Sleaford Town Bowls Club make history

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

Sleaford Town Bowls Club have won Section Two of the EBA League for the first time in the club’s history.

The side’s final home league match saw all three rinks win against Branston for 10 points and an aggregate score of 60-41, pipping Lincoln’s St Giles on shot difference.

Sleaford now progress to face Spalding-area winners Carter’s Park at Immingham’s Blossom Way Bowls Club.

Peter Stokes, Kris Moore, Paul Jobson and Trever Cope won 19-10, Martin Titley Larry Davies Neil Mapletoft and Andrew Bird won 22-13, John Parker, Roger Neaverson, Roy Markham and Derek Smith won 19-18.

Town also won the City League title, beating St Giles by two points following a home victory against Collingham.

All four rinks won to take 14 points.

John Parker, Roger Neaverson and Derek Smith won 61-7, Neil Mapletoft, Phil Musson and Trever Cope won 29-14, Martin Titley, Peter Stokes and Paul Jobson won 30-17, Kris Moore, Larry Davies and Andrew Bird won 30-20.

At Long Bennington in the ASC Metals League, two rinks won for a 52-41 win and eight points.

Joan Gilbert, Brian Srawley and Larry Davies won 23-9, Gwen Campbell, Kris Moore and Roy Markham won 15-14, Linda Morris, Colin Grosse and Bas Gilbert lost 14-18.

Town shared the rinks at St Giles in the District League but the hosts won 68-91 on aggregate for a 4-10 points win.

Gerald Woodhead, Gill Annison and Colin Grosse lost 12-22, Catherine Frain, Ron Lupton and Bas Gilbert lost 11-28, Peter Annison, Gwen Campbell and Roy Markham won 22-19, Robin Wilson, Ken Dye and David Curt won 23-22.

At home to Heckington in the Sleaford League, Sleaford won 10-2 following three rink wins.

That earned them a 95-56 aggregate score.

Peter Annison, Colin Grosse and Mick Wareham won 31-10, Jackie Wareham, David Curt and Bas Gilbert won 22-11, Joan Gilbert, Julie Cope and David Campbell won 27-18, Robin Wilson, Brian Srawley and Ken Dye lost 15-17.