The team performance of Round 13 undoubtably went to season long strugglers Scoresby. Not only did they beat a mid table Albany team by four points, they also produced their best team score of 379 to record only their third victory of the season. Sam Atkinson, in and up and down season, had one of his better days with a 98 supported by Ewan Shimmin with 97. Top scorer for Albany was Nigel Scarth with 97.
The top of the table clash between Byland and Kirkham went the way of Byland who had a six point winning margin in a match which did not result in the close encounter anticipated. Steve Baker and Jeff Kenworthy set the pace with a 96 for Kirkham which was more than matched by Byland’s Derek Atkinson with the rounds best score of 99. A good team performance from Byland who benefitted from a seasons best performance from Howard Russell who improved his previous best score by 4 points, also a 96 from Max Dossor.
Round 13 proved to be an unlucky one for Fountains. After setting their best score of 380 in the previous round, Fountains went from one extreme to the other by dropping 25 points to post a score of 355 equalled only by them in Round 4. Their opponents, Normanby had no such problems and a 98 from Maxine Atkinson and a 97 from Colin Rutland resulted in a 35 point defeat for a struggling Fountains team.
The closest and most exciting match of the round produced a narrow victory for joint leaders Rievaulx over Chomley by just two points. A 96 from Jackie Hay and 95 from Tony Eddon set the pace for Rievaulx which was more than matched with a 97 from Simon Darrington and a 95 from Tim Coates but the more solid team effort from Rievaulx won the day and two points to maintain their position as potential title contenders.
In the individual competition, Mike Rowe suffered the consequences of a below par 93 leaving Chris Trousdale as the only unbeaten shooter after 13 rounds.
Scoresby 379 beat Albany 375
Scoresby S Atkinson 98 Ewan Shimmin 97 B Cattermole 92 J Headley 92
Albany N Scarth 97 T Edwards 94 M Ware 94 C Taylor 90
Byland 380 beat Kirkham 374
Byland D Atkinson 99 M Dossor 96 M Rowe 93 H Russell 92
Kirkham S Baker 96 J Kenworthy 96 P Catermole 92 R Oliver 90
Normanby 380 beat Fountains 355
Normany M Atkinson 98 C Rutland 97 N Collinson 95 J Wood 90
Fountains C WNilliamson 92 B Gibbons 91 C Moore 86 R Franks 86
Rievaulx 372 beat Chomley 370
Rievaulx J Hay 96 A Eddon 95 J Baker 91 M Giddins 90
Chomley S Darrington 97 T Coates 95 R Lammerton 94 D Jackson 80
In Round 12 Kirkham did their title hopes no harm by beating near rivals Rievaulx by eleven points. In a match which no one was able to produce a notable performance, Rievaulx shot the lowest total of the round and would have lost even to bottom of the table Scoresby. Kirkham on the other hand, did not have to be anywhere near their best in a match which promised much but delivered little. With each member shooting in the mid to low nineties, which included a 94 from Club Champion Steve Baker and junior shooter Ellie Craven, the match never really got off the ground. Best for Rievaulx was a 95 from Paul Hurworth. A confidence draining performance from Rievaulx, one which they could have done without at this stage.
The best score and star performance of the round went to a seventh place Fountains team who beat high flying title contenders Byland by nine points. After a string of low scores, Colin Williamson produced a match winning performance scoring 98 exactly when it was needed. Derek Atkinson’s 96 was the best that Byland could produce in a total of 371 which was Bylands worst performance in the 12 matches shot so far. Byland will have to improve considerably in Round 13 when they face title rivals Kirkham.
The Chomley match against Albany proved to be a much closer contest with Chomley coming out on top by a margin of three points. Top shots Tim Coates with 98 and Simon Darrington’s 97 were key to Chomley producing their best team score of the year. Nigel Scarth matched the 98 of Tim Coates but a 96 from Tom Edwards was the next best score and Albany fell to their sixth loss of the season.
Characteristic of their performances throughout the season, Scoresby struggled to make any impression against a Normanby team for whom Maxine Atkinson just failed to achieve that illusive 100. 94 from Ewan Shimmin was the next best score in a contest which , from the outset, was never going to be regarded as the match of the day.
In the individual competition, Mike Rowe and Chris Trousdale remain unbeaten in their respective leagues and must now be questioning whether or not they can go through the season without losing any of their nine remaining matches.
Kirkham 375 beat Rievaulx 364
Kirkham J Kenworthy 95 S Baker 94 E Craven 94 R Oliver 92
Rievaulx P Hurworth 95 J Hay 94 A Eddon 93 M Giddins 82
Fountains 380 beat Bylands 371
Fountains C Williamson 98 C Moore 96 B Gibbons 93 H Bennett 93
Bylands D Atkinson 96M Rowe 94 M Dossor 93 C Dossor 88
Chomley 379 beat Albany 376
Chomley T Coates 98 S Darrington 97 R Lammerton 94 M Holmes 82
Albany N Scarth 98 T Edwards 96 C Taylor 93 M Ware 89
Normanby 378 beat Scoresby 372
Normanby M Atkinson 99 N Collinson 93, C Rutland 93 J Wood 93
Scoresby E Shimmin 94 J Headley 93 S Atkinson 93 B Cattermole 92