Louth Indoor Bowls: Highgate strengthen title hopes

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Highgate Wanderers now look to have the Morning Triples League wrapped up after two more wins put them eight points clear.

The Wanderers built an early 8-0 lead against chief rivals Yorkies which was stretched to 13-4 before running out 18-10 winners. This was followed by a simple 19-7 victory over Magpies while Yorkies beat Dreamers 18-9.

Third-placed The Jays stayed a further six points adrift after they drew both o their games. They scored one shot on the final end against Dreamers to level at 11-11 and then scored 3three on the last end against Seagulls to salvage a 12-12 draw.

The point for Seagulls was enough to move them off the bottom after an earlier victory over fellow strugglers Falcons, 24-6, thanks to two sixes in the first four ends. With Falcons also losing 15-11 against Two Plus One it left them one point adrift.

Having been nip-and-tuck throughout their game, the Magpies v Mudlarks contest brought heavy scoring over the last four ends.

Two fives saw Magpies lead 16-9 before Mudlarks grabbed a three on the next end and Magpies scored four on the final end for a flattering 20-12 win.

The remaining game also had a dramatic turnaround as In A Minute led 17-6 and 18-10 before Two Plus One plundered a seven and then held on for one shot on the final end to rescue a 18-18 draw.

The winter fixtures have been completed and are available for collection. The club will open for the winter season on Tuesday, September 1 with three sessions each day, closing at 4pm.

This also applies to the week commencing Monday, September 7. League fixtures begin on Monday, September 14 when 4pm and 6.30pm sessions will resume.

Open days are planned for Sunday, August 23 and September 6, the latter as a bring a friend day.