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Skegness Indoor Bowls club members visited Horncastle for a Lincolnshire Men’s League Second Division Match this week.

Skegness started slowly, but worked hard to recover and win on five of the four rinks, played for a 16-2 points win, 99 shots to 73.

Roy Brummitt, John Mountain, Ray Tasker, and Dave Warren had the greatest shot difference with a 22-13 card.

Missing from the squad were captain Brian Hawes and Gary Morris, who were representing Lincolnshire in a national Liberty Inter County Trophy match against Yorkshire at Grantham.

Both played on a winning rink as the county team won 115-92; earning a place in the next round for a match with Durham on Saturday, January 31,

The importance of the eight aggregate points was highlighted in Skegness’ Men’s Over 60s A teams 14-4 win over Lincoln C, 104 shots to 100 in a league match played at Lincoln.

This was a very creditable win as many teams do not come away from Lincoln with the advantage.

Losing at home to Sleaford Ladies in the County Trudy Bates League on Thursday, Skegness ladies managed just two winning rinks in the 104 shots to 82 defeat, 12 points to 4.

Muriel Coulson, Mandy Forty, Anne Ladums and Robyn Pearson won 20-10 with Joan Usher, Joan Findlay, Lynne Rigby and Brenda Manning winning 18-14 in support.

The Skegness Mixed League Squad retained their position at the top of the league table in spite of receiving an 18-0 white wash defeat away at Louth A recently.

The in-form Louth A scored 140 shots to the Skegness total of 79.

Having played the same number of games so far this season Louth will be looking to challenge the leaders and make up the nine points difference.

Supported by experienced and new bowlers, the secretary’s challenge for The Pendrigh Trophy was played between the Ladies and Men of the club on Saturday.

This resulted in a fine win for the Ladies with a magnificent 90 shots to 65, with Brenda Manning, Margaret Mott and Louise Brooks showing them the way with a 26-11 card for the ladies who won on all rinks.

In club heats of the Men’s Rinks, Gerry Armstrong, John Thorold, Dave Bishop and Brian Kilby scored 23 to Carl York, Dave Warren, Peter Rusher and Jacob Joyce 17.

With Gary Morris, Brian Hawes, Mick York and Ivan Storr beating Peter Hopkins, John Clarke, Derek Tasker and Brynn Foxon 21-16.

Club Ladies Singles heat winners were Alice Salmon, who won the race to 21 shots by scoring two when trailing 20-19 in her match with Brenda Rice, as Jean Veall accounted for Sue Walker.

Alice Salmon and Mandy Forty represented Skegness in the last 16 of the Lincolnshire Ladies Pairs Competition at Lincoln IBC on Saturday.

Playing against a Sleaford pair, Alice and Mandy breezed into the quarter finals with a 31-8 winning score, before losing to a Boston pairing by just two shots 22-20.