Billingham League fixture of the 2019
season was played at Worthing Pavilion
this afternoon in very blustery windy
conditions which on a fast green made it
very difficult for the bowlers.
Two (D2) entered the game seven points
ahead of Division Four (D4), the current
League Champions and winners for the
past eight years, so D2 needed just 5
points to clinch their first every
Billingham League title.
The game started
well for D2 and at five ends, they were
8 shots ahead and winning on four of the
By the end of ten ends they had
increased the shot difference to 17
shots and were winning on five rinks and
drawing the other – D4 Four were well
behind and almost looked a beaten team.
However, by the end
of 15 ends D4 had turned the match
around and now D2 were really
D4 from ends 10-15 had gone from
17 shots behind to be 21 shots ahead - a
turn around of
shots - over five ends - and were now
ahead on four rinks losing on just two.
culminated with Four Rinks having
finished, three having been won by D4
and just one by D2 and
the match and the title hinging
on the two remaining closely fought
Ultimately these two rinks were
both won by D4 giving a final result of
D4 ,133 shots and 13 points with D2,
shots and 2 points.
Division Four won
their 10th title and their ninth in a
row, leaving Division Two still seeking
their first ever Billingham League win
since 2005 when it became a League - as
opposed to the previous knockout
The two teams meet
again on Friday 30th August
at Newick BC, when they contest one of
the semi Finals of the Pullen Cup.