Thurmaston loss, Barnstone joy for Belvoir Vale bowlers

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Belvoir Vale Bowls Club split a pair of the friendlies as the outdoor season comes towards its conclusion.

Opponents Thurmaston edged home 66-63 at Hose, winning on three of the four rinks.

The quartet of Di Goorman, Peter Mason, John Shaw and Gordon Crook certainly did their best for Belvoir Vale, winning by 20 shots to 11.

But the closest the rest of the Belvoir squad came was on the fourth rink as Daphne Birch, John Mackley, Martin Porter and John Lamber went down 18-15.

It was a lot more conformable at Barnstone as Vale defeated the home side 65-50 thanks to a fine effort from John Bloor, Sue Mackley, Martin Porter and Gordon Crooke.

They hammered the hosts 31-10, allowing Belvoir to lose by three shots on each of the other two rinks.

Belvoir have two more matches this week, bringing their outdoor season to a close for another year before start indoors on September 17 with a trip to Potters at Hopton by Sea.