They say that revenge is a dish best served cold and Sleaford Indoor Bowls Club ladies badly needed to win their Lincolnshire Trudy Bates League match against Stamford to reverse the defeat that had been inflicted on them early in the season.
And they produced a hard earned 103-99 victory to take a valuable 12 points from the 16 on offer.
Leading the way was Mary Thomas with Barbara Coxon, Janet Fergus and Margaret McKie, winning 24-11 with steady bowling throughout the game. Gill Dwyer’s set of Patricia Rands, Margaret Holder and Linda Wills went 13-3 up after the first five ends and stayed in control to finish 28-16 winners.
Joyce Bannister playing with Barbara Barnes, Steph Collin and Sheila Pratt pulled away after the 14th end to win 22-13. Rhoda Wing and Diane Watson, Gloria Davies and Sheila Methven were 5-15 down after nine ends and their opponents then scored 10 shots over the last five ends to secure a 15-27 victory.
Gillian Annison’s set of Carole Richardson, Heather Duffy and Helen Quirke managed to win just five ends in their match and lost heavily 14-32.
The team’s last game of the season is against league leaders Boston with an opportunity to finish in a blaze of glory.
Tuesday early evening rinks – 1 Jean Bell’s Bellringers 27pt + 172 shots, 2 Sheila Pratt’s Strivers 23pt + 39 shots; Monday early evening rinks: 1 Sheila Methven’s Barristers 23pt + 99 shots, 2 Sheila Pratt’s Tetley’s Crew 22pt + 59 shots; Friday evening rinks – 1 Trevor Bannister’s Bashers 26pt + 136 shots, 2 Fred Collins’ Sleaham 22pt + 67 shots; Monday/Wednesday morning trips – 1 David Duffy’s Red Devils 44pt + 213 shots, 2 Dave Chandley’s Crackerjacks 41pt + 184 shots; Thursday afternoon trips: 1 Richard Sharp’s Wise Owls 22pt + 33 shots, 2 Peter Lowder’s Crackerjacks21pt + 49 shots; Friday afternoon trips – 1 David Duffy’s Westies 32pt + 237 shots, 2 Joy Bradley’s Tiggers Crew 30pt + 91 shots.