Win double for Spalding bowlers

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A Spalding friendly team gained victory over Rutland Tourists by 105 shots to 89 largely due to a rink that won by 25 clear shots.

The rinks were shared with each team winning three, although Spalding were decimated after five of their players withdrew and then loaning another two to the visitors.

Spalding’s winning rink played triples and was skippered by June Taylor, with both Roger Rout and John Gills providing valuable support.

Meanwhile, Spalding over 60s enjoyed their first away victory of the season when they defeated Horncastle by 103 shots to 89, gaining 14 match points in the process.

The game was very close throughout and the margin between the two teams hardly ever exceeded ten shots.

But at ten ends, there was a three-shots advantage to Spalding but at seventeen ends, the scores were level at 85 shots each.

Spalding however managed to exert some pressure over the last few ends and consolidated a fine victory by a 14-shot margin.

The best of Spalding’s three winning rinks was skippered by Peter Godding and included Pat Fillbrook, Mick Laidler and James Newby.