Skegness Indoor Bowls Club

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It’s back to the drawing board for the Skegness Indoor Bowling Clubs men’s over sixties players, after captains Dennis Garrett and John Clarke suffered a disastrous day in the Lincolnshire County Men’s Over Sixty Leagues Division One and Two.

Of the ten rinks fielded in both games, only one produced a winning result,

In the First Division game against Scunthorpe at home, George Curley, John Thorold, Ken Startin and Dave Conroy recovered from a slow start to take control of their game and win 24-15.

The final result was a 16-2 points overall win for Scunthorpe with 106 shots to 78.

Away at Louth, the visitors Skegness ‘B’ had no answer to the onslaught, as they suffered a complete drubbing from the home side who were in determined mood, recording some large scores in rink wins of 36-8, 36-10, and 32-12 in their 156 shot to 56 Second Division win, 18 points to nil.

There was a bright finish to the week however, as the Skegness Men’s County First Division Squad won their first match of the season, when entertaining Stamford at home.

It was the rink of Johnny Morris, Ken Startin, John Clarke and John Thorold whose 31-10 winning card contributed well in achieving the eight aggregate points.

The other winning rink was Captain Brian Hawes, Maurice Kemp, Neil Salmon and Carl York 22-15.

The final score was Skegness 108 shots 12 points to Stamford’s 96 shots 6 points.

With Club competitions completed up to the final stage and the programme for finals week now produced, bowlers main efforts are now concentrated on the Club Leagues.

In several leagues, some teams appear to have done enough already to secure the title and amongst those are ‘Hopefuls’ under the guidance of captain Joan Usher in the Ladies League. They have a seven point lead over Diamonds who are ahead of the fading Genesis by four points.

Alice Salmon’s Comets lead the Afternoon Triples League One with 52 points from Clive Baxter’s Cocktails on 45, chased by the remainder, eight points further away.

In League Two, new team Theranbak, captained by Jackie Brothwell have a formidable seventeen points lead over Flewters.

Evening Triples Division Two pacesetters are Plebs, lead by Brian Hawes, who have a nine point cushion and a game in hand of Challengers.

Figmants command the Evening Triples Second Division with a 10 point lead over Strollers; the leaders have strengthened their team in readiness for the First Division, which will provide stiff opposition.

The Mens EBA Rinks League is proving to be the most competitive.

Leaders Plebs with 28 points have played one more game than Countrymen on 26 whilst right behind the leaders are Layabouts,

Hopefuls and Cosmos are all on 25 points.

The Men’s Over 55s Football League is lead by Wolves on 45 points, ahead of Forest, eight points adrift on 37; Leyton Orient and Leeds Utd chase them with 35.

The Mixed Rink ‘Birds League’ looks to be still wide open, the leaders Kites have lost form in recent weeks but remain just one point ahead of Ptarmigans, who have failed to take advantage of the leaders lapse.

Third placed Doves are not out of contention and are handily placed two points behind the leaders.