SCUNTHORPE WEEKLY BOWLS REPORT for Scunthorpe Telegraph – 14.07.19

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Division One – Shires on 90 points have moved into the top spot in the Division One table with a 9 points lead over second placed Cemetery Road who are on 81 points. Cemex are currently lying in third place on 72 points and are themselves being followed by Epworth on 54 points who are in fourth place. An interesting result came from a match between two clubs one currently in top half of the league table and the other situated in the bottom half of the table. Epworth playing at home to visitors Railway Sports was an encounter in which both clubs needed a positive result to help them maintain their fight for the Division title and the other to start to ascend the table. At the end of this evenly balanced battle both teams secured two rink wins and both teams also secured a total of 63 shots each and drew the match overall with 6 points each. Victorious rinks for Epworth were P. Evens, D. Birks, J. Seal 15 to 13 shots, L. Seal, J. Watchorn, D. Jaques 15 to 14 shots and for Railway Sports D. Robinson, F. Veail, B. White 20 to 18 shots, A. Watson, T. Pollard, G. Lamplough 16 to 15 shots.

RESULTS: Messingham 2 Highfield Hse 10, Scotter 3 Cemex 9, Messingham 8 Rose Leisure 4,

Barton BR 10 Epworth 2, Rose Leisure 2 Scunthorpe 10, Scotter 12 Barton BR 0, Scunthorpe 2 Cemex 10,

Shires 10 Highfield Hse 2, Barton BR 8 Rose Leisure 4, Epworth 6 Railway Spts 6.

 

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Division Two – A total of only 2 points currently separates first place Belton ‘A’ on 74 points and Bottesford ‘A’ on 72 points in second spot. These two are followed by Winterton ‘A’ on 66 points in third place and Cemetery Road ‘B’ in fourth place on 55 points. A close battle took place when North Lindsey faced a difficult home fixture hosting top of the table Belton’A’ in a match in which a profitable result for the visitors was needed to keep the pressure on those teams beneath them. With each team managing to secure two rink wins each the match victory came down to whichever team collected the highest overall shot difference and the match points would take the overall match win. It was the visiting Belton team that collected the highest overall shots difference scoring just 4 shots more than their home opponents to secure the extra 4 points for the shot difference giving the visiting team a welcomed hard earned victory by 8 to 4 points (72 to 68 shots). Winning rinks for Belton ‘A’ were R. Bell, G. Abbott, D. Pennell 26 to 11 shots, D. McIntosh, M. Frankland, L. Turton 18 to 15 and for North Lindsey S. Calpin, R. Stapleton, G. Holloway 22 to 16 shots, M. Beacroft, C. O’Sullivan, S. Leake 20 to 15 shots.

RESULTS: Winterton ‘A’ 0 Brigg ‘A’ 12, North Lindsey 4 Belton ’A’ 8, Bottesford ‘A’ 12 Kirton Lindsey 0,

Kirton Lindsey 12 North Lindsey 0, Winterton ‘A’ 9 Burton Stather ‘A’ 3,

Barton Pk ‘A’ 10 Scunthorpe ‘B’ 2, Cemertery Rd’B’ 10 Burton Stather ‘A’ 2.

Division Three – Belton ‘B’ on 75 points have climbed up to lead this Division with their nearest rivals Messingham ‘B also on 75 points in second spot. Rose Leisure ‘B’ on 60 points are residing in third place only 2 points above fourth placed Brigg ‘B’ on 58 points. Appleby Frodingham and Cemetery Road ‘C’ are chasing leaders in fifth and sixth places also on 58 points. A battle of two top of the table teams took place when Messingham ‘B’ visited Rose Leisure ‘B’ in an encounter that produced another close result. With each team securing two rinks wins each again it left only the overall shot difference to determine the final result from what had been an extremely competitively fought game. It was the visiting home Rose Leisure team that came up with the goods and took the overall shot difference by a margin of 21 shots adding the 4 points to their tally to take the victory by 8 to 4 points (88 to 67 shots) with a display of quality play that has helped to climb up the division. Winning rinks for Rose Leisure were B. Woods, G. Hodson, I. Marriott 30 to 10 shots, D. Ward, T. Hesp, J. Grooby shots and for Messingham T. Batchelor, D. Saxby, K. Shaw 20 to 17 shots, J. Saunby, S. Thompson, A. Sheardown 22 to 21 shots.

RESULTS: Belton ‘B’ 0 Shires ‘B’ 12, Rose Leisure ‘B’ 8 Messingham’ B’4, North Kelsey 10 Epworth ‘B’ 2,

Rose Leisure ‘B’ 10 Scotter ‘B’ 2, Belton ‘B’ 9 Barnetby 3, Scotter ‘B’ 5 Cemertery Rd ‘C’ 7.

 

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Division Four – Railway Sports ‘B’ on 103 points remain front runners in the table over second placed Winterton ‘B’ who are now on 64 points with third placed Railway Sports ‘C’ just 2 points behind followed by Burton Stather ‘B’ in fourth place on 60 points. An interesting match took place when Sheffield Park hosted Railway Sports ‘C’ one team that is languishing at the bottom end of the table and the other in the top two. It was a match that produced some competitive play from both teams that resulted in the visitors securing three rink wins and also the visiting Railway Sports team collecting the 4 match points for the highest shot difference securing the visitors an overall victory after the encounter by 10 to 2 points (75 to 69 shots). Winning rinks for Railway Sports were R. Cline, C. Gregg, S. Guilliatt 22 to 16 shots, V.Lowis, D. Tong, A. Sylvester 20 to 15 shots, J. Guilliatt, S. Wakefield, C. Read 20 to 19 shots and for Sheffield Park S. Wray, J. Mallam, T. Ingledew 19 to 13 shots.

RESULTS: Burton Stather ‘B’ 9 Bottesford ‘B’ 3, Winterton ‘B’ 10 Sheffield Pk 2, Co-op 2 Bottesford ‘B’ 10,

Co-op 6 Winterton ‘B’ 6, Sheffield Pk 2 Co-op 10, Sheffield Pk 2 Railway Spts ‘C’ 10,

Railway Spts ‘B’ 12 Railway Spts ‘C’ 0, Bottesford ‘B’ 10 Barton Pk ‘B’ 2,

Barton Pk ‘B’ 9 Railway Spts ‘B’ 3.

 

 

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Ladies Division – Cemetery Rd on 30 points are still residing at the top of the table but only with a margin of 2 points over Scunthorpe on 28 points who have steadily climbed up the table into the second spot over Burton Stather in third place on 21 points. Suddenly this Division has become an interesting one to watch with competition building for the top spot. Current top of the Division Cemetery Road played at home against a visiting Shires team who are currently in the lower half of the table although still managing to give some teams a difficult time. It was a determined Shires side that arrived at Cemetery Road and started the match playing some excellent bowls. Although both teams won a rink each it was the home Cemetery Road team that secured the match points for the highest total shot difference by just a single shot managing to win the game by 4 to 2 points (33 to 32 shots). The victorious rink for Cemetery Road was C. Coult, B. Kelly, J. Deboer 20 to 11 shots and for Shires M. Wilkinson, S. Bennett, S. Cooper 21 to 13.

RESULTS: Scunthorpe 6 Messingham 0, Burton Stather 4 Winterton 2, Winterton 2 Railway Spts 4,

Cemetery Rd 2 Winterton 4, Cemetery Rd 4 Shires 2.

SPOTLIGHT ON.... Division Four – Burton Stather versus BottesfordA very competitive match was was contested between Burton Stather ‘B’ and Bottesford at the Burton Stather green. The encounter turned out to be an extremely competitive battle until the three quarter stage of the match with both teams producing some great bowls that was watched by a number of interested spectators. As the game commenced the Burton Stather trio of Molly Taylor, Bill Johnson and Steve Brooks charged off into an early lead of 6 to 0 shots and by the midpoint of the match had been reached they had extended their advantage to lead by 12 to 3 shots. The Bottesford rink fought hard to stop the Burton Stather rink from increasing their lead but they were unable to stop their in-form opponents from extending their lead to 22 to 7 shots with just a single end remaining to play. Continuing to produce the goods the home rink maintained their lead in these final ends of the match eventually finishing with a victory over the visitors of 22 to 9 shots. Burton Stather’s rink of George Robinson, Glennis McClennan and Bob Meldrum found themselves trailing their Bottesford opponents early in their encounter by 6 to 2 shots but as the match moved on they managed to steadily reduce their opponents advantage and then take the lead by 10 to 9 shots as the mid-point in the game had been reached. The Burton Stather trio then started to apply a little extra pressure and maintained a slight lead of 20 to 14 shots over their Bottesford opponents with just two ends left to complete. Over these final ends both trios scored a total of 4 shots leaving the Burton Stather rink to clinch the rink victory by 24 to 18 shots. Bottesford’s Angie Robinson, Barbara Dixon and Dave Borrill soon found themselves leading against their Burton Stather opponents by 6 to 3 shots early in their encounter. However the home trio pushed on to take the lead by 10 to 8 shots as the halfway stage of the match was reached. In the final ends of this intriguing game and with both rinks battling hard the Bottesford trio managed to extend their lead to finish this hard fought encounter with a victory by 21 to 18 shots. The final rink match took place with the Bottesford three of Keith Terry, Brian Weighall and Shirley Terry found themselves leading their Burton Stather opponents early in their game by 8 to 0 shots and showing some excellent form hung on to their lead of 13 to 7 shots as the midpoint of the match was reached. As this game moved through the second half the Burton Stather rink started to turn the game around and with some excellent play they pulled the scores back to level and then took the lead by 17 to 14 shots. The final four ends produced some awesome bowling from both rinks but it was the Bottesford trio that clawed their way back to finish this interesting encounter with final score-line of 19 shots each. With all four rink encounters completed it was the Burton Stather team that took the overall team victory by a total of 9 to 3 points (83 to 67 shots).

 

 

 

 

KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS LATEST

The Scunthorpe and District Bowls League Individual Competitions are progressing and the Round 2 line-ups to be played by Wednesday 24th July (except where stated) are as follows:

HOSPITAL CUP (Mens singles).

D. Portanier v C. Smith, G. Teal v N. Poole, J. Markham v B. Rawlings, W. Guilliatt v R. Brown, A. Bennett v S. Smurthwaite,

.P. Brumfield v V. Deboer, R. Kelly v D. Barnard, A. Willey v A. McBride.

HUNTER CUP (Men’s pairs)

A. Wardle v D. Barnard, W. Wooldridge v W. Wilson, R. Robinson v C. Read, J. Downs v I Robinson, A. Bennett v D. Kendall,

A. Newstead v M. Pruett, M. Frankland v R. Brown, G. Teal v M. Allen..

STAR SHIELD (Open triples) (Quarter Final Line-up to be played by 7th August) A. Wardle v M. Dargue, D. Barnard v T. Allen, A. Bennett v C. Read, G. Boden v C. Smith or W. Wilson.

LYSAGHTS CUP (Ladies singles) (Quarter Final Line-up to be played by 7th August) G. Borrill v C. Horne,

M. Portanier v S. Cooper, T. Allen v S. Brunton, J. Wardle v J. Wressell.

JUBILEE CUP (Ladies pairs) (Quarter Final Line-up to be played by 7th August) S. Cooper v S. Todd (Newlove),

G. Windsor v M. Portanier, J. Rowe v J. Wressell, T. Allen v J. Wardle..

CORUS CUP (Mixed Pairs) G. Teal v B. Rawlings, A. Wareham v W. Wooldridge, C. Horne v S. Brunton,

J. Wressell v R. Brown, I. Robinson v N. Poole, A. Wardle v J. Markham, C. Smith v J. Todd, T. Allen v V. Deboer.

SCUNTHORPE WEEKLY BOWLS REPORT for Scunthorpe Telegraph – 14.07.19

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Division One – Shires on 90 points have moved into the top spot in the Division One table with a 9 points lead over second placed Cemetery Road who are on 81 points. Cemex are currently lying in third place on 72 points and are themselves being followed by Epworth on 54 points who are in fourth place. An interesting result came from a match between two clubs one currently in top half of the league table and the other situated in the bottom half of the table. Epworth playing at home to visitors Railway Sports was an encounter in which both clubs needed a positive result to help them maintain their fight for the Division title and the other to start to ascend the table. At the end of this evenly balanced battle both teams secured two rink wins and both teams also secured a total of 63 shots each and drew the match overall with 6 points each. Victorious rinks for Epworth were P. Evens, D. Birks, J. Seal 15 to 13 shots, L. Seal, J. Watchorn, D. Jaques 15 to 14 shots and for Railway Sports D. Robinson, F. Veail, B. White 20 to 18 shots, A. Watson, T. Pollard, G. Lamplough 16 to 15 shots.

RESULTS: Messingham 2 Highfield Hse 10, Scotter 3 Cemex 9, Messingham 8 Rose Leisure 4,

Barton BR 10 Epworth 2, Rose Leisure 2 Scunthorpe 10, Scotter 12 Barton BR 0, Scunthorpe 2 Cemex 10,

Shires 10 Highfield Hse 2, Barton BR 8 Rose Leisure 4, Epworth 6 Railway Spts 6.

Division Two – A total of only 2 points currently separates first place Belton ‘A’ on 74 points and Bottesford ‘A’ on 72 points in second spot. These two are followed by Winterton ‘A’ on 66 points in third place and Cemetery Road ‘B’ in fourth place on 55 points. A close battle took place when North Lindsey faced a difficult home fixture hosting top of the table Belton’A’ in a match in which a profitable result for the visitors was needed to keep the pressure on those teams beneath them. With each team managing to secure two rink wins each the match victory came down to whichever team collected the highest overall shot difference and the match points would take the overall match win. It was the visiting Belton team that collected the highest overall shots difference scoring just 4 shots more than their home opponents to secure the extra 4 points for the shot difference giving the visiting team a welcomed hard earned victory by 8 to 4 points (72 to 68 shots). Winning rinks for Belton ‘A’ were R. Bell, G. Abbott, D. Pennell 26 to 11 shots, D. McIntosh, M. Frankland, L. Turton 18 to 15 and for North Lindsey S. Calpin, R. Stapleton, G. Holloway 22 to 16 shots, M. Beacroft, C. O’Sullivan, S. Leake 20 to 15 shots.

RESULTS: Winterton ‘A’ 0 Brigg ‘A’ 12, North Lindsey 4 Belton ’A’ 8, Bottesford ‘A’ 12 Kirton Lindsey 0,

Kirton Lindsey 12 North Lindsey 0, Winterton ‘A’ 9 Burton Stather ‘A’ 3,

Barton Pk ‘A’ 10 Scunthorpe ‘B’ 2, Cemertery Rd’B’ 10 Burton Stather ‘A’ 2.

Division Three – Belton ‘B’ on 75 points have climbed up to lead this Division with their nearest rivals Messingham ‘B also on 75 points in second spot. Rose Leisure ‘B’ on 60 points are residing in third place only 2 points above fourth placed Brigg ‘B’ on 58 points. Appleby Frodingham and Cemetery Road ‘C’ are chasing leaders in fifth and sixth places also on 58 points. A battle of two top of the table teams took place when Messingham ‘B’ visited Rose Leisure ‘B’ in an encounter that produced another close result. With each team securing two rinks wins each again it left only the overall shot difference to determine the final result from what had been an extremely competitively fought game. It was the visiting home Rose Leisure team that came up with the goods and took the overall shot difference by a margin of 21 shots adding the 4 points to their tally to take the victory by 8 to 4 points (88 to 67 shots) with a display of quality play that has helped to climb up the division. Winning rinks for Rose Leisure were B. Woods, G. Hodson, I. Marriott 30 to 10 shots, D. Ward, T. Hesp, J. Grooby shots and for Messingham T. Batchelor, D. Saxby, K. Shaw 20 to 17 shots, J. Saunby, S. Thompson, A. Sheardown 22 to 21 shots.

RESULTS: Belton ‘B’ 0 Shires ‘B’ 12, Rose Leisure ‘B’ 8 Messingham’ B’4, North Kelsey 10 Epworth ‘B’ 2,

Rose Leisure ‘B’ 10 Scotter ‘B’ 2, Belton ‘B’ 9 Barnetby 3, Scotter ‘B’ 5 Cemertery Rd ‘C’ 7.

Division Four – Railway Sports ‘B’ on 103 points remain front runners in the table over second placed Winterton ‘B’ who are now on 64 points with third placed Railway Sports ‘C’ just 2 points behind followed by Burton Stather ‘B’ in fourth place on 60 points. An interesting match took place when Sheffield Park hosted Railway Sports ‘C’ one team that is languishing at the bottom end of the table and the other in the top two. It was a match that produced some competitive play from both teams that resulted in the visitors securing three rink wins and also the visiting Railway Sports team collecting the 4 match points for the highest shot difference securing the visitors an overall victory after the encounter by 10 to 2 points (75 to 69 shots). Winning rinks for Railway Sports were R. Cline, C. Gregg, S. Guilliatt 22 to 16 shots, V.Lowis, D. Tong, A. Sylvester 20 to 15 shots, J. Guilliatt, S. Wakefield, C. Read 20 to 19 shots and for Sheffield Park S. Wray, J. Mallam, T. Ingledew 19 to 13 shots.

RESULTS: Burton Stather ‘B’ 9 Bottesford ‘B’ 3, Winterton ‘B’ 10 Sheffield Pk 2, Co-op 2 Bottesford ‘B’ 10,

Co-op 6 Winterton ‘B’ 6, Sheffield Pk 2 Co-op 10, Sheffield Pk 2 Railway Spts ‘C’ 10,

Railway Spts ‘B’ 12 Railway Spts ‘C’ 0, Bottesford ‘B’ 10 Barton Pk ‘B’ 2,

Barton Pk ‘B’ 9 Railway Spts ‘B’ 3.

Ladies Division – Cemetery Rd on 30 points are still residing at the top of the table but only with a margin of 2 points over Scunthorpe on 28 points who have steadily climbed up the table into the second spot over Burton Stather in third place on 21 points. Suddenly this Division has become an interesting one to watch with competition building for the top spot. Current top of the Division Cemetery Road played at home against a visiting Shires team who are currently in the lower half of the table although still managing to give some teams a difficult time. It was a determined Shires side that arrived at Cemetery Road and started the match playing some excellent bowls. Although both teams won a rink each it was the home Cemetery Road team that secured the match points for the highest total shot difference by just a single shot managing to win the game by 4 to 2 points (33 to 32 shots). The victorious rink for Cemetery Road was C. Coult, B. Kelly, J. Deboer 20 to 11 shots and for Shires M. Wilkinson, S. Bennett, S. Cooper 21 to 13.

RESULTS: Scunthorpe 6 Messingham 0, Burton Stather 4 Winterton 2, Winterton 2 Railway Spts 4,

Cemetery Rd 2 Winterton 4, Cemetery Rd 4 Shires 2.

SPOTLIGHT ON.... Division Four – Burton Stather versus BottesfordA very competitive match was was contested between Burton Stather ‘B’ and Bottesford at the Burton Stather green. The encounter turned out to be an extremely competitive battle until the three quarter stage of the match with both teams producing some great bowls that was watched by a number of interested spectators. As the game commenced the Burton Stather trio of Molly Taylor, Bill Johnson and Steve Brooks charged off into an early lead of 6 to 0 shots and by the midpoint of the match had been reached they had extended their advantage to lead by 12 to 3 shots. The Bottesford rink fought hard to stop the Burton Stather rink from increasing their lead but they were unable to stop their in-form opponents from extending their lead to 22 to 7 shots with just a single end remaining to play. Continuing to produce the goods the home rink maintained their lead in these final ends of the match eventually finishing with a victory over the visitors of 22 to 9 shots. Burton Stather’s rink of George Robinson, Glennis McClennan and Bob Meldrum found themselves trailing their Bottesford opponents early in their encounter by 6 to 2 shots but as the match moved on they managed to steadily reduce their opponents advantage and then take the lead by 10 to 9 shots as the mid-point in the game had been reached. The Burton Stather trio then started to apply a little extra pressure and maintained a slight lead of 20 to 14 shots over their Bottesford opponents with just two ends left to complete. Over these final ends both trios scored a total of 4 shots leaving the Burton Stather rink to clinch the rink victory by 24 to 18 shots. Bottesford’s Angie Robinson, Barbara Dixon and Dave Borrill soon found themselves leading against their Burton Stather opponents by 6 to 3 shots early in their encounter. However the home trio pushed on to take the lead by 10 to 8 shots as the halfway stage of the match was reached. In the final ends of this intriguing game and with both rinks battling hard the Bottesford trio managed to extend their lead to finish this hard fought encounter with a victory by 21 to 18 shots. The final rink match took place with the Bottesford three of Keith Terry, Brian Weighall and Shirley Terry found themselves leading their Burton Stather opponents early in their game by 8 to 0 shots and showing some excellent form hung on to their lead of 13 to 7 shots as the midpoint of the match was reached. As this game moved through the second half the Burton Stather rink started to turn the game around and with some excellent play they pulled the scores back to level and then took the lead by 17 to 14 shots. The final four ends produced some awesome bowling from both rinks but it was the Bottesford trio that clawed their way back to finish this interesting encounter with final score-line of 19 shots each. With all four rink encounters completed it was the Burton Stather team that took the overall team victory by a total of 9 to 3 points (83 to 67 shots).

KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS LATEST

The Scunthorpe and District Bowls League Individual Competitions are progressing and the Round 2 line-ups to be played by Wednesday 24th July (except where stated) are as follows:

HOSPITAL CUP (Mens singles).

D. Portanier v C. Smith, G. Teal v N. Poole, J. Markham v B. Rawlings, W. Guilliatt v R. Brown, A. Bennett v S. Smurthwaite,

.P. Brumfield v V. Deboer, R. Kelly v D. Barnard, A. Willey v A. McBride.

HUNTER CUP (Men’s pairs)

A. Wardle v D. Barnard, W. Wooldridge v W. Wilson, R. Robinson v C. Read, J. Downs v I Robinson, A. Bennett v D. Kendall,

A. Newstead v M. Pruett, M. Frankland v R. Brown, G. Teal v M. Allen..

STAR SHIELD (Open triples) (Quarter Final Line-up to be played by 7th August) A. Wardle v M. Dargue, D. Barnard v T. Allen, A. Bennett v C. Read, G. Boden v C. Smith or W. Wilson.

LYSAGHTS CUP (Ladies singles) (Quarter Final Line-up to be played by 7th August) G. Borrill v C. Horne,

M. Portanier v S. Cooper, T. Allen v S. Brunton, J. Wardle v J. Wressell.

JUBILEE CUP (Ladies pairs) (Quarter Final Line-up to be played by 7th August) S. Cooper v S. Todd (Newlove),

G. Windsor v M. Portanier, J. Rowe v J. Wressell, T. Allen v J. Wardle..

CORUS CUP (Mixed Pairs) G. Teal v B. Rawlings, A. Wareham v W. Wooldridge, C. Horne v S. Brunton,

J. Wressell v R. Brown, I. Robinson v N. Poole, A. Wardle v J. Markham, C. Smith v J. Todd, T. Allen v V. Deboer.

SCUNTHORPE WEEKLY BOWLS REPORT for Scunthorpe Telegraph – 14.07.19

AROUND THE LEAGUES

Division One – Shires on 90 points have moved into the top spot in the Division One table with a 9 points lead over second placed Cemetery Road who are on 81 points. Cemex are currently lying in third place on 72 points and are themselves being followed by Epworth on 54 points who are in fourth place. An interesting result came from a match between two clubs one currently in top half of the league table and the other situated in the bottom half of the table. Epworth playing at home to visitors Railway Sports was an encounter in which both clubs needed a positive result to help them maintain their fight for the Division title and the other to start to ascend the table. At the end of this evenly balanced battle both teams secured two rink wins and both teams also secured a total of 63 shots each and drew the match overall with 6 points each. Victorious rinks for Epworth were P. Evens, D. Birks, J. Seal 15 to 13 shots, L. Seal, J. Watchorn, D. Jaques 15 to 14 shots and for Railway Sports D. Robinson, F. Veail, B. White 20 to 18 shots, A. Watson, T. Pollard, G. Lamplough 16 to 15 shots.

RESULTS: Messingham 2 Highfield Hse 10, Scotter 3 Cemex 9, Messingham 8 Rose Leisure 4,

Barton BR 10 Epworth 2, Rose Leisure 2 Scunthorpe 10, Scotter 12 Barton BR 0, Scunthorpe 2 Cemex 10,

Shires 10 Highfield Hse 2, Barton BR 8 Rose Leisure 4, Epworth 6 Railway Spts 6.

Division Two – A total of only 2 points currently separates first place Belton ‘A’ on 74 points and Bottesford ‘A’ on 72 points in second spot. These two are followed by Winterton ‘A’ on 66 points in third place and Cemetery Road ‘B’ in fourth place on 55 points. A close battle took place when North Lindsey faced a difficult home fixture hosting top of the table Belton’A’ in a match in which a profitable result for the visitors was needed to keep the pressure on those teams beneath them. With each team managing to secure two rink wins each the match victory came down to whichever team collected the highest overall shot difference and the match points would take the overall match win. It was the visiting Belton team that collected the highest overall shots difference scoring just 4 shots more than their home opponents to secure the extra 4 points for the shot difference giving the visiting team a welcomed hard earned victory by 8 to 4 points (72 to 68 shots). Winning rinks for Belton ‘A’ were R. Bell, G. Abbott, D. Pennell 26 to 11 shots, D. McIntosh, M. Frankland, L. Turton 18 to 15 and for North Lindsey S. Calpin, R. Stapleton, G. Holloway 22 to 16 shots, M. Beacroft, C. O’Sullivan, S. Leake 20 to 15 shots.

RESULTS: Winterton ‘A’ 0 Brigg ‘A’ 12, North Lindsey 4 Belton ’A’ 8, Bottesford ‘A’ 12 Kirton Lindsey 0,

Kirton Lindsey 12 North Lindsey 0, Winterton ‘A’ 9 Burton Stather ‘A’ 3,

Barton Pk ‘A’ 10 Scunthorpe ‘B’ 2, Cemertery Rd’B’ 10 Burton Stather ‘A’ 2.

Division Three – Belton ‘B’ on 75 points have climbed up to lead this Division with their nearest rivals Messingham ‘B also on 75 points in second spot. Rose Leisure ‘B’ on 60 points are residing in third place only 2 points above fourth placed Brigg ‘B’ on 58 points. Appleby Frodingham and Cemetery Road ‘C’ are chasing leaders in fifth and sixth places also on 58 points. A battle of two top of the table teams took place when Messingham ‘B’ visited Rose Leisure ‘B’ in an encounter that produced another close result. With each team securing two rinks wins each again it left only the overall shot difference to determine the final result from what had been an extremely competitively fought game. It was the visiting home Rose Leisure team that came up with the goods and took the overall shot difference by a margin of 21 shots adding the 4 points to their tally to take the victory by 8 to 4 points (88 to 67 shots) with a display of quality play that has helped to climb up the division. Winning rinks for Rose Leisure were B. Woods, G. Hodson, I. Marriott 30 to 10 shots, D. Ward, T. Hesp, J. Grooby shots and for Messingham T. Batchelor, D. Saxby, K. Shaw 20 to 17 shots, J. Saunby, S. Thompson, A. Sheardown 22 to 21 shots.

RESULTS: Belton ‘B’ 0 Shires ‘B’ 12, Rose Leisure ‘B’ 8 Messingham’ B’4, North Kelsey 10 Epworth ‘B’ 2,

Rose Leisure ‘B’ 10 Scotter ‘B’ 2, Belton ‘B’ 9 Barnetby 3, Scotter ‘B’ 5 Cemertery Rd ‘C’ 7.

Division Four – Railway Sports ‘B’ on 103 points remain front runners in the table over second placed Winterton ‘B’ who are now on 64 points with third placed Railway Sports ‘C’ just 2 points behind followed by Burton Stather ‘B’ in fourth place on 60 points. An interesting match took place when Sheffield Park hosted Railway Sports ‘C’ one team that is languishing at the bottom end of the table and the other in the top two. It was a match that produced some competitive play from both teams that resulted in the visitors securing three rink wins and also the visiting Railway Sports team collecting the 4 match points for the highest shot difference securing the visitors an overall victory after the encounter by 10 to 2 points (75 to 69 shots). Winning rinks for Railway Sports were R. Cline, C. Gregg, S. Guilliatt 22 to 16 shots, V.Lowis, D. Tong, A. Sylvester 20 to 15 shots, J. Guilliatt, S. Wakefield, C. Read 20 to 19 shots and for Sheffield Park S. Wray, J. Mallam, T. Ingledew 19 to 13 shots.

RESULTS: Burton Stather ‘B’ 9 Bottesford ‘B’ 3, Winterton ‘B’ 10 Sheffield Pk 2, Co-op 2 Bottesford ‘B’ 10,

Co-op 6 Winterton ‘B’ 6, Sheffield Pk 2 Co-op 10, Sheffield Pk 2 Railway Spts ‘C’ 10,

Railway Spts ‘B’ 12 Railway Spts ‘C’ 0, Bottesford ‘B’ 10 Barton Pk ‘B’ 2,

Barton Pk ‘B’ 9 Railway Spts ‘B’ 3.

Ladies Division – Cemetery Rd on 30 points are still residing at the top of the table but only with a margin of 2 points over Scunthorpe on 28 points who have steadily climbed up the table into the second spot over Burton Stather in third place on 21 points. Suddenly this Division has become an interesting one to watch with competition building for the top spot. Current top of the Division Cemetery Road played at home against a visiting Shires team who are currently in the lower half of the table although still managing to give some teams a difficult time. It was a determined Shires side that arrived at Cemetery Road and started the match playing some excellent bowls. Although both teams won a rink each it was the home Cemetery Road team that secured the match points for the highest total shot difference by just a single shot managing to win the game by 4 to 2 points (33 to 32 shots). The victorious rink for Cemetery Road was C. Coult, B. Kelly, J. Deboer 20 to 11 shots and for Shires M. Wilkinson, S. Bennett, S. Cooper 21 to 13.

RESULTS: Scunthorpe 6 Messingham 0, Burton Stather 4 Winterton 2, Winterton 2 Railway Spts 4,

Cemetery Rd 2 Winterton 4, Cemetery Rd 4 Shires 2.

SPOTLIGHT ON.... Division Four – Burton Stather versus BottesfordA very competitive match was was contested between Burton Stather ‘B’ and Bottesford at the Burton Stather green. The encounter turned out to be an extremely competitive battle until the three quarter stage of the match with both teams producing some great bowls that was watched by a number of interested spectators. As the game commenced the Burton Stather trio of Molly Taylor, Bill Johnson and Steve Brooks charged off into an early lead of 6 to 0 shots and by the midpoint of the match had been reached they had extended their advantage to lead by 12 to 3 shots. The Bottesford rink fought hard to stop the Burton Stather rink from increasing their lead but they were unable to stop their in-form opponents from extending their lead to 22 to 7 shots with just a single end remaining to play. Continuing to produce the goods the home rink maintained their lead in these final ends of the match eventually finishing with a victory over the visitors of 22 to 9 shots. Burton Stather’s rink of George Robinson, Glennis McClennan and Bob Meldrum found themselves trailing their Bottesford opponents early in their encounter by 6 to 2 shots but as the match moved on they managed to steadily reduce their opponents advantage and then take the lead by 10 to 9 shots as the mid-point in the game had been reached. The Burton Stather trio then started to apply a little extra pressure and maintained a slight lead of 20 to 14 shots over their Bottesford opponents with just two ends left to complete. Over these final ends both trios scored a total of 4 shots leaving the Burton Stather rink to clinch the rink victory by 24 to 18 shots. Bottesford’s Angie Robinson, Barbara Dixon and Dave Borrill soon found themselves leading against their Burton Stather opponents by 6 to 3 shots early in their encounter. However the home trio pushed on to take the lead by 10 to 8 shots as the halfway stage of the match was reached. In the final ends of this intriguing game and with both rinks battling hard the Bottesford trio managed to extend their lead to finish this hard fought encounter with a victory by 21 to 18 shots. The final rink match took place with the Bottesford three of Keith Terry, Brian Weighall and Shirley Terry found themselves leading their Burton Stather opponents early in their game by 8 to 0 shots and showing some excellent form hung on to their lead of 13 to 7 shots as the midpoint of the match was reached. As this game moved through the second half the Burton Stather rink started to turn the game around and with some excellent play they pulled the scores back to level and then took the lead by 17 to 14 shots. The final four ends produced some awesome bowling from both rinks but it was the Bottesford trio that clawed their way back to finish this interesting encounter with final score-line of 19 shots each. With all four rink encounters completed it was the Burton Stather team that took the overall team victory by a total of 9 to 3 points (83 to 67 shots).

 

 

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KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS LATEST

The Scunthorpe and District Bowls League Individual Competitions are progressing and the Round 2 line-ups to be played by Wednesday 24th July (except where stated) are as follows:

HOSPITAL CUP (Mens singles).

D. Portanier v C. Smith, G. Teal v N. Poole, J. Markham v B. Rawlings, W. Guilliatt v R. Brown, A. Bennett v S. Smurthwaite,

.P. Brumfield v V. Deboer, R. Kelly v D. Barnard, A. Willey v A. McBride.

HUNTER CUP (Men’s pairs)

A. Wardle v D. Barnard, W. Wooldridge v W. Wilson, R. Robinson v C. Read, J. Downs v I Robinson, A. Bennett v D. Kendall,

A. Newstead v M. Pruett, M. Frankland v R. Brown, G. Teal v M. Allen..

STAR SHIELD (Open triples) (Quarter Final Line-up to be played by 7th August) A. Wardle v M. Dargue, D. Barnard v T. Allen, A. Bennett v C. Read, G. Boden v C. Smith or W. Wilson.

LYSAGHTS CUP (Ladies singles) (Quarter Final Line-up to be played by 7th August) G. Borrill v C. Horne,

M. Portanier v S. Cooper, T. Allen v S. Brunton, J. Wardle v J. Wressell.

JUBILEE CUP (Ladies pairs) (Quarter Final Line-up to be played by 7th August) S. Cooper v S. Todd (Newlove),

G. Windsor v M. Portanier, J. Rowe v J. Wressell, T. Allen v J. Wardle..

CORUS CUP (Mixed Pairs) G. Teal v B. Rawlings, A. Wareham v W. Wooldridge, C. Horne v S. Brunton,

J. Wressell v R. Brown, I. Robinson v N. Poole, A. Wardle v J. Markham, C. Smith v J. Todd, T. Allen v V. Deboer.

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