The first game of the new season saw Sleaford Indoor Bowls Club’s friendly team travel to Stamford.
Sleaford fielded eight members who had never played in a match before .
Mike Summerhayes, Irene Forrester, Margaret McKie and Chris Bradley took the lead after three ends and went on to win 23-18.
Alan Horne, Helen Quirke, Bob McKie and Colin Grosse were aided by a six and a five to earn a creditable draw, 19-19.
New team captain John Bennett, with Gloria Davies, Ross Harwood and Phil Bacon dropped a five and a six in the first half but fought back before narrowly losing 20-22.
Larry Davies, Audrey Ellison, Nancy Ahmed and Ann Upsall lost 10-26; Bill Ellison, Ken Searle, Niel Dallas and Bill Forrester lost 12-32 and Lily Searle, Joy Bradley, Trish Marland and Allan Clark lost 6-30.