Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Clubs on Weather Watch as Bowl Heads for Climax

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Clubs on Weather Watch as Bowl Heads for Climax

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Byline: JACK HATFIELD

ALL eyes are on the weather, as players and officials hope it breaks in time for the local football action to resume this weekend.

In the Teesside League the Macmillan Bowl has come down to the last eight.

Three games were scheduled for this coming weekend, but due to enforced changes the Coulby Newham and Whinney Banks YCC match has been moved to Saturday, January 23, the same date as the Grangetown BC v BEADS match.

The other two matches are scheduled for Saturday, when Darlington Cleveland Bridge are due to host Stokesley and Thornaby Dubliners hope to host North Ormesby.

The first division Lou Moore Trophy is at the semi-final stage. The Richmond Town v BEADS and Darlington Cleveland Bridge v Grangetown Boys Club fixtures have been tentatively arranged for Saturday, February 6, but this could change depending on the next few weeks of fixtures being played.

The second division Alex Burness Plate is also at the semi-final stage, with Coulby Newham meeting Cargo Fleet and Redcar Rugby Club meeting Whinney Banks YCC on February 13.

One of the semi-finals of the Raine Trophy has been decided. The tie between second division sides St Mary's College and Great Ayton United has been arranged for Saturday, January 23, and the line up for the second semi-final will be decided on the same day.

That's the scheduled date for the following quarter-final fixtures: Darlington Croft v South Bank St Peter's and Richmond Mavericks v Darlington Grammar School RA.

The North Riding County Cup is down to the quarter finals and BEADS are scheduled to play at York St John's University this Saturday.

BEADS had asked for the match to be moved from the set date of January 16, when the other three matches are scheduled to be played between second division rivals Acklam Steelworks and Cargo Fleet, and first division rivals Grangetown Boys' Club and South Bank St Peters, while North Ormesby make up the last match when they entertain Old Malton St Mary's with the semi-finals to be played on March 10 and 17 at Stokesley. …

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