Lincolnshire’s young bowlers on display

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Skegness Indoor Bowls Club hosted the cream of the county’s young bowlers for a heat of the Lincolnshire Under 18 Singles Competition on Sunday.

Played in two groups - junior and senior - the winners and runners-up of each section earned a place in the last 16.

The final will be played at Boston on February 21.

Heading the junior group was Ruby Hill, of Spalding IBC, scoring eight points.

Ruby will be joined by James Hebdon, of Stamford, who scored six points.

Senior competitor James Staples, of Scunthorpe IBC, took eight points from his matches.

That was enough to hold off Stephen Harris, of Stamford, and Katie Tointon, from Boston, both on six points.

Representing Lincolnshire in the Senior Men’s Midland League, Skegness members George Curley, Mac Holland, Dave Conroy and Brian Hawes won 23-18 against Nottinghamshire at Gedling Indoor Bowls Club in a 132-103 (20-2) success for Lincolnshire.

Dave Warren and Peter Rusher played exceptionally well to beat Brian Hawes and John Mountain 21-18 in the club heats of the Lincolnshire Men’s Pairs, leading the match from start to finish.

Carl York struggled in his match with Terry Walker in the club Men’s Singles heats.

He left his challenge until late before winning 21-19 after Walker had set the pace.

John Mountain found form to beat Ivan Storr 21-6.

Gary Morris will go through to the next round after beating Brian Kilby by a score of 21-12.