Ruskington bookend mixed week with whitewash wins

Ruskington Bowls Club had a busy week scheduled, but with three of the seven matches cancelled, the club served up two good wins and two losses.

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Opening against Leadenham in the City (Evening) League on their home green, Ruskington cleaned up with a full house of 12 points.

Wendy Pateman’s set of Jim Barclay and George Glover lost 17-22, Waylon Clarke, with Jock Mitchell and John Hurst, won 21-15, David Miller’s set of Les Wilkinson and Linda Picton won 16-13, and Tony Codd, with Keith Pilbeam and Trevor Thackray, won 23-20.

* Back at home again for the Lincoln District League, Ruskington gathered just two points for a rink win, but it was a tight match with the hosts losing by just five shots on aggregate, 57-62.

Lee Road visited for a City (Afternoon) League battle , and once more the hosts gained one rink victory and two league points.

David Miller, with Isabel Drain and Les Warren, edged a very close game 15-13, but Jackie Ray’s set of Les Wilkinson and Jim Barclay were outclassed 10-21, while Les Jenkins with Eddie Yeates and Jim Matson were well beaten by a set of two, losing 9-19.

* Ruskington made a fine start to life in a higher division of the Coningsby League, taking all eight points from the trip to Stickney.

Jim Matson with Jock Mitchell and Keith Pilbeam won 28-5, Waylon Clarke with Sue Mitchell and Tony Codd won 31-7, and Les Jenkins with Lorraine Clifton and Jackie Ray came through a competitive game to win 15-12 for a quite satisfactory end to the week.