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BEST OF THE BUNCH; Yorkshire team land county crown.

Byline: MEL BOOTH

YORKSHIRE are the British Crown Green County champions after 426-399 victory over Shropshire.

There were some strong performances both home and away with Alverthorpe's John Spinks and Dave Fox, of Kirkheaton Con, producing the most telling victories in the home match at Newsome WMC - which saw Yorkshire on top 217-191.

In the away meeting skipper Chris Mordue showed the quality of his leadership as Yorkshire took a 209-208 win at Old Shropshire BC in Shrewsbury - the skipper producing a 21-12 win over Colin Beaman.

The scores were: At Newsome WMC (Yorkshire names first): Graham Higgins (Lower Hopton WMC) 9 A Moss 21, David Fisher (Morton House) 21 M Lloyd 15, Craig Gant (Netherton Con 21 R Lawson 13, James Hanson (Pudsey BC) 14 A Davidson 21, Jack Dyson (Netherton Con) 21 C Weaver 13, John Spinks (Alverthorpe WMC) 21 G Picknell 7, David Fox (Kirkheaton Con) 21 C Grocott 8, Dave Cooper (Pudsey Littlemoor) 21 S Harries 15, Mark Regan (Brighouse Sports) 13 A Palin 21, Ashley Tattersley (Morton House) 14 P Farmer 21, Ashley Daykin (Netherton Con) 21 S Clarke 15, Graham Hickey (Lower Hopton) 20 D Wright 21 - Yorkshire 217 Shropshire 191.

At Old Shropshire (Yorkshire names first): Robbie Fitzpatrick (Morton House) 21 R Goddard 11, Nathan Webster (Alverthorpe WMC) 17 G Herbert 21, Graeme Wilson (Lower Hopton) 21 S Parsonage 15, Scott Fisher (Morton House) 21 C Flattley 10, James Wilcox (Crossgates) 16 W Phillips 21, Liam Griffin (Pudsey BC) 11 D Wellings 21, Ian Booth (Lower Hopton) 15 K Wall 21, Keiren Smith (Crossgates) 21 C Wraight 13, James Davison (Eccleshill) 17 K Walton 21, Robert Hitchen (Lower Hopton) 11 M Beer 21, Chris Mordue (Brighouse Sports) 21 C Beaman 12, Nicky White (Thongsbridge) 17 W Rogers 21 - Yorkshire 209 Shropshire 208. Overall - Yorkshire 426 Shropshire 399.

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* HOMEGROWN TALENT: The Huddersfield players in the Yorkshire team (from left) Ashley Tattersall, Graham Hickey, David Fox, Jack Dyson, Craig Gant, Ashley Daykin contesting the British Crown Green Inter-Championship County final at Newsome BC (JH040911Dbowl-
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Date:Sep 8, 2011
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