BOWLS: Ruskington enjoy mixed fortunes

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

Ruskington Bowls Club played five matches last week and enjoyed mixed fortunes.

First was a home game versus Claytons in the City (evening) League in which they lost all four games with an aggregate score of 77-118.

Away at Welton in the Cliff League, in a match previously abandoned due to rain, four really close games provided a positive result overall and 11 league points.

Results: Tony Codd, Vic Farmer and Jackie Ray lost 16-18; Sue Mitchell, Karena Woods and George Glover drew 20-20; Wendy Pateman, Kath Booth and John Hurst won 23-21; Trevor Harding, Keith Pilbeam and Les Wilkinson won 24-22.

Away to Cranwell in the Woodhall Spa League, three games with extreme contrasts saw the first being a nail-bitingly close one with the result dependent on the final end, Cranwell’s single giving them the result at 13-14. Les Jenkins, Vic Farmer and John Hurst swamped their opposition 25-7, but the reverse was true for Jackie Ray, Isabel Drain and Peter Storr who were crushed 7-31.

A home encounter against Dunston in the Cliff League saw Ruskington claim 12 points.

Results: John Booth, Jock Mitchell and Jim Matson won 18-11; George Freeland, Zack Thompson and Jackie Ray won 20-18; Dave Woods, Su Mitchell and George Glover won 24-12; Tony Codd, Karena Woods and Keith Pilbeam lost 14-17.

The final match of the week was a home fixture against Moorlands Railway in the City (afternoon) League which netted 10 points.

Results: Les Jenkins, Les Wilkinson and Paul Butterworth won 24-9; John Booth, Carol Croft and Jock Mitchell won 22-14; Waylon Clarke, Isabel Drain and Tony Codd won 24-17.