Skegness Bowls Club’s ladies team in Lincolnshire Trudy Bates League match

Skegness Ladies
Skegness Ladies

Skegness Bowls Club’s ladies team travelled to Stamford for a Lincolnshire Trudy Bates League match.

Finding the home team in fine form, Skegness managed to win on two rinks in a 112-82 shot defeat 12 points to 4.

Point winners for Skegness were Joan Usher with Lynne Rigby, Brenda Manning and Joan Findley, who won by 28 shots to 17. Jean Veall, Val Huggins, Margaret Humphries and Ann Ward gained a further two points with a good 18-12 win.

A visit from Spalding ladies brought no further joy for Skegness ladies when Joan Usher, Brenda Manning, Joan Findley and Lynne Rigby were the only winning rink with a score of 23 shots to 12 in the 14-2 points defeat 101 shots to 76.

On a brighter note the Skegness Mixed League team ended the year well as they breezed to the top of the table in the County Mixed League Division Two with a 127 shot to 79 win over Dunholme to gain 16 points to Dunholme’s 2.

Two Skegness rinks each scored 34 shots, Ken Startin, Dave Warren, Brenda Rice and Mary Banks won 34-12 with Mac Holland, Val Huggins, peter Ord and Jackie McAlindon just behind them with 34-17.

Skegness Over 60s B team lost by 10 shots 98 to Grantham’s 108 at Wainfleet Road in a 14-4 points defeat. Keith Findley, Mac McAlindon, Rob Rankin and David Hudson won well 24-11 while Graham Farndon, Jack Bray and Colin Scott hung on to win 21-19 as losing by just one shot 24-25 were Graham Hill, Den Teesdale, Peter Hawkyard and Brian Chapman

After a short break the weekend friendly squad were back in action with a visit to Boston Indoor Bowls Club on Sunday under the guidance of Mary Banks and Gordon Farr.

In a very enjoyable and successful afternoon Skegness won by 101 shots to 83 winning on five of the six rinks, top scorers were Bob Heavey, Ray Houlgrave and Mary Banks.

In the club heats of the Lincolnshire Men’s County Triples, George Curley,Dave Conroy and Bryn Foxon beat Dave Briggs Peter Ord and Alan Brummitt 20-7 and Johnny and Gary Morris with Brian Hawes won 20 shots to 9 against Ken Startin, Bob Arnold and Dave Warren.