Skegness Indoor Bowls Club over 60s enjoy 99-90 victory

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THE men’s over 60s B team enjoyed a 99-90 victory over visitors Long Sutton.

J. Clarke (26-20), C. Scott (21-12) and C. Baxter (21-15) skipped the winning rinks while B. Chapman (15-24) and D. Hudson (16-19) kept the losing margins down sufficiently to claim the aggregate points in a 14-4 victory.

The weekenders entertained a team from Peterborough and had a comfortable win 139-77 in a match consisting of six triples.

Club competitions are nearing the final stages and a fine display of draw bowling Mountain and Read saw them comfortably through to the pairs final where they will play B. Foxon and P. Hopkins.

In the quarter finals of the triples there were wins for A. Irving (23-11), R. Storey (22-12) and B. Foxon (27-19), with B. Hawes receiving a walk over.

B. Foxon’s set also won through to the semi finals of the Deakin Trophy (20-14) along with the mixed trips of A. Salmon (26-4) and J. Clarke (25-14).

Most notable results in the leagues this week came in the evening trips division one with Newbys defeating champions elect Plebs 32-8 and Help showing no mercy to a two-man Strollers 39-0.75.

Plebs are stonewall certainties for the EBA league having defeated Waywoods 25-11, while Layabouts could only draw 18-all with Poachers.

In the evening trips division two leaders Challengers are home after overcoming nearest rivals Foxes 22-19, but Avante stepped up their challenge for runners-up with two big wins.

In the football league second placed Orient lost 12-18 to Wigan allowing leaders Spurs to extend their advantage by defeating Liverpool 18-7.

With four games to play in the Birds league Kites returned to the top thanks to victory over the Road Runners 21-15 and to Ptarmigans losing 15-24 to Wrens.

Hopefuls lead the Ladies’ league by two points after beating Ladybirds 18-14 but Diamonds kept in touch thanks to an extraordinary finish in their match with Vixens, when they picked up five on the last to sneak a one-shot win.

Genesis lost ground losing to Crystals 13-15.