YORKSHIRE Ladies have qualified for the County Championship bowls final on September 17 after they comfortably beat old rivals South Yorkshire in the recent semi-final.

They now meet North Midlands in the final at a neutral venue yet to be decided. In the away leg at Doncaster-based Woodlands, both local representatives Viv Abell and Sharon Gadd recorded narrow but vital victories to help the cause.

Meanwhile in their first season in the Aire-Wharfe League, Skipton Craven have won the Monday night singles title in Division Two as expected by over 40 points from Rawdon Park A and enter the top flight next year where it could be a deal harder.

In recent Federation District games, Aire-Wharfe A defeated Fylde A where there were good home wins for David Cadwallader, Billy Cater and Joanne Ellis in the home leg at Broughton Road to clinch the tie overall.

In another game, Andrew Tate won for Calderdale in the away leg in Bury.

Barry Turnbull gained a narrow win for the Yorkshire Parks Veterans against North Staffordshire at Hove Edge in the home leg but it was to no avail as the side lost overall to the Midlanders in a disappointing effort.

The Harrison and Leading Ladies Mixed Pairs are scheduled for Saturday at Lund Park but further inquiries about the event should be directed to league secretary Mick Demain.

Similarly, the Hebden Royd’s Sutcliffe and Crabtrees Handicaps are at Todmorden Park on Sunday. Further details from Fred Rothwell.

Keighley A are well placed to pull off a clean sweep of the Skipton & District Bowling League's top honours.

They have already won the Walker Foster 54321 Division One title, are top of the JACS Trade and DIY Division One and go to Colne Legion Club for the final of the Skipton Hire Centre Clarkson Cup against Devon A on Thursday, August 31.

It promises to be thrilling finish to the 2017 season with so much going down to the last games.

Last week in the JACS Merit League Division One, Keighley A produced a 12-0 cleansweep against Gargrave A, to give them 136 points and top spot.

Colne Cricket Club (134) picked the wrong time to have a bad night as they went down 7-5 at Devon A, while Cononley A (132) kept in touch with a 10-2 win over Settle A.

Tonight's last round of fixtures are enthralling. Keighley A travel to Cross Hills A, who will certainly not be lying down.

Colne Cricket Club entertain Cononley A in what promises to be a cracking match.

As all local leagues head to completion, hopefully a full round-up will be available next week.

The Skipton Supplementary Cup final between Settle A and Whinfield A will be played at Gargrave BC a week today.