Skegness Indoor Bowls Club entertained league leaders Lincoln for a County Mixed League Division One match at Wainfleet Road recently.
It was Skegness who set the pace on each of the home rinks. After seven ends the total score was 39 shots to 23 in favour of Skegness.
Lincoln dug deep and, as the game progressed, the margin became narrower.
This situation continued until the final end when, with the score level at 87-87 and four of the games completed, the result of the remaining rink was vital. And Lincoln took the last end with four shots for a 91 shot to 87 overall win, 15 points to three. Ann Ward, Mac McAlindon, Brenda Manning and Bob Arnold were the Skegness winning rink (21-19).
The first two games in the quarter finals of the Fred Bray Trophy have been played. The competition for members of the Men’s Over 60’s Football League saw big wins recorded by Forest, represented by Derek Tasker, Dave Conroy and Ken Startin (27-6) against Leeds, and a 27-14 win by Leyton Orient’s Gerry Armstrong, Barry Read and George Curley who accounted for Bolton.
The weekend Open Singles results were: Peter Sharp 13 Gary Morris 21; Pete Rusher 10 Dave Warren 21; Alan Irving 21 Colin Scott 15; Barry Read 16 Mick York 21.
There was a valiant effort by Dave Briggs and Alan Brummitt, who led until the penultimate end of their Conroy Trophy match against John Mountain and Johnny Morris in which they dropped six shots to eventually lose 20-16.
The competition sponsor, Dave Conroy, with his partner Brian Hawes set George Curley and Gary Morris a tough task by racing into a ten shot lead after seven ends - but fighting back, George and Gary just failed by one shot 17-18.
Peter Hopkins and Bryn Foxon won 24-6 in their Club Pairs game with Gerry Armstrong and Brian Kilby.
Skegness Town Lawn Bowling Club play regular friendly matches against Skegness Indoor Bowls Club at Wainfleet Road on Sunday mornings.
Last week’s match resulted in a 76 shot to 51 win for the Indoor Club. Winning scores of 36-8 from Frances Hopkins, Roger Hardstaff and Dave Warren, together with Pete Rusher, Stephan Surrell and Bob Heavey (14-12), sealed the Town’s fate, but there were good responses from Ronni Peach, Ray Collingwood and Bill Gibbins (18-14) and Terry Hawkes, Ray Thorne and Alec Brooks (13-12) for the Town.