Boston ladies take the spoils after Skegness clash

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SKEGNESS Indoor Bowls Club ladies’ Trudy Bates team played visitors Boston Ladies. They shared the rink points five apiece but lost the all important six aggregate points, losing overall 91-101.

Ann Bramley’s rink appeared to have a consistent game only conceding singles and doubles whilst picking up a five and a six in their 21-13 victory.

Veteran performer Joan Usher’s rink suffered a mid-game lapse of two fours and two fives costing them the game in a 15-32 loss.

Dot Small recorded a six-shot win in a relatively low scoring encounter, while Arran Chantry drew 17-all after holding an early eight-shot advantage.

Captain Alice and her troops suffered from a slow start but fought back level with two ends to play before dropping a four and a three to lose 20-27.

The Lincolnshire Vice Presidents provided the opposition for the weekend friendly squad but the visitors were overpowered 110-65, Skegness winning on four of the six rinks.

Once again the Captain’s rink ran riot, only allowing their opponents four singles in a 27-4 scoreline, ably backed up by Jack Burrell’s 25-7 including an eight.

Ken Green (15-8) and Gordon Farr (19-9) chipped in with comfortable wins but Roy Sylvester lost the last six ends to go down 9-16.

Brenda Manning suffered a major reversal, leading 12-5 after eight ends she only managed to score on one of the last ten ends, losing 15-21.

In the semi-final of the Fred Bray Trophy Leyton Orient and Man United fought out an epic battle, with Orient prevailing on an extra end.

In Division Two Tinkers are only one victory away from securing the title with eleven games still to play, and in division one Cocktails strengthened their grip on the title after defeating nearest and only rivals Comets.

It’s a different story in the ladies’ league. With five fixtures remaining Hopefuls, Diamonds and Genesis are level on 22 points.

The threat of relegation looms for the Mixed County team after returning home from Horncastle with only two points courtesy of Jim Orton’s winning rink.

However, despite losing on four rinks the overall aggregate was only lost by eight shots, 91-99.

To avoid the drop Skegness will require excellent results from the remaining two fixtures.