Boston IBC bowlers claim county titles

Ply now suspended due to Coronavirus...

Richard Vinter.
Richard Vinter.

Boston Indoor Bowling Club is celebrating five county titles.

The Rosebery Avenue club hosted the recent Lincolnshire EBF finals, with plenty of success on home territory.

Janet Vinter and Sue Hoyles both claimed Ladies’ Singles titles.

The Mixed Triples were won by Kathryn Rockall, Richard Vinter and Jonathan West.

Paul Flatters won the Gents’ Senior Singles competition before teaming up with Richard Vinter for success in the Men’s Pairs.

These players are now scheduled to represent Lincolnshire in the Nation Finals at Newark.

Boston Indoor Bowling Club has, however, been forced to close until further notice due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

In the Boston Indoor Bowls League, Carlton Road beat title rivals Eastenders 6-0 to open up a 13-point lead.

Jon Molson, Chris Gill and Alex Tomlin defeated Keith Tointon, Adrian Field and Matt Whyers 15-8 and Ian Clark, Sue Simpson-Shaw and Les Feary beat John Mountain, Paul Flatters and Wayne Phoenix 19-15.

Invaders maintained third place with a 6-0 win over Jolly Farmers. Rod West and Scott Whyers skipped their rinks to victory.

Holland Fen had a 6-0 victory over Breakaways but Jan Currie, Anne Jackson and Derek Butwright only lost by one shot to Brian Boucher, Eric Dilnot and Richard Vinter while Jim Gott’ss rink won comfortably.

Boston Park gained a good 4-2 victory as Ken Cook, Alan Batchelor and Claire Britchford beat Jeff Powell, Stan Lawrence and Peter Stringfellow 23-15 but Tony Powell, Richard Toy and Steve Shaw got a four on the last end to win 20-18 or two points for IBC.

A40 had a big win 6-0 against Punchbowlers.

Red 5 pulled away from relegation zone with a 6-0 victory over Parthians, Ian Smith and Bob Lody skipping the victorious rinks.

In Division Two, Strollers remain top following a 4-2 win over The Burtons. Kath Beck, Mick Hippisley and Tony Beck won 27-11 but J. Young, Richard Sharp and C. Hill won 20-14 for The Burtons.

Royal Mail got back on the winning trail with a 6-0 victory over Autos. Geoff Taylor and Keith Sharp skipped the rinks.

Poachers stayed in touch with a 4-2 victory, Sandie Tingey, A. Bennett and Brian Sansam winning 24-10 but Tony Collingwood, Seamus Rooney and John Smith replying 16-14 to gain two points for Patriarchs.

Golfers are also in touch with the promotion places and have a game in hand. Dave Marshall and Graham Scarboro skipped their rinks to a 6-0 victory against a strong Nomads team.

Cosmos’ J. Pearson, Julie Coulson and Jean Thompson won 25-8 for the four points but Vera Thorald, Ray Thorald and Brian Hunn won 16-15 to claim two points for Central.

The top-of-the-table clash in Division Three was won 4-2 by second place Vikings.

Tim Mitchell, Ann Quickfall and John Stray won 30-8 but Mick Jacklin, Roy Pepperdine and Ted Bourne won 28-10 for Pilgrims, who are certain of promotion.

Shipmates maintained third place with a 6-0 victory over Phantoms, Walter Parker and Ted Vere skipping their rinks to victory.

Hotspurs claimed a 4-2 victory over Amatuers. Sharon Druce, P. Brummit and Rob Druce won 19-8 for Hotspurs but Steve Boycott, Brian Hardy and Ron Spence won 12-11 for Amateurs.

Fairways won 6-0 against The Saxons with Anita Hall, and Heather Scarboro skipping their rinks to victory.

U3 gained a 4-2 win over Vectors.

Michael Teasdale, Michael Gooderson and Howard Williams won 24-8. Yvonne Heppenstall, Colin Heppenstall and Kevin Rockall winning 12-11 with a last-end shot.