Louth bowls: Yorkies go top of the tree as Magpies are held

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The Louth Indoor Bowls Club Morning Triples League appears to have developed into three mini-leagues.

The top four teams are now battling for the title, while four more teams are locked on the same number of points in mid-table and the remaining four teams are adrift at the bottom.

At the top, the lead changed hands again as Yorkies’ crushing 34-2 victory over Hornets was enough to see them move ahead of Magpies on shots difference.

Magpies had glided to a 23-3 win against Dreamers in their first game, but were then held to a 15-15 draw in an excellent contest with Highgate Wanderers who grabbed a vital shot on the final end.

Highgate had looked set for a win when a five put them 14-9 in front, but Magpies won the next three ends to go 15-9 ahead before being pegged back.

Wanderers had also left it late in their first game when three shots on the final end against Dreamers gave them a 12-11 win and kept them in third spot, two points behind the leaders and with games in hand.

The Jays are a point further back in fourth and they, too, staged a recovery in their first game to beat Busy Bs 11-10.

They had been 6-0 and 10-7 down, but scored four shots over the last two ends. But they were out of luck when facing Wasps who eased to a 18-5 victory.

Two Plus One also staged a grandstand finish in their game against In A Minute. Having been 9-1 behind they turned the game around to lead 12-9 before being brought back to 12-12 and then finishing with two doubles for a 16-12 victory.

* The winter league fixtures are now complete and available at www.louthindoorbowlingclub.co.uk Team captains can collect their sheets from the club.

* Parents with bored children can bring them to the club during their school summer holidays to have a go at bowls.

Sessions are available at 11.45am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more details, contact club manager Simon Reeson on (01507) 609227 from 9am to 2pm Tuesday to Thursday.

The club will also have a stand at the Revesby Show on Sunday, August 7 where there will be a portable rink for people to try their hand at the sport.