Skegness Indoor Bowls Club


As the winter bowls season draws to a conclusion Skegness Indoor Bowls Club are involved in all levels of county league matches.

The Skegness Ladies welcomed Trudy Bates league leaders Lincoln Indoor Bowls Club to Wainfleet Road for the final match of the season.

Lincoln Ladies pulled out all the stops in what was a vital match for them to confirm their position as league champions after a challenge from Boston Ladies.

The visitors won on all rinks with a 135 (16 points) shots to 65 (Nil) score.

It has been a tough season for Skegness Ladies captain Alice Salmon and her team who have struggled to complete the league fixtures with minimal playing strength.

Lincoln ‘A’, league leaders of the Lincolnshire Men’s Over Sixty League Divison One claimed the title with a 109 shot (14points) to 83 shot(4 points) win over Skegness ‘A’ at Wainfleet Road,

Winning on two rinks and losing by just two shots on another, Skegness had no answer to 31-9 and 28-12 cards from the Champions.

At Long Sutton the home team reversed the scores of the game at Skegness in their match with Skegness over 60s Mens ‘B’ squad in a 101 shots (14 points) to 94 shots (4 points) win.

Skegness had led to put Long Sutton under pressure, as running out of stamina they retained their lead on just two rinks at the close of the match.

It was Brian Chapman, John Sampson, Roy Brummitt and Don Bramley who finished as top Skegness scorers 19-11.

The other Skegness scores by rinks skipped by John Clarke 22-18, Peter Ord 12-26, Colin Scott 21-24, David Hudson 20-22.

Leading 10-5, Mary Banks, Brenda Manning and Janet Booley playing in the semi-final of the club Ladies Triples competition in a match with Margaret Humphries, Jackie McAlindon and Jean Veall did not score again as Jean, Jackie and Margaret scored well to win by 20 shots to 10.

Their opponents in the final will be Alice Salmon, Mandy Brummitt and Brenda Rice, who regained the lead on the penultimate end of a match with Gill Newman, Ann Ward and Muriel Coulson to win by 16 shots to 14.

Through to the final of the Rice Trophy, a mixed rinks competition, are Lynne Rigby, Muriel Coulson, Peter Hopkins and Bryn Foxon with a 28-7 win over Mary Banks, Frances Hopkins, Dave Warren and Ken Startin.

Scoring three shots on consecutive ends in the latter stages; Neil Salmon, Mandy Brummitt, Alice Salmon and Brian Hawes earned a Rice Final spot with a 16-11 card, against Jackie McAlindon, George Curley, Brenda Rice and Johnny Morris.