Melton Bowlers came up short against Syston as the Warren Triples League returned with a double-header on Saturday night.
There was little between the teams after five ends with Syston holding a slender two-shot advantage, but they took control and forged ahead, extending their lead to 24 shots after 15 ends.
Melton closed the gap by seven shots over the final three ends and shared the rinks two apiece, but Syston were comfortable winners on aggregate.
* In the evening’s other match, Barnstone made a steady start against Belvoir Vale and built a 12-shot lead at the halfway stage.
Vale pushed hard to get back on terms, but Barnstone were too strong, stretching their lead and winning by 35 shots and on three of the four rinks.
House of Townend
Warren Triples League
MELTON BOWLERS 59
SYSTON BOWLS CLUB 76
Rink scores: Jenny McConnell, John Evans, Les Woodcock lost to Peter Bennett, Jenny Dewick, David Hudson 11-25; Rosemary Barton, Keith Blackshaw, John Robinson beat Derek Renshaw, Peter Murray, Ken Renshaw 15-14; Peter Craddock, Marilyn Vye, Ron Vye lost to M. Warner, G. Kilbourne, Rod Heggs 9-20; Maureen Page, David Pick, Arnold Browne beat Stan Page, Gerald Horobin, George Stone 24-17.
BELVOIR VALE BOWLS CLUB 50
BARNSTONE BOWLS CLUB 86
Rink scores: Viv Pugh, Elieen Underwood, John Law beat S. H. Sherriff, C. Tayer, R. Smith 18-14; Angela Rogers, Jill Lambert, Trevor Davis lost to J. Hogg, H. McCandless, J. McCandless 10-26; Marjorie Shaw, John Lambert, Lawrie Pugh lost to K. Drew, I. Herod, M. Eurich 16-20; Daphne Birch, Pat Wright, Josie Exton lost to W. Snowden, J. Parker, N. Drew 6-25.