Bowlers are in the thick of the action

Horncastle Indoor Bowls Club members have been in the thick of club, county and inter-club competitions.

Young bowls competitors were in action in Horncastle.
Young bowls competitors were in action in Horncastle.

On Saturday Horncastle moved 14 points clear at the top the Lincolnshire Indoor Bowling Association Mixed League Division Two with a comprehensive 18-0 win at home to Grantham.

Unfortunately it is not to be this year for George Lancaster.

Last year’s finalist suffered a first-round exit in the Lincolnshire Indoor Bowling Association Seniors Singles at Stamford, missing out 20-9 to Jane Saunders (Long Sutton).

The previous weekend Horncastle IBC were in action at at Lincoln in the English Bowling Federation Singles.

In the Over 65 Singles, Norman Burton won through to the final where he will play Maurice Edling (Spalding).

In the singles, Tracy Nunn is also through to the final, where he will meet Kevin Rands (Lincoln).

Both finals take place at Boston IBC on March 12.


Mixed League Division Two: Horncastle 130 Grantham 64 (P. Smith 29 M. Appleyard 12, K. Taplin 23 B. Shores 15, Olive Wells 22 P. Sheardown 12, J. Scholey 24 G. Smith 13, D. Wells 32 J. Lewis 12).

Club results:

101 Singles: T. Scholey 71 N. Burton 101, S. Plummer 38 M. Cowman 101, S. Ellis 101 N. Rodgers 75, K. Argent 100 G. Lancaster 101.

Mixed Pairs: J. Taplin & K. Taplin 21 S. Grimwood & N. Rodgers 15, J. Moody & P. Bark 24 A.L. Edwards & Tracy Nunn 19, S. Ellis & O. Wells 22 J. King & A. Kershaw 9.

Drawn Triples: D. Benson, T. Berry, K. Taplin 31 T. Beech, J. Taplin, J. Scholey 17, K. Argent, J. Hoyles, P. Smith 12 A.J. Day, C. Arend, T. Nunn 22, A. Lyon, T. Scholey, G. Elston 19 N. Burton, A.L. Edwards, G. Lancaster 29.

Horncastle Indoor Bowls Club played host to some of the top young talent in Lincolnshire on Sunday.

Under 18 and under 15 talents competed in the last 16, quarter and semi-final rounds of the county singles competition.

Horncastle IBC President Judy Moody welcomed competitors while club members K. Jackman, D. Bellhouse, G. Wells, G. Lancaster, K. Taplin, J. Taplin, J. Moody and P. Ullyall acted as markers.

The four youngsters going through to the final are Adam Hodgson (Boston), Louise Harris (Stamford), Danielle Wild (Spalding) and Liam Reeson (Boston).

The finals will be held at Boston on April 22.

This Sunday sees Horncastle IBC host the last 16 and quarter-finals of the Lincolnshire Women’s Indoor Bowling Association County Singles.