Foreshore’s triumph makes up for semi-final setback

SKEGNESS Foreshore Bowls Club travelled to Moulton Harrox Bowls Club on Sunday to take on Stamford side Blackstones BC in the final of the EBA Driffill trophy.

The two teams were neck and neck early on but John Jordan, Pete Duke and Ian Morris got to grips with a tricky end rink and ran out 17-10 winners.

On the next rink, Brian Kilby, Nigel Bradbury and Alan Irving were winning in the early stages, then went behind but came back to win 15-13.

Roy Horne, John Clarke and Gary Kitchen were always behind but they kept battling away, and eventually clawed their way back and took the lead on the last end to win 21-19.

Ken Bradley, Rob Millar and Jim Orton played well, but were outdone by some brilliant woods from Blackstones’ young skip Adam Warrington.

The Foreshore trio kept it tight and did well to restrict the opposition to a six shot win, losing 16-10.

This gave the Skegness outfit 63-58 shot win and the county title.

This win made up for the disappointment on Saturday, when they lost in the semi-final of the EBF Onyx trophy to Spalding side Royal Mail Cart.

In a very close game, Mail Cart won by seven shots, and they went on to defeat Perry Sports in the final in the afternoon by 20+ shots.

Boston and Skegness EBA league one: Sleaford Road 10 Suncastle 0, BBC 0 Stickney 10, Burton House 6, Skegness Foreshore 4.