Louth Bowls Club secure County League clean sweep


Louth Indoor Bowls Club were involved in three more county league matches during the past week with success in all three.

The men’s A team visited Stamford B and clocked up a 100-87 aggregate shots victory thanks to wins on three of the five rinks.

Best for Louth was the rink of Tony Musson, Harry Putland, Ernst Jensen and Paul Dent which won 30-15. John Welsh’s rink won 22-9, while Alan Dent (Jnr)’s rink did just enough for a 25-22 win.

* The men’s over 60s team did slightly better in their match at Dunholme, recording three rink wins plus a draw in the 116-77 victory.

It was close as to which Louth rink would win by the biggest margin, but that honour eventually went to the four of George Willoughby, Keith Kelly, Paul Hayman and Steve Moore (29-14).

Rob Lamb’s rink won by 14 shots, while John Welsh’s rink won by 13. The drawn rink was skipped by Dave Roper, but Horace Cope’s rink were narrowly beaten, 21-18.

* Last Wednesday, the ladies entertained Horncastle and although the visitors won on three rinks it was Louth who still won the match 102-80 thanks to big wins on the other two rinks.

Leading the way for the hosts were Brenda Clark, Betty Cuthbert, Mary Barker and Joan Stones who won 16 of the 21 ends in a 29-7 victory.

Sylvia Stainton’s rink of Liz Draper, Janet Norman and Jean Dracass won only 11 ends, but made it count when doing so and finished with a six in their 35-14 win.

Lu Woods’s rink were doing okay at 6-6 after nine ends, but their opponents hit form by winning the next eight ends to open up a 20-6 lead, and although the Louth rink grabbed a four on the next end there was no way back and they went down 22-12.

It was a similar story on Veronica Ball’s rink which led 10-9 before losing the next five ends to eventually lose 20-13. Val Sherry’s rink were 11-2 down after nine ends, but closed to within three shots three times before going down 17-13.

* At club level, the two unbeaten teams in Division Two of the Evening Triples League faced each other and the result was a 22-8 win for newcomers Fast Shippers who opened a two-point lead over their rivals.