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RAY’S BOWLS REPORT

SPOTLIGHT ON: ‘THE CHAMPIONS versus THE REST’

The Scunthorpe and District Bowls League 2019 ‘Division One Champions’ Shires played the Annual ‘Rest of League’ team comprising of rinks from each of the other Division’s winning teams. This included rinks from the Railway Sports B.C., Bottesford B.C., Messingham B.C., Scunthorpe B.C. (Ladies) and included a rink representing the Scunthorpe & District Bowls League Management team. The match took place at the Shires green, Kirton Lindsey on a slightly overcast summer afternoon and on an excellent playing surface that produced some quality bowling from both teams. Although The Rest team played well they faced a Shires team that were in awesome form and dominated the early stages of the match overall.

With a display of extremely competitive bowling they secured themselves lead of 57 to 29 shots as halfway stage of the match was reached. As the battle progressed on into the latter half of the encounter the Shires team steadily increased their overall lead to 93 to 70 shots with just three ends to play. The visiting team’s fighting spirit was maintained through the final ends but the home Shires team were in awesome form and never let their foot off the accelerator pedal continuing to extend their lead. As the last bowls came to rest in the match it was a supremely confident home Shires team that secured the victory by a comfortable overall margin of 110 to 81 shots including 2 winning rinks and a drawn rink to each team out of the total five rinks. This brought this enjoyable match that was played in an excellent spirit to an end. It was an excellent result for the reigning champion’s team but the main victor was the game of bowls that was played and enjoyed in an excellent sporting and social manner. After the match the Scunthorpe and District Bowls League President Janet Longcake (Messingham Bowls Club) congratulated the Shires club on their comfortable victory and thanked them for the use of their green. The President also thanked the Shires Club for the excellent hospitality that included an extensive after match buffet. The host Club had given both the bowlers and spectators a very enjoyable and pleasurable afternoon, a real credit to the Shires Club.

 

 

 

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SPOTLIGHT ON: THE ELAND TROPHY FINAL – GOXHILL versus SCUNTHORPE

The Final of the Scunthorpe & District Bowls League ‘Eland Trophy’ team competition was contested between the new team in the league Goxhill versus Scunthorpe (current holders of the Trophy) and it was played at Railway Sports Bowls Club green. A large number of spectators attended the match during which the host Club provided Tea/Coffee and Biscuits throughout the duration of the game.

 

The match itself turned out to be an extremely competitively fought encounter eventually finishing with only a few shots determining the final victors. As the 21 end battle commenced it was the Goxhill team that shot out of the starting blocks and developed and early lead of 13 shots (28 to 15) as the quarter stage of the game was reached. Continuing as they started the Goxhill squad maintained their overall lead by 15 shots (48 to 33) by the halfway point in the dual. However the Scunthorpe team were in a determined mood and started to lift their game reducing their opponents lead slightly to 13 shots (65 to 52) at the three quarter point of the match. With six ends to go in this excellent match the Scunthorpe charge was in full flow and after some very competitive bowls from both teams in these final ends it was the Goxhill team that managed to hold on to secure a well-earned victory in their first entry into the Eland Trophy.

 

Although the Scunthorpe team were the runners-up they had fought hard to reduce Goxhill’s lead to just 8 shots (83 to 75) as the final end was played out. Following the completion of the match the Scunthorpe and District Bowls League’s President Janet Longcake (Messingham B.C.) complimented players of both teams on a quality game of bowls and congratulated the Winners Goxhill Bowls Club on their victory. The President also thanked the Railway Sports Club for hosting the Final and the excellent hospitality they provided both to the players and spectators. President Janet then presented the runners-up Trophy to Steve Blakey the Captain of Scunthorpe and then followed that with the presentation of the Eland Trophy to Ted Ashworth the Captain of the victorious Goxhill team.

 

SCUNTHORPE WEEKLY BOWLS REPORT for Scunthorpe Telegraph – 29.08.19

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Division One – Shires on 162 points remain at the top of Division One but still have matches left to play. Second place is occupied by Cemex currently on 152 points followed by Cemetery Road on 118 points in third place and all these teams have matches still to play in the 2019 season’s fixture programme. Scotter hosted Rose Leisure in a fixture that proved to be a hard fought encounter for both clubs and only shots difference separating the teams. With both Clubs winning two out of the four rinks it was down to whichever club scored the most total shots to decide the overall result of this interesting battle. It was the home Scotter team that played well and scored an overall total of 5 shots more to secure the 4 bonus points for the overall shots difference giving them the match victory by 8 to 4 points (79 to 74 shots). The victorious rinks for Scotter were M. Johnson, C. Torrisi, R. Robinson 29 to 10 shots, E. Mell, G. Leaning, T. Whiteley 24 to 18 shots and for Rose Leisure I. Hatton, A. Scatchard, R. Greenan 22 to 11 shots, B. Coy, I. Wright, J. Coy 24 to 15 shots.

Results: Scotter 8 Rose Leisure 4, Highfield Hse 12 Rose Leisure 0.

 

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Division Two – Bottesford ‘A’ on 137 points are in the top spot and are being followed by Winterton ‘A’ currently on 126 points are in second place with Brigg ‘A’ situated in third place on 120 points. Cemetery Road ‘B’ on 113 points are in fourth spot while Belton ‘A’ are lurking in fifth place on 111 points. Cemetery Road ‘B’ hosted Bottesford ‘A’ in a match that resulted in an 8 to 4 points (65 to 63 shots) victory to the visitors. In this interesting and extremely close encounter each team secured two winning rinks each and the victory was sealed by the team that took the bonus 4 points for the highest overall shots difference. After an excellent match in which both teams produced some competitive bowling it was the home Cemetery Road team that scored just 2 shots more than the Bottesford squad. The winning rinks for Cemetery Road ‘B’ were C. Horne, B. Harropp, C. Smith 19 to 11 shots, H. Brown, R. Bugg, J. Downs 19 to 13 shots and for Bottesford ‘A’ J. Morrison, G. Matchett, J. Ashley 21 to 11 shots, J. Aird, D. Borrill, M. Palmer 18 to 16 shots.

Results: Cemetery Rd ‘B’ 8 Bottesford 4, Brigg ‘A’ 11 Belton ‘A’ 1, Brigg ‘A’ 11 Kirton Lindsey 1,

Barton Park ‘A’ 2 Brigg ‘A’ 10.

 

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Division Three – In this Division Shires ‘B’ are in first place with a current total of 124 points. Still hoping to secure promotion is second placed are Brigg ‘B’ with a current total of 123 points and still with games to play following an excellent season of results. Still in the promotion chasing positions are Belton ‘B’ on 121 points, Messingham ‘B’ on 115 points and Cemetery Road ‘C’ on 110 points. Rose Leisure ‘B’ faced a home match against a visiting Belton ‘B’ team and after a determined performance from the visiting team team they secured an 8 to 4 points (75 to 69 shots) close victory in which the both teams won two rinks each. After a match in which both teams produced some excellent bowls it was the home Belton team that held their nerve and scored just 6 shots overall more that the visitors. The triumphant rinks for Belton were B. Stone, C. Tate, D. Pennell 24 to 12 shots, I Rawlings, G. Abbott, M. Frankland 20 to 17 shots and for Rose Leisure D. Ward, J. Grooby, I. Marriott 22 to 14 shots, B. Coy, B. Woods, J. Coy 18 to 17 shots.

Results: Cemetery Rd ‘C’ 2 Barnetby 10, Cemetary Rd ‘C’ 10 Brigg ‘B’ 2, Scotter ‘B’ 2 Messingham ‘B’ 10,

Epworth ‘B’ 0 Shires ‘B’ 12, Cemetery Rd ‘C’ 10 Appleby Frod 2, Rose Leisure ‘B’ 4 Belton ‘B’ 8.

 

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Division Four – Railway Sports ‘B’ with a current total of 154 points have sealed the Division title with one fixture still to fulfil. Crowle are in second place with a total of 108 points with Winterton ‘B’ on 102 points in third spot followed by Burton Stather ‘B’ who are in fourth place on 97 points. The match between Crowle and Railway Sports ‘C’ met turned out to be a positive performance form the home club. With the both teams playing extremely well it was the Crowle team that secured three winning rinks each and the home club also collecting the bonus 4 points for the highest shot difference by 23 shots this match resulted in a 10 to 2 points (81 to 58 shots) victory for the Crowle team. The successful rinks for Crowle were G. Oliver, S. Smurthwaite, V. Blackwell 26 to 9 shots, H. Smurthwaite, L. Blackwell, N. Aldam 21 to 17 shots, M. McAdam, M. Alderman, P. Brazzier 19 to 16 and for Railway Sports ‘C’ R. Cline, R. Greef, S. Guilliatt 16 to 15 shots

Resu

lts: Crowle 10 Railway Spts ‘C’ 2, Brigg ‘C’ 10 Bottersford 2.

 

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Ladies Division – In the Ladies Division Scunthorpe 50 points are hanging on to the top spot. A three team fight for second spot is taking place between Cemetery Road, Bottesford and Shires. An interesting close game took place between Railway Sports and the visiting team of Scunthorpe in which the overall shots tally determined the 4 to 2 points (43 to 24 shots) victory for the visiting Scunthorpe club. After an excellent competitive match both teams secured one rink each but it was the visitors that secured the valuable 2 extra points for the highest shot difference by just 19 shots overall. The victorious rink for Scunthorpe was D. Bryers, C. Boulton, S. Grimbleby 33 to 10 shots and for Railway Sports C. Gregg, A. Watson, E. Veail 14 to 10 shots.

Results: Shires 5 Railway Spts1, Railway Spts 0 Messingham 6, Railway Spts 2 Scunthorpe 4.

SCUNTHORPE COMPETITION FINALS

The Finals of the Scunthorpe & District Bowls League individual Knockout Competitions will be held at Shires Bowls Club on Saturday 31st September 2019. The Schedule will be as follows:

11.00am

HOSPITAL CUP (Mens singles) - J. Markham (Shires) versus A. Bennett (Shires).

LYSAGHTS CUP (Ladies singles) - S. Cooper (Shires) versus J. Wardle (Kirton Lindsey).

2.00pm

CORUS CUP (Mixed Pairs) - J. Wressell, B. Harropp (Cemetery Rd) versus C. Smith, J. Dockrill (Cemetery Rd).

STAR SHIELD (Open triples) - D. Barnard, R. Hutchinson, P. Johnson (Scunthorpe) versus

W. Wilson, J. Close, K. Sylvester (Messingham).

4.00pm

JUBILEE CUP (Ladies pairs) - S. Cooper, R. Markham (Shires) versus J. Rowe, S. Bennett (Shires).

HUNTER CUP (Mens pairs) - A. Wardle, D. Potanier (Kirton Lindsey) versus A. Bennet, A. Willey (Shires).

Competitors & Markers please note: Dress Code will be Full Whites

LEAGUE PRESENTATION NIGHT

The Scunthorpe & District Bowls League’s ‘Presentation Evening’ incorporating The Scunthorpe Triples League will be held at Redbourn Social Club on Friday 4th October 2019 from 7.00pm until midnight. Entertainment will be provided by the legendary local band ‘The Moggies’ singing a mixture of 60’s to present day material along with ‘Sounds Incorporated Disco. Tickets cost £8.50p per person and will include Pie, Chips and Peas supper with various Pre-booked options available. Posters for this event will be displayed at all Clubs and Tickets for this event should be obtained through your Club Secretary.

INDOOR CENTRE ALL SET FOR THE OFF

The Indoor Bowls Centre re-opens on Monday 2nd September 2019 for the start of the new Indoor Season with the Domestic League programme commencing on Monday 9th September 2019.

POTTERS REMINDER

The closing date for Deposits for the Scunthorpe Annual trip to Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk in April 2020 is Monday 16th September 2019. Although bookings can be taken after this date it is important that all Deposits are in so that an assessment can be made if further accommodation is required.

SCUNTHORPE WEEKLY BOWLS REPORT for Scunthorpe Telegraph – 05.09.19

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Division One – In Division Shires on 172 points are at the top of the League followed by Cemex on 164 points in second place. Cemetery Road are currently in third place on 161 points with Scunthorpe in fourth place with 111 points.

Results: Rose Leisure 2 Cemetery Rd 10, Epworth 12 Barton BR 0, Rose Leisure 8 Messingham 4,

Scotter 10 Epworth 2, Messingham 12 Scotter 0, Railway Spts 10 Cemex 2, Shires 10 Epworth 2,

Cemetery Rd 11 Scotter 1, Cemex 10 Scunthorpe 2.

Division Two – In this Division Bottesford ‘A’ on 141 points are in first place in the Division with Brigg ‘A’ on 128 points in second place followed by Winterton ‘A’ in third position on 126 points. Results: Brigg ‘A’ 8 Bottesford ‘A’ 4.

Division Three – Shires ‘B’ are at the head of Division Three with a score of 136 points followed by Brigg ‘B’ on 131 points in second place. Belton ‘B’ on 129 points are in third place followed by Messingham ‘B’ on 119 points in fourth place.

Results: Scotter ‘B’ 0 Rose Leisure ‘B’ 12, Shires ‘B’ 12 Appleby Frod 0, Messingham ‘B’ 4 Brigg ‘B’ 8.

Nth Kelsey 8 Cemetery Rd ‘C’ 4, Belton ‘B’ 8 Cemetery Rd ‘C’ 4.

Division Four – Railway Sports ‘B’ with a total of 154 points are the new Champions of the Fourth Division with Winterton ‘B’ on 114 points currently in second place. Crowle on 108 points are in third spot followed by Barton Park ‘B’ in fourth place with 105 points.

Results: Barton Pk ‘B’ 10 Railway Spts ‘C’ 2, Railway Spts ‘C’4 Sheffield Pk 8,

Brigg ‘C’ 10 Barton Pk ‘B’ 2, Winterton ‘B’ 12 Bottesford ‘B’ 0.

Ladies Division – In this Division Scunthorpe with a total of 52 points are in the top spot followed by Cemetery Road on 49 points in second position. Bottesford on 39 points are in third place followed by last season’s champions Shires also on 39 points in fourth place.

Results: Scunthorpe 2 Cemetery Rd 4.

 

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SPOTLIGHT ON.... FINALS DAY AT SHIRES

The Finals of the Scunthorpe & District Bowls League Individual Knockout Competitions were hosted by Shires Bowls Club. Derek Longcake the League’s President Elect welcomed everyone and then after each Final presented the appropriate trophies to all the competitors throughout the day. The competition finals got under way in the morning with the Men’s Singles (Hospital Cup), the Ladies Singles (Lysaghts Cup) being played. In the Men’s Singles John Markham (Shires) played against Andy Bennett (Shires) and what a demonstration of top class bowling they both delivered to the numerous spectators. As the encounter commenced it was John Markham that soon found himself leading by 5 to 2 shots demonstrating some consistent and accurate bowling. However Andy Bennett then started to produce some excellent form and managed to reduce his opponent’s advantage and then went on to take over the lead by 9 to 8 shots. At this point in the match both players continued on matching one another bowl for bowl and each playing some awesome bowls. As the match progressed on through the second half the lead continued to swap from one player to the other showing what a quality match this had turned out to be. With the scores at 18 shots each with 21 shots needed to win the battle it was now down to who could hold their nerve. However as the final ends were played out it was John Markham that maintained his match winning form to secure the final two ends to take the title by 22 to 18 shots.

The Ladies Singles (Lysaghts Cup) played between Sue Cooper (Shires) and Jane Wardle (Kirton Lindsey) turned into an encounter that was a nip and tuck battle as both players found some awesome form on the day. As the match started Jane Wardle shot out of the starting blocks with some accurate bowls and sped into an early lead of 6 to 1 shots. However Sue Cooper soon settled down and started to produce some great bowls to not only draw level but then secured the lead by12 to 6 shots. With both players still delivering some great bowls it was the Kirton Lindsey Bowls Club player who lifted her form in the match to edge her way back to level the battle at 13 shots each. Maintaining her quality of play Jane Wardle kept up the pressure on her opponent retaking the lead and winning the remaining six ends of the match to eventually run out the worthy winner by 21 to 13 shots. The Mixed Pairs (Corus Cup) was competed for between June Wressell and Brian Harrop (Cemetery Road) and Chris Smith and Janet Dockrill (Cemetery Rd). This match saw sisters June and Janet competing against one another in a no love lost intense battle. Both rinks produced some quality bowls but it was the Smith/Dockrill pair that charged off by developing themselves an early lead of 10 to 0 shots. As the match continued the Smith/Dockrill duo then started with some excellent bowls to steadily edge their way back into the game to trail by 13 to 6 shots. Although the Smith/Dockrill pair played some excellent bowls they were unable to stop a Wressle/Harropp pair in such awesome form from holding on to claim the title by 27 to 18 shots. The Men’s (Hunter Cup) was contested by Adrin Wardle and David Portanier (Kirton Lindsey) against Andy Bennett and Andy Willey (Shires). In this match the Bennet/Willey pairing developed a 18 to 0 shots lead with some first class play leaving their opponents struggling to match them. As the game progressed on the Bennett/Willey pair continued to produce quality bowls maintaining their dominance in this match. The Kirton Lindsey pair stuck to their task and also delivered some quality bowls but against opponents in such awesome form there was little they could do. As the final bowl of the last end came to rest the Shires pairing of Andy bennett and Andy Willey eventually claimed the title by a 28 to 12 shots victory.

 

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The Open Triples (Star Shield) was competed for between Darren Barnard, Roy Hutchinson and Paul Johnson (Scunthorpe) and Wilf Wilson, John Close and Keith Sylvester (Messingham) in a match that was played in an excellent spirit that drew some quality bowling from both trios. The game started with the Scunthorpe rink taking an slight early lead of 5 to 3 shots and by the halfway stage of the encounter they had maintained their lead to just 9 to 8 shots. Both sets of players received much applause as they continued to produce quality bowls that the numerous spectators fully appreciated. However in the second half of the match the Barnard/Hutchinson/Johnson trio carried on producing some quality bowls extending their lead in the match to 14 to 10 shots. As the final bowl came to rest in this encounter the Scunthorpe rink managed after an excellent competitive match to hold on to secure the victory by 24 to 17 shots.

 

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In the Ladies’s Pairs (Jubilee Cup) Sue Cooper and Rena Markham (Shires) faced a game against Jenny Rowe and Sue Bennett (Shires). With both pairs of players producing great form the Jenny Rowe/Sue Bennett duo had the edge over their opponents as they dominated the first half of the battle securing a lead of 9 to 3 shots. However as the match progressed on the Cooper/Markham pairing started to ease themselves back into the game as they delivered some excellent bowls to pull the scores back to trail by just 11 to 9 shots. The Cooper/Markham pair tried hard but were unable to stop their opponents from maintaining their lead with a score-line of 15 to 13 shots with two ends left to play. The final ends of this match produced some competitive bowls from both pairs but it was the Jenny Rowe and Sue Bennett pairing that eventually won both ends scoring a total of 2 shots to secure the victory by 17 to 13 shots.

 

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The Finals Day closed with the League President Elect Derek Longcake thanking and congratulating the competitors for providing the excellent display of bowling all day for the numerous spectators. The League’s General Secretary Vince Hardie thanked the Shires Club for it’s hospitality and the members who on the day provided an excellent array of refreshments and for their hard work in preparing an excellent playing surface for the Competition Finals.

Finals Results:

HOSPITAL CUP (Mens singles)

Winner: John Markham (Shires) - Runner-up: A. Bennett (Shires).4

HUNTER CUP (Open pairs)

Winner: Andy Bennett/Andy Willey (Shires) - Runner-up: A. Wardle/D. Portanier (Kirton Lindsey).

STAR SHIELD (Open triples)

Winner: Darren Barnard/Roy Hutchinson/Paul Johnson (Scunthorpe) - Runner-up: Wilf Wilson/John Close/Keith Sylvester(Messingham).

LYSAGHTS CUP (Ladies singles)

Winner: Jane Wardle (Kirton Lindsey) - Runner-up: Sue Cooper (Shires).

JUBILEE CUP (Ladies pairs)

Winner: Jenny Rowe/Sue Bennett (Shires) - Runner- up: Sue Cooper/Rena Markham (Shires)

CORUS CUP (Mixed Pairs)

Winner: June Wressle/Brian Harrop (Cemetery Road) – Runner-up: Chris Smith/Janet Dockrill (Cemetery Road).

LEAGUE PRESENTATION NIGHT

The Scunthorpe & District Bowls League’s ‘Presentation Evening’ incorporating The Scunthorpe Triples League will be held at Redbourn Social Club on Friday 4th October 2019 from 7.00pm until midnight. Entertainment will be provided by the legendary local band ‘The Moggies’ singing a mixture of 60’s to present day material along with ‘Sounds Incorporated Disco. Tickets cost £8.50p per person and will include Pie, Chips and Peas supper with various Pre-booked options available. Posters for this event are now displayed at all Clubs and Tickets for this event should be obtained through your Club Secretary.

ALL ACTION INDOORS

The 2019/20 Indoor Bowling Season has now commenced with the Carlton Street Indoor Centre having opened it’s doors on Monday 2nd September allowing bowlers to take up the chance to practice before the real competition of the leagues start. The full domestic league programme will start week commencing Monday 9th September and the Club team matches will be starting with the Annual Ladies Challenge match away against North Cave on Sunday 22nd September commencing at 1.00pm. The first Lincolnshire County League game will be a Ladies (Trudy Bates) match away against Louth on Wednesday 25th October commencing at 10.30am.

Scunthorpe’s National Team Competitions:

Sunday

13 Oct.

Egham v Nottingham

 

10.00am

Sunday

19 Oct.

Denny v Nottingham

 

10.00am

Saturday

02 Nov.

Yetton v Doncaster

 

10.00am

Friday

22 Nov.

Mason v Horncastle or Louth

 

10.00am

   

0ver60 D.R. 'A' v Boston

 

10.00am

   

0ver60 D.R. 'B' v Horncastle

 

10.00am

         

OPEN DAY AT INDOOR CENTRE

The Scunthorpe Indoor Bowls Club is holding a Free Open Day at it’s Carlton Street Indoor Bowls Centre for anyone who is interested to come along to and try out indoor bowls. Visitors will be able to visit the Centre anytime on SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2019 between 10.30am to 4.00pm and club members will be on hand to help everyone to enjoy their visit. All visitors will need is a pair of flat soled shoes and the bowls are provided by the club. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Coaching will be available to help everyone to enjoy their visit.

The Open Day event will provide the opportunity for people of all ages from children to senior citizens to come and view the facilities at the Indoor Bowls Centre and try the indoor bowls game out. It does not matter if you have not played before and whatever the age, ability and experience the day is for everyone to come and have a go. The Scunthorpe Indoor Bowls Club prides itself in in its friendly and encouraging atmosphere for new bowlers from families to individuals. Indoor Bowls is a great way to make new friends and enhance and enjoy your social time. SO COME ALONG TO THE ‘OPEN DAY’ AND TRY IT OUT.

SCUNTHORPE WEEKLY BOWLS REPORT for Scunthorpe Telegraph – 22.08.19

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Division One

Results: Messingham 3 Shires 9, Cemex 12 Messingham 0, Cemex 12 Barton BR 0, Highfiled Hse 12 Epworth 0,

Railway Spts 2 Scunthorpe 10, Highfield Hse 9 Railway Spts 3, Shires 12 Railway Spts 0.

Division Two

Results: Winterton A 10 Bottesford A 2, Burton Stather A 4 Winterton A 8, Cemetery Rd B 10 Nth Lindsey 2,

Cemetery Rd B 10 Kirton Lindsey 2, Bottesford A 10 Barton Pk 2, Kirton Lindsey 2 Scunthorpe B 10.

Division Three

Results: Epworth B 8 App Frod 4, Cemetery Rd C 10 Belton B 2, Belton B 8 Nth Kelsey 4, Nth Kelsey 2 Brigg B 10,

Rose Leisure B 2 Brigg B 10, Barnetby 4 Nth Kelsey 8.

Division Four

Results: Co-op 2 Sheffield Pk 10, Winterton B 8 Brigg C 4, Railway Spts C 7 Winterton B 5,

Railway Spts B 7 Crowle 5, Burton Stather B 4 Barton Pk B 8, Burton Stather B2 Crowle 10,

Brigg C 11 Railway Spts C 1, Barton Pk B 10 Bottesford B 2.

Ladies Division Results: Messingham 0 Winterton 6.

SPOTLIGHT ON.... Division Two – Kirton Lindsey versus Scunthorpe ‘B’

 

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This intriguing clash between the home team Kirton Lindsey and visitors Scunthorpe ‘B’ developed into an excellent competitive match. It was an encounter that produced three winning rinks and the four bonus points for the highest overall shot difference by a margin of 13 shots for one team. The match started with the visiting Scunthorpe rink of E Ransom, Ray Brown and Margaret Dargue matching their home opponents bowl for bowl and soon finding themselves drawing at 5 shots each.

 

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Producing some excellent bowls the visitors gently eased their way steadily into a 11 to 5 shots advantage by the halfway point in the game had been reached. Although the home Kirton trio continued to fight hard to try to get some kind of foothold in the match they found their visiting opponents a tough nut to crack and were unable to get on level terms eventually losing to the in-form Scunthorpe trio by 24 to 12 shots. The visiting Scunthorpe trio of Margaret Braithwaite, Dave Hobley and Tony Braithwaite soon found themselves with an early lead of 4 to 2 shots created with some excellent bowling. As this battle continued with some very competitive play from both sets of players it was the visiting Scunthorpe rink that maintained their lead at 6 to 5 shots by the time the match had reached the halfway stage. The home Kirton rink still playing well managed to pull the scores back and then took the lead by just 10 to 8 shots early in the second half of this battle. Over the final ends the Scunthorpe trio scored well to take the victory by a final score of 21 to 18 shots.

 

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M. Brunton, J. Redhead and Mel Dobbs for the visiting Scunthorpe team soon found themselves trailing their Kirton opponents by an early score of 6 to 4 shots. As this match continued the visiting rink steadily fought back and then took the lead by 10 to 8 shots as the game reached just over the halfway stage of the match. At this point shaking themselves down the visiting trio knuckled down to their task and pulled back to retake the lead by 14 to 12 shots as the match reached the three quarter stage. After a competitive battle over the final ends the home rink were unable to retake the lead as the visiting Scunthorpe three just hung on in the match to eventually run out the winners by 19 to 16 shots. In the final rink match the home Kirton Lindsey trio of Jane Wardle, Jeff Wilson and Adrian Wardle led their Scotter opponents early in their game by just 3 to 1 shots. This encounter continued with the home rink playing well and securing an advantage of 10 to 7 shots by the halfway stage in the match had been reached. The home rink stuck to their task by playing some excellent bowls and with a single end left in the match they were leading by 19 to 15 shots. After a great battle on the final end it was the home Kirton Lindsey rink that again won the end scoring a single shot to secure the victory by 20 to 15 shots. After all the rink scores had been collated the overall result was a victory for the visiting Scunthorpe team by 10 to 2 points (79 to 66 shots) after competing in a very hard fought encounter.

 

 

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RETURN OF TROPHIES

The Scunthorpe & District Bowls (Outdoor) League ‘Individual Competition Trophies’ should be returned to Ray Robinson as soon as possible. Please contact Ray by telephone or Email etc. to arrange details.

INDOOR CENTRE ALL SET FOR THE OFF

The Indoor Bowls Centre re-opens on Monday 2nd September 2019 for the start of the new Indoor Season with the Domestic League programme commencing on Monday 9th September 2019.

POTTERS REMINDER

The closing date for Deposits for the Scunthorpe Annual trip to Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk in April 2020 is Monday 16th September 2019. Although bookings can be taken after this date it is important that all Deposits are in so that an assessment can be made if further accommodation is required.