New Earswick Ospreys took on Leeds B in the over 55’s League, at home Gordon Johnson, Howard Darrell, Dave Hutchinson & Gary Stockton despite scoring two threes were 7 ~ 9 down against A. Ritson after nine ends but won six of the next seven ends to lead 16 ~ 10 and finished the stronger winning 23 ~ 14. Gordon Fratson, Dave Crane, John Taylor & Graham Bell pulled back from being 3 ~ 9 down against M. Preston after eight ends to being only one shot behind 8 ~ 9 after twelve ends but then lost the next six ends to go ten shots behind 8 ~ 18 with four ends to play, the game ended with Leeds scoring a five & the Ospreys replying with a four at the last two ends the Ospreys going down 15 ~ 23 At Leeds Phil Whitehead, Ian Carr, Alwyn Anderson & Bob Barrett completely dominated their game against J. Mickelthwaite from being 9 ~ 0 up after three ends they won nine of the next thirteen ends to lead 26 ~ 7 but then lost the next four ends before winning the last for a 27 ~ 12 win. Dave Furness, Barry Shipley, Vic Reed & Vic Thompson picked up a four at the seventh end to level the scorers at 6 all, & were still in the match only two shots down at 10 ~ 12 after fourteen ends but lost the next four ends to go ten shots behind with four ends to play on the way to a 14 ~ 21 defeat
New Earswick Ospreys 79 10pts Leeds B. 70 6pts.
Saturdays County Double Rinks saw New Earswick take on Redcar at home Paul Murray, Bob Elliot, Mick Head & Bill Waldie fought back from 4 ~ 12 down after seven ends to lead 14 ~ 13 after fourteen ends against K. Tyreman but dropped a one & a five to go five down with two ends to play picking up a three at the seventeenth end they then dropped a three at the last to lose 17 ~ 22. Over at Redcar Brian Gray, Gary Jones, Andrew Fothergill & Paul Dawson dropped a four & a six to trail P. Bostock 4 ~ 14 after six ends they then fought back scoring two’s at the next four ends to be only two behind 12 ~ 14 but lost the next five ends ancludind dropping a five & a four on the way to a 14 ~ 27 defeat. New Earswick 31 Redcar 49.
New Earswick Ladies faced Doncaster in the North Eastern Ladies League at Huntington Road Sally Domville, Christine Pickup, Margaret Morgan & Norma Davies lost the first seven ends against P. Clark to be 0 ~ 11 down they managed to win six of the last eleven ends but but were well beaten 8 ~ 28. Kay Hutchinson, Kath Hardcastle, Margaret Pearson & Majorie Watson dropped a five at the first end and were always playing catch up against M. Fletcher they scored a three at the sixteen to go one behind a single at the next to level the scores & another single at the last to go in front for the first time in the match & win 14 ~ 13. At Doncaster Doramy Bellwood, Carole Thompson, Jennie Philpott & Kath Sykes in a game of two halves only won three of the first ten ends to trail M. Peckett 5 ~ 11 they then won six of the last eight ends to fail by just one shot losing 13 ~ 14. Leslie Nuckey, Ann Lea, Jackie Toms & Irene Warrington from being 4 ~ 0 up after the first two ends lost the next four ends including a four & a five to go 4 ~ 12 behind but rallied winning six of the next seven ends to level the scores at 13 all, and score five shots at the last five ends against Doncaster two singles for a 18 ~ 15 win
New Earswick 53 4pts Doncaster 70 6pts.