Trophy semis produce two close games

The Semi-finals of the Coaching trophy played on Saturday produced two very close games in Skegness Indoor Bowls Club.

Louise Brooks and Angela Humphreys were level at six ends 6-6, twelve ends 10-10, fourteen ends 12-12, seventeen ends 15-15, nineteen ends 17-17, when at 20 ends Angela scored three shots, followed by the one required on the next for a spot in the final.

The game between Janet Hill and Rob Good was equal in excitement. At 18 ends Rob led comfortably at 18-12, but Janet pulled back the deficit to level the scores at 20-20.

After some good winning ends, with each player requiring just one shot for a place in the final, Janet was closest to the jack with three of her wood, but with only one bowl from Rob left to play, the odds were against him. But pulling out all stops the final bowl from Rob landed right on the jack to secure the game 21-20 and a place against Angela in the final.

The games in this competition have produced a good standard of bowling which has been a credit to club Coaches Peter Hawkyard and Peter Hopkins.

The Skegness Men’s over 60s A squad could only achieve one winning rink against Lincoln’s B team in the County League. They went down 113 shots to 78 - a 16-2 points loss.

Mac Holland, Maurice Kemp, Peter Quickfall and Derek Tasker got some consolation with a 18-12 card.

The Club Men’s EBA League has concluded, with Plebs heading the table.

Earlier challengers Countrymen fell away to fourth spot, losing their last two matches, which allowed Hopefuls, who played well in their final matches, to take the runners up prize, just one point behind the winners, followed by Layabouts.

Final Table:

P W D L Pts

Plebs 24 16 0 8 32

Hopefuls 24 15 1 8 31

Layabouts 24 14 1 89 29

Countrymen 24 13 0 11 26

Cosmos 24 12 1 11 25

Cushty 24 10 0 14 20

Genuines 24 10 0 14 20

Poachers 24 9 1 14 19

Waywoods 24 7 0 17 14