ARMTHORPE Welfare won Doncaster Bowls Association’s Bufton Cup for the 11th time with a comfortable 84-45 win over Carcroft, who were making their first appearance in the final.
Carcroft started as underdogs, and their task became virtually impossible after John Richardson and Danny Sillito won 21-2 for Armthorpe with less than half an hour of the match gone.
When Malcolm and Cynthia Tonge won 21-14 against arguably Carcroft’s strongest pairing, the match was almost over as a contest, and Carcroft were playing for pride only.
Although they couldn’t manage a win in either of the remaining two games, they at least avoided the embarrassment of recording the lowest score in a final.
Lol Atkinson and John Burton were lying game on at one point in their game before finally succumbing 21-18 to opponents Jim Garbutt and Mick Meehan.
Results (Carcroft names first): Mick Corby/Malc Warren 2 John Richardson/ Danny Sillito 21, Phil Stones/Ryan Lysons 14 Malcolm Tonge/Cynthia Tonge 21, Alan Fawley senior/Jeff Bourke 11 Mick O’Brien/Simon Hallas 21, Lol Atkinson/ John Burton 18 Jim Garbutt/Mick Meehan 21.
Runaway Saturday League Division Four leaders Pilkingtons Rec C have suffered their first defeat of the season.
They had a 21-8 win from captain John Armstrong but Conan Ingram won 21-9 to help Harvesters win the game 141-132.
Bottom team Westfield Park B won their first game of the year, with Chris Anyon (21-6) catching the eye in their 141-118 v victory over Harvesters.
Maureen Costello won 21-4 for Parklands C in their 161-129 Division Five success over Brodsworth B.
Ken Fishwick (21-7) and Harold Wren (21-8) led the way for Rossington B in their 161-120 verdict over Tickhill.
Yorkshire Main beat Brodsworth B 146-93 (corrected result).