Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s over-60s continued their fine recent form with a good win over Skegness B.
In what was a tight tussle, Spalding emerged victorious by 93 shots to 84 – gaining 14 match points out of a possible 18 in the process.
At first the victory looked straightforward, but as the game progressed Skegness came more and more into it.
Spalding had a 24-shot lead after only five ends, but by the 15th end that had been reduced to only seven shots.
In the end, they were lucky to come away with a nine-shot victory as they scrambled for shots over the final two ends.
Spalding’s best rink included Pete Lane, Roger Perkins, Mike Taylor and John Haney.
• Prior to the Skegness success, Spalding’s over-60’s recorded their third consecutive win when they beat Long Sutton’s over-60s by 98 shots to 77 at the Castle Sports Complex.
Spalding came away with 16 match points to Sutton’s two.
The derby game was played in a very friendly atmosphere and was very close throughout.
At one point near the end, Long Sutton were within two shots of taking the lead. But Spalding held out, however, and seemed to run away with the game over the last four or five ends. Spalding gained four winning rinks, the best of which was skipped by Tom Bell and included Dave Amess, Derek Groves and Dave Marriott.
David Lunn captained the team for the first time.