Moore and Brown win pairs event

Sleights Bowls Club pairs runners-up David Marshall and Brian Raw, with winners Jean Moore and Hilda Brown
Sleights Bowls Club pairs runners-up David Marshall and Brian Raw, with winners Jean Moore and Hilda Brown

Sleights Bowls Club held their Pairs Competition – 16 teams took part and it ended up in a dramatic final.

The semi-finals were closely fought, with Brian Raw and David Marshall beating Ian Harrison and Eileen Clark, while Jean Moore and Hilda Brown had a tremendous game to beat Steve Harrison and Peter Franks.

The final between Jean with Hilda and Brian with David, could not have been much closer or better played, with the lead continually changing, as they went into the last end level.

The first wood from Hilda set the tone for the last end, as it came to rest an inch behind the jack, which was almost full length – but the men soon removed it.

However Jean had an excellent shot with her last wood, to knock this out and hold the shot required.

Brian, with his last wood used a firing shot, which was on target, but it did not change the result.

This left the ladies team of Jean Moore and Hilda Brown the worthy winners.

Sleights Bowling Club played three matches, beating Loftus at home 109-105 and Great Ayton away 88 -82, but lost to Thornton Dale away 64-83.