First Ahoghill snap up another Churches League title

Indoor bowls.

Indoor bowls.

First Ahoghill wrapped up another Ballymena & District Churches League title in some style last week.

Needing just two-and-a-half points from their remaining three games to retain their crown, Ahoghill plundered 11 points from those fixtures, meaning they had a 10-point gap to spare over runners-up Buckna.

With the majority of clubs having now completed their 20-game schedule, most of the significant positions have been finalised, although Cloughwater can still nick third place if they take the maximum five points from their last remaining match.

First Ahoghill 4, Craigs 1: T Morrison 18, B Herbinson 5; A Graham 6, P Boyd 6; A Morrison 12, R Rodgers 12; D Morrison 21, R Kirkpatrick 2.

First Ahoghill 3, Killymurris Carnlea 2: T Morrison 6, D McCullough 19; W Morrison 5, WJ McAlonan 7; M McMaster 15, D McCullough 4; D Morrison 24, W Crawford 3.

Connor 1, First Ahoghill 4: M Boyd 10, T Morrison 8; N Garrett 6, W Morrison 14; T Hill 9, A Morrison 11; D Elliott 3, D Morrison 19.

Buckna 4, Grange 1: S Alexander 12, H McCullough 11; A Hamill 8, B Millar 13; J Reid 17, M McCullough 3; A McCullough 15, R Duffin 8.

Cuningham B 4, Cuningham A 1: H Lynn 16, L McIlroy 7; J Kerr 6, G Logan 12; B Russell 17, S McKee 6; I Craig 14, D Stewart 4.

Killymurris Glarryford 3, Craigs 2: S Dunlop 11, R Rodgers 5; I Dunlop 6, P Boyd 8; J McWhirter 14, B Herbinson 5; D Dunlop 8, R Kirkpatrick 11.

LEAGUE TABLE

First Ahoghill, played 20, points 83.5; Buckna 20-73.5; Cuningham B 20-64.5; St Patrick’s Ballymena 20-63; Cloughwater 19-60; Connor 20-59.5; Glenwherry 20-59.5; Killymurris Glarryford 19-58; First Broughshane 20-57; Second Broughshane A 20-57; Ballymena Methodist 20-57; Killymurris Carnlea 20-53; Craigs 20-47; High Kirk 20-44; Cullybackey Methodist A 20-41.5; Harryville 20-32.5; Second Broughshane B 20-31.5; Grange 20-31.5; Clough ‘A’ 20-26.5; Cuningham A 19-23.5; Clough B 19-12.5.