Crushing win is a vital boost

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STAMFORD indoor bowlers scored a resounding Lincolnshire League victory over Division Two rivals Horncastle, claiming all but two of the 18 points available.

The A team had already beaten them in the Denny Cup last month but needed a confidence-building win after the humiliation of defeat at Long Sutton. They achieved it with a 146-81 shots win, worth 16 vital points.

Rink One again proved the home banker with this time Adam Warrington’s quartet securing a 33-4 victory, though Martyn Dolby’s 40-11 took the rink prize by virtue of more shots.

Warrington and Dolby earned a place in the second round of the English National Indoor Pairs with a 21-11 win at Boston against a duo skipped by Martin Tomlin.

Results (Stamford scores only): M Ramsden, M Cullingworth, M Bailey, A Warrington won 33-4; R Harniess, J Geary, R Warters, K Rippin won 30-17; W Morris, R Harvey, D King, M Dolby won 40-11; D Hudson, S Travis, A Horton, P Edwards lost 18-32; R Allam, T Harris, D Want, P Bailey won 25-17.