Bamford spurs Bridge to victory

Hebden Bridge's George Bamford
Hebden Bridge's George Bamford

Hebden Bridge put their semi-local knowledge to good use in winning the Halifax-Huddersfield Union’s Second Division Scratch Team Championship at Todmorden yesterday.

The Rive Rocks quartet of George Bamford, Henry Butterworth, Iain Powell and Mark Powell totalled 317 to win by two shots from Hanging Heaton.

Four handicapper Bamford shot a 74, the best of the day and one better than Outlane three handicapper Jarrad Hazelden.

Ryburn and Outlane were the other two teams to make it through to the Scratch Team Championship at Saddleworth on Sunday, June 29.

Clubs have been asked to forward team names and handicaps for the Saddleworth event to Union secretary John Lawrence as soon as possible so that he can make the draw.

Scores: 1, Hebden Bridge 317 (George Bamford 74, Henry Butterworth 77, Iain R Powell 78, Mark Powell 88); 2, Hanging Heaton 319 (A Webster 76, S Minto 77, Dominic Hale 82, J Wilcock 84); 3, Ryburn 322 (C Rudd 77, A J Kershaw 77, James Burton 82, Robert Emmett 86); 4, Outlane 332 (Jarrad Hazelden 75, Thomas Marsden 82, Steven Beeby 87, Simon Mckenzie 88); 5, Queensbury 333 (Samuel Town 79, Gareth Jones 82, Andy Earnshaw 83, Tim Jackson 89); 6, Marsden 351 (Josh McAspurn 77, C Avison 89, Steve Smith 89, D Mallinson 96); 7, Longley Park NR (George Castle 83, Karl Smith 84, S Siddiq 88, J P Ruta NR); 8, Willow Valley NR (Ahsan Khan 76, Jonathan Shaw 79, Barry Adamson 83, Oliver Tasker NR).