Towergate win it for late fan Winnie

Towergate were appropriate winners of Old Brodleians’ third annual tournament held at Brooksbank School, Elland last Saturday.

Twelve teams took part outdoors in excellent weather and Towergate, unbeaten throughout the day, beat fellow group winners Old Brodleians in the final.

The event raised £701 for nearby Overgate Hospice and Calderdale Royal physiotherapy department.

The charities were chosen after the help they gave to the late Winifred Varley, mum of Towergate’s Lisa Spruce and the side’s most vocal supporter, and Brods organiser Vicky Hellowell, who is on the mend after a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Blue Mavericks beat Halifax in the final of the plate, which was decided by golden goal after the teams haddrawn 8-8. Robins won the bowl section.

Hellowell said: “All the winning teams donated their prize money to charity, which touched many people’s hearts.

“It was a superb day, thanks to the help of the many umpires. The sun shone and we couldn’t have asked for more.”

Promoted pair TAGS and Innscribe had mixed fortunes when they dipped their toe in the waters of Division Two action in the North Bridge Monday League this week.

Heather Parkinson’s TAGS, who ran away with Division Three last season, beat Robins 24-19 but Innscribe went down 24-13 to Queens.

Results - Division Two: Innscribe 13 Queens 24, Yo-yos 14 Jets 8, Pumas 28 Rockets 23, TAGS 24 Robins 19, White Rose 8 Blue Maverick 27.

Division Four: Falconers 13 Twinkles 12, Sapphires 15 Twinkles 2 18, Impact 21 Dovetails 6, Ravens 11 Tommos 11, Calder Utd 7 Sparkles 30.

Division Six: Average Joes 2 Batley Panthers 38, Ladybirds 19 Rubies 8, Sowerby Stars 5 Diamonds 34, Jewels 8 Warriors 18, Barki Belles 20 Harlequins 19.

Monday’s fixtures (division in brackets)- At North Bridge: 7.0, Hillside Services v Rangers (5) and Tiger Vets v Halifax (3); 7.35, Gems v Wasps (5) and Old Brods II v Unity (3); 8.10, Thundercats v West End Girls (5) and XL v ROKT (3); 8.45, Dynamite v Black Jacks (5) and Heath Ladies v Sparks (3); 9.20, Wolves v Rebels (5) and Emeralds v Triangle (3).

At The Ridings: 7.0, Old Brodleians v Ryburn Utd (1); 7.35, Torque v Panthers (1); 8.10, Arrows v Towergate; 8.45, Townies v Runners; 9.20, Hi-Tech Cougars v Tigers.

Calderdale League: Torque 42 White Rose 22, Tigers 50 Blue Mavericks 28, Panthers 21 Queens 19.