Melton bowls: Mixed fortunes as Triples League returns

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The House of Townend-sponsored Warren Triples League resumed last Saturday after its mid-winter break.

There was a steady start to the match between Barnstone Bowls Club and Melton Indoor Bowls Club B, but after nine ends, the town team led by 10 shots.

Barnstone fought hard to respond, but by the 15th end Melton B had increased their advantage to 15 shots.

The villagers continued to battle and earned a share of the rinks, but Melton hung on to finish as aggregate winners.

* In the other match of the evening, both Melton IBC A and Belvoir Vale went looking for the win and it was the Hose-based club that led by 10 shots after 12 ends.

Melton gradually closed the gap throughout the final nine ends and took a rink win, but Belvoir Vale hung on to shade the aggregate by three shots.

BARNSTONE BC 51

MELTON IBC B 71

Rink scores: W. Snowdon, S. Payling, L. Payling lost to Chuck Kershaw, Marilyn Vye, Ron Vye 6-23; J. Hogg, K. Drew, N. Drew lost to Ketih Blackshaw, David Poate, Arnold Browne 13-23; S. Sherriff, M. Hudson, H. Hudson beat David Fry, John Evans, John Poulton 17-14; A. Parker, J. Parker, R. Smith beat Janet Evans, Les Woodcock, Jason Blackshaw 15-11.

BELVOIR VALE BC 66

MELTON IBC A 63

Rink scores: Pat Wright, John Lambert, Josie Exton lost to Brian Rippin, Nora Clarke, Eric Clarke 9-27; Daphne Birch, Jen Merrick, David Keegan beat Rita James, Tony Webster, Chris James 15-12; Viv Pugh, Evelyn Underwood, Brian Birch beat Malcolm Williams, Stella Warren 17-10; Clive Underwood, Jill Lambert, Lawrie Pugh beat Bob Lemon, Jill Lambert, Lawrie Pugh beat Bob Lemon, Clive Wright, Sue Lemon 25-14.