Skegness Indoor Bowls Club report

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

Skegness Bowling Club hosted two Lincolnshire Men’s Over 60s Division Two matches at Wainfleet Road last week.

Skegness’ B squad played Dunholme on Thursday, winning on three rinks in a 14-4 points win with 109 shots to 86 for Skegness the rink of Gordon Hill, Dennis Teesdale, Brian Chapman and Peter Hawkyard.

The team were the top scorers with a 19 shot difference 27-8 followed by Peter Rusher, Alan Brooks, Peter Hopkins and John Clarke with a creditable 30-16 winning card.

Stamford were the visitors on Wednesday, having high hopes after winning against Skegness 16-2 at home.

On this occasion Skegness were in determined mood and managed to win on three of the five rinks for a 14-4 win, leading the scoring was the rink of Mac Holland, Barry Read, Derek Tasker and Bert Crofts.

Bert had been called into the squad at short notice, playing well and adding to this impressive rinks 35-12 score line, the consistent Dave Conroy, Ken Startin, John Thorold and George Curley maintained their winning streak with a 23-7 victory, supported by Ken Green, Roy Witherington, Peter Ord and Bryn Foxon on 27-14 in the total 123 shots for Skegness against Stamford’s 74.

There was not much joy in national competition when playing North Cave in a repeat of last year’s men’s Denny Plate match at home and away on Saturday, being defeated by a total 100 shots to 70.

Skegness members were treated to a display of top class bowling when former world champion Billy Jackson and his partner Danny Brown, with Kevin Rands visited Skegness on Monday and Tuesday to play Brian Hawes and Gary and Johnny Morris in the National Men’s Triples Championship.

Although starting well, the trio eventually succumbed to the better bowling, leaving the competition at 17-7.

A similar situation was presented to Brian Hawes and George Curley when meeting Billy Jackson and Danny Brown in the National Men’s Pairs Championship on Tuesday, when once again the Lincoln duo’s superior skills won the game 28-8.

Club Competition Results - Open Singles - Dave Warren 14, Brian Kilby 21; Gary Morris 21, Rob Rankin 6; Carl York 21, Terry Walker 19.

Men’s Club Pairs - Don Bramley and John Clarke 7, Dave Warren and Ken Startin 34.

Tuplin Trophy - Frances Hopkins and John Clarke 13, Margaret Humphries and Roy Witherington 23, Sue Walker and Terry Walker 9; Jackie and Mac McAlindon 30, Jean Veal 21; Louise Brooks and Graham L Simpson 12, Muriel Coulson and Brian Kilby 22; Brenda Rice and Dave Warren 15.