Sleaford rally to score against Spalding

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Sleaford Indoor Bowls Club saw its Trudy Bates Team host top of the table Spalding and gained eight league points to remain in third place.

Gill Dwyer’s set of Sheila Pratt, Gillian Turner and Linda Wills just could not recover after a slow start going 2 – 13, but rallied with gusto to reach 14 – 18.

Win Blankley, with Alison Lawson, Pat Paul and Lilly Searle were ahead until the last few ends where they dropped a 4, 2 and a 6 to lose out by a disappointing 16 – 22.

Joss Banister, with Pat Rands, Jenny Elphick and Margaret McKie kept a close game, but could not find the length later on and went down 14 – 20.

Kath Lake’s set of Gloria Davies, Mary Thomas and Helen Quirke were ahead in a tight game until the end, when line and length suffered in three crucial ends and were unlucky to lose out 14 – 17.

Rhoda Wing, with Carole Richardson, Steph Collin and Sheila Methven were “on fire” storming into a 10 – 1 lead and then piling on the pressure with 11 without reply to a match-saving (by one shot) 27 – 7.

Meanwhile, the Friendly Team went over to Spalding and managed just one rink win - on the Captain’s Rink (though this was almost entirely due to the other three, David Smith, Bob Croyman and Yvonne Paul) at 20 – 12.


There is much that can be learned from visiting other clubs and appreciating that carpets and flooring are different from what is used to.

However, this is one of the lessons to be learned to become an all-round player.

Experience will enable reading these greens more easily – and the satisfaction that comes with success.

This is what this team is all about – gaining experience and becoming better players as they move up the ranks.

John Bennett - Press Officer.