BOWLS: Grantham indoor club’s first bi-annual match won by men

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The first of the bi-annual Grantham and District Indoor Bowld Club Presidents’ games has been played with, on this occasion, the men’s president Bernard Goodchild’s team coming out on top.

The next game will be played in the new year when ladies’ president Eileen Eggleston will be hoping to reverse the result.

Results: mens’ president team names first: D A Lester, Jo Morris, M Dring, M Appleyard lost to J Kime, G Solesbury, J Hall, S Beardsley 9-21; D Abernethy, G Parrish, G Hall, R Turnbull lost to S Richards, H Dodd, P Riches, P Royce 13-20; C Tuckwood, B Sowerby, B Goodchild, Jay Lewis beat K Duller, Ju Morris, E Eggleston, R Murphy 19-10; W Stevenson, P Hainsworth, K Solesbury beat L Appleyard, E Hoare, R Baxter 22-11; J Lewis, D Rainsford, T Asher, N Smith beat M Palmer, J Asher, G Keasley, M Goodchild 20-8; J Kime, M Eurich, M Parker beat Do Lester, C Pridmore, H Whatley 18-9.

l The first of a series of games against Melton Mowbray saw Grantham defeated by the home team.

Melton Mowbray 66

Grantham 49

J Asher, B Waterall, T Asher won 13-11; R Moore, A Briggs, I Lord lost 6-18; G Soesbury, L Bainbridge, K solesbury lost 5-15; L Appleyard, D Lester, M Appleyard won 16-8; Do Lester, S Payling, L Payling lost 9-14.