Bowls league headed by newcomers

With most County League matches postponed due to the weather, Skegness Indoor Bowls members have been able to focus on the Midweek Club Leagues which are at the half way stage.

A feature of this season has been the emergence of two new teams Figmants and Therenbak containing several new club members; these teams are heading the tables of the Afternoon and Evening Second Divisions.

Figmants have made a real impact leading the Evening Triples by ten points from the established Strollers and Avante. While Afternoon team Theranbak have a six point advantage over the experienced Flewters and Fords. A familiar name dominates the Afternoon First Division, that of Comets, who have a nine point lead,

Pals and Cocktails, who have a game in hand and Takeaways change the chasing order on a regular basis.

Tuesday evening ‘Bird’ Mixed Rink League matches have been a re-run of last year’s battle between Kites and Ptarmigans as the other teams have a seven point deficit of the two leaders.

The Men’s Over 55 ‘Football’ league is headed by Wolves, six points clear of Leyton Orient and Forest.

The established Ladies League team Hopefuls lead Crystals with a four point lever. Crystals took over second spot from Genesis and Diamonds in fourth.

Being three games in hand and four points ahead, gives Plebs a favourable chance of the first Division Evening Trophy.

Chasing them are Cosmos and Challengers with a lot to do. Only three points separate the leaders of the Men’ EBA Rinks with the contest no means over, the leaders Countrymen’s two point lead could be under pressure from Plebs, Layabouts, Hopefuls and Cosmos in the coming weeks.

Results - Mens Club Pairs - John Mountain and Barry Read 5, Dave Conroy and Brian Hawes 27; Frank Hart and Colin Muxlow 8, Peter Hopkins and Brynn Foxon 23; Neil Salmon and Alan Brummitt 23, Pete Rushe and Bob Arnold 23; Dave Warren and Ken Startin 13, John Thorold and Alan Irving 14. Mens Club Singles - Brian Kilby 21 Mick York 14; Ladies County Trebles - Mandy Brummitt, Brenda Rice and Alice Salmon 24, Joan Usher, Val Huggins and Lynnne Rigby 6.