BOWLS: Louth men take heart from strong start to county matches

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

Louth Bowls Club’s Men’s Over 60s team played their first county match of the season, travelling to face Lincoln ‘B’ and acquitted themselves pretty well by narrowly earning two rink wins.

Unfortunately a heavy defeat in one of the other three losing rinks saw them go down 110-85 on aggregate shots. The wining rinks comprised of Colin Smith, Rob Lamb, Mal Hewson and Tony Saunders, which won four of their last five ends for a 23-18 victory whilst that of John Welsh, Alan Watson, Harry Atkinson and Colin Matthews just had enough leeway at the end to win 22-19.

In the club leagues Square Pegs are the surprise leaders of the Wednesday/Thursday morning Triples with maximum points from four games. They enjoyed two good wins in beating both Castaways and Sturgeons by the same score, 15-11. JCB showed their intent with a 27-5 demolition of Crackerbarrels whilst Webbos spun out a 21-3 win over Backwoodsmen.

It looks like being an interesting season in the Mixed Fours where no team has managed maximum points from their opening three games. Wickaholics racked up the biggest win when ruffling Falcons’ feathers by 36-5 whilst Optimists were encouraged by a 20-8 win over Smilers. Half A Mo won 15-11 against Dunwicking and Dreamers notched an excellent 18-15 win over SOS