Skegness Indoor Bowls Club

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

After a 96-79 shots and a 14-4 points defeat at Scunthorpe last Saturday Skegness Men’s County Team remain at the top of the Lincolnshire Men’s Second Division on shot difference with the same number of points as the victors with Scunthorpe each having 88 points.

The two winning rinks were Dave Warren, Mick York, Ray Tasker and Roy Brummitt with a one for use 9-11 card and captain Brian Hawes who lead Maurice Kemp, Kevin Laws and Mike Bezzano to a 17-13 win.

Having represented Lincolnshire in every round of the National ‘Liberty’ Intercounty Trophy, Skegness bowler Gary Morris was a member of the Lincolnshire squad which defeated Leicestershire in the Semi-Final of the Competition at Boston IBC. A resounding 134 shots to 79 win earned Lincolnshire a match with Northamptonshire in the final to be played on Saturday, April 12 at Melton Mowbray IBC.

Gary Morris also featured prominently in the weekend Club Competition heats, playing with his brother Johnny, the Morris duo had a one shot 20-19 Men’s Pairs win against Brian Hawes and Dave Conroy who just failed when scoring eight shots in the final three ends of the game.

In the same competition Ivan Storr and George Curley comfortably accounted for Bryn Foxon and Peter Hopkins scoring 24 shots to 14. Playing against the sponsor in the Conroy Trophy, Gary Morris was joined by George Curley and they were never headed to win by 21 shots to 17 against Dave Conroy and Brian Hawes.

Dave Warren and Ken Startin were also Conroy Trophy winners when accounting for Gerry Armstrong and Brian Kilby 16-14 and then two days later Neil Roby and Alice Salmon 22-16 to join Gary and George in the final.

Starting slowly in their Ladies Pairs game with Jackie McAlindon and Joan Findley it took Val Huggins and Joan Usher thirteen ends to get on terms with the leaders at 14-14 but scoring two fours in the final four ends put them into the next round with a 23-18 card.

In the Jim Dunn knockout trophy for afternoon league teams Rocky’s ( Margaret Humphreys, Bert Crofts, David Hudson) had a good win against Flewters 27-17, Dodgers (Brenda Rice, Jean Veall, Roy Witherington) took out league leaders Comets 24-18 and Spinners (Gloria Allen, Colin Scott, June Housley) beat Takeaways 19-13.

The short mat bowling Sessions held on at the club on Sunday mornings continue to create interest and recently two rinks met Ingoldmells in an East Lindsey league match.

The match was tied 34-34 with each club winning one and losing one for Skegness’ Peter Hopkins, Graham Hill and Mary Banks won 17-16 as Frances Hopkins, John Sampson and Alan Brookes just failed 17-18.