Melton Indoor Bowls: Melton B secure Triples League crown

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Melton Indoor Bowls Club B were not in action, but were confirmed as Warren Triples League champions after the final round of matches on Saturday.

Their A team clubmates were denied maximum points by Barnstone which clinched top spot in the final standings.

Both teams pushed hard to gain control, and after nine ends, Melton A had established a commanding 13-shot lead.

The teams maintained the pressure with Melton A gradually extending their lead to win by 18 shots overall, but Barnstone took points for two rink wins.

Melton A leapfrogged their opponents into second place in the final table, five points back from the winners.

The evening’s other match between Syston and Belvoir Vale proved a tight match from the outset.

Syston held a slender two-shot lead at the halfway mark, but after 15 ends, the Hose-based club had turned the tables and led by four.

But the lead changed hands once more over the final three ends as Syston picked up 11 shots to Belvoir’s five to win by just two shots. The rinks were shared.

Syston still finished bottom despite the win with Belvoir Vale one place above.

House of Townened Warren Triples League

BARNSTONE BC 54

MELTON IBC A 72

Rink scores: H. McCandless, S. Payling, L. Payling lost to Sue Hughes, Rita James, Chris James 9-28; M. Hudson, D. Hudson, J. McCandless beat Malcolm Williams, Neil Hughes, Clive Wright 15-12; J. Hogg, L. Smith, G. Smith beat Dennis Fuller, Kathy Stavrou, Walter Reid 18-13; R. Spencer, S. Taylor, R. Smith lost to David Arbon, Tony Webster, Brian Rippin 12-19.

BELVOIR VALE BC 62

SYSTON BC 64

Rink scores: Clive Underwood, Jen Merrick, David Keegan lost to C. Smith, J. Dewick, T. Jordan 15-22; Viv Pugh, Jill Lambert, John Lambert beat K. Toon, R. Eshelby, R. Heggs 21-17; Geoff Harrop, Lawrie Pugh, Brian Birch lost to D. Renshaw, D. Hudson, G. Stone 12-14; Daphne Birch, Evelyn Underwood, Richard Warrener beat P. Murray, K. Renshaw, G. Horobin 14-11.