**SUMMER NEWS 2019**

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At the top of the Indoor Summer League Triples table as a result of recent matches played is still Alex Mullin’s team on 18 points followed by the team of Peter Collins who is currently in second place also on 18 points followed by the Dave Saxby, Len Lammas and Dave Portanier squad’s all on 13 points in third, fourth and fifth places.
An extremely close game was played out by Ron Cline’s rink when they faced a match against Dave Portanier’s squad. The match commenced with the Portanier team starting well and edging into a slight early lead of 6 to 5 shots. As the halfway stage of the match had been reached the Cline rink had upped their game and taken the lead by 11 to 7 shots and continued to extend it to 14 to 7 shots. However on the next end with a determined effort the Portanier squad played some great bowls easing themselves back to level the match at 14 shots each after scoring a 7 shots end with just five ends left to play.
As the game continued into the final ends both rinks battled hard as the scores moved on to 16 shots each with just two ends left to play. Dramatically the final two ends proved to be as competitive as the rest of the match had been with both rinks producing some excellent bowls and winning one end each.
On the first of these ends the Cline rink scored a total of 2 shots but it was the Dave Portanier rink that scored 3 shots on the final end to finish this intriguing match and taking the victory by 19 to 18 shots after an excellent competitive match.

In the Indoor Australian Pairs League Division One the team of Alex Mullin heads the table on 14 points with Linda Salmon’s team also on 14 points in second spot followed by the teams of Joan Bolton, Phil Boulton, Peter Blake and Gordon Bissett all on 10 points.
A real battle of a match took place between the teams of Phil and Chris Boulton and Linda Salmon partnered by Dennis Chambers that turned out to be a match that finished with only 2 shots difference in the final result. The encounter commenced with the Boulton pairing shooting into an early 11 to 0 shots lead by playing some awesome bowls.
However then the Salmon duo dug in and played some quality bowls and won the next four consecutive ends to trail by 11 to 10 shots. The Salmon pairing continued to play some excellent bowls and were able to eventually draw level in the game at 13 shots each. In the first of these final ends the Boulton pair scored a single shot taking them into the final end leading their opponents by 14 to 13 shots.
The last end produced some fine play from both pairs changing the end with almost every bowl that was delivered but it was the Phil and Chris Boulton duo that scored another single shot to secure a well earned victory by 15 to 13 shots after an excellently fought competitive match.

The Indoor Australian Pairs League Division Two sees the pairings of Ken Seymour topping the table on 13 points followed by Josey Rayner in second place on 12 points and Ron Cline in third spot on 10 points.
An interesting match took place between the teams of P. Beacock and Eddie Barker that finished with a 3 shots victory one team. As the match commenced the Barker duo earned themselves an early lead of 4 to 2 shots and further extended it to 8 to 3 shots as the mid-point of the match was reached.
In the second half of this match the Beacock pair started to reduce the Barker lead with some excellent play. As the final ends were played out it was the Eddie Barker pairing that held on to secure the victory by 12 to 9 shots.