INDOOR BOWLS: Lucky 13 for Spalding A

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s ‘A’ team picked up 13 points as they beat hosts Stamford A in county league Division One.

Stamford had led by 20 shots at 15 ends before John Needham’s rink of John Laud, Bill Exton and Maurice Elding launched Spalding’s late fight back, eventually winning by 94-89 shots.

•Rink scores: J Needham 19 B Waters 12; P Simpson 22 P Edwards 18; G Smith 19 A Warrington 19: C Leuty 18 P Bailey 21: S Lilley 16 K Rippin 19.

•Spalding ‘B’ suffered a narrow home loss against Louth A in the second division on the men’s county league. 
Spalding started well and led on four rinks mid-way through. 
But Louth found their form and staged a late come back to pip the home side by just six shots. 
Spalding’s best winning rink was Chris Stagles, Gordon Pearson, Rob Briars and John Taylor (23 -19).

•Spalding’s friendly bowlers suffered a 176-125 loss in a friendly match against Lincoln.
Spalding had to adjust quickly to Lincoln’s carpet and after the first seven ends they were 11 shots behind. This lead gradually increased to the end of the match. Best winning rink was Jan Sinclair, Chris Broughton, Abs Belding and Roger Perkins (skip). Geoff Craft was captain.