SCUNTHORPE WEEKLY BOWLS REPORT for Scunthorpe Telegraph – 08.08.19

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Division One – The title race is certainly gathering momentum as it moves into the final third of the fixture programme. The current leaders Shires on 129 points remain at the top of Division One with a margin of 13 points lead over second placed Cemex on 116 points. Cemetery Road are in third place on 110 points followed by Scunthorpe on 91 points in fourth position. An interesting encounter took place when Scotter played at home against Railway Sports. The match turned out to be an extremely hard fought battle as both teams produced some excellent form. Although the visiting Railway team tried hard to obtain a favourable result it was the home Scotter team that just had the edge and finished with a victory by 8 to 4 points (80 to 73 shots). Victorious rinks for Scotter were L. Savage, G. Windsor, T. Whiteley 25 to 12 shots, C. Torrisi, R. Hammond, R. Robinson 23 to 21 shots and for Railway Sports A. Watson, T. Pollard, G. Lamplough 18 to 16 shots, D. Robinson, D. Horton, K. Ellis 22 to 16 shots.

Results: Epworth 8 Messingham 4, Scotter 8 Railway Spts 4, Railway Spts 2 Cemetery Rd 10,

Highfield Hse 2 Cemex 10, Messingham 4 Scunthorpe 8, Barton BR 10 Highfield Hse 2..

Division Two – Bottesford ‘A’ on 113 points have taken the lead in Division Two followed by Belton ‘A’ on 104 points who have dropped into second place, Winterton ‘A’ are in third place on 98 points with Cemetery Road ‘B’ in fourth spot on 83 points. An interesting encounter took place when Winterton ‘A’ travelled to face a tricky away match against Scunthorpe ‘B’ that resulted in a victory for the home team. With both teams showing some good form this battle produced an extremely close encounter and finished with the Scunthorpe team securing three rink wins and the visiting Winterton team collecting a single rink win and the bonus 4 points for the highest overall shot difference. This superb match provided a final score-line of 6 points each and 67 shots to Scunthorpe with 70 shots to Winterton. Successful rinks for Scunthorpe were C. Williams, M. Braithwaite, T. Braithwaite 20 to 15 shots, E. Ransom, M. Dargue, S. Brunton 19 to 15 shots, D. Hobley, J. Todd, S. Todd 19 to 14 shots and for Winterton A. McBride, F. Margetson, G. Blackburn 26 to 9 shots.

Results: Kirton Lindsey 12 Belton ‘A’ 0, Nth Lindsey 10 Burton Stather ‘A’ 2, Scunthorpe ‘B’ 6 Winterton ‘A’ 6,

Bottesford ‘A’ 12 Cemetery Rd ‘B’ 0, Burton Stather ‘A’ 10 Barton Pk 2.

Division Three – With an advantage of 7 points Shires ‘B’ on 110 points have moved into the top spot with second placed Belton ‘B’ on 103 points now snapping at their heels. Brigg ‘B’ on 101 points are sitting in third place with North Kelsey having climbed into fourth place on 96 points. The top four teams are constantly changing places as each match is played making the race for the title extremely interesting. Epworth ‘B’ faced a home match against visitors Barnetby that resulted in an extremely encounter. Both teams managed to win on two rinks each but the visiting Barnetby team secured the 4 points for the highest overall shot difference by just 2 shots to win the match by 8 to 4 points (74 to 72 shots). Winning rinks for Barnetby were were M. Clarke, L. Clarke, J. Barley 24 to 12 shots, S. Knill, T. Roberts, K. Dring 19 to 14 shots and for Epworth F. Husband, R. Terry, J. Seal 21 to 14 shots, P. Birks, P. Evans, M. Proudley 25 to 17 shots.

Results: Epworth ‘B’ 4 Barnetby 8, Epworth ‘B’ 2 Rose Leis ‘B’ 10, Scotter ‘B’ 2 Shires ‘B’ 10,

Nth Kelsey 2 Rose Leis ‘B’ 10.

Division Four – At the head of this Division is Railway Sports ‘B’ on 147 points with a massive 58 points lead over second placed Winterton ‘B’ on 89 points who have played one game less than the leaders. Burton Stather ‘B’ on 88 points are in third place and are trying to maintain their top three position while Co-op are also on 88 points in fourth place. Railway Sports ‘B’ secured an excellent home victory of 8 to 4 points (76 to 72 shots) over a visiting Winterton ‘B’ team both currently situated in the top three of the Division. Both teams managed to win two rinks each but it was the home team that took full advantage of their own green and collected the bonus 4 points for the highest overall shot difference. The winning rinks for Railwat Sports ‘B’ were K. Covel, D. Gill, D. Parry 27 to 16 shots, R. Parkes, S. Duff, P. Young 25 to 12 shots and for Winterton ‘B’ D. Andrew, S. Ward, D. Johnson 25 to 7 shots, M.Wilson, D. Baker, J. Richardson 19 to 17 shots.

Results: Burton Stather ‘B’ 8 Sheffield Pk 4, Crowle 4 Burton Stather ‘B’ 8, Railway Spts ‘B’ 8 Winterton ‘B’ 4,

Sheffield Pk 9 Bottesford ‘B’ 3.

Ladies Division – It’s tight at the top with only a single point difference between first placed Scunthorpe on 46 points and Cemetery Road on 45 points in second place. Bottesford on 33 points are in third place followed by Burton Stather on 29 points in fourth place. An interesting clash took place between Railway Sports at home and visitors Burton Stather that resulted in an extremely evenly balanced encounter in which both teams produced a display of excellent bowling. The end result of this intriguing match was a rink win for each team with the home team claiming the overall shot difference of just 6 shots securing the victory for the home team by 4 to 2 points (28 to 22 shots). The successful rink for Railway Sports was J. Guilliatt, A. Watson, K. Covel 20 to 7 shots and for Burton Stather G. McLellan, B. Dawson, M. Nash 15 to 8 shots.

Results: Railway Spts 4 Burton Stather 2, Cemetery Rd 4 Bottesford 2, Burton Stather 0 Bottesford 6.

EARY START TIME FOR LEAGUE MATCHES

Starting time for all matches in the Scunthorpe & District Bowls League officially changes on Monday 12th August from 6.30pm to 6.00pm unless a different starting time is mutually agreed by any club and their opponents.

SPOTLIGHT ON.... Ladies Division – CEMETERY ROAD versus BOTTESFORD.

 

 

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In this match Bottesford ladies visited Cemetery Road ladies in a contest in which both teams won one rink each and only four shots overall determined the final result. The game commenced with the Cemetery Road rink of Caroline Coult, Mo Regan and June Wressell settling straight into the match and soon found themselves leading by 5 to 1 shots. This pattern of play continued as the home trio increased their lead over the next few ends to lead by 10 to 2 shots as the midway point in this encounter was reached.

 

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As this battle progressed on the visitors started to match the home rink by producing some excellent bowls that restricted any further increase of their lead. As the three quarter stage in this match was reached and with both rinks playing some excellent bowls it was the Cemetery Road rink held on to a lead of 12 to 6 shots. In the final ends of this contest the home trio continued to apply pressure on their visiting opponents with some dominant play eventually maintaining their lead and holding on to run out the winners for Cemetery Road by a comfortable 19 to 8 shots. The visiting Bottesford rink of Jenny Selby, Shirley Terry and Sharon Traves produced the form required to control this encounter from the off by delivering some excellent bowls.

This match continued with the visiting rink firing on all cylinders and securing themselves a small early lead of 7 to 6 shots. The visiting Bottesford trio maintained their excellent form throughout the next few ends to slightly increase their lead to 11 to 9 shots by the halfway point in the game was reached.

 

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The Bottesford three stuck to their task producing some very competitive play and extend their lead to 13 to 10 shots as the three quarter point in this battle was reached. Still delivering some match winning bowls the visitors managed to extend their lead and continued on maintaining their form in the final ends of the game to finish up securing the rink victory for Bottesford by 19 to 12 shots. After the rink shots were totalled up the result was a victory to Cemetery Road by 4 to 2 points (31 to 27shots) after a close and competitively fought match.

 

 

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ELAND FINAL

The Eland Final will take place at Belton B.C. on Saturday 10th August 2019. The Final will be contested between Scunthorpe and Railway Sports and will commence at 2.00pm.

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.

SCUNTHORPE WEEKLY BOWLS REPORT for Scunthorpe Telegraph – 08.08.19

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Division One – The title race is certainly gathering momentum as it moves into the final third of the fixture programme. The current leaders Shires on 129 points remain at the top of Division One with a margin of 13 points lead over second placed Cemex on 116 points. Cemetery Road are in third place on 110 points followed by Scunthorpe on 91 points in fourth position. An interesting encounter took place when Scotter played at home against Railway Sports. The match turned out to be an extremely hard fought battle as both teams produced some excellent form. Although the visiting Railway team tried hard to obtain a favourable result it was the home Scotter team that just had the edge and finished with a victory by 8 to 4 points (80 to 73 shots). Victorious rinks for Scotter were L. Savage, G. Windsor, T. Whiteley 25 to 12 shots, C. Torrisi, R. Hammond, R. Robinson 23 to 21 shots and for Railway Sports A. Watson, T. Pollard, G. Lamplough 18 to 16 shots, D. Robinson, D. Horton, K. Ellis 22 to 16 shots.

Results: Epworth 8 Messingham 4, Scotter 8 Railway Spts 4, Railway Spts 2 Cemetery Rd 10,

Highfield Hse 2 Cemex 10, Messingham 4 Scunthorpe 8, Barton BR 10 Highfield Hse 2..

Division Two – Bottesford ‘A’ on 113 points have taken the lead in Division Two followed by Belton ‘A’ on 104 points who have dropped into second place, Winterton ‘A’ are in third place on 98 points with Cemetery Road ‘B’ in fourth spot on 83 points. An interesting encounter took place when Winterton ‘A’ travelled to face a tricky away match against Scunthorpe ‘B’ that resulted in a victory for the home team. With both teams showing some good form this battle produced an extremely close encounter and finished with the Scunthorpe team securing three rink wins and the visiting Winterton team collecting a single rink win and the bonus 4 points for the highest overall shot difference. This superb match provided a final score-line of 6 points each and 67 shots to Scunthorpe with 70 shots to Winterton. Successful rinks for Scunthorpe were C. Williams, M. Braithwaite, T. Braithwaite 20 to 15 shots, E. Ransom, M. Dargue, S. Brunton 19 to 15 shots, D. Hobley, J. Todd, S. Todd 19 to 14 shots and for Winterton A. McBride, F. Margetson, G. Blackburn 26 to 9 shots.

Results: Kirton Lindsey 12 Belton ‘A’ 0, Nth Lindsey 10 Burton Stather ‘A’ 2, Scunthorpe ‘B’ 6 Winterton ‘A’ 6,

Bottesford ‘A’ 12 Cemetery Rd ‘B’ 0, Burton Stather ‘A’ 10 Barton Pk 2.

Division Three – With an advantage of 7 points Shires ‘B’ on 110 points have moved into the top spot with second placed Belton ‘B’ on 103 points now snapping at their heels. Brigg ‘B’ on 101 points are sitting in third place with North Kelsey having climbed into fourth place on 96 points. The top four teams are constantly changing places as each match is played making the race for the title extremely interesting. Epworth ‘B’ faced a home match against visitors Barnetby that resulted in an extremely encounter. Both teams managed to win on two rinks each but the visiting Barnetby team secured the 4 points for the highest overall shot difference by just 2 shots to win the match by 8 to 4 points (74 to 72 shots). Winning rinks for Barnetby were were M. Clarke, L. Clarke, J. Barley 24 to 12 shots, S. Knill, T. Roberts, K. Dring 19 to 14 shots and for Epworth F. Husband, R. Terry, J. Seal 21 to 14 shots, P. Birks, P. Evans, M. Proudley 25 to 17 shots.

Results: Epworth ‘B’ 4 Barnetby 8, Epworth ‘B’ 2 Rose Leis ‘B’ 10, Scotter ‘B’ 2 Shires ‘B’ 10,

Nth Kelsey 2 Rose Leis ‘B’ 10.

Division Four – At the head of this Division is Railway Sports ‘B’ on 147 points with a massive 58 points lead over second placed Winterton ‘B’ on 89 points who have played one game less than the leaders. Burton Stather ‘B’ on 88 points are in third place and are trying to maintain their top three position while Co-op are also on 88 points in fourth place. Railway Sports ‘B’ secured an excellent home victory of 8 to 4 points (76 to 72 shots) over a visiting Winterton ‘B’ team both currently situated in the top three of the Division. Both teams managed to win two rinks each but it was the home team that took full advantage of their own green and collected the bonus 4 points for the highest overall shot difference. The winning rinks for Railwat Sports ‘B’ were K. Covel, D. Gill, D. Parry 27 to 16 shots, R. Parkes, S. Duff, P. Young 25 to 12 shots and for Winterton ‘B’ D. Andrew, S. Ward, D. Johnson 25 to 7 shots, M.Wilson, D. Baker, J. Richardson 19 to 17 shots.

Results: Burton Stather ‘B’ 8 Sheffield Pk 4, Crowle 4 Burton Stather ‘B’ 8, Railway Spts ‘B’ 8 Winterton ‘B’ 4,

Sheffield Pk 9 Bottesford ‘B’ 3.

Ladies Division – It’s tight at the top with only a single point difference between first placed Scunthorpe on 46 points and Cemetery Road on 45 points in second place. Bottesford on 33 points are in third place followed by Burton Stather on 29 points in fourth place. An interesting clash took place between Railway Sports at home and visitors Burton Stather that resulted in an extremely evenly balanced encounter in which both teams produced a display of excellent bowling. The end result of this intriguing match was a rink win for each team with the home team claiming the overall shot difference of just 6 shots securing the victory for the home team by 4 to 2 points (28 to 22 shots). The successful rink for Railway Sports was J. Guilliatt, A. Watson, K. Covel 20 to 7 shots and for Burton Stather G. McLellan, B. Dawson, M. Nash 15 to 8 shots.

Results: Railway Spts 4 Burton Stather 2, Cemetery Rd 4 Bottesford 2, Burton Stather 0 Bottesford 6.

EARY START TIME FOR LEAGUE MATCHES

Starting time for all matches in the Scunthorpe & District Bowls League officially changes on Monday 12th August from 6.30pm to 6.00pm unless a different starting time is mutually agreed by any club and their opponents.

SPOTLIGHT ON.... Ladies Division – CEMETERY ROAD versus BOTTESFORD.

In this match Bottesford ladies visited Cemetery Road ladies in a contest in which both teams won one rink each and only four shots overall determined the final result. The game commenced with the Cemetery Road rink of Caroline Coult, Mo Regan and June Wressell settling straight into the match and soon found themselves leading by 5 to 1 shots. This pattern of play continued as the home trio increased their lead over the next few ends to lead by 10 to 2 shots as the midway point in this encounter was reached.

As this battle progressed on the visitors started to match the home rink by producing some excellent bowls that restricted any further increase of their lead. As the three quarter stage in this match was reached and with both rinks playing some excellent bowls it was the Cemetery Road rink held on to a lead of 12 to 6 shots. In the final ends of this contest the home trio continued to apply pressure on their visiting opponents with some dominant play eventually maintaining their lead and holding on to run out the winners for Cemetery Road by a comfortable 19 to 8 shots. The visiting Bottesford rink of Jenny Selby, Shirley Terry and Sharon Traves produced the form required to control this encounter from the off by delivering some excellent bowls.

This match continued with the visiting rink firing on all cylinders and securing themselves a small early lead of 7 to 6 shots. The visiting Bottesford trio maintained their excellent form throughout the next few ends to slightly increase their lead to 11 to 9 shots by the halfway point in the game was reached.

The Bottesford three stuck to their task producing some very competitive play and extend their lead to 13 to 10 shots as the three quarter point in this battle was reached. Still delivering some match winning bowls the visitors managed to extend their lead and continued on maintaining their form in the final ends of the game to finish up securing the rink victory for Bottesford by 19 to 12 shots. After the rink shots were totalled up the result was a victory to Cemetery Road by 4 to 2 points (31 to 27shots) after a close and competitively fought match.

ELAND FINAL

The Eland Final will take place at Belton B.C. on Saturday 10th August 2019. The Final will be contested between Scunthorpe and Railway Sports and will commence at 2.00pm.

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.

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