6th December 2018

LADIES EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE

In their second match of the season’s programme in the Lincolnshire County Ladies League (Trudy Bates) Scunthorpe played a home match against Louth. The Scunthorpe team set off well building an early overall lead of 50 to 13 shots and proceeded to extend it to an 88 to 28 shots lead as the match reached the halfway point.
The visiting Louth team struggled to settle to the playing surface and had no answer to the prolific form the home team were displaying. The Scunthorpe team kept up the pressure with some awesome bowling to the very end of the match securing an impressive victory by 16 to 0 points (149 to 85 shots).

The Scunthorpe rink of Heather Macfall, Maureen Wilkinson, Maria Portanier and Jackie Pettitt built themselves an early lead of 7 to 1 shots and keeping the pressure on their opponents they extended it to 11 to 4 shots by halfway point of the game. Continuing to press their advantage home the Scunthorpe quartet built on their early success to run out winners by a comfortable 27 to 5 shots.

June Deboer, Janet Dockrill, Rita Davey and Eleanor Nicholson for the Scunthorpe team soon found themselves leading by a massive 11 to 0 shots early in their match and by the halfway point they were holding on to an increased lead of 22 to 1 shots. The home four in great form extended their lead to 31 to 1 shots eventually running out the winners with a well-deserved 31 to 14 shots.

The Scunthorpe four of Sylvia Lammas, Sandra Newlove, Mo Regan and Joan Bolton found themselves leading early in their match by 9 to 4 shots and as the game progressed on the visiting Louth rink struggled to stop the Scunthorpe rink from edging their way further into the lead by 20 to 6 shots. However with determination the Louth rink fought hard to reduce the home four’s lead down to 24 to 18 shots but the Scunthorpe quartet held on and eventually went on to secure the rink victory by 34 to 20 shots.

Scunthorpe’s Chris Ellis, Fran Margetson, Marilynne Harrison and Gill Borrill found themselves leading early in their game by 14 to 3 shots but by the halfway point in the match the Scunthorpe quartet had increased their lead to 21 to 8 shots. During the second half of the game the home rink maintained their form and the Louth quartet were unable to stop the home four from increasing their advantage to lead by 30 to 17 shots. With just the final three ends of the match to play the Scunthorpe quartet managed to fend off some new found form from the visitors to run out the winners by 30 to 21 shots.

The final Scunthorpe rink of Margaret Saunby, Phylis Morris, Joan Spilman and Josey Rayner were in excellent form and immediately went into an early lead of 9 to 5 shots and by the mid-point of the match had been reached had maintained it at 14 to 9 shots. However in the second half of this battle the Louth quartet continued their fight and although they produced some winning bowls it was the home Scunthorpe rink that drove on to take the victory by just 27 to 25 shots. The Scunthorpe team were delighted with an excellent team performance and a comprehensive victory.

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Another chalker


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Graham Whittingham

DOMESTIC LEAGUES ROUNDUP
 
The Mixed Pairs 12.30 (Mon) League sees Dennis Chambers on 16 points having taken over at the top of the table followed by the pairing of Phil Boulton in second place on 14 points and Ray Brown, Phil Brumpton and Pat Whittingham in third, fourth and fifth places respectively all on 12 points.
A match between the pairing of Mick Arnett partnered by Titch Seymour and Ray Brown and partner Janet Dockrill produced a game that resulted in an extremely competitive battle. It was the Arnett/Seymour pairing that started well taking an early lead of 6 to 2 shots and by the halfway stage of the match had been reached the Brown/Dockrill duo with some excellent play had pulled back level at 7 shots each.
However then the Arnett/Seymour pair stepped up a gear and scored a total of 3 shots over the next two ends to regain the lead by 10 to 7 shots. Both pairs were now bowling well when again the Brown/Docrill pair stepped on the accelerator and scored 3 shots to again level the scores at 10 shots each with just three ends remaining to be completed.
These final ends produced some excellent bowling from both pairs resulting in the Arnett/Seymour duo scoring a single shot on the first end and then the Ray Brown and Janet Dockrill pairing scoring 2 shots but then followed it up with a final end score of a single shot to secure the victory by 13 to 11 shots.
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A very close call


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Bowl this hand

In the Mixed Pairs 2.30pm (Mon) League Graham Lewis on 20 points remains at the top of the table with Alex Mullin fighting in second place on 16 points. They are followed by Ruby Heatley on 13 points in third place and Marjorie Nash and Jim Sugden in fourth and fifth places respectively both on 12 points.
An interesting encounter took place between the pairs of Bill Jackson partnered by Mavis Whitworth and Ruby Heatley partnered by John Downs. The game commenced with the Jackson/Whitworth pair edging into an early lead of 4 to 0 shots and as the game progressed on the Heatley/Downs pairing pulled back to level the scores to 5 shots each. Then the Jackson/Whitworth duo with some accurate play eased their way back into the lead by 9 to 6 shots as the two thirds stage in the match was reached.
At this stage in the match the Heatley/Downs pairing stepped on the throttle and scored a total of 4 shots to take the lead by 10 to 9 shots. However it then was the turn of the Jackson/Whitworth pair to commence winning the ends scoring a total of 4 shots over the next two ends to take the lead by 13 to 10 shots with just two ends left to play.
The first of these final ends produced some quality bowls as both pairs battled to win the match but it was the Heatley/Downs pair that scored a single on each of the first two of these ends to trail by 13 to 11 shots. The final end commenced with everyone playing well but as the final bowl came to rest it was the Ruby Heatley and John Downs combination that scored 2 shots to finish the match with a draw of 13 shots each.

In the Mixed Pairs Division One 2.30pm (Frid) League Graham Lewis is still heading the Division on 15 points followed by Jackie Pettitt on 14 points in second place followed by Steve Hutchinson and Len Lammas in third and fourth places both on 12 points.
Jackie Pettitt and Jim Davidson played a match against Graham Lewis and Ruby Heatley in a match that was comfortably controlled by one pair. The Lewis/Heatley pairing eased out of the starting gate with some excellent bowling to earn themselves an early lead of 6 to 2 shots. The Lewis/Heatley duo had now settled into the game and edged their way further into the lead by 11 to 3 shots as the halfway stage of the encounter was reached.
Then with both duos still continuing their quality levels of play the Lewis/Heatley pair extended their lead to 17 to 5 shots with just three ends to play in the match. On the first of these final ends the Pettitt/Davidson pairing scored a single shot and that was followed by them scoring 2 shots on the next end to trail by 17 to 8 shots.
As the final end was completed it was the Pettitt/Davidson duo that maintained their form to win the end scoring a single shot to leave the Graham Lewis and Ruby Heatley pairing to secure the victory by a comfortable 17 to 9 shots.

In the Mixed Pairs Division Two 12.30pm (Frid) League the Bernard Sims team on 14 points is in the lead with the team of Meg Gall on 13 points in second place followed by the team of Eleanor Nicholson in third place on 9 points.
Bernard and Barbara Sims played against Paul and Susan Hutchinson in a match that turned out to be a comfortably controlled encounter for one pairing. The Sims pair set off well easing into an early lead of 6 to 1 shots. By the time the halfway stage of the match had been reached the pattern of this encounter continued as the Sims pair extended their lead to 10 to 1 shots.
As the game progressed on into the second half the Hutchinson duo continued to try hard to reduce the Sims pair’s advantage. With some excellent play the Sims pair increased their advantage to 15 to 2 shots leaving just three ends left to complete in the match.
However the Hutchinson pairing were not about to go down without a fight winning the next end and scoring 2 shots and followed it by scoring a single shot to trail by 15 to 5 shots. On the final end the Hutchinson duo played some great bowls to win the end scoring another single shot that left Bernard and Barbara Sims to secure the victory by 15 to 6 shots.


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Ray Bartholomew


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Striding out

In the Ladies League there were no matches this last week so the Pat Kelly team stays in the top spot with 15 points followed by Sue Wooldridges’s team sitting in second place, Gill Borrill’s team in third position and Chris Robinson’s team in fourth place both all on 10 points.

In the Evening Triples League Rob Skinner’s team on 16 points leads the Division and in second place is Tony Hebblewhites team on 14 points. They are followed by Chris Ellis’s team in third place on 12 points and Graham Teal’s team on 10 points in fourth place.
The match that took place between Tony Hebblewhite and David Portanier’s team turned out to be a real battle throughout finishing with only a single shot difference between both rinks. The game started with the Portanier trio firing on all cylinders and taking a deserved early lead of 8 to 0 shots but they were unable to maintain the momentum as the Hebblewhite rink started to fight back.
As the game continued with some fine play the Portanier rink stuck to their task and maintained their lead at 13 to 7 shots by the two thirds point of the game had been reached. However then back came the Hebblewhite squad who were now starting to look more comfortable as they as they played some excellent bowls to ease their way back to trail by 13 to 10 shots.
With two ends to go in the match the Hebblewhite trio were still in a determined mood to stop their opponents from taking the victory and managed to score a single shot on the first of these final ends. After a last end in which both rinks delivered some awesome bowls the Tony Hebblewhite trio managed to score 3 shots to secure the match victory by 14 to 13 shots.

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The casual approach


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Looking up for extra help

                                                                               FORTHCOMING EVENTS

            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.

            Sunday December 9th             Scunthorpe Mixed play at home in the Lincolnshire County Mixed League
                                                                        against Stamford commencing at 1.00pm.

            Wednesday December 12th  Scunthorpe Ladies play away in the Lincolnshire County Ladies League
                                                                        (Trudy Bates) against Dunholme commencing at 10.30am. 

            Friday December 14th            Scunthorpe Men play at home in the Lincolnshire County Men’s Over 60’s
                                                                       League against Sleaford commencing at 10.30am.


            FESTIVE CLOSING                  The Scunthorpe Indoor Bowls Centre will be closed from 12.30pm on Sunday
                                                                        23rd December 2018 until 9.30am on Wednesday 4th January 2019.