Down to the last 16 in Brighouse Classic

Rastrick Bowling and Social Club Veterans team who have just been promoted for the third time in the last four years in the Halifax and District Veterans League.' L to R : back row, Graham Hall, Ronnie McGee, Col Joyce, Ken Holroyd, Mike Carter. 'Front row: Ralph Simpson, Dougie Hewat (Capt), Keith Richards. Les Crossley was missing at the photocall.
Rastrick Bowling and Social Club Veterans team who have just been promoted for the third time in the last four years in the Halifax and District Veterans League.' L to R : back row, Graham Hall, Ronnie McGee, Col Joyce, Ken Holroyd, Mike Carter. 'Front row: Ralph Simpson, Dougie Hewat (Capt), Keith Richards. Les Crossley was missing at the photocall.

The final 16 of the £5,300 Brighouse Classic takes place this Saturday at 5.30pm at Brighouse Sports BC, Russell Way.

Conor Chamberlain (Swadlincote) and Kevan Shaw (Westhoughton) were the final qualifiers last Friday night.

Chamberlain will line up against current holder Graeme Wilson (Audenshaw), while Shaw takes on last year’s runner-up Ashley Tattersley (Lower Hopton).

Other previous winners of the title, chasing the £1,000 first prize are Gary Ellis (2006), Simon Coupe (2009) and Callum Wraight (2012) who all face Yorkshire opposition in Paul Rooks, Ashley Daykin and Gareth Coates.

n Full draw: Nicky Bastow (Eccleshill) v Harry Seehra (Lower Hopton), Conor Chamberlain (Swadlincote) v Graeme Wilson (Audenshaw), Chris Mordue (Pudsey) v Gareth Gwilliam (Hyde), Paul Rooks (Eccleshill) v Gary Ellis (Whitefield), Callum Wraight (Shrewsbury) v Gareth Coates (Halifax), Andy Hodgson (Pudsey) v Mark Ferris (Leek), Kevan Shaw (Westhoughton) v Ashley Tattersley (Lower Hopton), Simon Coupe (Preston) v Ashley Daykin (Huddersfield).

n Pictured above are the successful Rastrick Bowling and Social Club Veterans team, who have just been promoted for the third time in the last four years in the Halifax and District Veterans League.

In this tremendous promotion run they have twice finished as champions.

The team, more or less the same as when they started, travel as far as Mytholmroyd up the Calder Valley and have ages ranging from 66-80.

They play 18 matches in their season and three players have made the top ten of the divisional averages – Graham Hall, Col Joyce and Ken Holroyd.