Bowls: Melton Town boune back with Evington win

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Melton Town Bowls Club were on their home patch for back-to-back matches last week.

Opening against Weston Park last Thursday, Town lost by close margins on three rinks and won just one of the five.

But the teams were only separated by seven points on overall aggregate shots, the visitors shading it 72-65.

Melton turned the tables two days later as they ran out 92-59 winners against Evington Park, winning three rinks and going down by just one shot on the other.

MELTON TOWN 75 WESTON PARK 82

Rink scores: Mick Parker, Kevin Hutchins, Jenny McConnell lost to Terry May 12-17; Janet Evans, Beryl Brett, Fred Thorpe lost to Roy Draper 16-18; Sid Greenstreet, John Evans, Les Woodcock lost to Geoff Forse 18-21; Eric Morgan, Vince Darling, David Poate lost to Ron Buswell 9-17; Mike Pratt, Bob Johnson, Harold Twigg beat Alan Payne 20-9.

MELTON TOWN 92 EVINGTON PARK 59

Rink scores: Mick Parker, Jenny McConnell, Barbara Woodcock beat W. Pople 21-16; Mike Pratt, Les Lovett, John Evans, Harold Twigg lost to J. Watters 17-18; Janet Evans, Andrew North, Kevin Hutchins, Les Woodcock beat C. Ingold 29-11; Alan Dawson, Kevin Gibson, Bob Johnson, David Poate beat B. Capell 25-14.

* Belvoir Vale visited Beeston for a friendly and were pipped by just three shots, winning on one of the three rinks.

BEESTON 49 BELVOIR VALE 46

Rink scores: Pat Wright, John Mackley, Sue Britton, Lawrie Pugh beat M. Hurworth 22-14; John Bloor, Sue Mackley, Chris Gorman, Josie Exton lost to A. Buttery 10-18; Malcolm Britton, Di Gorman, Peter Mason, John Law lost to M. Coyne 14-17.