MARK AND JOANNA BIRCH VICTORIOUS IN VINCE CLIFFORD TROPHY

Congratulations to club Chairman Mark Birch and his wife Joanna on winning the HRUFC Vince Clifford Trophy mixed pairs bowling knock out event. They defeated President Dereck Tasker and his partner Irene Ward and John and Gill Morris in a round robin semi-final on Monday 24th September. The format was adopted following the withdrawal from the semi of Dave Talboys and his wife Ann due to Dave taking ill. Friends will be happy to hear that Dave is now on the mend.

The final scores were Mark and Joanna 42, John and Gill 33 and Dereck and Irene 31.

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Pictured left to right John, Joanna, Mark, Irene and Dereck after the presentation.

Vince Clifford played rugby for Huddersfield RUFC in the 1930’s. During World War 2 he served on the navy minesweepers and was part of the force that helped liberate the Channel Islands. In civilian life he worked in the transport section at Bentley and Shaw’s Lockwood Park brewery, raced motor bikes in the Isle of Man TT and in his later years was a keen bowler. He worked as gateman for the club at Waterloo continuing in the role at Lockwood Park right up to his death in 2004 aged 93.

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