There was a derby match in the House of Townend Warren Triples League as Melton Indoor Bowls Club’s A and B teams went head-to-head.
Both teams battled hard for control from the start and the Bs took a slender one-shot lead after 10 ends.
The A side stepped up the pressure and by 15 ends had turned the tables, leading by five shots. But Melton B picked up 15 shots in the final three ends to their opponents’ four to win overall.
The other match between Belvoir Vale and Barnstone also proved a close game as Vale went looking for their first win in the league.
But by nine ends, Barnstone had built an 11-shot cushion, and they withstood a fierce fightback from the Hose club to win the match by just one shot.
House of Townend Warren Triples League
MELTON IBC A 59
MELTON IBC B 65
Rink scores (Melton A first): David Arbon, Nora Clarke, Eric Clarke lost to Peter Craddock, Keith Blackshaw, Norman Booty 17-14; Dennis Fuller, Norma Jackson. Kathy Stavrou lost to Chuck Kershaw, Marilyn Vye, Ron Vye 23-6; Rita James, Clive Wright, Chris James beat Yvonne Poulton, Les Woodcock, John Poulton 23-9; Brian Rippin, Tony Webster, Stella Warren drew with Jason Blackshaw, David Poate, Jenny McConnell 16-16.
BELVOIR VALE 64
Rink scores (Barnstone first): Pat Wright, Jen Merrick, David Keegan beat H. McCandless, S. Payling, L. Payling 18-12; Keith Simons, Evelyn Underwood, John Law lost to R. Spencer, R. Smith, J. McCandless 29-13; Daphne Birch, Geoff Harrop, Josie Exton drew with W. Snowdon, J. Hogg, N. Drew 11-11; Clive Underwood, Brian Birch, Sue Pymm beat L. Smith, M. Eurick, G. Smith 22-13.