Indoor triples at Louth Indoor Bowls Club

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IT’S as you were at the top of the Louth Indoor Bowls Club Summer Indoor Triples after last week’s games with the top four teams each winning once and losing once from their two outings.

The clash of the top two went Bujiars way as they raced into a 18-3 lead on the way to a 20-9 victory over second-placed Oaks.

But the leaders then fell to a surprise defeat against Mix and Match who hit a purple patch to go 15-7 ahead and hang on for a 15-10 victory.

Oaks recovered for their second game to emerge victorious after a close tussle with Mudlarks.

After the scores had been level at 8-8 Oaks won the next four ends to take a 15-8 lead and eventually win 18-10.

They remained four points behind the leaders with Mudlarks a further three points adrift in third place although they did enjoy a comfortable 17-7 win over Numbskulls.

Two Plus One came good at the end in their game against Mix and Match scoring 2, 3 and 4 over the last three ends for a 19-10 victory.

But the boot was on the other foot when they faced Rolling Scones who were 10-14 down before pinching three 2s to nick a 16-14 win.

Scones were the only team to secure two wins as they also managed to get the better of Magnificent 7.

But ‘The 7’ had all guns blazing in their second game against bottom team Numbskulls and won 25-5 to go two points clear of their opponents.

A defeat for leaders Ned Pickerill and Paul Dunham in their final game in the Friday Evening Pairs saw them drop to third place on shots difference and cost them the title.

They were beaten by Bob Rainthorpe and Anne Malcolm who moved up to fourth but still have a chance of second spot if they can beat Veronica Hillier and John Masters in a crunch encounter this week.

The Hillier-Masters duo currently hold second place thanks to a stunning fightback from 2-12 behind to win 19-14 against Keith Castledine and Sheila Mills who themselves could finish second with a win if other results go their way.

In pole position, though, with a two-point lead after finishing their fixtures, are Mick Espin and Nick Sharp who beat the Pycrofy-Williams pairing.

The club has now reverted to it’s winter timetable with this week set aside for pactice sessions beore the winter league programe begins on Monday September 12.