Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Sigsworth worked hard in rearranged finals


THE Huddersfie­ld and District Works League re-arranged 2018 Crown Green Bowls Associatio­n singles handicap final, took place at Linthwaite Cricket and Bowling Club.

The event was sponsored by Linthwaite Cricket and Bowling Club.

In the quarter-finals Graham Sigsworth warmed up with a 21-12 win, against Storthes Hall player Luke Morgan.

Yorkshire County Recorder Stephen Haigh beat homester Gary Baxter 21-15, which could have gone either way at 14 across.

Huddersfie­ld Works League president John Lindley was 19-15 up against Nathan Haigh, but an unanswered break of six cost him the game 21-19.

In the last quarter-final, Malcolm Branch, owner and sponsor of Branch Joinery, was playing in his first ever final. Malcolm played really well to beat experience­d player Graham Whitehouse 21-17.

In the semi-finals Sigsworth carried on with his fine form from the first game and beat Stephen Haigh


The second semi-final was a comfy win for Nathan Haigh beating Malcolm Branch 21-9.

The final was a good game and both Graham and Nathan matched each other at 13-13 across with each leading similar marks.

Graham played two good bowls to lead 15-13 and Nathan never got the lead back.

Graham played very near over the last few ends and although Nathan struck a few times, he couldn’t stop a now retired and rejuvenate­d Graham Sigsworth, winning 21-17.

Harking back to the old times when he and his brother Paul won nearly every bowling competitio­n to be won in Huddersfie­ld.

Works League President Mr John Lindley handed out the prize money to the finalists and Graham paid tribute to Linthwaite CBC for sponsoring the competitio­n and for the spectators who braved the cold weather to stop and watch the final.

 ??  ?? Winner Graham Sigsworth
Winner Graham Sigsworth

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