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Whitehead end Balmoral's undefeated streak to close gap on Bangor at top

By David Mason

Published 23/05/2016

On form: Gary Clawson’s Whitehead defeated Balmoral
On form: Gary Clawson’s Whitehead defeated Balmoral

Whitehead brushed aside Balmoral at Belvoir Drive on Saturday to move menacingly into the slipstream of NIBA Division One leaders Bangor.

The current title holders travelled to Belfast knowing that Balmoral had yet to taste defeat in the league this season, but that statistic was blown out of the water on their departure.

Certainly, on this form, the east Antrim boys will not be far away when the title medals are handed out in August. Moran set the tone by skipping his rink to an eight shots win over Clifford Craig (28-20). Marty McHugh and JR Wilson also made a significant contribution by beating Drew Donaghy (19-14) and Annesley Harrision (27-23), while James Caldwell beat Matt Reid (21-20).

Results: Northern Ireland Private Greens League Divisio One: Pickie 85 (6) Ulster Transport 65 (1), Ewarts 51 (0) Dunbarton 98 (7), Belmont 95 (6) Ballymena 54 (1), Larne 53 (0) Old Bleach 92 (7), Mossley 95 (6) NICS 64 (1).

Northern Ireland Bowling Association Division One: Dundonald 55 (1.5) Portadown 65 (5.5), Donaghadee 88 (5) Banbridge 66 (2), Balmoral 77 (0) Whitehead 95 (7), Bangor 112 (6) Dromore 66 (1), Divis 78 (7) Lisnagarvey 73 (0).

Northern Ireland Provincial Bowling Association Senior League: Letterkenny 52 (0) Portrush 88 (7), Dunluce 77 (3.5) Cookstown 77 (3.5), Ballymoney 86 (5) Coleraine 70 (2), Limavady 85 (2) City of Derry 86 (5), Ballycastle 80 (1.5) Portglenone 84 (5.5).

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