Oakham keep on winning

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Oakham Bowling Club’s Thursday team came away from rivals Melton Town with an excellent 30 shot victory, winning 82-52.

The Oakham victory was due to big winning margins on three of the four rinks.

Winning skips were Jeff Turnbull, Chris Wallis and Bob Hammond.

Scores: Roger Lancaster, Ken Jennings, Gail Robertson and Jeff Turnbull won 28-9; Bob Swarbrick, David Morgan, Denis Smith and Chris Wallis won 23-8; Lyn Walters, John Moore, Barrie Payne and Bob Hammond won 20-11; David Thorn, Terry Thurman, Peter Ferry and Alan Jones lost 11-24.

Oakham’s Saturday team then returned from Holwell with a 94-74 victory after staging a 
remarkable recovery.

At the mid-match break after 13 ends, Oakham were trailing by six shots but they fought back to record a success by 20 shots.

The rink skipped by Chris Wallis were trailing 5-14 at the break but then scored 21 shots without reply to win by 12. The other winning rinks were skipped by Denis smith and Ivan Lang.

Scores: Lyn Walters, Mary Smith, Bob Hammond and Chris Wallis won 26-14; Chris smith, Peter Ferry, Bob Swarbrick and Denis Smith won 27-19; Ray Wilkins, Peter Gleeson, Eddie Owen and Ivan Lang won 24-21; Ray Gregory, Terry Thurman, Barrie Payne and Alan Jones lost 17-20.

Oakham Ladies mantained the club’s fine form with a 27 shot victory at home to Greetham, winning 83-56.

Winning on three of the four rinks, Ros Carter, Maureen Walters and Beryl Birch were the successful skips.

Scores: Liz Pollard, Pam Houlden and Ros Carter won 29-13; Mary Heatherill, Moira Frere and Maureen Walters won 19-10; Janet Rogers, Margaret Jefferies and Beryl Birch won 19-14; Rosemary Gregory, Barbara Phillips and Eileen Wright lost 16-19.