LOUTH Indoor Bowls Club Men’s ‘A’ team were involved in a fairly tight county match at home against division 2 leaders Stamford and it was only over the last six ends that the visitors pulled away to win 106-76.
The result was a bit tough on Louth who managed just one rink win but came within six shots of winning two more.
The only success was the rink of A Musson, R Armitage, H Hurst and E Jensen which won 24-20.
The Mixed ‘A’ team also suffered a bad result when losing 92-112 at home against bottom team Long Sutton.
The visitors held a 13-shot lead by the tenth end and led on three rinks. With just three ends to play the margin was 27 shots although Louth were close to turning one rink around but at the close had to settle for just two rink wins.
There was a familiar outcome for the Mixed ‘B’ team when they travelled to Grantham. They tried hard enough but got little reward for their efforts.
The overall score was reasonably close throughout the match and although Grantham were ahead on four rinks after 15 ends the biggest margin on any rink was just 8 shots.
All to play for, as they say, and with a bit more luck Louth might have gained more than the one rink win they eventually gained in the 87-108 defeat.
The successful rink was that of D Wise, K Stamford, C Kelly and S Webster which won 22-17.
The Men’s over-60 team, however, moved another step towards the second division title with a 112-85 home victory over Sleaford.
It was a close contest until the halfway pont before Louth opened up a 30-shot lead and they were ahead on all five rinks with three ends to play.
But Sleaford avoided a ‘whitewash’ as two of their rinks produced grandstand finishes to nick a couple of wins by one and two shots respectively.