Skegness County Mixed League squad taste revenge over Horncastle indoor bowlers

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The Skegness County Mixed League Squad entertained Horncastle in their final league match of the year.

Keen to gain revenge for a sound beating received in the earlier away match, Skegness’s indoor bowlers won on four of the five rinks played for a 105 shots to 81 victory and 16 points to two.

Leading the scoring were Mary Banks, Dot Small, Dave Warren, and Ken Startin (33-9), with Alice Salmon, Jean Veall, Roy Brummitt and Neil Salmon adding a 24-13 win, and supported by Alan Brummitt, Brenda Manning, Janet Holland and Mac McAlindon (22-12).

For Horncastle a rink skipped by regular Skegness visitor Doug Wells replied with a creditable winning 30-8 card.

Through to the area semi-final of the English Indoor Bowls Association Men’s Singles Competition, and representing Skegness, is Gary Morris who defeated Steve Burton of Scunthorpe with four shots scored on the last end of the match at Wainfleet Road to win 21-18.

Gary’s opponent in the semi-final will be Radio Lincolnshire’s bowls correspondent Danny Brown, of Lincoln IBC.

Playing with his brother John and Brian Hawes in the club rounds of the Lincolnshire County Men’s Triples, Gary Morris left the competition at the hands of Ken Startin, Dave Warren and Bob Arnold, who raised their game with a 15-12 win.

Just one shot was the winner for Rob Rankin, Mac McAlindon, Dave Thompson and Keith Findley playing a Men’s Club Rinks heat against David Hudson, Bob Arnold, Pete Rusher and Don Bramley in a 14-13 tussle.

In the same competition Neil Salmon, Mick York, Brian Hawes and Gary Morris proved too good for Derek Tasker, Peter Hopkins, John Clarke and Bryn Foxon when winning 16 shots to 11.