DONCASTER & DISTRICT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
FORMED IN 1914
DDBA George Garnett Trophy 2023
ARMTHORPE COME OUT ON TOP
Armthorpe Welfare lifted their first trophy of this year's campaign as they came out on top of the four finalists that took part in The George Garnett Trophy finals day at Adwick st Lawrence on Saturday 19th August.
Armthorpe took part in the finals day alongside Westfield Park, Brodsworth Welfare and Carcroft Village SC as the first half of the finals days saw Armthorpe take on Westfield Park in the first semi final, whilst Brodsworth Welfare took on the inform Carcroft.
Armthorpe got over the line in that semi final in big part to Jackie Fraser. After being 14-0 down, Jackie dug deep and came out an eventual 21-20 winner. Probably the game of the day and would of took some topping. At the same time, Brodsworth Welfare managed to hold back the inform Carcroft from reaching another final by claiming a 15 chalk victory.
The final kicked off with Armthorpe getting an early start as Craig Bamford won 21-10. Despite having 2 winners each out of the first four jacks, Armthorpe built up a small lead and then stamped down a substantial lead as 3 game changing results from Susan Moyles, John Richardson and Margaret Smith as the trio all came off as single figure victors. A late charge from Brodsworth as they tried to claw back some much needed points as Adam Fox won 21-10 and Simon Rhodes 21-20 but the single figure results proved to be the match winners as Armthorpe Welfare run out eventual winners 219-193.
|(Tuesday 29 August 2023)|
DDBA Hospital Cup 2023
Woodlands Park lifted the DDBA Hospital Cup on Friday 18th August as they took on Armthorpe Welfare at Bentley BC. The Woodlands outfit turned over Armthorpe in the battle of long standing rivals in Doncaster with 6 out of the 8 winners.It all started well for Armthorpe, as Andy Fowler continued his very succesful first season in Doncaster with a 21-12 win and Jackie Fraser making a come back against Andy Mailer to win 21-20 but after that up was an uphill challenge for Armthorpe. The second half of the fixture was a close affair but Woodlands came out on top in all of the games 21-18, 21-18, 21-18 & 21-19. Sealing victory in impressive style by a total of 17 points.
Full Result under the Midweek section.
|(Tuesday 29 August 2023)|
DDBA Brooke Farm Handicap Final 2023
HAT-TRICK FOR CACROFT
Carcroft Village SC made it a hat-trick of victories as they lifted the DDBA Brooke Farm Handicap trophy on Thursday 10th August as they played Pilkingtons Recreation at Tickhill BC.
Carcroft finished off the perfect week with a convincing win in the final as Paul Bayliss kicked off the match with 21 – 02 win over Neil Gregory. Just like the previous night with three out of the first four winners, Carcroft built a substantial lead after four blocks and the form continued into the second half of the game with another 3 winners as they went on to lift the trophy despite giving Pilks a three chalk start with the handicaps. Finishing the game with six out of eight winners, Carcroft celebrated their superb achievement. But it’s not over just yet for them as they have also reached the finals day of The George Garnett Trophy and the South Yorkshire Plate. Can anybody hold them back this season??
Full results in the Brooke Farm Handicap Section of the midweek leagues
|(Thursday 17 August 2023)|
DDBA Eric Warren Cup Final 2023
2 FROM 2
The perfect week for Carcroft Village SC continued on Wednesday evening as they lifted their second trophy in two nights. Full of confidence, the carcroft team went into the Eric Warren Cup final held at Westfield Park as slight favourites and proved their worth as they went on to win in a great final against last years runners up Bentley BC.
The Handicaps of both teams matched up evenly with Carcroft having an overall team handicap of 50 and Bentley BC 51. As last years runners up Bentley had a 4 point penalty reducing their handicap to 47.
Carcroft, yet again got off to a great start having three out of the first four winners giving them a substantial lead after Paul Jowett helped them on their way with a 21 – 07 victory. Despite Bentley putting up a great fight in the second half of the game, having two winners out of the four, the Carcroft team proved to be that little bit stronger on the night and came out eventual winners 205 (50 handicap) – 183 (47 handicap).
Full results in the Eric Warren section of the midweek league.
|(Thursday 17 August 2023)|
DDBA Bufton Cup Final 2023
CARCROFT VILLAGE BUFTON CUP GLORY
Carcroft Village SC started their week of finals off in style on Tuesday 8th August as they lifted the DDBA Bufton Cup for the fist time since 2012. The final against Denaby Welfare was hosted by Armthorpe Welfare and was played in great spirit and went down to the wire. Carcroft got off to a dream start as Paul Bayliss & Mike Patterson came off the green as 21 – 08 victors. But the Denaby pair of Sarah Fox & Chris Jones clawed back some much need points as they almost cancelled out Carcrofts start as they countered with a 21 – 10 win, giving carcroft a slender two point lead with two games to go. Tommy Jones & Paul Lawrence turned the game around as they came out 21 – 18 victors over Craig Oddy & Jeff Bourke giving Denaby the overall lead of one point with one game left on the green. The crowd weren’t left disappointed as the match came to a nail biting finish with the experienced Ryan Lysons leading from the front as the game came to an end. Ryan & Alan Fawley clinched victory for Carcroft with a well fought 21 – 18 win over Mark Coulson & Jim Downing.
Full result below in the Bufton Cup section of the Doubles league.
|(Thursday 17 August 2023)|
DDBA Youth Handicap 2023
FIRST FOR JAKE
Jake Morgan of Westfield Park won his first DDBA Youth Handicap as he joined 3 other Doncaster juniors as they played off in a Round Robin style competition on Monday 7th August at Armthorpe Welfare BC. Jake Morgan, Grace Rhodes, David Morgan, and Keira Fox all took part in the annual event that was kindly sponsored by Melvyn Axe, Elizabeth Hall & Armthorpe Welfare Bowling Club. Jake now joins a long list of previous winners such as Ryan Sillitoe (2016), Tyler Lysons (2017), Bailey Rumney (2018), and previous winner Grace Rhodes (2022) as he holds the title in one of his last years as a junior.
Full results below.
David Morgan 16 – 21 Jake Morgan
Keira Fox 15 – 21 Grace Rhodes
David Morgan 16 – 21 Grace Rhodes
Keira Fox 18 – 21 Jake Morgan
David Morgan 12 – 21 Keira Fox
Grace Rhodes 07 – 21 Jake Morgan
Jake Morgan 63
Keira Fox 54
Grace Rhodes 49
David Morgan 44
|(Thursday 17 August 2023)|
DDBA Doubles 2023
DOUBLE FOR DANNY
Danny Thickett rounded off the perfect weekend as he added the DDBA Doubles title to his name alongside team-mate Dave Lowe just 24 hours after lifting the Individual Merit. The Brodsworth pair came out on top of the 14 pairs that entered the one-day competition that was hosted by Yorkshire Main on Sunday 6th August. They took full advantage of a first round bye and showed their class as they progressed through the rounds where they met the vastly experienced pair of Graham Garnett & Paul Morgan of Westfield Park in the final.
A big thankyou to Yorkshire Main for hosting for the competition and Adam Morgan for running the day as smoothly as always.
Full results below.
Chris Jones & Paul Lawrence (Denaby Welfare) 21 – 16 Tom Boyd Snr & Craig Hill (Woodlands Park)
Adam Morgan & Carl Roberts (Westfield Park) 21 – 17 Phil Bamford & Nigel Turner (Westfield Park)
Graham Garnett & Paul Morgan (Westfield Park) 21 – 18 Simon Rhodes & Abbie-Jo Rhodes (Brodsworth Welfare)
Pete Gilliver & Jackie Fraser (Armthorpe Welfare) 21 – 02 Sean Higgins & John Kendell (Harvesters/Eden Grove)
Ryan Lysons & Tyler Lysons (Carcroft Village SC) 21 – 15 Steve Shannon & Bev Shannon (Woodlands Park)
Jake Morgan & Thomas Scorah (Westfield Park) 14 – 21 John Richardson & Keith Ryde (Armthorpe Welfare)
Dave Lowe & Danny Thickett (Brodsworth Welfare) 21 – 05 Allen Bell & Gary Milner (Brodsworth Welfare)
Chris Jones & Paul Lawrence (Denaby Welfare) 21 – 06 Adam Morgan & Carl Roberts (Westfield Park)
Graham Garnett & Paul Morgan (Westfield Park) 21 – 14 Pete Gilliver & Jackie Fraser (Armthorpe Welfare)
Ryan Lysons & Tyler Lysons (Carcroft Village SC) 21 – 06 John Richardson & Keith Ryde (Armthorpe Welfare)
Dave Lowe & Danny Thickett 21 – 12 Chris Jones & Paul Lawrence
Graham Garnett & Paul Morgan 21 – 19 Ryan Lysons & Tyler Lysons
Dave Lowe & Danny Thickett 21 – 11 Graham Garnett & Paul Morgan
|(Wednesday 16 August 2023)|
DDBA Individual Merit 2023
Danny Thickett hit the jackpot as he put his name alongside some of Doncasters best bowlers as he walked away victorious in the most pretigous competition in Doncaster that was first run over a hundred years ago in 1919. The field of 21 bowlers entered the DDBA Individual Merit on Saturday 5th August all wanting to walk away with the trophy as Bentley BC played hosts. It was great to see a few new names enter the competition for the first time but as it turned out, Danny Thickett of Brodsworth Welfare and Dan Gilbank of Westfield Park played out in the final game of the day. Two relativley new bowlers to the Doncaster scene but both with vast amounts of experience from their days playing at other clubs in the South Yorkshire and Derbyshire areas.
A big thank you to Bentley BC for hosting the competition and another big thank you to Adam Morgan for once again running the day as smoothly as always.
Allen Bell 14 - 21 Adam Morgan
Keith Ryde 21 - 17 Abbie-Jo Rhodes
Bev Shannon 19 - 21 Sean Higgins
Tony Barrass 21 - 16 Paul Morgan
Jake Morgan 18 - 21 Mark Gilbank
Adam Morgan 21 - 14 Keith Ryde
Sean Higgins 21 - 16 Tony Barrass
Mark Gilbank 21 - 17 Steve Shannon
Chris Jones 11 - 21 Dan Gilbank
Simon Rhodes 15 - 21 Danny Thickett
Thomas Colclough 21 - 16 Nigel Turner
Paul Bayliss 21 - 08 John Kendell
Stuart Horsfield 21 - 12 Carl Roberts
Adam Morgan 21 - 11 Sean Higgins
Mark Gilbank 14 - 21 Dan Gilbank
Danny Thickett 21 - 11 Thomas Colclough
Paul Bayliss 21 - 04 Stuart Horsfield
Adam Morgan 20 - 21 Dan Gilbank
Danny Thickett 21 - 10 Paul Bayliss
Danny Thickett 21 - 08 Dan Gilbank
|(Thursday 10 August 2023)|
DDBA Presidents Shield 2023
JEFF MAKES HISTORY
Jeff Bourke entered the Carcroft history books on Sunday as the first Carcroft player to lift the DDBA Presidents Shield. On a rare dry, sunny day this summer Jeff played some superb bowls throughout the day as he made his way to the final against 2 times finalist Paul McIntyre of Denaby Welfare/Yorkshire Main.
Jeff went into the day as one of the highest ranked players in the competition with the lowest handicap of 4 and proved his worth as he gave away several starts as he progressed through the rounds. He entertained the crowd whilst some of his team mates shouted him home in the final as he went on to win in convincing style 21-05.
A big Thank you goes out to Pilkingstons Rec as they hosted the competition in superb style, as always. The green was in great condition and a good size crowd were entertained by some fantastic bowls from all the competitors. Another Thank you goes to Adam Morgan & Graham Garnett who made sure the day ran as smooth as ever.
Full Results Below.
Dave Carter 21 - 14 Steve Barker
Dave Carter 09 - 21 Joey Walton
Sean Higgins 21 - 14 Alec Sneddon
Dennis White 21 - 17 Jean Vickers
Mo Elwiss 07 - 21 Paul McIntyre
David Knights 05 - 21 Thomas Colclough
John Sneddon Snr 21 - 20 Bob Jackson
Kevin Dickman 21 - 12 Allen Bell
Richard Brelsford 21 - 10 Alan Greig
Wayne Fox 19 - 21 Tony Bradbury
Lynne Baxter 05 - 21 Dave Clarke
Gary Milner 21 - 18 Carl Roberts
Mick Hibbett 20 - 21 Paddy Moyles
Jeff Bourke 21 - 08 Keira Fox
Graham Kendell 21 - 17 Ewan Fox
Jim Downing 21 - 09 Neil Langley
Jake Morgan 21 - 14 John Kendell
Joey Walton 21 - 15 Sean Higgins
Dennis White 18 - 21 Paul McIntyre
Thomas Colclough 19 - 21 John Sneddon Snr
Kevin Dickman 21 - 11 Richard Brelsford
Tony Bradbury 16 - 21 Dave Clarke
Gary Milner 09 - 21 Paddy Moyles
Jeff Bourke 21 - 16 Graham Kendell
Jim Downing 12 - 21 Jake Morgan
Joey Walton 12 - 21 Paul McIntyre
John Sneddon Snr 21 - 20 Kevin Dickman
Dave Clarke 10 - 21 Paddy Moyles
Jeff Bourke 21 - 17 Jake Morgan
Paul McIntyre 21 - 08 John Sneddon Snr
Paddy Moyles 13 - 21 Jeff Bourke
Paul McIntyre 05 - 21 Jeff Bourke
|(Thursday 3 August 2023)|
DDBA Over 60's Doubles 2023
Keith Ryde joined a selected list of players this season as he added his name to the Over 60's Doubles Trophy aswell as the Over 60's Merit both in the same year as Bawtry BC played hosts to the DDBA Over 60's Doubles on Wednesday 12th July 2023.
Despite there only being 6 pairs on the day Keith Ryde and John Richardson lifted the title after the 6 pairs played off in a round robin style competition consisting of 2 groups of 3 with both group winners playing off in a final to determine a champion.
Hilary Bennett & Martin Bowley (Yorkshire Main)
Tommy Jones & Paul Lawrence (Denaby Welfare)
Neil Gregory & Mick Harper (Pilkingtons Rec)
Hilary Bennett & Martin Bowley 21 - 18 Tommy Jones & Paul Lawrence
Tommy Jones & Paul Lawrence 21 - 17 Neil Gregory & Mick Harper
Neil Gregory & Mick Harper 21 - 6 Hilary Bennett & Martin Bowley
Tony Bradbury & Lynda Bradbury (Tickhill BC)
Paddy Moyles & Margaret Smith (Armthorpe Welfare)
Keith Ryde & John Richardson (Armthorpe Welfare)
Tony Bradbury & Lynda Bradbury 08 - 21 Paddy Moyles & Margaret Smith
Keith Ryde & John Richardson 21 - 05 Tony Bradbury & Lynda Bradbury
Paddy Moyles & Margaret Smith 18 - 21 Keith Ryde & John Richardson
Tommy Jones & Paul Lawrence 14 - 21 Keith Ryde & John Richardson
|(Wednesday 2 August 2023)|
DDBA Mark and Allan Haries 2023
A very well done to Jacob Davies and Paul Morgan who claimed victory in the Mark & Allan Haries 2023. It was a small field but some great players in the field and some very competitve pairings. The pairing came out on top at Bentley BC on Monday 19th June 2023 and add their names to this prestigious trophy. A big thanks goes out to Bentley BC for hosting the competition, the green as always was in superb condition. Full results below.
First Round (Juniors named first)
Jacob Davies & Paul Morgan (Westfield Park) 21 - 18 Callum Malone & Thomas Colcough (Brodsworth Welfare)
Jacob Davies & Paul Morgan ( Westfield Park) 21 - 17 David Morgan & Adam Morgan ( Westfield Park)
Grace Rhodes & Simon Rhodes (Brodsworth Welfare) 21 - 11 Keira Fox & Wayne Fox (Brodsworth Welfare)
Jacob Davies & Paul Morgan (Westfield Park) 21 - 07 Grace Rhodes & Simon Rhodes (Brodsworth Welfare)
|(Monday 3 July 2023)|
DDBA Over 60's Merit 2023
A huge congratulations goes to Keith Ryde of Armthorpe Welfare as he gets his name on the DDBA Over 60's Merit trophy for the first time. There was some great bowling on display through out the day as the sun beat down on the Adwick St Lawrence green. Keith came through some tough games in the lead up to making the final alongside Neil Gregory of Pilkingtons Rec. Both players had to take out club mates to reach the final and the final certaintly didn't disappoint with early nip and tuck exchanges before Keith quickly scored a hat trick of two's to create a comfortable lead. It looked just about all over as Keith appeared to find his length to put Neil under pressure, but the experience came out from Neil as he pulled out a superb bowl to keep himself in game and then go on a little run with the jack in hand, clawing back some much needed chalks. Just when it looked like Neil was getting into his stride and potientally take a lead in the game, he left Keith a glorious opportunity to seal victory, and as always Keith didn't turn down the chance to make a double and take the title with a 21 - 18 win.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the members at Adwick who helped out on the day keeping all the bowlers and spectators well hydrated in difficult circumstances with the heat. All the measurers and markers, we certainly couldn't do it without you and last but no means least a big thank you to Wendy Oxborough and Carl Fotherby for making sure the competition ran as smoothly as it did through out the day.
We hope to see you all again next year and hopefully a few more Doncaster bowlers entering this great competition. Posters should be up in your clubhouses of all the up and coming DDBA competitions. If you are unsure please get in touch with the competition secretary, Craig Bamford if your require any further infomation (07581090177 // email@example.com)
Hilary Bennett 21 - 11 Dennis White
John Richardson 21 - 14 Ken Acornley
Malcolm Cox 21 - Nigel Turner
Russell Fair 21 - 11 John Ellery
Tony Bradbury 16 - 21 Pete Strutt
Tommy Jones 19 - 21 Keith Ryde
Hilary Bennet 07 - 21 John Richardson
Malcolm Cox 21 - 14 Russell Fair
Pete Strutt 19 - 21 Keith Ryde
Mick Hibbett 21 - 13 Gary Parfitt
Fred Nota 21 - 16 Alan Greig
Margaret Smith 20 - 21 Paddy Moyles
Graham Garnett 18 - 21 Neil Gregory
Andrew Green 09 - 21 Eamon Costello
John Richardson 21 - 09 Malcolm Cox
Keith Ryde 21 - 08 Mick Hibbett
Fred Nota 09 - 21 Paddy Moyles
Neil Gregory 21 - 18 Eamon Costello
John Richardson 20 - 21 Keith Ryde
Paddy Moyles 05 - 21 Neil Gregory
Keith Ryde (Armthorpe Welfare) 21 - 18 Neil Gregory (Pilkingtons Rec)
|(Tuesday 13 June 2023)|