Over 60s bowlers enjoy victory on their home rink


Entertaining Long Sutton in the Lincolnshire Men’s Over 60s League Division Two on Wednesday, Skegness B found good form on four of the five rinks as the fifth struggled, writes Dave Newman.

A good 22-6 win from Roy Sylvester, John Sampson, Roy Brummitt and Ray Houlgrave earned the highest scoring rink accolade with Steve Surrell who came into the team at short notice joining Rob Rankin Mac McAlindon and David Hudson in a 23-12 win which contributed well in the Skegness 16 points to 2 victory, 93 shots to 77.

In league action this week, Ladies League leaders Hopefuls found the bottom team Ladybirds of Louise Brooks, Jean Reeson and Sylvia Leeman in determined mood as they recovered from a nine shot deficit to win 20 shots to 17.

On the same number of points as the leaders Genesis represented by Alice Salmon, Anne Ladums and Mandy Forty also recovered to beat Crystals 16-14 but remain in second place being denied the lead by a three shot total league score difference.

A unique situation occurs in the new Birds League when two teams have an identical record each with 11 points and a 14 shot difference; heading the table alphabetically Budgies lead Kites.

Layabouts remain top of the table of the Men’s EBA Rinks League by virtue of a one shot win 16-15 over Plebs but Cosmos who have a game in hand on the leaders won well in a game with Genuines 23-13 and are just one point adrift.

In the Afternoon League Division One, Comets are four points clear of Amigos with Cocktails three points behind them.

Copains, second in the Afternoon Second Division, had a 13-5 win over league leaders Takeaways who remain three points clear as Flewters join Copains in the chase for the title.

Having lost just one league game Rough Diamonds have a nine point lead at the head of the Intermediate League.

With two games in hand, Plebs have a three point advantage in the Frank Woods Evening Triples League chased by Challengers and Help.

Leicester continue to head the Men’s Football League, four points clear of Forest with Wolves, who have played one more game, two points away in third.

Club Men’s Singles qualifiers after Friday’s heats are, Albert Sheperd, Derek Tasker, and Bryn Foxon. J

ohn Mountain played Roy Rout in the club round of The Lincolnshire Men’s Over 60s Singles Championship and had to produce some of his best form to overcome the positive play of Roy who took the game to the wire as Mountain won the game by 21 shots to 19.