Melton IBC fightback stuns Stamford

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Melton and District Indoor Bowls Club travelled to Stamford on Saturday for a friendly fixture which proved an interesting fixture.

Stamford forged into a 22-shot lead after five ends, but Melton chipped away at the advantage, closing the gap to 18 shots by the 15th end.

The visitors continued to push hard and after 19 ends had levelled the aggregate score at 104 shots each.

Melton kept up the pressure on the final two ends, picking up 10 shots to Stamford’s nine, with one rink picking up the decisive shot on the last end to clinch victory in a very enjoyable match.

STAMFORD IBC 113

MELTON IBC 114

Rink scores (Stamford names first): A. Chapman, S. Brunning, J. Hebden, M. Hemden lost to Eileen Wright, Anne Bambridge, Jenny McConnell, Nigel Trigg 17-19; T. Knight, M. Grainger, R. Blake, G. Knight lost to Sylvia Donovan, Peter Craddock, Noel Evatt, Brian Donovan 16-26; J. Dye, S. Stokes, T. Stokes, M. Dye lost to Peter Bennett, Stella Warren, Lawrie Pugh, Josie Exton 14-22; M. Decamps, H. Watson, R. Horbe, T. Christie beat Bettyne Broadberry, Janet Evans, Les Woodcock, Arthur Broadberry 24-13; J. Bourne, M. Cottin, G. Watson, J. Bourne beat Kate Toon, Ken Renshaw, Dave Hudson, George Stone 26-10; T. Handley, J. Winfield, D. Ellis, N. Handley lost to Dennis Fuller, Shirley Woodcock, Kathy Stavrou, Rodd Heggs 16-24.

MELTON IBC 148

LINCS VPs ASSN 94

Rink scores: G. Marshall, G. Sparling, N. Evatt, E. Radford beat R. Tuplin 29-10; E. Wright, R. Radford, S. Warren, L. Pugh lost to R. Turnbull 19-28; S. Donovan, J. McConnell, B. Donovan beat P. Ward 21-18; K. Toon, B. Birch, J. Evans, A. Broadberry beat B. Pattison 24-12; J. Evans, R. Carter, N. Jackson, J. Law beat P. Godding 22-16; J. Ladkin, V. Pugh, L. Woodcock. J. Exton 33-10.