Captain’s crushing win settles friendly contest

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SKEGNESS Indoor Bowls Club’s weekend friendly squad took six triples to Spalding and enjoyed an entertaining afternoon in good company, sharing the rink wins three apiece but winning overall 117-90.

This was mainly down to the captain’s rink recording a one-sided 36-4 victory, only allowing their opponents four singles in 19 ends.

Anyone interested in participating in the squad should keep an eye on the noticeboard.

The County Mixed team visited league leaders Long Sutton and suffered another defeat, losing by twenty shots in a 97-77 result.

However, by winning two rinks they were able to return home with four points in their quest to avoid relegation.

With two teams to go down this year and three difficult fixtures remaining, two of them away at Boston and Horncastle, and the other at home to the powerful Lincoln A outfit, it is going to take a tremendous effort to accumulate the necessary points as other teams have games in hand.

Things are not going well in the men’s County Cup.

The Skegness pair of J. Mountain and B. Hawes lost 14-20 at Stamford and the rink of J. Mountain, G. Curley, M. Holland and Brian Hawes surrendered a 14-2 lead to Paul Bark’s Horncastle set on the way to a 19-22 defeat.

One of the Skegness qualifiers in both the rinks and triples have given a walk-over to their opponents in the 1/8 round and the two singles representatives have been drawn to face each other in the last 32.

The mixed pair of Mandy Brummitt and Bryn Foxon faired no better, losing on the last end at Stamford 17-19.