Sleaford Indoor Bowls Club’s remaining club bowlers involved in Lincolnshire County Finals endured mixed fortunes in the latter stages of this year’s competition.
The ladies’ team of Jackie Wareham, Joan Gilbert, Gillian Annison and Rhoda Wing played their re-arranged County Rinks match against the strong Spalding quartet of Rebecca Simpson, Ruby Hill, Chelsea Tomlin and Annie Dunham (all national bowlers) and they were just outplayed on the day.
Dave Chandley was unable to secure a place in the final of the Men’s Over-65s losing out to G. Lancaster from Horncastle 16-23 in his semi-final played at Spalding.
In the Ladies’ Singles County Finals, Kath Lake was given a bye to the quarter-finals when her opponent failed to arrive, and Gloria Davies beat clubmate Margaret McKie 21-9 to reach the quarter-finals. This paired Gloria against fellow Sleaford bowler Kath with the winner to go through to the semi-finals. Gloria won the match 21-12 and is our last representative in the County Finals.
Results for club competitions: Men’s Singles Semi-Finals – Richard Barnes beat Ian Cliff 21-1 and David Bristow beat Fred Collin 21-10; Men’s Pairs Semi-Finals – David Bristow and Paul Roberts beat Gerald Pask and Dave Chandley 20-12 and Nick Barnatt with Trevor Bannister beat Peter Annison and Ian Cliff 27-6; Ladies’ Singles Semi-Finals – Sheila Methven beat Kath Lake 21-17 and Anita Briggs beat Gloria Davies 21-17; Mixed Pairs Semi-Finals – Paul Roberts and Kath Lake beat Patricia Rands and Laurie Bonello 11-10 and Carole Richardson with Trevor Bannister beat Fred Collin and Anita Briggs 14-13; Rabbits Semi-Final – Kim Callow beat Ray Bales 21-6; Ladies’ Pairs Semi-Final – Patricia Rands and Andrea Davies beat Helen Quirke and Joyce Bannister 21-14; Rinks – Fred Collin, Steph Collin, Paul Roberts and Richard Musson beat Carole Richardson, Gloria Davies, Margaret McKie and John Richardson 18-12; 4321 – Anita Briggs and Paul Roberts beat Kath Lake and John Maury 95-55 and Richard Barnes with Trevor Bannister beat Carol Wallis and Terry Wallis 101-59; Don Offley Open Singles – Gerald Pask beat Terry Curran 9-7/7-6, David Duffy beat Ray Bales 12-6/10-7, Nick Barnatt beat Trevor Bannister 13-4/9-5 and John Maury beat Terry Wallis 8-7/14-0 but then lost to Gareth Hubbard in the next round 11-5/7-6; Open Pairs – Pete Tyler and David Bristow beat Gerald Pask and Anita Briggs 11-4/4-7 then 2-0 in the tie-break, Nick Barnatt and Trevor Bannister beat Harry Spencer and Terry Ingham 5-3/10-2.