THE Veteran’s KO Cup Finals were completed at Lund Park to bring down the curtain on another successful season in the Worth Valley League.

There was some close matches and good bowling in all games.

The First Division final for the Burgess Shield was between Sutton A and Broughton Road, which resulted in a nine-point victory for the South Craven team after a good win by Phil Boocock and Alan Barber.

The losers hit back with a fine effort by Mick Demain and Colin Hodgson but to no avail. Neither team will be in this event next season as they were both relegated.

The Thornton Shield Final featured Bingley A and Bradshaw A and the former took the title by only two points thanks in the main to a good effort by Doreen Lomax and John Kershaw in a nail-biting finish to register their second victory in this event.

A strong Keighley A team took the John Holmes Shield in the Third Division final after a close struggle with rivals Highfield A despite a good effort by Mary and Peter O’Hara for the runners-up to win the event for the first time.

Bradshaw C got a little revenge for their A team as they comfortably defeated Bingley C by 18 points thanks to a good wins by all their players in a complete sweep in the Fourth Division final for the Capstick Shield.

Finally, the Abell Shield in Division Five saw Whins Wood B cause a minor upset by defeating Gargrave C after having only one winner but winning by three points thanks to a good effort by former snooker ace, Tommy Johnson, and Val Ryder to retain the trophy they won last season.

The Skipton Floodlit League has also been completed with Colne Cricket A taking the Division One title ahead of Cononley and Gargrave A who also finished in the money. Whinfield A won the title in League Two someway ahead of Legion B and Colne Cricket B. Finally, Legion B won the Third Division ahead of Lund Park and Gargrave B.

Silsden Ladies are in action in the Yorkshire ABA’s Top team on Sunday where they are grouped with Burley-in-Wharfedale and hot favourites New Mill B, past winners on several occasions. Play at Heckmondwike begins around 10am for six teams involved.