Nelson Cup semi-final line-up now known

The semi-final line-up in this year’s Ballymena & District Churches League Nelson Cup is now known.

Indoor bowls.

Buckna will play Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ in the first of the semi-finals at Clough this Wednesday evening, March 12 (7.30pm).

The winners of that game will take on Cloughwater or Ahoghill, who meet in the other semi at Buckna on Thursday, March 20.

Meanwhile, in the race for league honours, Buckna extended their lead over champions First Ahoghill with an impressive full points victory over third-placed Cuningham ‘B’.

First Broughshane 4, Ballymena Methodist 1: A Davidson 12, A Bacon 7; G Davidson 3, M Arbuthnut 19; D Calderwood 8.25, J Simms 8; J Gaston 20, R Dickson 2.

High Kirk 1, First Ahoghill 4: H Smyth 7, T Morrison 10; T McPeake 5, W Morrison 15; M Clements 2, A Morrison 16; M Boyd 12, D Morrison 9.

Buckna 5, Cuningham ‘B’ 0: J Reid 17, J Kerr 7; S Hamill 9, H Lynn 2; A Hamill 8, B Lynn 6; A McCullough 11, B Russell 9.

Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 4, Second Broughshane ‘A’ 1: J Gage 3, M Montgomery 13; J Galbraith 7, C Turtle 6; R McLean 11, J Turtle 5; J Marshall 11, I Montgomery 5.

TABLE

Buckna, played 18, points 73; First Ahoghill 17-68.5; Cuningham ‘B’ 17-64; Killymurris Glarryford 16-61.5; Cloughwater 18-57; Second Broughshane ‘A’ 18-52.5; First Broughshane 17-50; Cullybackey Methodist ‘A’ 17-48.5; Ballymena Methodist 21-48; High Kirk 18-42.5; Killymurris Carnlea 16-39.5; Craigs 16-39; Glenwherry 17-37; Connor 15-36.5; Grange 16-36.5; Second Broughshane ‘B’ 18-36.5; St Patrick’s Ballymena 17-35.5; Clough ‘A’ 18-32.5; Harryville MF 18-30.5; Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 19-26; Cuningham ‘A’ 16-23.5; Clough ‘B’ 16-9.

LEAGUE SERVICE

The annual bowlers’ service takes place in Cullybackey Methodist this SUnday, March 16 (6pm).