INDOOR BOWLS: Grantham bowlers go through to national final

Nigel Smith, Jason Lewis and Mark Eurich.
Nigel Smith, Jason Lewis and Mark Eurich.
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It was a good weekend for Grantham bowlers with a team making it through to the EBF Rinks Final.

The team, comprising Nigel Smith, Jason Lewis and Mark Eurich, triumphed at Lincoln to take themselves to the nationals which will be held in Newark next month.

Jean Burton, Elaine Meakins and Brenda Patten with George Thorpe of Victor Wood.

Jean Burton, Elaine Meakins and Brenda Patten with George Thorpe of Victor Wood.

Back at home, Grantham and District Indoor Bowls Club’s annual Victor Wood Trophy saw 36 entrants contest the competition.

Outright winners were three ladies, one of whom has only just begun bowling indoors, namely Jean Burton, Elaine Meakins and Brenda Patten.

Joint runners-up were the teams comprising Linda Appleyard, Allan Palmer and Tony Asher, and John Morris, Judy Morris and Ian White.

The event was organised by Roger Turnbull and the trophy and monetary award was presented to the winners by George Thorpe of Victor Wood.

Other results:

Lincolnshire Men’s League

Grantham 80

Skegness 99

Tony Sumner, Ray W Smith, Colin Goodley, Bruce Allen lost 9-17; George Hasnip, Alex Alexander, Ian Cole, Graeme Hall lost 9-33; Seth Eichardson, John Duke, Roger Payne, Nigel Smith won 26-15; Peter Clark, Steve Potts, Jeff Kime, Roger Turnbull lost 9-23; William Stevenson, Tony Asher, Ian Lord, Joe Lewis won 27-11.

Club friendly

Grantham 109

The Imps 106

Aubrey Duers, John Parry, Ruth Murphy, Roger Turnbull lost 15-21; Joyce Asher, David Rainsford, Glen Parish, Tony Asher lost 18-25; Tony Hoole, Joy Hall, Keith Solesbury, Peter Sheardown won 19-17; Richard Harris, Brian Truesdale, Jeff Kime, Jay Lewis won 19-11; Linda Smith, David Lester, Bernard Goodchild, Graham Smith won 19-17; Arthur Hughes, George Hasnip, Graeme Hall, Bruce Allen won 19-15.