Top bowlers qualify for Sandal Classic finals night

This Saturday's field in the Sandal Classic includes a host of current county players.
This Saturday's field in the Sandal Classic includes a host of current county players.

The country’s top two players - Graeme Wilson (Yorkshire) and Gary Ellis (Greater Manchester) - were among the qualifiers from last weekend’s qualifying rounds for the Sandal Classic bowling competition.

Kieron Smith (Leeds) and Tony Riley (Brighouse) also successfully made it through to finals night.

This Saturday’s field includes a host of current county players including Yorkshire legend Robert Hitchen and dual All England Merit winner Andrew Spragg (Derbyshire).

Sunday’s field includes recent Spring Waterloo champion Chris Mordue and his son Josh who is fresh from winning the Yorkshire U18 merit in Bridlington last weekend.

Play commences from 6pm on each night.

Spectators are most welcome to watch these top players in action.

Hot and cold refreshments will be available on both nights.

The draw for Saturday is:

A Manuel (King & Queen) v L Griffin (Pudsey), H Slack (Meersbrook) v S Walder (Lower Hopton), R Hitchen (Halifax) v B Hill (Chesterfield), G Foulkes (Wakefield) v S Gilroy (Leeds),J Brown (King & Queen) v D Teale (Wakefield), M Regan (Brighouse) v A Spragg (Chesterfield), D Atkinson (Dodworth) v D Miserre (Meersbrook), J Sneddon (Dearne) v H Seehra (Lower Hopton).

The draw for Sunday’s matches is:

C Mordue (Pudsey) v N Hughes (Leeds), P Mottram (Alverthorpe) v N Roper (Littlemoor), C Mailer (Sheffield) v C Gant (Huddersfield), P Leah (Ashton-u-Lyne) v Andy Ferris (Congleton), M Hughes (Leeds) v J Mordue (Pudsey), Danny Ferris (Congleton) v P Jacques (Littlemoor),J Spinks (Pudsey) v A Mailer (Sheffield) A Croft (Alverthorpe) v D Sillitoe (Doncaster).