BOWLS: League titles decided at Louth club but still much up for grabs

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

Two Louth Indoor Bowls Club league titles were decided last week as Seniors won the Men’s Over 60s section whilst Kingfishers clinched division 2 of the Wednesday/Thursday Morning league.

Seniors were assured of first place, with eight games still to play, after a comfortable 24-6 win over bottom team St. Mary’s.

But there is a tight battle for second spot with just four points separating the next five teams after last week’s results.

Phoenix held second spot - they beat Legends 16-14 before losing 19-9 to Roadrunners, and had a three-point advantage over Magnets, who won 18-11 against Roadrunners. Imps remained fourth after a 13-10 victory over fifth-placed Preston but lost 22-8 to Wickers, who are three points clear in sixth spot.

No-one can knock Kingfishers off their perch after having scraped a 16-15 win over Saints followed by a 18-10 victory against Louth to claim the title with six games remaining.

Second-placed Sleepwalkers lost 18-12 to Pips but then won 11-9 against Fledglings to keep their one-point advantage over Louth, who thrashed Wise Guys 27-4.

In the Mixed Fours league, SOS are assured of a top-two finish after their 32-7 thumping of Smilers. Half A Mo remained six points behind with a simple 17-5 win against Falcons.

The real battle is for third spot where Wickaholics kept their one-point advantage despite a sobering 19-9 loss against Optimists whilst Dunwicking lost 16-8 to bottom team Dreamers, who are now just one point adrift.