KO cup tie cancelled due to flooded green


Ruskington Bowls Club

THERE were just two points for Ruskington from their rearranged game at Heckington in the Woodhall Spa League.

Cyril Knaggs, Cliff Leetch and Jim Graham were Ruskington’s only winners, taking their game 23-14. Cecil Hall, Keith Pilbeam and Isabel Drain lost 11-18; Les Jenkins, Carol Croft and Joe Couzens lost 14-17.

Ruskington’s next two matches were both away to Cherry Willingham.

In the first of these, a City (evening) League encounter, Ruskington won on three rinks and took the aggregate 115-84 to collect 12 points.

The next day Ruskington were at Cherry Willingham again, this time in the Lincoln and District League, and the result was the reverse of the previous game, with Ruskington losing on three rinks and on aggregate, so gaining just two league points. Ruskngton’s winning set was Graham Croft, Trevor Harding and George Freeland, who took their game 33-17. Jim Matson, Andy Snoxell and Paul Butterworth scored a five on their last end but still went down 21-24; David Miller, Kath Booth and Cyril Knaggs lost 18-31; Keith Pilbeam, George Glover and John Booth went down 21-32.

A Cliff League fixture was up next on Ruskington’s green. Visitors Navenby won the day, with Ruskington picking up three points. Martin Jennings, Keith Pilbeam and Andy Snoxell lost 7-24, while Dave Wood, Karina Woods and Trevor Thackray won 20-7.

Ann Jennings, Cecil Hall and George Freeland were unlucky to drop a pair on the final end to finish 16-18 down and George Glover, Les Wilkinson and Paul Butterworth tied their game 14-14.

Ruskington’s second round KO Cup match on Thursday was cancelled due to the green being flooded again.