Overthorpe edge thriller to lift trophy

Overthorpe Sports Club retained the Jim Wadsworth Memorial Trophy. Event organiser Tony Hammond pictured with Morton House captain Mandy Hyde
Overthorpe Sports Club retained the Jim Wadsworth Memorial Trophy. Event organiser Tony Hammond pictured with Morton House captain Mandy Hyde
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Overthorpe Sports Club retained the Jim Wadsworth Memorial Trophy with a thrilling 217-214 win over Morton House.

The match, played in memory of Jim Wadsworth who was a great friend of both clubs, was a terrific spectacle and the pick of the games was Heather Jewitt’s 21-20 comeback win over Heavy Woollen Merit winner Rob Dunford.

Results: J Parry 21, S Baines 6; G Jewitt 21, L Weatherill 15; M Brook 11, M Taylor 21; G Stewart 6, M Hyde 21; H Jewitt 21, D Peace 16; D Jewitt 18, M Leach 21; H Walker 17, M Thorpe 21; T Hammond 21, D Stocks; D Thorpe 21, D Stocks 17; G Jewitt 9, M Hyde 21; B MacDonald 21, P Baines 10; H Jewitt 21, R Dunford 20; T Hammond 9, J Dunford.

Veteran bowlers from around the district will compete in the G & J Mellor Trophy at Royds Park tomorrow, Friday (1pm). The competition will be played on a handicap basis.

Draw: J Inneson (Cleck Sports) H/Cap - Scr; B Ellis (Mirfield Parish) 2; T Crawshaw (Royds Park) 2; S Holt (Spen Vic) 2; T Render (Hanging Heaton) 1; J Barraclough (Cleck Sports) 2; A Hatherley (Birkenshaw) 2; J Green (Mirfield OB) 1; B Smith (Harold Club) 2; P Hudson (Royds Park) Scr; D Griffiths (Lower Hopton) 2; P Buchan (Heckmondwike) 2; R Crossland (Hightown) 2; K Dews (Mirfield Vets) 2; J Padgett (Mirfield Parish) 2; D Wilcock (Thornhill) 2.

Results - Saturday Parks - Div 1: Hanging Heaton 195, Hightown 161; Millbridge A 119, Mirfield OB B 205; Mirfield OB A 193, Birstall 168; Slazenger 187, Rock House Park 166; Royds Park A 179, Thornhill A 163. Div 2: Heckmondwike 150, Staincliffe 112; Thornhill B 163, Millbridge B 104; Rock House Park B 107, Holroyd Park 157; Soothill 166, Royds Park B 128. Tables - Division 1: Thornhill A played 11, 2087 pts; Mirfield OB B 11-2025; Hanging Heaton 11-1973; Hightown 11-1968; Royds Park A 11-1822; Mirfield OB A 11-1803; Birstall 11-1785; Rock House Park A 11-1766; Slazenger 11-1761; Millbridge 11-1659. Div 2: Heckmondwike 10-1436; Soothill 9-1367; Holroyd Park 10-1361; Spen Vic 9-1356; Staincliffe 10-1316; Royds Park B 11-1314; Thornhill B 9-1272; Millbridge B 9-1270; Rock House 9-960.

Mirfield Old Bank Autumn Double results - Andrew Cairns & Stuart Mort (Rossendale / Wigan) bt Simon Walder & Harry Seehra (Spen Vic) 59-41; Wayne Dews & Gareth McMahon (Netherton Con) bt John Bailey & Rich Goddard (North Wales / Shrews) 58-39.

West Riding & Spen Valley Evening League tables- Premier: Pudsey BC A played 14, 113 pts; Crossgates A 14-108; Mirfield OB A 14-85; Hanging Heaton CC 14-74; Eccleshill A 14-70; Spen Vic A 14-63; Eccleshill B 14-62; Shipley Club A 13-57; Lower Hopton 14-42; Pudsey Littlemoor A 13-38. Div 1: Ossett Flying Horse 13-83; Harold Club A 12-75; Pudsey BC B 13-74; Cleck Sports A 13-73; Elland CA & BC 13-65; Albion A 12-58; Crossgates B 12-53; Rastrick A 12-49; Heckmondwike A 12-41; Pudsey Littlemoor B 0-0. Div 2: Hunslet Moor 14-105; Hightown Club A 14-84; Thornhill CB & C 13-78; Farsley A 14-75; Drighlington A 14-69; Greengates 14-68; Brighouse Sports 14-63; Armley Park 14-60; Spen Vic B 14-56; Hollies Sports & SC 13-48. Div 3: Shipley Club B 13-91; New Farnley A 14-87; Horsforth Woodside 14-73; Cleck Sports B 14-73; South Leeds Con A 13-71; Scatcherd Park 14-70; Cleck Moorend 14-69; Mirfield OB B 14-65; Garold Club B 14-58; Western Flatts 14-49.

Spen Masters round 4 results: R Stockdale (Bradford) drew 9, Callum Wraight (Shropshire) drew 10.

Round 5 draw, August 3: J Hanson (Pudsey). D Misserre (Sheffield), C Gant (Sheffield), A Heeps (Warrington), K Nixon (Doncaster), I Shaw (Pudsey), R Atkin (Sheffield), A Tattersley (~Huddersfield), N Bastow (Bradford), J Westall (Sheffield), S Goodwin (Warrington), G Hirst (Lower Hopton), S Hanson (Pudsey), M Robinson (Liversedge), J Thorpe (Sheffield), F Griffin (Huddersfield).