Holroyd chasing family double

PHILIP Holroyd, whose twin brother Brian won the Yorkshire Merit title at Spen Victoria BC 10 years ago, will try to emulate his brother in the finals at Elland CA and BC on Monday.

He progressed from Saturday’s Halifax area qualifier at Luddenden Foot - where Graeme Wilson was one of the players to go out - while Clive Austin moved forward from Sowerby West End and Mike Holden from Kingston BC.

SIDDAL’S Graeme Hickey produced a fine fightback from 27-20 and 30-28 down to beat Bill Smyth 31-30 in the latest qualifying session of the Complete Packaging Services Classic at Hill Crest on Saturday.

Ther Yorkshire home captain moved through to the third round alongside Paul Dudley, Rob Swift and Tony Roberts.