Bowls round-up: Woodlands Park start Midweek League title defence with victory

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Woodlands Park A began the defence of their Midweek League Division One crown with a perfect 10-0 victory over their B team.

David Patrickson Jnr (21-2) and Steve Shannon (21-3) stood out for the reigning champions since 2018 who emerged with all eight winners.

Armthorpe will be looking to challenge Woodlands for the title and they were also comprehensive 10-0 winnners against their B team.

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John Richardson, displaying the ruthlessness that has seen him win many a trophy, won 21-0 for Armthorpe A.

Gary Hanson won the Mark Haries Memorial at Parklands.Gary Hanson won the Mark Haries Memorial at Parklands.
Gary Hanson won the Mark Haries Memorial at Parklands.

Carcroft were 8-2 victors against Pilkingtons Recreation with Mick Corby and Paul Bayliss both standing out with 21-5 wins.

Bentley A made a strong start in Division Two with an 8-2 win at home to Adwick St Lawrence.

Stewart Green won big (21-5) for Bentley and Geoff Bratton stood out for Adwick with a 21-9 win.

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Seven-year-old Stan Rumney, who represents Pilkingtons Recreation B and is the youngest player in Doncaster, proved he can mix it with the adults as he went down 21-15 in his match against Brodsworth Welfare.

Sisters Charley and Grace Rhodes, 17 and 12 respectively, also featured for Brodsworth.

Both team had four winners each but the aggregate and 6-4 win was obtained by Pilkingtons thanks to a huge 21-4 success by Craig Rumney.

Sheffield’s Gary Hanson, a previous winner of the competition, won the Mark Haries Memorial at Parklands on Good Friday.

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