Louth Indoor Bowls: Triples League title race hots up

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There have been some important results affecting the top of several leagues at Louth Indoor Bowls Club.

The Ladies’ Triples has become one of the closest contests for several years with just four points separating the top six.

Despite not playing, Flyers held on to top spot on shots difference and now have a game in hand on second-placed Follies who enjoyed a comfortable 30-7 win against Bunnies.

Canaries took over third place after winning 16-10 against previous incumbents Anglers who slipped to fifth. Jayees moved up to fourth with a 17-7 victory over Keddies.

* Wednesday/Thursday Morning Triples leaders Waltham were held to a 14-14 draw by Castaways.

The stalemate reduced their lead to one point from JCB who had a tough time before beating bottom team Webbos 19-15. Castaways retained third spot on shots difference ahead of Sturgeons who beat Pips 18-13.

The Square Pegs trio of Denis Duffield, Paul Radford and Malcolm Pearce ended their team’s run of defeats by beating Crackerbarrels 15-12 to move out of the bottom two.

In Division Two, leaders Sleepwalkers maintained their three-point advantage by beating Scorpions 13-9, while second-placed Saints won 19-8 in an important game against Backwoodsmen who were replaced in third spot by Louth who beat Fledglings 16-9.

* There was also a potentially vital result in the Tuesday Mixed Pairs where leaders Brian and Val Sherry were surprisingly comfortable 20-8 winners against second-placed Dave Roper and Jackie Brothwell to open up a four-point gap.

In Division Two, Garry Skill and Pauline Thornton took over at the top with a crushing 23-4 victory over Noel and June Brougham.

* Keith and Carol Kelly went top of the Friday Mixed Pairs Division Two on shots difference with a 23-16 win over previous leaders Mal Hewson and Janet Norman.

They slipped to third, while Roy Tear and Sylvia Stainton moved up to second after beating Trevor Craven and Jean Dracass 16-9.

At the top of Division Three, Peter and Joan Hill have a one-point advantage despite being held to a 13-13 draw by Gordon and Brenda Clark.

Steve Moore and Pam Cowling nipped into second spot on shots difference after beating previous incumbents John Williams and Marion Rose 21-10.