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Seniors make it three Stamford teams at the top

posted 9 Feb 2019, 08:38 by Stamford Indoor Bowls   [ updated 9 Feb 2019, 14:23 ]
Not content with the club already heading the men's First and Second Division tables of the Lincolnshire League, Stamford's Over 60s team edged to the top of Division Two of the Seniors League - but only on shots difference.

By beating league leaders Lincoln B 112-71 and snapping up all but one of the 18 points at stake, Dave Heffernan's seniors matched the visitors on points (101) but overtook them at the top of the table thanks to a better shots difference (see tables below).

Stamford also have four games to play - two of them against bottom of the table Lincoln C while Lincoln B have only three matches outstanding.

With Lincoln B struggling to cope with the pace of the surface, Stamford rarely looked like conceding the overall points, leading 63-25 after ten ends and 76-43 with six ends left. It was then just a case of maximising their points advantage.

Cliff Watson's rink looked in danger until successive three counts in the last two ends gave them an 18-14 win, while John Little's rink were unable to hold on to a 16-5 advantage after 12 ends and eventually shared 36 shots for a point apiece.

In a tactical switch to rink six, Mick Owens' quartet finished in style with eight shots in five ends, while Trevor Christie's four never looked in trouble with a 24-15 victory.
The home rink honours, however, went to Dave Hudson, Denis Henshaw, Kevin Vinter and Bob Warters who won seven of the last eight ends in a 27-12 win.

Stamford face Dunholme away next on February 28.

Results (Stamford names only): 

Lincs Over 60s League Division Two. Stamford 112 (17pts) Lincoln B (71 (1). A Romaine, S Travis, D Bruce, C Watson won 18-14; D Howarth, D Miller, K Rippin, J Little drew 18-18; T Barwell, J Bourne, R Montgomery, T Christie won 24-15; D Hudson, D Henshaw, K Vinter, B Warters won 27-12; R Graham, D Heffernan, D King, M Owens won 25-12.

Lincolnshire League Division 1 Team pl for agt pts agg
Stamford A 8 915 677 121 238
Lincoln 7 775 584 101 191
Louth A 6 537 638 33 -101
Sleaford 5 478 535 32 -57
Grantham 7 619 802 29 -183
Boston A 5 444 532 26 -88







Lincolnshire League Division 2 Team pl for agt pts agg
Stamford B 7 833 599 86 234
Horncastle 8 815 775 84 40
Boston B 8 753 798 70 -45
Spalding 5 505 437 62 68
Skegness 6 567 631 44 -64
Louth B 6 469 702 14 -233







Over 60's League Division 2 Team pl for agt pts agg
Stamford 8 870 645 101 225
Lincoln B 9 926 755 101 171
Boston B 7 652 680 72 -28
Skegness 8 784 745 69 39
Dunholme 6 613 560 61 53
Grantham 7 644 729 53 -85
Lincoln C 7 503 878 11 -375

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