SCUNTHORPE WEEKLY BOWLS REPORT for Scunthorpe Telegraph – 27.06.19


In Division One Shires on 70 points have taken over the top spot after picking up 26 points from their last three matches whilst Cemetery Road on 57 points have dropped into second place. Third place is currently occupied by Cemex on 53 points who have climbed up a place and they are followed by Epworth on 43 points situated in fourth place. An interesting dual took place when Highfield House played a home match against a visiting Scunthorpe team. In this match it was the visitors that started well settling to the away green immediately and maintaining an evenly balanced battle with some excellent play. The visitors continued to maintain the pressure on the home team and were able to stop one of the home rinks opening up a significant lead. As the match reached the final ends the visiting Scunthorpe team with the help of two of their rinks securing a substantial shots difference and another drawn rink helping to collect the bonus 4 points for the highest shot difference. The final result was a victory by 9 to 3 points with a total shots advantage of 76 to 69 shots to the visiting Scunthorpe Club. Victorious rinks for Scunthorpe were S. Todd, R. Hutchinson, S. Blakey 23 to 10 shots, D. Grimbleby, R. Brown, P. Grimbleby 21 to 13 shots and for Highfield House I. Woodhead, D. Kendall, P. Insley 28 to 14 shots and T. Braithwaite, T. Smalley, P. Collins (Scunthorpe) versus H. Fleming, J. Fleming, M. Dunk (Highfield House) 18 shots each.

Results: Messingham 3 Cemetery Rd 9, Highfield Hse 3 Scunthorpe 9, Railway Spts 0 Shires 12,

Shires 2 Scunthorpe 10, Shires 12 Messingham 0, Rose Leisure 4 Scotter 8,

Cemex 12 Highfield Hse 0.

In Division Two Bottesford ‘A’ with 50 points remain at the top with Belton ‘A’ on 48 points sitting in second place. Winterton ‘A’ on 46 points are residing in third place followed by Brigg ‘A’ on 38 points in fourth spot. An interesting game took place between North Lindsey at home and visitors Brigg ‘A’ in which each team won two rinks so the match was settled by the overall shots difference. With both teams playing well the game developed into an encounter that was evenly balanced and always looked as though it was going right down to the wire. As the match progressed on the home North Lindsey team appeared to be just edging the game with some positive play eventually managing to score two rinks wins and collecting the 4 points for the overall shot difference by just 3 shots giving them the match victory by 8 to 4 points (78 to 75 shots). The successful rinks for the North Lindsey team were M. Beacroft, M. Smithson, C. O’Sullivan 28 to 6 shots, G. Mumby, J. Fairnie, P. Franklin 23 to 12 shots and for Brigg ‘A’ M. Doherty, K. Clark, J. Greaves 34 to 11 shots, J. Tippett, B. Clark, B. Brader 23 to 16 shots.

Results: Burton Stather ‘A’ 10 Kirton Lindsey 2, North Lindsey 8 Brigg ‘A’ 4, Barton Pk ‘A 3 Belton ‘A’ 9,

Kirton Lindsey 10 Brigg ‘A’ 2.

The Division Three table sees the team of Messingham ‘B’ still occupying first place on 61 points and they are being chased by Appleby Frodingham in second position on 58 points and a game in-hand. Belton ‘B’ on 54 points have dropped to third position in the table with Cemetery Road ‘C’ on 51 points in fourth spot. Rose Leisure ‘B’ and Barnetby met one another in a match at Roses in which each team had two winning rinks each throughout the whole game. The visiting Barnetby team fought hard to try to take home something from this encounter but the home Rose Leisure side were in a determined mood and were giving nothing away. At the end of this competitively and close fought battle it was the home Rose Leisure team that took the glory by finishing the match with two rink wins each and manged to add to that the bonus 4 points for the highest overall shot difference. This extremely hard fought battle resulted in an 8 to 4 points (90 to 69 shots) victory to the Rose Leisure ‘B’ team. Successful rinks for Rose Leisure were B. Coy, G. Tucker, R. Greenan 34 to 9 shots, B. Woods, F.Melbourne, I. Marriott 27 to 11 shots and for Barnetby L. Foden, T. Roberts, R. Stringfellow 27 to 13 shots, K. Barker, S. Knil, S. Huck 22 to 16 shots.

Results: North Kelsey 10 Messingham ‘B’ 2, Rose Leisure ‘B’ 8 Barnetby 4,

Appleby Frod 8 Cemetery Rd ‘B’ 4, Cemetery Rd ‘B’ 10 Shires 2,

Messingham ‘B’ 2 Appleby Frod 10. Brigg ‘B’ 9 Barnetby 3.

Division Four sees first placed Railway Sports ‘B’ still heading this Division on 78 points. The chasing pack includes second placed Railway Sports ‘C’ on 52 points, Winterton ‘B’ on 48 points are in third spot while Burton Stather ‘B’ on 39 points have dropped to fourth place. A Division Four encounter produced a match that was decided by 4 points on offer for the highest shot difference when Railway Sports ‘C’ played a home match against Burton Stather ‘B’. Both teams were determined to play well and maintain their momentum with a positive result. As the teams battled on giving nothing away this game was building into a very evenly balanced duel. At the end of what had been an excellent match with both squads producing some excellent bowls the result was two winning rinks for each side. However the importance of the bonus 4 points for the highest shot difference was once again shown as the home Railway Sports side scored an overall total of 11 shots more than the visiting team. This resulted in a victory to Railway Sports ‘C’ by 8 to 4 points (82 to 71 shots) after a tremendously hard fought and competitive encounter. Winning rinks for Railway Sports ‘C’ were K. Wakefield, K. Dixon, D. Mercer 29 to 17 shots, R. Cline, A. Sylvester, C. Read 24 to 12 shots and for Burton Stather ‘B’ G. Robinson, G. McClellen, M. Hammond 23 to 12 shots, J. Grey, D. Charlesworth, T. Brown 19 to 17 shots.

Results: Railway Spts ‘C’ 8 Burton Stather ‘B’ 4, Co-op 2 Crowle 10, Railway Spts ‘B’ 10 Bottesford ‘B’ 2,

Bottesford ‘B’ 10 Sheffield Pk 2, Railway Spts ‘B’ 10 Brigg ‘C’ 2,

Winterton ‘B’ 2 Railway Spts ‘C’ 10.

In the Ladies Division With no results sheets received this last week in this Division Cemetery Road on 24 points are still planted firmly at the head of the table with Burton Stather in second spot 7 points behind the leaders on 17 points. Scunthorpe claim third place on 14 points followed closely by Bottesford on 11 points.


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SPOTLIGHT ON.... Division Three – Messingham ‘B’ versus Appleby Frodingham.

On a very pleasant warm summer evening Messingham ‘B’ faced a home match against a visiting Appleby Frodingham team. As the game commenced the Messingham home rink of Joanne Saunby, Kath Shaw and Sandra Todd bolted out of their starting blocks and found themselves leading their visiting opponents by an early score-line of 11 to 0 shots. As the game continued the home trio started to lift their form and accelerated away from their Appleby Frodingham opponents extending their lead to 14 to 2 shots by the mid-point of the match had been reached. As the encounter continued the home rink maintained the pressure but the visiting rink stuck to their task and played well they found their opponents in unbeatable form and

As the game progressed on the home three unrelentingly powered their way through the final ends of the match securing an emphatic victory by a decisive 24 to 16 shots. The home rink of Sue Arrand, Graham Brooks and Kev Allan found themselves leading to their visiting opponents by 8 to 2 shots early in the match and continued to maintain their lead in the game at 10 to 7 shots by the halfway stage of this fascinating encounter was reached. However with determination the Appleby Frodingham trio continued on into the final ends of this battle and eventually finished the match by securing the rink win with a final score


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Appleby Frodingham’s John Parrott, Keith Marland and Tony Glover casually eased out of their starting blocks and found themselves leading their home opponents early in their match by 9 to 0 shots. The visiting trio continued to fight hard producing some excellent bowls and were able to claw back their opponents lead to extend their lead to 17 to 2 shots. This competitive duel continued with the visiting rink playing some quality bowls and maintaining their form into the final ends and eventually taking the victory by 23 to 19 shots. The visiting Appleby Frodingham rink of Kevin Fieber, Dave Calvert and Jim Rose found themselves in the early stages of their match trailing by 10 to 1 shots over their home opponents. With both rinks looking in great form on the day the home trio managed to maintain their lead and by the three-quarter point in the game was reached the visiting Appleby Frodingham rink had pulled back to trail by 17 to 13 shots. Then at this point in the battle the visitors scored total of 13 shots over the next five ends to take the lead by 26 to 17 shots and held on to take the rink victory for the visitors by 26 to 23 shots. After the final ends on all the four rinks had been completed the overall result was a very satisfying victory for the visiting Appleby Frodingham team by 10 to 2 points (86 to 78 shots).



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The Scunthorpe and District Bowls League ELAND TROPHY (team competition).

Round Two results - Shires W/O, Barton BR 61 Burton Stather 82, Railway Sports 101 Appleby Frodingham 48,

North Lindsey 62 Messingham 79, Cemex 57 Scunthorpe 76, Epworth 81 Cemetery Road 78,

Sheffield Park 48 Bottesford 93, Highfield House 90 Scotter 76.

Round Three (Quarter Finals) – Shires v Railway Sports, Epworth v Messingham, Burton Stather v Scunthorpe,

Highfield House v Bottesford

Round Three (Quarter Finals) to be played by Sunday 14th July 2019.

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