Narrow win for Shaw’s side

Mark Birkett won both his matches yesterday

Mark Birkett won both his matches yesterday

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Halifax-Huddersfield made it two wins out of three in the Yorkshire Inter-District League this season but cut it fine against Teesside at Dewsbury yesterday.

Andy Shaw’s side won 19-17, hanging on to a 7-5 lunchtime lead after the foursomes.

The singles honours were shared with five wins to each team and two halved contests.

Halifax-Huddersfield, who finished runners-up last year, face champions Sheffield in their next match at Sitwell Park on Sunday, July 13

RESULTS - Foursomes (Hx-Hudds names first): A Shaw and R Broadley bt A Gray and P Raine 4 & 3, J Smith and M Birkett bt J Rogers and S Alexander 5 & 4, S Martin and G McLean bt C Wallace and J Connelly 6 & 5, A Schnacke and T Calvert finished all square with T Harbord and J Harbord, J Ward and D Hartey lost to R Dixon and J Trwhitt 2 & 1, J Morton and J Hamilton lost to W Hewitt and H Rowbotham 2 & 1.

Singles: R Broadley (Huddersfield) bt A Gray 4 & 3, J Smith (Halifax) lost to J Rogers 1 down, M Birkett (Todmorden) bt S Alexander 4 & 3, A Shaw (Bradley Hall) lost to J Connelly 3 & 2, S Martin (West End) finished all square with P Raine, G McLean (Meltham) finished all square with C Wallace, J Ward (Dewsbury) lost to T Harbord 2 & 1, A Schnacke (Huddersfield) bt J Harbord 3 & 2, T Calvert (Huddersfield) lost to R Dixon 4 & 2, J Hamilton (Huddersfield) bt J Trewhitt 2 & 1, D Hartley (Dewsbury) beat H Rowbotham 6 & 5, J Morton (Huddersfield) lost to W Hewitt 1 down.