The first match of campaign

The latest sports news for the Hemel area
The latest sports news for the Hemel area

Louth Indoor Bowls Club played their first county match of the winter on Saturday, when the Men’s B team entertained Grantham.

The visitors found it very entertaining indeed as they won on four rinks and drew on the other as the hosts were beaten by an aggregate shots score of 111-76.

The only point gained by Louth was the 18-18 draw from the rink which featured Rob Lamb, Malcolm Pearce, Jeff Baker and Peter Schofield.

Alan Oldroyd’s rink was close to adding more points but lost 19-18.

In the club leagues, Fast Shippers, new entrants to the Evening Fours, have attracted attention by taking maximum points from their first four games.

Their latest outings brought convincing wins over Blossom Way (28-9) and Wayouts (33-7).

Questors enjoyed a 23-12 win over Stags but then lost 28-3 to Alford, who had earlier gone down 30-8 against Chalkers.

Legends lost 21-11 against Rockset but then beat Chalkers 16-12.

It’s a similar story in Division Two of the Evening Triples, where Fast Shippers have also been ripping through the opposition.

They beat Spire 26-8 and Travellers 29-5 to sit top of the table with maximum points from four games.

But Stags also have four victories after beating Travellers 19-9 and EBC 26-7.

There are no stand-out teams in Division One at the moment, with Jackos the only team to have won their opening three games after their comfortable 23-5 victory over Wayouts who are the only ones yet to earn a point.

In the Friday morning Mixed Pairs, newly-promoted duo Malcolm Pearce and Rachael Stanley made it two wins out of two as they got the better of Graham Wood and Eileen Rayner by 15-11.

Harry Putland and Judith Robinson also enjoyed a second victory as they beat Alan Watson and Wendy Blyth 14-5, whilst Horace Cope and Joan Stones have maximum points from two games as they won 15-7 against Barrie Robinson and Pat Willoughby.