Stamford strengthen grip on top spot

THE men and women who comprise Stamford Indoor Bowls Club’s mixed team have taken a 22-point lead at the top of the Lincolnshire Second Division.

And they still have a game in hand over their nearest rivals Louth A whom they beat at home at the weekend, taking 16 of the 18 points available. Stamford has 84 points from five matches losing on only three rinks from a possible 25.

After the latest win by 113 shots to 73, captain Margaret Bloxham said: “We all like to win our matches but the best thing is that there’s a great spirit within the team”

The club’s other teams are also having a great season so far with the A team pushing for promotion, holding a narrow lead over Long Sutton A at the top of the Second Division, while the junior player-boosted B team and the Over 60s are also making steady progress.

The club is hosting the 18-team Mick Owens Trophy fours tournament on December 28 (from 9.30am), with prize-money sponsored by the Coors-Marston Brewery.

Results (Stamford names only): Lincs Mixed League Division Two: Stamford 113 (16 pts), Louth A 73 (2). Janet Gamble, K Bailey, D Ford, J Little won 21-16; W Kettle, M Andrews, M Bloxham, R Harvey won 24-10; D Hudson, B Edwards, A Edwards, C Ford lost 15-23; D Mackie, C Warters, T Mackie, R Warters won 22-12; C Bailey, C barnes, John Gamble, M Dolby won 31-12.