County matches for Louth Indoor Bowls Club

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THERE were mixed fortunes for the Louth Indoor Bowls Cub’s teams in recent county matches.

The Men’s ‘B’ team enjoyed a 116=99 victory at home against Long Sutton ‘B’, winning three and drawing one of the five rinks.

But it was a close contest and the visitors could easily have picked up four rink wins.

Best rink for Louth was the one skipped by Kenny Morrell which won 27-13.

Alan Oldroyd’s four won 28-21 whilst Pete Stainton’s rink came good at the end to win by seven shots.

Tightest battle was on Steve Moore’s rink which eventually finished all square.

The Mixed teams both failed to gain any points at all from their away matches.

The ‘A’ team lost 98-74 at Scunthorpe but came close to winning three rinks.

Steve Moore’s rink had led for seven ends during the middle part of the match but eventualy lost by 18-17.

Harry Putland’s rink recovered from eight shots down to level the scores going into the final end but Scunthorpe picked up two shots.

John Welsh’s rink lost 17-13 after the opposition scored single shots on each of the last three ends.

The ‘B’ team lost 131-65 at Dunholme but were in with a shout of two rink wins.

The rink skipped by Derek Burgess had led by 13-4 ater eight ends but the home four came good at the end to win by five shots.

It was a similar story on David Wise’s rink where the home players won the last five ends for a 24-17 victory.

The Ladies provided some cheer, however, after winning 101-85 in a closely fought match at home against Horncastle.

Best for Louth was the rink skipped by Jean Holdsworth which won 29-18.

There was a tight encounter on Wendy White’s rink with the home four taking the final three ends for a 22-17 win and Joan stones’ rink just kept their noses in front for a 21-18 win.

Toughest test was on Sylvia Stainton’s rink which eventually won by 16-14 after taking the last three ends.