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Match Reports

Wednesday July 24th 2024 - Kirkbymoorside Bowling Club went through to their third Final of the season when defeating Strensall 68-45 in the semi final of the Ossie Ashcroft Trophy. Two rinks went down by a single shot but the rinks skipped by Alec Young and John Warriner produced big enough results to take the tie and a meeting with Malton on September 4th on a nuetral venue. Good luck to Strensall in their quest for a return to Division 1 of the Ryedale Vets League.

Final Score KMS 68-45 Strensall 

Tuesday July 23rd 2024 - In a re-arranged fixture in the Ryedale Vets League KMS entertained Swinton. On a beautiful summer afternoon both sides played some excellent bowls. Kirkby ran out eventual winners to consolidate 3rd place in division 1 of the Ryedale Vets League.

Final Score KMS 80-60 Swinton (8-2)

Monday July 22nd 2024 - Welham gave KMS their hardest game of the season tonight in the Batagas Triples League. The aggregate went down to the final end on the last rink to finish. Well done to Welham who never let Kirkby out of their sights all evening. Kirkby won the match 56-55 (shots) 6-2 (points). The unbeaten run continues and with Terrington going down at Helmsley Kirkby have moved within 4 points of the title with 4 games to go.

Final Score- Welham 55-56 KMS (2-6)

Friday July 19th 2024- In the Batagas Ryedale Triples League Kirkbymoorside hit the 100 point mark in their 15th match. At home to Wigginton, Kirkby took all 8 points for their 13th win of the season and remain unbeaten with 5 games to go. Keith Bardon, Doreen Bardon and Colin McDonald continued their high scoring form with a 27-11 win that included an 8 on the 10th end, not the first time they have done that this season. Pat Lawry, John Eddon and Ken Kelloway clocked up a 26-10 victory to continue their fine form. Bob Sinclair, Simon Allan and Nigel Harrison took the points in a low scoring encounter 14-13. With this game drifting away from them and the score at 12 ends 2-12 the trio got their act together and scored 12 points on the last 6 ends to claim an unlikely win. Never give up !!!!!!

Final Score KMS 67 v 34 Wigginton (8-0)


Wednesday July 17th 2024 - Kirkbymoorside entertained Thornton-le-Dale in the Rydale Vets League. A beautiful warm sunny afternoon and an excellent game with both sides playing good bowls finished with a 6-4 victory for Kirkby. Well done to both sides for making it a very enjoyable day.

Final Score KMS 63-45 TLD (6-4)

Tuesday July 16th 2024- Kirkbymoorside travelled over to Sessay to play Swinton bowling club on a neutral green in the Hovingham and District Bowls League Waltham Cup Semi Final.
The game started with both teams having to find the lines on the rinks and this reflected the scores in the early ends and the score after 5 ends across all 3 rinks was KMS 14-13 Swinton.
Over the next 5 ends the scores remained close with the scores at 10 ends, KMS 35-31 Swinton. With one rink level at 10-10, one KMS rink winning at 16-5, and one Swinton rink winning 9-16.
Over the next 5 ends KMS scored well and picked up 22 shots to Swinton 9 shots and the scores at 15 ends across the rinks, KMS 57-40 Swinton, over the last 3 ends KMS carried on scoring well and ended up the victors on the night with the scores at KMS 71-44 Swinton.
Kirkbymoorside will now play Pickering in the final at Settrington bowling club on Tuesday 30th July 2024 with a 6.30 pm start.
Spectators are most welcome to go along to the final.

Friday July 12th 2024 - Kirkbymoorside are into the Final of the Fred Husband Trophy (BataGas League) after defeating Malton in the semi final played at Settrington. A strong Malton team pushed Kirkby all the way on two of the three rinks, one rink finished level at 19-19 and the other saw Malton win by 11 points. On the the third rink led by Pat Lawry Kirkby took the tie with a 19  point victory. The Final will be played on Friday August 2nd at Strensall against Settrington.

Final Score KMS 52v44 Malton

Thursday 11July 2024 - Kirkbymoorside bowling club travelled along the A170 to play local rivals Pickering (The Pikes) in their latest outing in the Hovingham and District bowls league but unfortunately this ended up in defeat for the Moorsiders. (A bitter pill to swallow).
Kirkbymoorside started off the match the stronger and at 5 ends across the 3 rinks the score was:-
KMS 16-10 Pickering and at 15 ends Pickering picked up shots and were within 1 shot of KMS with the scores at KMS 27-26 Pickering.
Pickering carried on picking up more shots and at 15 ends they took the lead with the score at 
KMS 40-42 Pickering.

The Pikes carried on their scoring and were the worthy winners on the night and at the end of the match with the score at 18 ends, 
KMS 46-54 Pickering
KMS 4-6 Pickering 

(One concellation over the two games Home and away Kirkbymoorside came out on top by
KMS 12 - 8 Pickering)

Wednesday July 10th 2024- KMS were away to Malton in the Ryedale Vets League today and were beaten 8-2 by a very strong Malton team on the day. Well done Malton. The result leaves KMS 10 points behind Malton in second place and 17 points adrift of leaders Easingwold. 

Final Result Malton 81-46 KMS (8-2)

Monday July 8th 2024- KMS kept the unbeaten run going on the BataGas League with a 6-2 win at Hovingham. A cool evening and a challenging Green did not deter the Kirkby bowlers as they won two out of the three rinks by comfortable margins. Next match is the semi final of the Fred Husband Trophy against Malton and played at Settrington on Friday July 12th at 6.45pm.

Final Score Hovingham 32-65 KMS (2-6)

Friday July 5th 2024 - Kirkbymoorside maintained their 24 point lead at the top of the Batagas League with a comfortable 6-2 defeat of Strensall tonight. After 13 matches Kirkby remain unbeaten with 11 wins and two draws. Two of the rinks had resounding wins to ensure the aggregate. Next week we are away to Hovingham on Monday in a league match and on Friday we have a semi final of the Fred Husband Trophy against Malton played at Settrington. 

Final Score: KMS 81-40 Strensall (6-2)

Thursday 4th July - Kirkbymoorside bowling club travelled over to a windy Sessay in their latest Hovingham and District Bowls league match and maintained their 100 % unbeaten run by a winning margin of 40 shots and opening up a 28 point lead at the top of the table over second placed Swinton. Two rinks scored quite heavily winning 27-6 and 26-12 with the third rink having a closer encounter but in the end winning by 18-13.

Overall score was

Kirkbymoorside 71shots to Sessay 41

Kirkbymoorside 10 points to Sessay 0

Wednesday July 3rd 2024 - Following Mondays 8-0 dismantling of Helmsley in the Batagas League KMS moved on to the Ryedale Vets League and an away trip to Pickering. On a cool afternoon and on a wet and heavy Green both teams played very good bowls. Pickering led the way for most of the game and only John Warriner’s rink that included Betty Turnbull and John Dowson kept KMS in touch with the  aggregate score. Keith Bardon, Doreen Bardon and Chris Kelloway kept in touch with their opponents and drew their match with two shots on the last end to give KMS the aggregate of 2 with one rink left to finish. It was down to Alec Young, Bob Sinclair and David Sever-Topping to take their last end by 1 shot and give KMS the aggregate and a share of the spoils.

Final score Pickering 56-59 KMS (5-5)

Monday July 1st 2024 - KMS continued their relentless form in the Batagas Ryedale League picking up all 8 points when dismantling Helmsley Bowling Club. Only one of the rinks had a close encounter. Bob Sinclair, David Sever-Topping and Nigel Harrison fought out a very close encounter with Colin Spink, Kay Jones and Alan Farnsworth eventually winning 17-16. Special mention and a big shout out goes to our newbies Nigel Harrison, Martyn Smith and Ken Kelloway who when called upon this season have come up with the goods and are going to be really good bowlers for KMS BC

Final Score KMS 59-38 Helmsley (8-0)

Friday June 28th 2024 - KMS travelled to Terrington in the Batagas League and a top of the table clash. With KMS looking to consolidate an 18 point lead a tense encounter was anticipated and that’s they way it turned out. Terrington were certainly up for the challenge and took Kirby all the way up to the final few ends. Reg Richmond, David Topping and Gail Allan went down 18-11 as they finished their match early. Keith Bardon, Doreen Bardon and Simon Allan had a very close match until the last couple of ends and finished their match with a 5 point score on the last end to level things up. Pat Lawry, Bob Sinclair and John Eddon sealed the aggregate with a fine 26-11 win on their rink to stretch Kirkby’s lead at the top to 22 points.

Final Score Terrington 41 v 55 KMS (2-6)

Thursday June 27th 2024 - On a cool blustery Thursday evening, Kirkbymoorside bowling club entertained Thirsk B in their latest Hovingham and District Bowls league. Kirkbymoorside got of to a commanding start to the game and across all three rinks the score after 5 ends was KMS 22 - 8 Thirsk B. 2 of the 3 rinks scored quite heavily over the next 10 end and the 3rd rink was a more tight affair and the score after 15 ends the score was KMS 65-30 THIRSK B. Over the last 3 ends across the rinks Thirsk B scored the best Over the last 3 ends by scoring 10 shots to KMS 5. The overall score of the match after 18 ends :- Kirkbymoorside 70 shots v 40 shots Thirsk B 

Final Score KMS 10 v 0 Thirsk B 

Wednesday June 26th 2024 - In the quarter final of the Ryedale Vets League Ossie Ashcroft Trophy KMS Bowling Club progressed into the semi final with a comfortable victory over Sheriff Hutton. On a very hot afternoon both clubs played some excellent bowls in a very friendly and sporting atmosphere. KMS will meet Strensall in the semi final on Wednesday July 24th.

Final Score KMS 84 - 52 Sheriff Hutton 

Friday June 21st 2024 - Another day and another victory for KMS. This time a home victory over Pickering in The Batagas Ryedale Triples League Fred Husband Trophy. All three rinks played their part in the win and we move on to the semi finals on Friday July 12th and a tie against Malton.

Final Score KMS 59-44 Pickering

Thursday June 20th 2024 - KMS entertained Thirsk A in the Waltham Cup and were worthy winners, winning on all three rinks. Alec Young, Nigel Harrison, Betty Turnbull and David Sever-Topping won a close encounter 16-14.John Warriner, Marcus Hollis, Stuart Dowson and John Eddon took their rink 17-11 while the highlight of the night was the rink with Tom Rex, Peter Kent, Gail Allan and John Dowson not only winning their rink comfortably 27-11, they also scored a maximum 8 shots on the 14th end. 

Final Score KMS 60-36 Thirsk A

Monday June 17th 2024 - KMS moved 18 points clear at the top of the Batagas Ryedale Triples League with a 58-43 (8-0) win over Hovingham. After 10 games KMS remain unbeaten with 8 wins and 2 draws so far. Next up is a home tie in the Fred Husband Trophy against Pickering on Friday June 21st.

Final Score KMS 58-43 Hovingham (8-0)

Wednesday June 12th 2024 - A very close encounter took place when KMS travelled to Wigginton in the Ryedale Vets League. KMS won two of the four rinks by a comfortable margin that covered a heavy defeat on one of the rinks. All the excitement came on the fourth rink where Pat Lawry’s rink that included John Eddon and Gail Allan. Going into the last end and down by 5 shots they came up with the goods and scored a magnificent five shots to draw the rink and give KMS a narrow victory.

Final Score Wigginton 56-59 KMS (3-7)

Friday June 7th 2024 - KMS maintained their unbeaten run with a fine 6-2 victory on a challenging Green at Strensall. Stars of the show were Pat Lawry, John Eddon and Martyn Smith who ensured the aggregate with a 22-7 success on their rink. Keith & Doreen Bardon got back to winning ways with a narrow 13-12 win abley supported by Colin McDonald. The only downside was a defeat for Reg Richmond, Bob Sinclair and Gail Allan.

Final Score Strensall 36-47 KMS (2-6)

Wednesday June 5th 2024 - KMS we’re away to Helmsley in the Ryedale Vets League. After last weeks close encounter in the Ossie Ashcroft Cup another close match was anticipated in this league fixture. As it turned out KMS ran out convincing winners by 89 - 45 taking three of the four rinks by convincing margins. The only drawback was on Keith Bardons rink. Keith, Doreen and Joanna Ridley list by two points. This was the Bardons first league defeat of the season. 🥴

Final Score Helmsley 45 v 89 KMS  (2 -8)

Monday June 3rd 2024 - Swinton were the visitors to KMS. The match ncounter in  out to be very close and only one point separated the teams at the end. KMS took two of the rinks but lost the third rink by 8 points giving Swinton the aggregate by a single point. Once again a lot of good bowling on display from both teams.

Final Score KMS 47-48 Swinton (4-4)

May 31st 2024 - It was top against second in the BATAgas league when KMS entertained Malton. A very close game was expected but as it turned out KMS ran out comfortable winners 63-40 taking the match 6 - 2. The win puts KMS 17 points ahead of second place Malton and continues the good start to the season. KMS are at home to Swinton on Monday June 3rd and away to Strensall on Friday June 7th.

Final Score KMS 63 v 40 Malton (6-2)

Wednesday May 29th 2024 - What a cracking cup tie today between Helmsley BC and KMS BC in the Ossie Ashcroft Cup. Helmsley started off the better team and lead the tie for most of the game. The tie was seemingly going the way of Helmsley until the never say die attitude of KMS came to the fore and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. All four rinks pulled shots back and on the final end of Alec Young’s rink with Helmsley leading by the slenderest of margins KMS requiring 2 shots for victory took the tie with 3 shots. 

Final Score Helmsley BC 62 v 64 KMS BC

Friday May 24th 2024 - KMS progressed into Round 2 of the Fred Husband Trophy with a hard fought 50-39 win at Terrington.  All three rinks were very close and could have gone either way but KMS prevailed to set up a meeting on June 21st with Pickering.

Final Score Terrington 39-50 KMS

Monday May 20th 2024 - The good form continued for KMBC with another victory at Settrington in the BATAgas League. Another beautiful evening on a challenging Green produced some excellent bowling from both clubs. Pat Lawry’s rink won a closely fought match 18 -16. Reg Richmond’s team maintained their winning ways with a comfortable 23 - 10 victory. Keith Bardon’s trio continued on their way with a close 21 - 18 win that included two ends of 7 shots. Next match is Friday May 24th when we visit Terrington in the Fred Husband Trophy.

Final Score Settrington 44 - 62 KMSBC (0 - 8)

Friday May 17th 2024 - KMS BC made the trip to Wigginton and maintained their excellent early season form in the BATAGas League when taking all the points. Two of the three rinks led by Reg Richmond and Pat Lawry had comfortable wins but again all the drama was played out on Keith Bardon’s rink. Going into the last end KMS were 11-10 down and on the very last wood scored the two points required with a bit of a lucky break. Screams of delight could be heard in York. No prizes for guessing who was screaming. 🥴

Final Score Wigginton 36 - 56 KMSBC (0 -8)

Thursday May 16th 2024 - Kirkbymoorside bowling club’s visitors last night Thursday 16th May in the Hovingham and District Bowls League were Pickering bowling club. It was a lovely night for bowling. After 5 ends Kirkbymoorside were leading 21-13 up and and after 10 ends Kirkbymoorside were leading 36-17 Two of the three rinks were scoring well and won there games 23-10 and 25-14 The third rinks match was a much closer game with the score at 15 ends was 12-12 the next three ends saw Pickering scoring a 1, 2 & 2 and winning 17-12 The overall result was Kirkbymoorside 8 v 2 Pickering Kirkbymoorside 60 v 41 Pickering

Wednesday May 15th 2024 - Kirkbymoorside Bowling Club travelled to Thornton-le-Dale in the Ryedale Vets League and got back to winning ways after last weeks defeat to Malton. Pat Lawry’s rink had a big win which ensured the aggregate and Alec Youngs rink secured the overall win.

Final Result Thornton-le-Dale 57 - 83 KMS (4 -6)

Monday May 13th 2024 - Another beautiful early summer night at the excellent Kirkbymoorside Bowling Green with Welham the visitors in the BATAgas Bowling League. KMS continued their good early season form to take the honours and remain unbeaten. Special mention has to be made of Martyn Smith and Ken Kelloway, both relative newbies, who both had excellent games and contributed greatly to the result. We move on to next Friday and an away trip to Wigginton.

Final Score KMS 74-25 Welham (8-0)

Friday May 10th 2024 - Terrington were the visitors to KMS BC in the Batagas League on a superb evening for bowling Kirkby ran out winners on all three rinks with some excellent bowling from the home players. Highlight of the evening again were Keith Bardon, Doreen Bardon and Nigel Harrison who scored an incredible 9 shots in the early ends to put the match beyond their opponents. The win takes KMS to the top of the Batagas league. 

Final Score KMS 72-32 Terrington (8-0)

Thursday May 9th 2024 - Kirkbymoorside bowling club’s visitors last night Thursday 9th May in the Hovingham and District Bowls League were Sessay bowling club. It was a lovely sunny and warm night for bowling. Kirkbymoorside took a strong hold on the match with all three rinks scoring well, after 5 ends Kirkbymoorside were 23-7 up and and after 10 ends Kirkbymoorside were leading 51-15. Two of the three rinks were scoring well and won there games 32-7 and 23-9. The third rink set off well and at 10 ends they were 12-5 up, then at 15 ends Sessay fought back and were leading 15-14, the next two ends saw Kirkbymoorside scoring a 2 & 1 and leading 17-15 going into the last end where Sessay scored a 3 to win 18-17. The overall result was Kirkbymoorside 8 v2 Sessay Kirkbymoorside 72 v 34 Sessay.

Wednesday May 8th 2024 - a beautiful day, a perfect bowling Green made for a perfect day for bowling. If only the result had been different. KMS Vets team were soundly beaten by Malton in the Ryedale Vets League.  All 4 rinks went down to a very good Malton team who on this form will be the team to beat this season. Still, it’s early doors and there is a long way to go. 
Well done Malton.

Final Score KMS 46-78 Malton (0-10)

Friday May 3rd 2024 - On a chilly and wet evening KMS and Pickering shared the points in the Batagas League. Credit to both teams for making it an exciting game. KMS started well and led in all three rinks but following a heavy shower Pickering were rejuvenated and came back strongly to take a deserved share of the points. 

Final score - 39-39 (4-4)

Next Match - Friday May 10th Terrington (H)

Thursday May 2nd 2024 - Kirkbymoorside bowling club started their defence of the Hovingham and District Bowls League title last night Thursday 2nd May-away at Thirsk playing the Thirsk B team and coming away with an emphatic 10-0 win. 2 of the 3 rinks had runaway victories 32-6 and 31-3 the latter having 25% reduction  of shots (23.25. - 3) owing to playing with only 3 players instead off the 4.

The 3rd rink had more of a close contest up to the 15th end where the score was 15-13 then they picked up a 3,4 & 5 in the last 3 ends of the match and ended winning 27-13.

Final Result - Kirkbymoorside 10 v 0 Thirsk Kirkbymoorside 82.25 shots v Thirsk B 22 shots.

Next Match - Thursday May 9th Sessay (H) 6.30 pm

Wednesday May 1st 2024 - Opening match in the Ryedale Vets League. KMS were beaten to the title by 1 point last year and will be hoping to go one better this time around. Today’s opponents were Pickering and on a warm afternoon at Kirkbymoorside and the Bowling Green in near perfect shape a very competitive game ended with KMS winning 8-2. A good game between two very good sides and a great start to the season.

Next match - Wednesday May 8th 2024 at home to Malton. (2pm)

Monday April 29th 2024 - KMS travelled to Helmsley in the opening BATAGas league match of the season and came away with a good 6-2 victory. Highlight of the night was on Keith Bardon’s rink where, with Doreen Bardon and Colin McDonald, going into the final end and trailing 10-7 the trio scored an unbelievable 8 to take the rink 15-10. On the other two rinks Bob Sinclair, David Topping and Gail Allan took the points with an 18-7 victory whilst Simon Allan, John Eddon and Ken Kelloway, after trailing 8-0 at one stage, came back with a spirited fight back and narrowly lost 15-11. On to the next match away to Pickering on Friday May 3rd. (Never give up) 👍