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Mixed fortunes as Seniors play Boston and Sleaford

posted 7 Nov 2017, 14:11 by Stamford Indoor Bowls   [ updated 7 Nov 2017, 14:12 ]
AN OUTSTANDING 23-shot win by their home quartet carried Stamford A through to the next round of the Over 60 double rink at the expense of former champions Boston.

Despite a 10-shot defeat for their away rink at Boston - an aggregate score of 42-29 was enough to secure a second round clash with Sleaford A on November 28.

Dave Hudson, Doug Want, Peter Edwards and Martyn Dolby were always in command against Paul Flatters' rink, racing into an 11-0 lead, then adding two counts of four to be 23-5 ahead at halfway, eventually running out 31-8 winners on completion of 18 ends.

At Boston their skip Les Feary continually foiled Stamford's attempts to keep it tight and the 21-11 scoreline in his favour hardly reflected the visitors' performance.

Elsewhere Stamford B suffered a narrow three-shot defeat at the hands of Sleaford B in a match that ended in confusion for at least half the team.

Unaware that competition rules introduced last year restricted the match to 18 ends, the Stamford players at Sleaford completed 21 ends only to discover that their team-mates at home had deemed to have conceded the match when 26-29 down overall (after 18 ends) and had left the building!

At Stamford it was always a tight scrap between rinks skipped by Cliff Watson and evergreen Aubrey Bristow, ending in a 13-12 win for Sleaford, while Richard Montgomery's Stamford away rink never quite had the measure of the home conditions against Dave Chandley.

Results ( Stamford names only):

Stamford A 42 Boston 29. Home - D Hudson, D Want, P Edwards, M Dolby won 31-8; away - R Allam, D King, B Warters, Roger Martin lost 11-21.

Stamford B 26 Sleaford B 29. Home - M Ramsden, Mal Smith, K Vinter, C Watson lost 12-13; A Romaine, M Cullingworth, K Rippin, R Montgomery lost 14-16.

JOURNEYS INTO THE UNKNOWN

Some dedicated Stamford IBC bowlers face a journey of nearly 300 miles in pursuit of representing the club in two fixtures over the next 24 hours such is their commitment to the game.

On Friday a Stamford team travels 80 miles to Scunthorpe for a Lincs Over 60s match starting at 10.30am while on Saturday a similar side makes the 110 mile round trip to Skegness in search of points for the Stamford B team in the Lincs Second Division.

Stamford Mixed visit Spalding on Sunday (2pm) for a County League fixture in search of their second win in defence of the Division One title they won last season, following defeats at Horncastle and Lincoln.

Stamford Over 60s (at Scunthorpe): A Blake, T Freeman, C Jones, D Heffernan ; R Graham, A Lonslow, D Bruce, A Horton; D Howarth, T Weaver, A March, Richard Martin; m Dye, T Mackie, D Ceasey, Mal Smith; T Barwell, G Corby, T Christie, M Owens. 

Stamford B (at Skegness) : T Barwell, G Knights, M Hebden, T Christie; D Howarth, D Veasey, Richard Martin, P Banks; C Ballard, T Harris, D Heffernan, M Owens; R Graham, T Mackie, D Edwards, D King; D Middleton, J Hebden, M Hewitt, P Linnell.

Stamford Mixed ( at Spalding): E Wallace, M Holroyd, J Little, B Warters; L Harris, D Mackie, Mal Smith, P Bailey; J Brennan, T Mackie, C Ford, M Humphreys; M Wallace, S Moir, S Suffling, Roger Martin;  J Robinson, C Warters, D King, C Watson.

COUNTY B TEAM NAMED

Northants B has selected its side to play Norfolk at Peterborough Indoor Bowls Club on Sunday, November 19 at 10am having only just lost to Northants A by a handful of shots in their last fixture.

The team is: Cliff Watson, Dick Noble, PeterBrown; Steve Roden, Jon Earl, Graham Agger; Mike Ramsden, Mick Humphreys, John Holroyd; Les Sharp, Mick Linnell, Rod Maplethorpe. Reserves: Malcolm Squires, Brian Bassam, Mick Greaves.

Northants A are to to,play Hunts at Stamford on December 2, while Northants B entertain Lincs at Peterborough.

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