Louth Indoor Bowls Club: Flyers glide into new year with top-of-table win


Louth Indoor Bowls Club Ladies’ League leaders Flyers glided into the Christmas break with a 13-10 win over second-placed Follies to open up a two-point advantage.

Anglers moved level on points with Follies in third after a 26-12 win against bottom team Bunnies, while the next two teams each slipped two points behind as the Canaries were beaten 12-6 by Birdies, and Jayees lost 11-9 to Tyros.

* Rockset moved four points clear at the top of the Evening Fours with a 16-14 win against Misfits, but have played two games more than Fast Shippers who didn’t play.

Third-placed Chalkers failed to close the gap when losing 16-11 to Roundheads.

* In the Newcomers League, leaders Cheekies were held to a 11-11 draw by Ditchers, but have opened a five-point lead over Pure Silk who didn’t play.

* Horace Cope and Joan Stones drew 13-all with Tony Saunders and Irene Bailey, but still extended their lead in the Friday Mixed Pairs to three points as second-placed duo Barrie Robinson and Pat Willoughby were not in action.

Third-placed Harry Putland and Judy Robinson couldn’t take advantage as they lost 14-12 to John Welsh and Veronica Ball.

It’s tight at the top of Division Three where Steve Moore and Pam Cowling took over number one spot on shots difference, struggling past Barry Jordan and Anne Malcolm 10-9.

Gordon and Brenda Clark stayed second after beating John Williams and Marion Rose 12-8, and Ray and Sue Green moved into third with an excellent 25-9 win over previous table-toppers Peter and Joan Hill who slipped to fourth, one point off the top.

* In the Wednesday/Thursday Morning League, Waltham’s bad run continued as they lost 17-11 to Crackerbarrels to slip three points behind leaders JCB who beat Sturgeons 14-9. Sturgeons then beat Castaways 12-7 to draw level on points with Waltham.

Just a point further back are Square Pegs after two resounding wins, beating Webbos 24-2 and Kingfishers 26-6.

Bottom team Webbos edged next-bottom Pips 13-10 to cut the gap to four points.

Division Two pacesetters Sleepwalkers didn’t play and saw their lead cut to one point as Saints held their nerve on the final end to pip Louth 14-13.

* In Division Two of the Australian Pairs, leaders Noel and June Brougham were given a tough game by bottom pair Derek Tomlin and Jane Scott, but hung on for a 14-13 win to stay four points clear of Barry Fox and Robin Barrow who beat Roy Tear and Sue Gurbutt 19-7.

The new team of Martin Green and Tina Reeson showed their potential with a comfortable 24-6 win against Barry Jordan and Pat Morley.

* There was no change of positions in the Mixed Fours League where Half A Mo maintained their two-point lead with a 14-9 win over Barracudas. Second-placed S.O.S. slaughtered third-placed Falcons 29-2 to open a four-point gap.

* The club’s Christmas party and prize draw on Saturday evening was attended by more than 70 members and guests.

Thanks go to club manager Simon Reeson and chairman Derek Blow for organising the event and to Tracey and her catering team for an excellent buffet.