Blend of ages creates perfect vintage

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STAMFORD bowlers are finding that age is no barrier to success.

indoor club’s B team, littered with teenagers and octogenarians, are making steady progress in the Lincolnshire Third Division.

Their latest triumph came in the home defeat of Louth B by an impressive 61 shots, securing 16 points in the process. They are now third in the league.

Youngsters Jay Travis, John Bailey, Nathan Rigby and Stephen Harris all played their part in a second successive triumph over a team above them in the table, following last week’s victory against Spalding B.

In the Yetton Plate – the national inter club competition for women – Stamford defeated local rivals Sleaford and were due to meet Boston yesterday (Thursday).

Results (Stamford names only):

Lincs League Division Three: Stamford B 117 (16pts), Louth B 56 (2): J Gamble, B Edwards, J Travis, J Holroyd won 30-9; N Kettle, N Rigby, R Graham, H Foster lost 18-23; D Howarth, R Travis-Jenner, J Bailey, A Barnes won 25-20; F Wolloff, A Chapman, B Gretton, M Owens won 21-14; S Harris, R Briars, W Kettle, M Hewitt won 23-10.

Yetton Plate: Stamford 86 Sleaford 76: Home - J Foster, M Andrews, C Cox, P Birch won 27-15; S Bailey, C Warters, M Dolby, G Edwards won 26-19; Away - R Weston, P Collicott, D Mackie, P O’Brien drew 22-22; J Brennan, R March, A Edwards, C Ford lost 11-20.