Sleaford Indoor Bowls Club’s ladies team bowed out of the EIBA national Yetton Plate competition, run by the English Indoor Bowls Association (EIBA).
The match, played in a two rinks at home and two away format, was very close throughout despite Sleaford always chasing Erewash.
After five ends, the Derbyshire club led the aggregate score 20-11, but Sleaford hung in there and reduced the gap slightly over the next five ends to trail 34-26 after 10.
Erewash another couple of shots ahead to lead 55-44, but Sleaford closed the gap to just five shots with three ends remaining at 61-55.
But despite a gallant effort by the Sleaford ladies, Erewash ended strongly to pull away and win 75-63.
The two home rinks saw Rhoda Wing’s team win 19- 15, but Linda Wills’ team lost 14-22.
There were narrow 19-15 defeats on the road for the rinks of Jane Saunders and Gill Dwyer.
Rink scores: Jackie Wareham, Pat Paul, Ruth Murphy, Rhoda Wing beat Susan Smith 19-15; Patricia Rands, Gloria Davis, Linda Wills lost to Elaine Holmes 22-14; Barbara Barnes, Ann Garnham, Lyn Clare, Jane Saunders lost to Christine Arnett 15-19; Carole Richardson, Jenny Elphick, Sheila Methven, Gill Dwyer lost to Janet Bowles 15-19.