THERE was a surprise defeat for Harry Putland and Judy Robinson in the Friday Pairs at Louth Indoor Bowls Club last week when they lost 12-10 to Dave and Berni Barnett who had only won one other game.
Having comfortably beaten Willoughby and Pickett 27-9 to reclaim top spot on shots difference from Welsh and White the new leaders were then looking good at 10-3 up against the Barnetts but lost the final four ends, dropping a ‘4’ on the last. Such is the competition that just one point separates the top five pairs.
In the second division Ian and Maggie Burgess maintained their two-point lead with a 18-9 win over the Clarks.
In the Tuesday Pairs Barry Southwell and Betty Elder preserved their flawless record so far with a 11-9 win against Dave Roper and Judi Jacklin.
But they only have a two-point lead over Vic White and Yvonne Roper who have played a game less and are also still unbeaten after a 19-14 win against Morrell and Barker.
Ladies Triples league leaders Follies suffered their first defeat when beaten 13-8 by Anglers.
This allowed Jayees to close the gap to one point after beating Bunnies 14-11 but they did it the hard way, winning the last five ends including a ‘4’ on the last.
It’s close in the New Members league where The Bias are two points clear after beating Cheekies 13-7. The next four teams are level on points but the Workers nipped into second spot wth a 13-8 win over Markers who slipped a place to fourth. Fun Guys moved into third with a 20-5 victory against Golfers.
JCB top the Wednesday/Thursday Morning Triples on shots difference after a 26-6 win over previous leaders Backwoodsmen who dropped to third.
Louth are nine points clear in division 2 after beating Doves 19-11, their 11th win from 12 games.
Humberstone increased their advantage at the top of the Evening Triples to five points with a simple 23-7 win over Rockies. second-placed Chalkers lost ground when held 11-11 by Alford and only salvaged the draw with a ‘2’ on the final end.
The club will once again be holding an Open Day in the New Year for anyone interested in trying their hand at bowls. Keep reading your local newspaper for more details nearer the time.