Louth Indoor Bowls Club men extend perfect county record


Louth Indoor Bowls Club’s men’s A team made it four wins out of four in their county league section with a 132-70 aggregate shots home victory against Spalding B.

The visitors had narrow wins on two rinks, but Louth enjoyed big winning margins on the other three. The rink of Tony Musson, Harry Putland, Ernst Jensen and Kevin Stamford proved to be the pick of the bunch with a 36-10 victory, while Gary Bell skipped his rink to a 31-7 win and Alan Watson steered his to a 32-15 success.

John Welsh’s rink staged a storming fightback from 16-3 down, but ran out of time and lost by one shot, and Colin Smith’s rink were level at 15-all after as many ends, but lost the next four ends and the match 21-17.

* Louth Ladies went out of the Yetton Plate when beaten 80-69 on aggregate by Lincoln. The two home rinks did their bit with Sylvia Stanton, Jean Dracass, Alice Ashwood and Liz Draper winning 28-14 after fighting back from 10-7 down to race into a 25-10 lead.

Val Sherry’s rink lost out by just one shot after a great battle, but of the away rinks the one skipped by Tina Reeson lost by five shots, while the other went down by 18 shots.

* In the club leagues, it was tit-for-tat at the top of the Wednesday/Thursday Morning Triples as the top two teams each recorded a win and a loss.

Leaders Waltham beat Pips 17-10 to stay top on shots difference despite second-placed JCB’s 26-4 demolition of Kingfishers.

Kingfishers did them a favour by beating Waltham 13-12, but JCB couldn’t take advantage, losing 10-8 to Crackerbarrels.

In Division Two, Sleepwalkers went top after beating Fledglings 15-11, leapfrogging previous leaders Saints who went down 14-10 to third-placed Wise Guys.

There was no change in the top half of the Ladies’ league with five of the top six all winning.

Leaders Flyers beat bottom team Bunnies 23-3 to maintain a two-point lead over the next three teams. Canaries beat Tyros 13-8 to stay second while Anglers defeated Keddies 13-11, and Follies won 17-11 against Birdies.