First Ahoghill regain Churches League title

Indoor bowls.
Indoor bowls.

First Ahoghill have regained the Ballymena & District CHurches League title with a game left to play.

Defending champions Buckna had to produce a virtually flawless finish to the season if they harboured any hopes of retaining the crown.

But their challenge came unstuck when they lost at third-placed Cuningham ‘B’. Latest results are:

Second Broughshane ‘B’ 1, Grange 4: D Murray 7, B Millar 10; J McKelvey 3, G Millar 13; N Graham 9, R Duffin 7, C Currie 11, H McCullough 12.

Harryville 1, St Patrick’s Ballymena 4: J Patterson 3, A Agnew 10; B White 6, T Agnew 8; R Law 11, D McNeill 7; A Lowry 8, D McCullough 10.

Second Broughshane ‘A’ 1, Buckna 4; I Montgomery 4, S Hamill 13; J Turtle 4, S Alexander 18; M Montgomery 6, A Hamill 7; C Turtle 8, A McCullough 7.

Cuningham Memorial ‘B’ 3.5: Buckna 1.5: H Lynn 14, S Hamill 9; J Marks 7, S Alexander 8; B Russell 9, A McCullough 9; B Lynn 13, A Hamill 7.

Connor 5, Clough ‘B’ 0: N Garrett 12, R Johnston 5; L White 8, J Wasson 4; D Elliott 14, S Alexander 3; T Hill 11, C Orr 4.

Connor 1, Ballymena Methodist 4: N Garrett 10, M Arbuthnut 8; L White 8, T Dillon 11; T Hill 9, J Simms 11; D Elliott 5, A Bacon 12.

Clough ‘A’ 2, Ballymena Methodist 3: A McCrea 7, M Arbuthnut 7; W Stewart 11, T Dillon 11; D Wasson 6, J Simms 10; A Alexander 10, A Bacon 7.

Clough ‘B’ 1, First Broughshane 4: J Wasson 6, T McClintock 10; S Alexander 8, A Davidson 5; A McCosh 4, S Shields 12; C Orr 5, D Calderwood 21.

Glenwherry 2, Cloughwater 3: A Bonnar 23, D Turtle 2; L Davidson 3, W Adams 9; K McIlwaine 11, R Anderson 11; S McIlwaine 8, A Adams 14.

STANDINGS

First Ahoghill, played 21, points 82.5; Buckna 19-70.5; Cuningham ‘B’ 20-70; First Broughshane 21-69; Killymurris Glarryford 20-64.5; St Patrick’s Ballymena 20-60.5; Glenwherry 21-56.5; Cloughwater 20-56; Second Broughshane ‘A’ 21-56; Connor 20-55; Cullybackey Methodist ‘A’ 20-52.5; Ballymena Methodist 21-51; Killymurris Carnlea 20-49.5; Harryville 21-47; High Kirk 20-42.5; Clough A’ 21-41.5; Craigs 20-40; Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 21-38.5; Grange 20-36.5; Second Broughshane ‘B’ 21-34.5; Cuningham ‘A’ 21-28.5; Clough ‘B’ 20-25.