Win over Boston should be enough to take title

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A 93 shots (14 points) to 82 shots (4 points) home win against Boston, looks to be enough for Skegness Over 60s Men’s squad to retain their place in the First Division of the Lincolnshire Men’s over 60s League.

Winning two of the rinks played, drawing two and losing just one was after a determined effort from Skegness Men, whose rink of Gerry Armstrong, Roy Witherington, Peter Ord and Dave Conroy had set the pace with a 25-10 win which proved to be the match winner, the other rinks scores that were skipped by Maurice Kemp 22-22, John Canham 16-14, Brian Hawes 15-15 and Roy Rout 15-21.

The club Reeves Trophy is now played using new entry criteria as a mixed pairs competition. Through to the final are previous winners of the title Neil and Alice Salmon after a 22 shots to 9 win over John Sampson and Brenda Manning, they will play Margaret Humphries and Roy Witherington who accounted for Frances and Peter Hopkins 24-10.

John Mountain will play old adversary Alan Irving in the club Men’s Singles Final, John reached the final with a 21 shots to 9 win against Dave Warren.

The club leagues are reaching the final stages, with matches played daily and many of the club regulars play in more than one league.

The afternoon league is divided into two divisions, the league leaders of the First Division are Cocktails who have lead the field from the start from Comets and both these teams have won recent games.

Cocktails team of Ken Startin, Dave Warren and Derrick Tasker beat Friskney, 18 shots to 10, and Comets Ivan Storr, Bert Crofts and Malcolm Sands gained an 18-4 win against Dodgers. Four points separate these two leaders.

Six points clear Dark Horses lead the Second Division and with two games in hand set the remaining teams headed by Torr Boyes a stiff task.

Having played the same number of games as Challengers, Help have the same number of points but lose top spot through shot difference in the Frank Woods Evening Triples League.

Plebs are only one point behind the two leaders and remain handily placed to challenge for the title, in what should prove to be an exciting finale.

In a much more open contest, a new name appears at the head of the Thursday afternoon Ladies League with Crystals leading previous title holders Hopefuls by three points, pressing them for second place are Diamonds just one point away.