Hilden go down by two shots in Cup thriller

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Hilden 74 Bessbrook 76

Hilden lost their second round IBA Intermediate Cup tie by two shots in a real thriller at Llwellyn Avenue on Saturday.

It is one of the great things about the game which allows the tension to build up.

Certainly the closing ends were very exciting but unfortunately Hilden just missed out.

Hilden bowlers will ask the questions tonight

Hilden Bowling Club will host a quiz in the clubhouse tonight (Friday) at 8pm with the proceeds going to RAMS.

Teams should have approximately six members and there will be a ballot. Prizes will also be awarded to the winning quiz team. The cost per team member will be £5.

Refreshments will be provided during the evening. To help with catering arrangements please contact, if possible (phone/text) Joan Montgomery to enter your team at 07776424341.

Dromore get points

Dromore 75 (1.5)

Banbridge 90 (5.5)

Dromore did well to get 1.5 points at home to Banbridge in NIBA Division 1.

Gavin Clinghan got a ten shots win and Nathan Haire tied.

G. Clinghan 20, C. Dennison 10; N. Haire 22, K. Blakely 22; S. Malcolmson 17, G. Blakely 20; T. Haire 16, A. O’Keefe 38.

Jim sneaks in for a win

Queen’s Island 74.75 (6) Lagan Valley 60 (1)

Jim Kinkead came back from behind to get a single shot win for Lagan Valley away to Queen’s Island in NIBA Division 5.

Kinkead was down 6-10 at the tenth and 9-14 at 15 ends before coming back to snatch the win.

Down 5-10 at the tenth Jim Parkinson levelled at 17-17 ater 19 eds but lost by three shots.

Down 5-13 at the tenth and 10-19 at 15 ends Jeff Fawcus won four of the last five ends but lost by three shots.

Down 1-14 and 5-18 Jim Spence was always out of it and lost by 9.75 shots to a three man rink.

R. Cunningham 20, D. McPherson, M. Blair, M. Annett, J. Parkinson 17; B. Young 15, W. Benson, W. McAllister, J. Houston, J. Kinkead 16; D. Bryans 21, J. Elliott, T. Watters, B. Lemon, J. Fawcus 18; P. Finnegan 18.75, A. Jennings, P. Gaffnet, G. Murdoch, J. Spence 9.