INDOOR BOWLS: Spalding surge 21 clear at top

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s over-60s gained revenge over Horncastle with an 108-72 (16-2 points) success – avenging their opening day defeat.

It’s now eight consecutive victories for Spalding, who are a healthy 21 points clear at the top of Division Two in the county league with two games in hand.

Spalding started the game well and were leading by 8 shots after five ends. The lead had increased to 29 shots at the tenth end ,although one rink was in arrears and one was drawing. At 15 ends, Spalding were leading by 92 shots to 64 and were leading on four of the five rinks, and that’s how it ended.

The best rink was skipped by Don Churchman, with Geoff Patterson, Len Jack and David Lunn. James Newby was the captain.

• Spalding IBC’s annual J2-sponsored fun day attracted 21 teams this year.

Results: Winning team (sharing prize money of £180): Michael Jennings, David Thomas and Vera Elms; Second place (sharing £120): Maisie Belding, Ian Stafford and Lyn Smith; Third place (sharing £75): Maureen Hilliam, Brian Ivatt and June Taylor; Fourth place (sharing £45): Rob West, Bill Borst and Trish Stafford; Fifth place (sharing £30): Rod Briars, Ruth Goodge and Jan Sinclair; Booby team (sharing £30): Dave Marriot, Geoff Holland and Jackie Bailey.