Mandy and Bryn edge brilliant quarter-final

In an enthralling Lincolnshire Mixed Pairs quarter final tie, Skegness Indoor Bowls Club pair Mandy Brummit and Bryn Foxon met Chris Brunton and Mary Walls of Scunthorpe.

The home team made a good start but the positive bowling of Brunton kept the scores close.

It was a close contest throughout and at the 17th end, just two shots separated the pairs 15-13 to Skegness; but Scunthorpe responded with two shots to go ahead 16-15 after eighteen.

With time running out, Skegness edged back in front in the nineteenth - 17-16.

A superb start to what was to be the final end by Mandy Brummit which was to be the key to a semi-final place as Chris Brunton killed the end by driving the jack into the ditch as the bell rang for the conclusion of the match for a 17-16 win for Skegness and a visit to Spalding on Saturday March 23.

lAfter attending regular coaching sessions, thirteen-year-old Elizabeth Cassidy won through to represent Skegness in the last sixteen of the Lincolnshire 18 and Under Singles Competition, held at Boston Indoor Bowls Club.

Elizabeth played in the Junior section and met bowlers of far greater experience.

On this occasion, Elizabeth did not progress to the semi-finals but had done well to reach this standard of competition so soon.

lThe Men’s Club Singles semi-finalists have been decided.

The results were Alan Irving 21 Carl York 4; John Mountain 21 Pete Rusher 9; Bob Arnold 21 Brian Kilby 14; George Curley 21 Dave Warren 15; father and son Mick and Carl York earned a semi-final spot with a fine 15-8 win over Brian Kilby and George Curley in the Men’s Club Pairs. Their opponents will be Brian Hawes and Dave Conroy, closely through 16-15 against Peter Hopkins and Bryn Foxon.

Contesting the other Semi-Final will be the Morris brothers Gary and Johnny whose 13-9 win over Alan Irving and john Thorold sees them take on Alan Brummit and Neil Salmon after their 16-9 victory against David Briggs and Graham L Simpson.

l In a very enjoyable game, Skegness weekend squad took on Boston, each team won on three rinks but it was Boston who by larger winning margins and won the match by eight shots 94-82.

Top scorers for Skegness were Pat Harrison, Tim Baumber and Bob Heavey with a 24-5 card closely followed by Mary Banks, Roy Brummit and Captain Clive Baxter 20-7.