Louth Indoor Bowls Club: Ladies ease to Dunholme win

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Louth Indoor Bowls Club ladies’ team produced a comfortable 106-73 aggregate shots victory at home to Dunholme in their latest county match.

The hosts secured three of the five rinks with the best margin being a 30-9 win secured by the four of Sylvia Stanton, Jean Dracass, Alice Ashwood and Liz Draper.

Carol Smith’s rink won 29-10, while there was a 21-16 win for Val Sherry’s rink. The beaten rinks lost by four and eight shots respectively.

* There was also good news from the men’s A team at Long Sutton where Louth won three rinks and gained extra points for the 101-72 aggregate shots victory.

Two rinks won by 17 shots each – George Willoughby, Harry Atkinson, Barry Toyn and Malcolm Pearce (26-9) and Horace Cope, Barry Southwell, John Readman and Barry Mountain (27-10). The rink skipped by Rob Lamb won 22-10.

* Louth’s men’s team crashed out of the Denny Cup national competition, losing to Lincoln 92-55 on aggregate over four rinks, two at home and two at Lincoln.

Louth were successful on just one rink, and that was at Lincoln where the four of Simon Reeson, Russ Dent, Simon Dent and Dave Evans recorded an excellent 18-8 win over opponents who included 2009 world indoor singles champion Billy Jackson.

* At club level there were some very interesting games across the leagues.

In the Mixed Fours, Half A Mo lost for the first time when beaten 18-15 by Falcons and this cost them the top spot as SOS moved ahead on shots difference with a 29-13 defeat of Barracudas who are still searching for their first win.

There were important games in both divisions of the Evening Triples featuring the top two teams.

Division one leaders Jackos beat second-placed Chalkers 15-9 and then stretched their lead to four points after beating Questors 30-5.

Questors also lost 23-8 to Alford who remained in third spot.

In Division Two, Fast Shippers edged a vital game against Stags by 13-10 to open a two-point advantage at the top, but Stags then beat EBC 18-14 to stay second, three points ahead of their beaten opponents.