Skegness Foreshore win the county title

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The semi finals and finals of the Ron Kitchen Memorial Trophy were played last weekend.

Skegness Foreshore took on Sleaford Town and Perry Sports were paired against Spalding Town.

Perry’s ran out 5-0 winners to reach the final but the other semi was a real nail biter. With the teams drawing 2-2 it was down to the four wood singles, between Foreshore stalwart Gary Kitchen and Andrew Bird.

They were locked together at 20-20 both needing the one shot to take their side through, Gary laid shot but Andrew ran the jack into the ditch but his bowl wasn’t near enough to count. On the next end Gary secured the shot to take Foreshore through 3-2.

The final against Perry’s was just as exciting with Foreshore 2-1 down but the three wood triples looking like they were going to win their game it was down to the two wood pairs between Ian Morris and Pete Duke and Perry’s Keith Marshall and Derek Skelton.

After 21 ends the scores were tied at 17 all and they went into an extra end.

Duke ran the jack through and stayed 6 inches behind the jack to cheers from the home players and supporters.

With the last wood, Skelton looked like he had the perfect bowl to win the match but he ran two inches through and the title went to the Foreshore winning 3-2 Ron’s widow Joan presented the trophies to the teams.