…but this afternoon we just missed out on winning the West Yorkshire League. Heckmondwike were the visitors for the final match and we needed to win 2 games out of 5 to win the league. Heckmondwike needed to win 4.
Both triples went to Heckmondwike so the teams were level on 16 wins each. Paul & Phil had a quick win 13-6 including one end where they scored a 6!. Huddersfield were leading 17-16 with 2 games still in play.
Heckmondwike won a game to tie it at 17-17 so the very last game became the decider. It was close all the way through. At one stage Huddersfield were winning 9-6 but through a combination of good shooting, accurate pointing and a slice of luck the Heckmondwike pair scraped home 13-9 and the League champions had retained their title with 18 wins to 17.
A damned close run thing. For the winners Pam and Alan Wallace played very well but a massive improvement from Huddersfield after a 3rd place and only 11 wins in 2015. Pictures when they arrive. Full league tables after the final match which is taking place Tuesday evening and will decide the wooden spoon.
Captain Robin Schofield praised his team for their efforts and their improvement over the last year. Heckmondwike Secretary remarked on how Huddersfield had put more effort into the league this year and had made great strides.
2017 we’ll be even better. Watch out the current champions. We’ll get you next year.