County team success for Louth Indoor Bowls Club

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CONGRATULATIONS are in order for the Louth Indoor Bowls Club’s Men’s Over 60 county team who clinched their second division title with a 108-87 home victory over second-placed Stamford last Wednesday.

They quickly built up a 14 shots lead after five ends and held this margin until the 15th end when the visitors staged a mini-revival to cut the deficit to 7 shots.

But Louth came good again over the last few ends helped by a ‘6’ from K. Castledine’s rink whilst team captain Steve Moore’s rink, the best of the match, grabbed a ‘4’ and a ‘3’ as the team won three rinks, drew one and lost one. Well done to Steve and his men who have only been beaten twice so far this winter.

Louth Men’s ‘B’ team did not fare so well in their home county match when Stamford ‘B’ had visited the club a few days earlier as the visitors won four rinks in a 115-93 victory.

Better news for the Mixed ‘B’ team, though, as they recorded their best victory of the season, and won four rinks for the first time, in a 133-64 home success against Lincoln ‘B’.

Louth had taken control at the halfway stage, leading by 31 shots, and eased to a comfortable win. Best rink was that of P Stainton, D Burgess, N Ness and K Kimpton which won 36-10.

Louth’s Mixed ‘A’ team came off worse in a close encounter at Skegness where the home team won 93-85 but the outcome was in doubt until the last few ends.

Louth were 17 shots down at halfway but came back well and were just four shots behind with three ends to play. The final margin on any rink was no more than 11 shots.

In the club leagues Mavericks clinched the Afternoon Triples division 2 title with an emphatic 27-4 win over Laceby whilst rivals Legends lost 14-10 to third-placed Louth. Anglers are champions of the Monday Morning Triples after overcoming a bad start to beat Tyros 13-12.