BOWLS: Louth Ladies maintain good form in Lincolnshire league

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Louth Indoor Bowls Club’s Ladies put in another good performance to win 127-76 in their county league match at home against Dunholme.

There were four rink wins with the quartet of Brenda Clark, Carol Smith, Judith Walker and Rachael Stanley having the best margin with a massive 35-7 victory after taking an early 13-1 lead, which included a 6 on the third end.

Val Sherry’s rink also grabbed a 6, which added to a 5 on the first end, saw them go 12-3 ahead and they scored another 6 late on to win 30-13.

Team captain Jean Holdsworth’s rink had a 16-5 lead after 13 ends before the opposition fought back, but the Louth four still won 26-15.

A purple patch early on for Sylvia Stainton’s rink saw them open up a 15-4 lead after eight ends and they still led 21-8 after 14 ends and they were grateful for this advantage as the Dunholme four reduced the deficit to five shots by the end. The other Louth rink were 12-7 behind after 14 ends but then dropped a 5 and eventually lost 23-13.

The Men’s Over 60s team got no joy from their visit to play Lincoln ‘A’ with the home team winning all five rinks. Closest to getting any points for Louth was Colin Smith’s rink. He put up a good fight before going down 22-17.

And despite losing 27-20 George Willoughby’s rink at least finished with a smile in their faces after scoring a 6 on the final end after they had fought back from 24-6 behind.

Simon Reeson has been appointed as club manager to replace Dave Roper, who is stepping down at the end of April. Simon has a wealth of bowls knowledge and organisational skills from his time with Boston Indoor Bowls Club. He will begin the handover process during March.