Town’s ladies begin busy period with an emphatic away victory at Scunthorpe

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Skegness Ladies bowlers commenced a busy time with a 14-2 points win away at Scunthorpe and 114 shots to the home side’s 77 in the Lincolnshire Trudy Bates League.

The top score margin of 17 came from Muriel Coulson, Brenda Manning, Joan Findley and Lynne Rigby with 28-11, closely followed with 16 by Mandy Forty, Robyn Pearson, Anne Ladums and Jackie McAlindon 31-15, Alice Salmon, Brenda Rice, Frances Greeves and Gill Newman 25-14 and Jean Veall, Val Huggins, Sue Walker and Margaret Humphries 17-13.

Meeting Lincoln Ladies in the second round of the National Inter Club Yetton Trophy at home and away on Saturday was never going to be an easy task for Skegness against previous winners of the 2013 event whose strength in depth told in their 97-47 win.

The Skegness Ladies’ national team competition hopes came to an end with a 42 shots to 35 defeat in the Mason Trophy to Dunholme IBC after a very competitive game in which scores were close with the rinks playing at home from both clubs setting the pace.

After teams were level at 18 ends 32-32, Dunholme scored 10 shots to Skegness’ three to progress to the next round.

Skegness bowlers Brian Hawes, Gary Morris, and Mac Holland all featured in Lincolnshire’s Men’s teams last week.

Playing in the Inter Counties Liberty Trophy both Brian and Gary played on winning rinks in the 131-89 victory over Nottinghamshire at Boston – the team will now meet Yorkshire in the next round.

Brian Hawes was joined by Mac Holland in the Men’s Over 60s Inter County match against Durham and contributed to Lincolnshire’s 114 shot to 96 win.

Just one shot was enough for Horncastle to beat Skegness 42-41 in the National Men’s Over 60s Double Rink Competition played at home and away and after a close match each club had one winning rink.

Brian Hawes skipped the Skegness rink to a 21-20 win and George Lancaster skipped Horncastle to a 22-20 score which contained the vital one shot.

Skegness Men keen to return to the First Division of The Lincolnshire Men’s County League maintained their challenge with a win against Long Sutton at Wainfleet Road.

A 36 shots to nine win from Dave Conroy, Ken Startin, John Thorold and George Curley set the standard which put Skegness on the way to a 117 to 89 win for 16 points to Long Sutton’s two, to retain their top-of-the-table position.

County and Club Competition results.

Men’s County Rinks - David Briggs, Derek Tasker, Peter Ord, Roy Brummitt 13, George Curley, Johnny Morris, Brian Hawes, Gary Morris 27.

Rice Trophy - Mary Banks, Frances Hopkins, Dave Warren, Ken Startin 20, Terry Hawkes, Rob Good, Ronne Peach, Louise Brooks 13.

Conroy Trophy - George Curley, Gary Morris 23, Anne Bramley, John Clarke 8.

Ladies Club Triples - Lynne Rigby, Val Huggins, Joan Usher 9, Margaret Humphries, Jackie McAlindon, Jean Veall 21, Gill Newman, Ann Ward, Muriel Coulson 19 Mary Banks, Lyn Peck, Doreen Wood 13,