Skegness Indoor Bowls Club report

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Skegness Indoor Bowls Club welcomed the cream of Lincolnshire’s young bowlers to Wainfleet Road when they hosted the last sixteen of the Lincolnshire County Under 18 Singles Competition.

After some keen bowling at Senior and Junior level in which competitors were awarded points on the results, the first and second finishers in those groups will now play each other in the County Finals to be played at Boston on Sunday April 13

Steven Carr of Scunthorpe IBC will meet Harry Cain of Lincoln IBC and Ruby Hill from Spalding IBC will take on Daniel Harrison of Boston IBC.

By marking the games, club members, Mary Banks, Frank Mumby, Roni Peach, Louise Brooks, Peter Hawkyard, Angie Fox and Doreen and Brian Woods contributed greatly to a successful day for the Club and County.

Skegness Ladies won three of the five matches played when entertaining the Boston Ladies team in the county Trudy Bates League.

The rink of Margaret Humphries, Jackie McAlindon, Val Huggins and Jean Veall were top scorers winning 25 shots to 15, as rinks skipped by Joan Usher 27-22 and team captain Alice Salmon 19-16 both succeeded.

Unfortunately, these scores were not enough to secure the six match aggregate points, as one home rink lost heavily by 30 shots to 6.

This allowed Boston Ladies to take the match 102 shots (10points) to 89 shots (6points) to add to a disappointing season for Skegness.

With a total score of 96 shots to 89 shots and wins on three rinks, Skegness Men did achieve the aggregate points in their Lincolnshire Men’s County League Division Two match away at Long Sutton last Saturday.

With the scores close on all rinks it was the rink of Albert Shepherd, Maurice Thorold, Peter Ord and Johnny Morris whose 27 shot to 21 win secured the outright Skegness victory 14 points to 4. Skegness rinks skipped by Brian Hawes 20-16, Bryn Foxon 17-15, Dave Conroy 14-18 and Gary Morris 18-19.

For a place in the Club Mens Singles semi-finals, Mick York played his son Carl and won by 21 shots to 10.

Dave Warren beat Peter Sharp 21-14, Terry Walker made previous singles champion Alan Irving work hard for his eventual 21-20 win.

After a 15-13 win over Leicester in the semi-final of the men’s over 60s football team Fred Bray Trophy, Spurs (Dennis Teesdale, Bert Crofts, Roy Brummitt) now await the result of the other semi-final between Forest and Leyton Orient, to decide their final opposition.