Indoor bowls season draws to close

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

Skegness Men’s Over 60s Ended the season with a win.

The Squad had two top scoring rink wins of 34-13 from John Clarke, Dave Briggs, Gordon Farr and Frank Mumby with David Hudson, Rob Rankin, Keith Findley and Mac McAlindon’s 24-11 winning scorecard when playing away at Dunholme Indoor Bowls Club for a 97shots (12points) to 81shots (6points) victory.

An 18 points (153shots) to nil (52 shots) drubbing by Lincoln away in the County Mixed League finished the county league programme for Skegness.

After what has been a disappointing season there is now time to reflect and hope that the club can compete in the lower divisions with a strengthened playing squad in all leagues who will encourage some new members to play a part in revitalising the clubs fortunes.

With the league programme completed, hopefuls with 40 points have won the Men’s EBA League from Plebs on 38 points,

Crystals take the Ladies League title for the first time with a two point advantage from Diamonds, who, with a better shot difference than Hopefuls on the same points take second spot.

Men’s Over 55s Football League Champions are Forest by five points from Leyton Orient.

The Tuesday evening Mixed ‘Bird’ league has been won again by Kites whose seven point lead proved too much for Doves in second and a point further away Ptarmigans.

Plebs lost their two last matches but won the Frank Woods Evening Triples league surviving a late surge from Challengers.

Losing just two matches Rough Diamonds led the Intermediate league throughout the season eventually taking the title with a seven point advantage over Bolder Dash who were clear of the remainder.

Cocktails maintained an early lead over Comets to once again win the First Division of the afternoon league,

Dark Horses will be accompanied by Boldover on a return to the First Division.

The Skegness weekend squad have had a break from their friendly match programme due to the proposed visitors being unable to raise teams.

Entertaining Peterborough Indoor Bowls Club at Wainfleet Road the squad had a successful afternoon winning on four of the six rinks played for a 112 shots to 81 shots victory.

Terry and Sue Walker together with Ronni Peach were top scorers with a 28-9 card followed by Pat Harrison, Tim Baumber and Roy Sylvester 22-9. Pete Rusher, Bob Arnold and Albert Shepherd 22-16 and Mary Banks, Tom Jackson and Bob Heavey 17-11.

The Club Competition finals commenced on Saturday and will continue until Thusrday, with a full programme each evening, spectators are welcome.