29th November 2018

LADIES DISAPOINTMENT IN NATIONAL

Scunthorpe ladies faced a difficult encounter when they met York in the National Over 60’s Double rinks Knockout Competition (Mason Trophy) which involves one rink at home and one rink away.
The home Scunthorpe rink of Joan Spilman, Ruby Heatley, Josey Rayner and Margaret Dargue started the encounter cautiously and soon found themselves trailing by 8 to 0 shots against their visiting York opponents who were able to settle into the match immediately. Playing some steady bowls the home four managed to steady the scoring rate of the visiting quartet to trail by 13 to 6 shots by the halfway stage of the match was reached. As the game progressed on into the second half the Scunthorpe four continued to apply pressure to their opponents with some excellent bowling and pulled back to trail by just 14 to 13 shots. With only three ends remaining to play the Scunthorpe rink tried to make their final push for the finishing line but to no avail and eventually losing the encounter to their York opponents by 19 to 14 shots.
The away Scunthorpe rink of Jenny Rowe, Sandra Newlove, Mo Regan and Gill Borrill made the journey to York and soon found themselves trailing early in their match by 11 to 3 shots. As this battle continued the Scunthorpe rink started to produce some excellent form pulling the scores back to trail by just 12 to 8 shots as the halfway point in the encounter was reached. With increasing confidence the home York quartet continued to maintain their control of the game over the final ends whilst the home rink tried desperately hard to reduce the deficit. As the final bowl came to rest in this match it was a jubilant York rink that eventually won this battle by an increased margin of 25 to 12 shots.
After the collation of both the home and away results the victors overall were the York team by a score of 44 to 26 shots. 

SENIORS DEFEAT AT LINCOLN

In their fourth match of the season’s programme Scunthorpe Seniors played an away match against a quality Lincoln ‘A’ team in the Lincolnshire County Over 60’s League. Although the Scunthorpe team set off well it was the home Lincoln team that shot into an early overall lead of 39 to 6 shots and proceeded to maintain this advantage as the match reached the halfway point at 64 to 31 shots. The home team continued to produce some awesome form in the match edging further into the lead and extending it to 54 to 112 shots and keeping up the pressure to the very end of the match resulting in a victory for the home Lincoln team by 14 to 4 points (128 to 67 shots).
The Scunthorpe rink of John Rayner, Mike Roots, John Moore and Neil Rowe found themselves trailing early in the match by 5 to 2 shots to their home opponents. They were unable to stop the home quartet from maintaining their advantage of 11 to 8 shots as the halfway stage of the match was reached. Continuing to bowl well the Scunthorpe rink maintained the pressure on their opponents in the second half of the match and managed to claw the scores back and then take the lead by 16 to 15 shots. The Scunthorpe rink continued to produce the goods and held the Lincoln four off to run out the winners by just 18 to 16 shots.
Dave Batchelor, Bill Jackson, Terry Newton and Alex Mullin for the visitors soon found themselves trailing by 5 to 2 shots early in their match and by the halfway point they had closed the scores down to trail their Lincoln opponents by just 9 to 8 shots. The visiting four were unable to capitalise on their excellent play to still trail their Lincoln opponents by 13 to 11 shots. However the Scunthorpe quartet persevered and eventually managed to take the lead in the final two ends to run out the winners by just 18 to 16 shots.
The Scunthorpe four of John Davison, Graham Lewis, Tom Whiteley and Ray Robinson found themselves trailing early in their match by 7 to 0 shots and as the game progressed on they struggled to stop their home opponents from extending their lead to 25 to 8 shots. Although the Scunthorpe rink were playing some excellent bowls it was the confident Lincoln four that maintained their lead and eventually secured the rink victory by 30 to 14 shots.
Scunthorpe’s Ron Kelly, Ray Bartholomew, John Downs and Vic Deboer soon were trailing to a Lincoln lead of 8 to 0 shots and as the match continued on the home rink extended their lead to 18 to 6 shots. During the second half of the game the Lincoln rink upped their game and increased their lead to 28 to 6 shots and steadily extended it to run out the winners by 30 to 8 shots.
The final Scunthorpe rink of Vinny Bolton, Roy Coultard, Ian Robinson and Barry Southwell faced a Lincoln quartet that were in awesome form taking a mid-point of the match lead of 22 to 2 shots. In the second half of this battle the home Lincoln quartet maintained their lead at 29 to 9 shots and although the home four tried hard to reduce the lead it was the home Lincoln rink that charged on to take the victory by 36 to 9 shots.

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Just draw in here


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It's only this short

SCUNTHORPE SUCCESS

Scunthorpe Mixed played a home friendly match against a visiting team representing the Gainsborough Standard Bowls League. The visiting Gainsborough team contained a number of Scunthorpe players that also play in the Gainsborough area outdoor leagues. The Scunthorpe team set off well in an encounter that produced an early lead of 40 to 16 shots.
As the game continued the Scunthorpe team extended their early lead to 91 to 31 shots as the mid-point of the match had been reached. Although the Gainsborough squad tried hard to reduce the deficit the home Scunthorpe team still continued to extend their advantage on their own green with some quality bowls.
As the final ends were played out the Scunthorpe squad managed to secure wins on six out of the seven rinks and won the match overall by a comfortable 173 to 76 shots. After the match tea/coffee and biscuits was enjoyed by all the players that took part in the game.

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Totally focussed


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Following the bowl down

DOMESTIC LEAGUES ROUNDUP

In the Veteran Rinks Division One with only two results being returned this last week Ron Kelly’s team on 14 points remains at the top of the table 4 points clear of the Peter Collins team on 10 points in second place. The team of Josey Rayner is in third place also on 10 points followed by Julie Hargraves in fourth place on 8 points.
The Peter Dawson team took on the team of Peter Bennett in a clash that produced a match in which one team secured an early lead and maintained it to win the match. The Dawson rink got off to a flyer securing an early lead of 7 to 1 shots for themselves and maintained it at 9 to 5 shots by the two thirds stage of the game had been reached.
Although the Bennett quartet tried hard to reduce the deficit the Dawson rink playing some quality bowls retained their lead at 13 to 5 shots with just two ends left to play in the match.
In these final ends and after both rinks had delivered some very competitive bowls it was the Peter Bennett four that won both ends scoring a total of 4 shots to leave the Peter Dawson rink to take the victory by 13 to 9 shots.

In Division Two the Eileen Horton team on 14 points holds on to the top spot by just 2 points over the second placed Tony Betts team who is shadowing them closely and waiting for any slip-up. Chris Cooper’s team lies in third place also on 12 points followed by Neil Berry’s team in fourth place on 10 points.
Neil Berry’s team took on the team of Chris Cooper in a game that produced an interesting competitive match until the final three ends. The game started with the Cooper squad taking an early lead of 7 to 4 shots but they were unable to stop the Berry rink from pulling back to trail by just 7 to 6 shots and then levelling the match at 9 shots each.
With both rinks now producing some consistent and competitive bowls as the game progressed on matching one another bowl for bowl and maintaining a reasonably evenly balanced game. With just three ends to play the Berry quartet delivered some quality bowls on the first of these ends scoring 4 shots to lead by 14 to 11 shots and followed it by scoring 2 shots on the next end to lead by 16 to 11 shots.
With the final end to play both rinks were determined to win the match and after and end of exceptional bowling it was the Chris Cooper quartet that scored 4 shots to leave the Neil Berry rink to secure the victory in this close fought match by 16 to 15 shots.

In the Veteran Triples Division One Neil Poole’s team on 16 points has taken over the lead in the Division but the Graham Lewis team on 14 points is snapping at their heels in second place. They are being chased by the Peter Collins and Steve Blakey teams in third and fourth places both on 14 points.
A match between the teams of Meg Gall and Warwick Wooldridge produced a single shot victory for one team after a reasonably evenly balanced match. Both rinks started well matching one another bowl for bowl producing a score-line of 4 to 3 shots in favour of the Wooldridge trio in the early stages of the match.
The Wooldridge squad maintained their stride and kept themselves into the lead by 6 to 3 shots. This was the springboard from which the Gall trio started their resurgence of form scoring a total of 6 shots over the next four ends to take the lead in the encounter by 9 to 6 shots. After some very competitive play from both rinks it was the Wooldridge trio that won the next end scoring a total of 3 shots to level the match at 9 shots each leaving just one end to play.
During this last end both rinks battled hard but it was the Warwick Wooldridge rink that won the end and scored a single shot to secure a hard fought victory by 10 to 9 shots.

With no matches played in Division Two this last week Martin Hammond’s team on 10 points still remains in the top spot with the team of Ian Robinson in second place also on 10 points who in turn is being shadowed by the Julie Hargraves team on 9 points in third place.


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Margaret Dargue


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Willing the bowl on

In the B.C. ROOFING Australian Pairs 6.30pm (Mon) it’s Paul Johnson on 20 points at the top of the table 6 points clear of  Vic Deboer on 14 points in second position. These teams are followed by John Fleming in third place, Geoff Lamplough in fourth place and Mo Regan in fifth place all on 14 points.
Pam Saxby partnered by Margaret Dargue (Sue Wooldridge team) played against Duncan MacIntosh partnered by Tony Glover (Richard Waltham team) in a game that was comfortably controlled by one pair until the final ends. The encounter started with the Saxby/Dargue pairing taking an early lead of 6 to 1 shots and they maintained this momentum as they eased their way into a lead of 9 to 4 shots by the halfway stage of the match was reached.
Then the MacIntosh/Glover pairing started to produce some quality form clawing the scores back to level at 11 shots each with just two ends left in the match to complete.
These final ends saw both pairs delivering some excellent bowls but as the final bowl of the battle came to rest it was the Pam Saxby and Margaret Dargue pairing that scored a total of 3 shot to secure the victory by 14 to 11 shots.

Australian Pairs 12.30pm (Tues) sees John Moore now heading the table on 19 points with Ray Robinson on 18 points in second place. These two teams are followed by Linda Salmon in third place on 14 points and Vic Deboer in fourth place on 13 points patiently waiting for any slip-up by the leaders.
Neil Poole partnered by Graham Wells played Eddie Barker and Christine Sleight in a match that finished extremely close. At the start of the game the Poole /Wells pair started well developing themselves an early score-line of 5 to 1 shots lead with some accurate play. However this encounter now started to get interesting as the Barker/Sleight duo suddenly injected some extra form into the match to ease the deficit back to 6 to 4 shots as the mid-point of the match was reached.
Dramatically then the Poole/Wells combination continued by producing some excellent bowls to extend their lead to 12 to 4 shots with just three ends left to complete in the match. These final ends produced an array of quality bowls delivered by both pairs but on the final reckoning it was the Barker/Sleight pair that scored a total of 4 shots on the next two ends to trail by 12 to 8 shots.
However the drama was still not over as the final end was played out and after all the bowls had been played the Eddie Barker and Christine Sleight pair scored an excellent 4 shots on this last end to secure a draw of 12 shots each in this epic battle.

The Australian Pairs 4.30pm (Tues) league is being headed by Paul Wilkinson on 13 points followed by Barry Moore on 11 points in second place. Mal Torn on 10 points lies in third place followed by Titch Seymour in fourth position also on 10 points.
A match between Barry and Jean Moore and Keith Sylvester partnered by Wilf Wilson produced an extremely dramatic finish in the game. Initially the Sylvester/Wilson pair got off to an excellent start by taking an early lead of 9 to 0 shots. However they were unable to retain their early lead as the Moore pair started to win the ends and clawed the scores back to trail by 10 to 5 shots by the mid-point of the match was reached.
The second half of the match was controlled by the Moore pairing who fought back well to trail by 11 to 10 shots with just two ends to play in the match. The next end produced some competitive play from both pairs but in the end it was the Sylvester/Wilson duo that scored 2 shots to extend their lead to 13 to 10 shots.
Then the drama unfolded with some excellent bowling from Barry and Jean Moore not only winning the end but scoring a massive 7 shots to take the victory by 17 to 13 shots.

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Taking a closer look


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You must play this way

                                                                               FORTHCOMING EVENTS

            Thursday November 29th     Scunthorpe Ladies play at home in the Lincolnshire County Ladies League
                                                                        (Trudy Bates) against Louth commencing at 1.00pm.

            Saturday December 8th         Scunthorpe Ladies play two rinks at home and two away in the National Inter-
                                                                        Club Competition (Yetton Trophy) against York commencing at 10.00am.