LOUTH’S Mixed ‘B’ team put up a reasonable show in their county match at Scunthorpe but eventually lost by 125 shots to 81.
The home team, top of division 2, were 15 shots ahead after five ends and Louth held them to this margin by the tenth end.
At this stage the visitors led on one rink and were still in with a good chance of getting something from three other rinks.
But the second half of the match saw Scunthorpe stack up the shots to run out comfortable winners.
Louth did manage one rink success, with Ken Webster’s four recording an excellent 26-13 win, whilst another point was gained when George Swann’s rink grabbed four shots on the final end to level up at 17-17 each.
The club’s knockout competitions have now started and the 4-bowl Open Singles saw an intriguing battle between Jamie Jackson and Andy Leggett which went to a last-end decider with Jackson winning 21-20.
There were other simple wins for Vic White, Horace Cope ad Malcolm Hewson.
In the 2-bowl Singles another tight game resulted in Harry Putland just shading it 21-18 against J Darley whilst Tony Musson beat R Armitage 21-14.
Darley and Musson then combined in the Men’s Pairs to beat White and Cope 17-6 whilst a ‘3’ on the final end gave E Jensen and B Southwell a 22-19 victory over A Oldroyd and P Jacklin.
There were also wins for J Welsh and A Dent (Snr) and B Taylor and S Moore.
Amy Gowshall made further progress in the EIBA national ladies singles when beating Penny Strong 21-10 in the local area final to reach the last 32 of the competition.