BOWLS: Louth ladies take pride in fight back

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

Louth Indoor Bowls Club’s Ladies’ first county match of the season saw them lose by two shots at home against Boston.

After 10 of the 21 ends the hosts were ahead on three rinks but down on aggregate by five shots. The visitors then stepped up a gear and with three ends to play had opened up a 86-72 lead thanks in the main to collecting 14 shots over five ends on one rink.

But Louth staged a fightback. Sylvia Stainton’s rink of Veronica Hillier, Janet Norman and Liz Draper were already well ahead and eventually won 23-11 but Brenda Clark’s rink won two of their last three ends to nick a one shot win.

Team captain Jean Holdsworth’s rink picked up eight shots over their final four ends to finish three just shots adrift whilst Veronica Ball’s rink just lost out 21-18 in a very tight contest when their opponents scored three on the last end.

Boston also won 23-14 on the remaining rink, but the Louth four involved can take pride in hitting back after being 17-0 behind after seven ends.

In the club leagues two good wins for Colin and Carol Smith put them top of the Friday Mixed Pairs with maximum points. They beat Putland and Robinson 24-15 and won 23-10 against Lee and Rayner. Division 2 leaders are John Williams and Marion Rose also with maximum points after their thumping of the Vickers 24-9.

Rockset moved clear at the top of the Thursday Evening Fours with a comfortable 28-7 victory over Wayouts, who lost for the first time and slipped to third. Alford suffered a surprise defeat against APS (20-9) but remain second. Newcomers Mozzies are improving and gave Questors a scare when fighting back from 14-7 behind before running out of time and went down 14-13.