Mixed fortunes on the rinks for town bowlers

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Skegness Indoor Bowls club report, by Dave Newman.

The hopes of a quick return to the First Division of the Lincolnshire County Mixed Bowls League for the Skegness squad took a knock on Sunday with a visit to Lincoln B.

Having suffered at the hands of Louth the previous week the squad needed to regain form.

In a three shot win for the home team 95 shots to 92 the visitors could only manage one winning rink and a drawn one for just three points, Margaret Humphries, Maurice Thorold, Muriel Coulson and Alan Brummitt won well 33-15 and level at 22-22 were Mary Banks, Brenda Rice, Dave Warren and Ken Startin.

The score difference of three shots was the same margin as when Skegness won the home fixture.

Making progress in weekend club competitions were Ladies’ Pairs heat winners Joan Usher and Val Huggins with a 24-9 win over Muriel Coulson and Lynne Rigby, Jean Veall and Brenda Rice go through scoring 20 to Mary Banks and Linda Peck’s nine, as Alice Salmon and Mandy Brummitt won well against Ronne Peach and Louise Brooks.

There was a close call for George Curley and Ivan Storr in the Men’s Pairs heats when they scored two on the last end to seal victory 16-14 against Peter Rusher and Ray Tasker who had lead all the way to the closing stages.

Playing in the Men’s Triples heats, George Curley joined John Mountain and Bryn Foxon in a 20 shots to 7 win against Johnny and Gary Morris and Gerry Armstrong.

Ivan Storr, Dave Conroy and Brian Hawes had six consecutive winning ends to win their match with Albert Sheperd, Peter Rusher and John Canham 21-11.

Ken Startin, Dave Warren and Bob Arnold got off to a good start for an easy win against Dave Briggs, Graham L. Simpson, and Alan Brummitt.

Successful in the Reeves Trophy were Barry and Lin Read scoring 21 as Anne and Don Bramley scored 13, Sue and Peter Sharp took a 23-7 advantage against John Sampson and Brenda Manning.

Playing in the club Men’s Singles competition, Ken Startin’s consistent play was too good for Carl York when winning 21-10.

Scoring well, John Mountain, George Curley, Ken Startin and Dave Conroy took control of their Men’s Rinks match with Keith Findley, Mac McAlindon, John Clarke and Rob Rankin to win by 29 shots to 13.