Melton Indoor Bowls Club win Warren Triples League derby

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Melton Indoor Bowls Club beat Melton Bowlers to the derby spoils in the House of Townend Warren Triples League on Saturday night.

The IBC took control from the start and led by 23 shots after just five ends. The Bowlers tried hard to get into the match, holding the gap to 24 shots at the close and picking up points for a rink win.

In the other match, Belvoir Vale BC were too strong for Syston BC, building an eight-shot lead at the halfway mark and steadily increasing that advantage. Syston gained a draw on one rink to deny their opponents maximum points.

MELTON INDOOR BOWLS CLUB 78

MELTON BOWLERS 54

Rink scores: Malcolm Williams, Norma Jackson, Brian Rippin beat Chuck Kershaw, Les Woodcock, Arnold Browne 19-14; Carole Lomax, Rita James, Chris James lost to Yvonne Poulton, Marilyn Vye, Ron Vye 12-21; Brian Boag, Malcolm Lomax, Clive Wright beat Peter Craddock, Janet Evans, Jenny McConnell 26-8; Stella Warren, Tony Webster, Eric Clarke beat Jason Blackshaw, John Poulton, Keith Blackshaw 20-11.

SYSTON BC 58

BELVOIR VALE BC 75

Rink scores: R. Meyer, M. Abbott, R. Hill lost to Geoff Harrop, Jill Lambert, Richard Warrener 12-21; P. Bennett, D. Hudson, G. Horobin lost to Marjorie Shaw, Brian Birch, Lawrie Pugh 17-21; G. Kilbourne, J. Dewick, R. Heggs drew with John Lambert, Pat Wright, Josie Exton 16-16; K. Renshaw, P. Murray, G. Stone lost to Daphne Birch, John Law, Tim Warrener 13-17.