Over 60s team open up a clear lead

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PRIDE of place this week goes to the Louth Indoor Bowls Club’s Men’s Over 60s team who beat visitors Dunholme 120-73 and open up a clear lead at the top of division 2.

They made a good start and by halfway were 21 shots ahead.

The only question was how many rinks Louth would win. At the close one Dunholme rink had powered to a 15 shots win but Louth took the other four.

The Men’s ‘A’ team had previously gone one step better by winning all five rinks in their 127-73 demolition of bottom team Long Sutton and move clear of their opponents.

The visitors were effectively down and out after just five ends with Louth already 43 shots ahead and the visitors had only scored seven shots.

Long Sutton battled gallantly to prevent further humiliation but Louth completed the whitewash when John Welsh’s rink scored two on the last end to win by four shots.

The Mixed ‘B’ team had hoped to pick up a few points at Dunholme who occupied bottom spot but it was the home sde who collected most points in the 11-66 scoreline. Louth made a reasonable start but by the midpoint two rinks found themselves behind by 4-16 and 2-16 respectively with Dunhome 28 shots ahead overall.

Things didn’t improve for Louth and only George Willoughby’s rink provided any solace with a 18-12 win.