West Yorkshire Cup

WY Cup 2022

The first round match between Mirfield PC and Harrogate PC was played on a gloriously sunny Monday morning at the Memorial Park. The weather was only surpassed by the performance of the Mirfield team.

The Mirfield ladies triple of Christine Whitehead, Ruth Lancaster and Shirley O'Brien soon had a point on the board. Playing consistently well they cruised to a 13 - 3 victory.
The men's triple of Chris Hopkins, Ian Greaves and Harry Overend appeared to be following suit when they moved into a 11 - 2 lead. The Harrogate team steadily pulled back the lead and after a tense prolonged game, lasting one hour and fifty minutes, Harrogate levelled the match with a 13 -12 win.

After a short break for refreshments the pairs games got underway.

First to come off the terrain with a victory was Ruth and Ian. Their approach of mixing who pointed first worked well and they came away with a 13 - 8 victory. The second successful couple was Christine and Chris. This was a much tighter game with the Mirfield pair victorious with a score of 13 - 12.

This win gave Mirfield three victorious games and so victory in the match.

To put the icing on the cake Shirley and Harry pulled off a 13 - 10 win meaning Mirfield won the match by 4 games to 1.

The next match is against the winner of Huddersfield and Wetherby at home.

Ian Greaves




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