BOWLS: National joy at the double for Spalding

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Spalding’s U25 team played their first game in the national double rink competition against local rivals Boston, with both rinks being played at Spalding.

The first five ends were very close with Spalding leading on one rink 6-1, skipped by Ashley Caress, whilst the other rink, skipped by Ryan Huskisson, was losing 6-1.

On the seventh end Ashley’s rink picked up six shots and steadily increased his lead to finish up winning 26-8, with Boston conceding at 18 ends. Jordan Philpott, Lucy Cooke and Rhys Hill were the other members of the rink.

Ryan’s rink of Chelsea Tomlin, Ruby Hill and Martin Duncan tried to keep close to their opposition – knowing that Ashley was fully in control on his rink – and by the tenth end were only 10-6 down.

They were just two shots behind at the 18th end when Boston conceded, losing 17-15. Final score was41-25 to Spalding.

n Spalding progressed in the national club knockout competition the Denny Cup with a commanding 108 shots to 61 victory over Stamford in a match played across both venues on the same day.

Both teams started well with Spalding only two shots to the good at the fifth and tenth end stages.

It was at the halfway mark that Spalding stamped their authority on the match with all rinks making good progress.

They went from being 42-40 ahead after ten to being 79-48 up at the 15th end, which secured the victory.

Spalding continued their dominance right to the end and recorded a 47-shot margin of victory to secure a place in the next round where they face Boston on Saturday at 10am