Northern Zone ladies seal win

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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.

IIBA Over-55s

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.).