DONCASTER BOWLS: Hall and Hallas double up again

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IN a repeat of the 2010 final, Liz Hall (Parklands) and Daniel Hallas (Armthorpe) defeated Denise Allin (Bawtry) and Richard Curtis (Tickhill) to win the Doncaster Bowls Association’s Mixed Doubles competition for the second time, and a fourth win in total for Hall in the competition.

Their opponents were beaten heavily in that previous final, so it was with some relief that they scored a four at the third end to lead 4-2 and surpass their previous score.

Allin and Curtis extended their lead to 7-3 before Hall and Hallas scored a three to close to within a single point, and another three at the ninth end saw the game level at 9-9.

Two singles saw the Bawtry/Tickhill pairing ahead again, before their opponents won four ends without reply to lead 17-11.

Five ends later Allin and Curtis had closed to 18-17 down, but with the final five ends all going against the jack, with a single point being scored each time, it was Hall and Hallas who finished 21-19 winners.

Results: Quarter-finals: Natasha Jackson/Craig Bamford 21 Beverley Shannon/Steve Shannon 18, Barbara Jeavons/Brian Gee 17 Liz Hall/Danny Hallas 21, Susan Moyles/Paddy Moyles 19 HilaryBennett/Phil Rees 21, Margaret Smith/Ted Owens 6 Denise Allin/Richard Curtis 21.

Semi-finals: Jackson/Bamford 16 Hall/Hallas 21, Bennett/Rees 19 Allin /Curtis 21.

Final: Hall/Hallas 21 Allin/Curtis 19.

Not only did last pair David Hunt and Ken Booth earn Armthorpe a 65-65 draw with their 21-8 win, but it was enough to condemn opponents Carcroft to third place in the league and to win themselves the Doubles League Division One title.

Robert Hocking and Paul Raleigh (21-7) were the only winning pair for Wickersley as Adwick clinched third place in the Division Two with a 70-61 success - league chairman Ray Hall and Harry Oxberry winning 21-8.

Visiting Parklands pipped Wickersley 75-73. Eden Grove-Pegler beat Adwick B.

Paul Rumney and Bob Louden (21-1) featured for Pilkingtons Rec C in their 78-45 success over Parklands B.

Yorkshire Main B got a good start from George Boothman and Joe Dixon (21-8), but they proved to be the home side’s only winners as Stan and Joan Job won 21-2 to give Carcroft B a 71-57 victory.

Bob Sisman and John Rix won 21-7 for a Westfield Park B side, who could only field half a team, in their 70-33 Division Four defeat at Carcroft C.

Tickhill’s best pairs in their 78-51 win over Harvesters were Lynda Bradbury and Brian Hardy (21-7) and Keith Johnson and Moira Robb (21-6).