Louth Indoor Bowls Club see off Scunthorpe in Denny Cup

Louth Indoor Bowls Club men's team made it through to round two of the area stage of the Denny Cup when beating Scunthorpe 75-60 on aggregate shots.

The competition is played over four rinks, two at home and two away, and Louth won three of them.

Allan Dent (Snr) led his rink to a 25-15 win, while there were wins for the fours led by Alan Dent (Jnr) by 17-11, and Simon Reeson (18-13).

The next round is played on Saturday morning when Louth face Doncaster.

* The club was not so successful in the preliminary round of the Top Club competition, losing 49-71 at home to Hornsea.

This is a five-rink contest incorporating men’s and ladies’ singles, plus mixed pairs, triples and fours.

Simon Reeson and Wendy Blyth managed a 14-9 win in the pairs, and the triples team of Tony Musson, Mark Freemantle and Val Sherry led for most of their game but dropped a two on the final end to lose 15-14.

The men’s and ladies’ singles were lost 15-7 and 16-7, respectively, and the fours team went down 16-7.

* In the club leagues, Canaries opened up a three-point lead at the top of the Ladies’ Triples League.

They continued their unbeaten run with a 14-9 win over Anglers who lost second spot to Rolling Scones, 19-8 victors over Jayees.

* Rockset moved top of the Evening Fours League on shots difference after a 29-10 victory over Questors, while previous leaders APS were beaten 15-8 by Roundheads.

Fast Shippers consolidated their third place after steaming to a 34-3 win against Wayouts.

* In the Tuesday Mixed Pairs, Harry Putland and Tina Reeson maintained their 100 per cent record with a one-sided 44-4 win.

Second-placed Brian and Val Sherry lost for the first time in a last-end decider to Roy Tear and Sylvia Stainton, 17-16.

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