played in St. Mary’s Hall, Aghadowey on January 18th, when the ladies would appreciate the support of bowlers from the Zone.
The Northern Zone, IIBA Championships for the over 55’s will take place in Burnside Presbyterian hall on Friday 10th January 2014.
The draw with times is as follows:
6.45pm - J. Nicholl (Burnside) v W. McCaw (Marian); E. Clyde (St. Pat’s) v W. Linton (Trinity B’money); J. Campbell (St. James) v B. Shaw (1st. C’raine); R. Smyth (Burnside) v P. Conkey (B’willan Pres.).
7.15pm - P. Currie (B’willan Pres.) v V. Millen (B’rees); G. Lowe (B’willan Pres.) v W. Calvin (B’rees); H. Williamson (Burnside) v E. Grissam (D’reagh); L. McKee (Kelly Mem.) v T. O’Neill (St. Colum’s).
7.45pm;- T. Paul (Dunloy Pres.) v T. Steele (L’reagh); R. Sufferin (B’veedy) v W. Knight( M’dig); A. McDonald (St. James) v D. Morrow (B’veedy).
Remainder of competitors to be in hall not later than 8.00pm; D. Calvin (B’rees); E. McAuley (Finvoy Pres.); J. Morrison (St. Pat’s); E. Irwin (L’reagh); D. Fenton (Dunloy Pres.).