BOWLS: Louth ladies through to next round of plate competition

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

Having fell at the first hurdle in the Yetton Trophy, Louth Indoor Bowls Club’s Ladies turned their attention to the supplementary competition, the Yetton Plate.

And they won their first match 87-75 against Dunholme with two rinks playing at home and two away. Best of the home rinks was that of Sue Page, Gill Leverton, Margaret Leggett and skip Val Sherry, which won 28-13.

Sylvia Stainton’s rink of Liz Draper, Bernice Culham and Jean Dracass won 30-22. On the away rinks the four of Wendy White, Joan Stones, Betty Cuthbert and skip Veronica Ball came up trumps with a 19-15 win whilst Jean Holdsworth’s rink lost 10-25. The next round will be in January against either Sleaford or Stamford.

In the club leagues, Flyers were knocked of the top of the Ladies league when being trounced 21-4 by Follies, who took number one spot on shots difference. But only two points separate the top four as third-placed Anglers lost the chance of heading the table when losing 19-7 to Birdies and the same applies to Canaries who were well beaten 23-5 by Bunnies.

In the Mixed Fours, Half A Mo came good on the final end to beat Dunwicking 13-12 and go two points clear of SOS, who didn’t play but have a game in hand. Dunwicking remain third two points ahead of Wickaholics, who beat Falcons 20-9 thanks in the main to a very good performance at lead by Jean Dracass.

It’s very tight in the Australian Pairs where just two points separate the top five. Tony Saunders and Joan Stones head the table on shots difference after their 18-16 win over R & S Green denied their opponents top spot. Dave Wise and Norman Stocks are level on points with the leaders but have played a game less, but they maintained their unbeaten record with a 18-15 victory over Williams & Draper.