Fine display in defeat fails to prevent Plate exit

SKEGNESS bowed out of the Denny Plate competition after losing 83-94 to Sleaford despite fine performances from three of the four rinks.

At 18 ends Skegness actually had their noses in front 77-76 only to lose it at the death.

The following day Skegness lost to Long Sutton in the Egham Trophy 64-90.

Narrow rink wins at home, by one and two shots were no match for those of the Long Sutton home rinks – although the aggregate score was close until the final third of the match.

In the Men’s Over 60s County league division two Skegness ‘B’ entertained Sleaford and despite sharing the rink points 5-5 the two losing rinks suffered heavy defeats the aggregate was lost 68-100. The result saw Skegness pick up five points and Sleaford 13.

Skegness Ladies played Lincoln A in the national Mason Trophy. But after two recent close encounters with the same opposition the ladies were out bowled, both home and away, going down 15-57.

In the Trudy Bates Skegness Ladies put up a much better performance to defeat Spalding 100-93.

A trip to Peterborough for the weekend friendly squad saw an encouraging 108-80 victory.

In the club’s Jim Dunn trophy there was an excellent win for Neighbours (21-8) over Take-aways.

The highlight of the club league fixtures was Foxes’ victory over Challengers in the Trips division two. It was only the second loss for Challengers and they remain well clear of their nearest rivals.

In the afternoon division one, two wins for Cocktails kept them clear at the top. In division two Tinkers seem hot favourites for promotion.

The Eagles are soaring high above the flock in the Birds league and Hopefuls remain unbeaten in the ladies’ league.