10th August 2017

COLLINS VICTORY IN INDOOR TRIPLES SUMMER LEAGUE

The Indoor Summer Triples League programme has now come to an end with only shot difference separating the top two positions in the tables after the final fixtures in this league were completed.

The Peter Collins team comprising of Peter Collins, Derek Grimbleby, Len Nice, Tom Whiteley and Ray Robinson including Jenny Rowe as a substitute a match has secured the League title with a total of 35 points.

They are followed by Alex Mullin’s team in second place also on 35 points with John Painter’s squad on 30 points in third spot.

An extremely dramatic final game was played out by Norman Anderson’s rink when they faced a match against Barbara Smith’s squad. The match commenced with the Anderson trio starting well by developing themselves an early 4 to 2 shots lead. As the first half of this encounter progressed on the Smith trio clawed back with some positive play to take the lead by 5 to 4 shots. By the halfway stage of the match had been reached the Anderson trio had regained the lead and extended it to lead by 10 to 5 shots.

Continuing with some great play the Anderson squad gradually managed to increase their advantage slightly to lead by 13 to 6 shots with just a four ends left to complete in the game. Then the drama unfolded with some excellent play the Smith rink managed to secure the first of these ends scoring a single shot to trail by 13 to 7 shots.

After some quality bowls in the next end of the match from the Smith trio they eventually won the end scoring 4 shots. Now trailing by just 13 to 11 shots the Smith trio won the next end and scored another 4 shots and followed it up with a single shot on the final end securing a hard fought victory for Barbara Smith’s team by 16 to 13 shots.

Summer Triples Final Results

Pos
Captain
Pts Pos  Captain Pts
1
P.Collins 35 7   D.Batchelor 18
2
A.Mullin 35 8   B.Bristow 17
3
J.Painter 30 9   N.Anderson 15
4
L.Lammas 29 10 L.Salmon 14
5
D.Saxby 24 11 B. Smith 14
6
P.Bennett 22 12 J.Sugden 11


Summer Australian Pairs Final Results

Pos
Captain
Pts
Pos      Captain
Pts
1
A.Mullin
17
  7   L.Lammas 10
2
D.Chambers
16
  8   G.Bissett 10
3
J.Painter
14
  9   J.Bolton  9
4
J.Sugden
12
 10  D.Saxby  9
5
J.Rayner
11
 11   B.Bristow  8
6
P.Blake
10
 12   E.Barker  6

                                                                                     

This is the last report for the Summer Season 2017  as the Bowls centre is now closed until Monday 4th September 2017 when the door will be open for members who wish to have a practise before the 2017/18 Winter Season commences on 11th September 2017 with the Winter Leagues.

Ray will be writing a weekly report on the activities thoughout the Winter Season and also taking photographs of the bowling action