Grantham men triumph over ladies in presidents’ showdown

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It was an emphatic triumph for the men’s team when the Grantham Bowls Club’s presidents’ match was played.

The men’s president’s squad, captained by Nigel Smith, romped to a 138-65 success over the ladies’ president’s team, which was skippered by Gloria Keasley.

Results were as follows (men’s president’s team names first):

Richard Barrett, Jake Hawkins, Colin Goodley and Ian Cole beat Margaret Allen, Elaine Meakins, Pam Greer and Ruth Murphy 32-11; Stephen Potts, Bill Stephenson, Graham Hall and Bruce Allen beat Jeannie Priest, Linda Smith, Jill Potts and Rita Baxter 22-13; Glen Parrish, Maurice Appleyard, Michael Dring and Roger Turnbull beat Margaret Barrett, Joy Hobbs, Bette Whittle and Shirley Beardsley 28-7; Malcolm Brett, Dave Hobbs, Jeff Kime and Nigel Smith beat Linda Appleyard, Gladys Solesbury, Joy Hall and Gloria Keasley 23-11; David Rainsford, Norman Baxter, John Morris and Graham Smith beat Mavis Palmer, Judy Morris, Brenda Patten and Muriel Goodchild 17-13; David Abernethy, Keith Solesbury, Toni Asher and Rob Sowerby beat Sheila Richards, Christine Padmore, Pat Riches and Pat Royce 16-10.

Grantham were beaten 50-46 by Long Bennington in a Sencit League encounter.

Results were as follows (Long Bennington names first):

J Hoole, Jo Morris, G Keasley amd G Hall beat A Wyles, J Baxter, J Wyles and B Hollingworth 22-10; K Kent, M Tivey, J Hall and J Morris lost to J Baxter, G Solesbury, P Hainsworth and K Solesbury 18-13; T Kent, E Eggleston, T Hoole and M Dring lost to L Appleyard, M Sharpe, D Lester and M Appleyard 18-15.

Also in the league, Barkstone defeated Arnold Field 53-36.

Results (with Barkstone names first) were:

J Hogg, W Snowdon, R Morley and R Smith beat T Burton, P Burton, L Smith and G Smith 19-8; P Jacques, P Parker, J Parker and J McCandless beat A Slade, D Slade, B Shores and M Goodchild 18-10; H McCandless, S Payling, P Greer and L Payline lost to G Bland, G Parish, J Gowler and D Gowler 18-16.