ANOTHER wet day did the Silsden Ladies no favours as once again they crashed to defeat in the Yorkshire ABA’s Ladies Top Team, losing in the final to old rivals New Mill WMC B at Halifax BC.

They began brightly in the round-robin games, defeating Barwick Ladies with ease having only one loser, but did enough to reach the final seven winners led by Sharon Gadd’s 21-1 return.

It was a little harder in the next match against Bridlington Bay where they shared the winners to reach the final again.

Sadly they were no match against the Huddersfield side and went down by almost 30 points against the holders.

Winners in the last match were Cath Rushton, Viv Abell and Kath Whitaker and these ladies were undefeated on a grey day.

The Aire-Wharfe Wednesday League has also come to an end where Broughton Road finished a creditable third in Division One without threatening the leaders.

Addingham finished third in Division Two and just lost out on promotion in the last match but should have gone up.

The last event of the local season is on Sunday at Craven BC with another popular ‘32’ which has been extended through a flood of entries and begins at 10am. Draw on the day.

At 10am: P Hepworth, G Hodge, A Ward, R Hargreaves, P Hayton, S Eatock, G Smith and J Stockdale.

10.40am: D Teale, M Duke, D Towning, N Breadley, S Kirby, B Turnbull, G Lomax and R Stockdale.

11.15am: D Norris, D Hemsley, J Mordue, A Buckley, G Foulkes, V O’Donnell, A Gallagher and L Teale.

Noon: D Teale, J Edmondson, S Whittaker, G Oliver, K Lee, M Sweeney, M Holden and D Poole.

12.30pm: J Teale, A Raymond, S Edmondson, T Hargreaves, S Teale, B Robinson, D Smith and T Cater.