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Bowlers battle out Horace Bower competition




Grantham and District Bowls Association (3229694)
Grantham and District Bowls Association (3229694)

The annual Horace Bower Competition was battled out in the sun at Grantham Bowls Club on Sunday.

Contested between the Grantham and District, Ashfield and Mansfield Associations, the format was a round robin competition.

The Grantham Association finished second this year, instead of bottom. They beat Mansfield 74-66 but lost 88-59 to a very strong Ashfield team, who also triumphed over Mansfield to lift the trophy.

The Grantham and District Association are pictured, from left, back – Toni Asher, Larry Turner, Neville Lomas, Colin Goodley, Andrew Stafford, Hugh Mumby, Rob Sowerby, Tim Dawson, John Bainbridge, Barry Papworth and Ian Richardson; front – Jay Lewis, Norman Davis, Michael Lyon and Karl Turner.

Results round-up:

Lincolnshire Men’s League

Grantham 56

Sleaford town 39

J Asher M Holby T Asher Joe Lewis lost to J Parker P Stokes R Nevelson R Barnes 14-20, R Barrett J Kime J Lewis B Veasey beat C Faulkner C Campbell K Moore N Mapletoft 20-11, T Berridge P McGoldrick N Smith T Oxley beat A Morris M Faulkner D Campbell A Bird 22-8.

Grantham 57

Lee Road 35

B Smith J Kime Jay Lewis B Veasey beat B Thorbold T Goddard N Daniels B Coy 22-7, R Barrett J Hope N Smith T Oxley lost to B Cook M Bull M Hodson J Barlow 11-17, J Asher T Asher T Berridge Joe Lewis beat D Denison J Harris C Chamberlin M Daniels 24-11.

ASC League

Grantham 43

St Giles 55

C Ottley R Ottley J Hope lost to G Smith J Withers B Day 6-28, R Barrett R Galvin Joe Lewis beat J Scrafield A Buxton C Barks 24-8, R Sowerby J Kime B Veasey lost to M Bowler N East A Weir 13-19.

Grantham 48

Washingborough 48

C Ottley R Ottley J Kime beat G Boddy M Courtney A Hanson 20-14

R Galvin T Smythe J Lewis beat K Steele B Jackson M Maitland 16-10

R Barrett J Hope only 2 players lost to K Hall S Martin N Martin 12-24

Belvoir League

Grantham V Belvoir vale 63—71

P Riches R Galvin Joe Lewis lost to V Pugh M Porter S Cant 9-20, L McGoldrick P McGoldrick J Lewis beat G Harrod J Lambert J Exton 21-16, P Newton T Smyth B Veasey lost to Jon Lambert L Pugh P Warrener 9-19, B Patten B Smith M Holby beat W Rawlings J Shaw B Birch 24-16.

Grantham League

Three wood

Grantham 64

Gonerby Yellows 41

P Newton M Holby B Veasey beat L Lord G Hutton I Lord 25-11, Riches B Sowerby J Lewis beat T Saward K Wilson P Edwards 21-14, K Whatmore T Asher Joe Lewis beat J Saxby L Thompson D Holton 18-16.

Friendly

Grantham 94

Royston 94

C Ottley M Hope M Holby Joe Lewis lost to D Smith PB Reba G Fisk S Kilford 11-16, C Faulkner M Faulkner B Smith J Kime beat PB Tracy P Archer A Warner M Coppen 23-11, M Brett B Stevenson L Smith G Smith lost to S Warner D Goodwin P B Graham D Sherrif 10-16, P Jones S Elriches R Turner R Turnbull lost to N Glazier P keating E Dockele S Whitehouse 11-17, L McGoldrick G Avison P McGoldrick A Berridge lost to R Warren Y Whitehouse C Kilford C Sherriff 14-22, R Barrett P Riches N Smith Jay Lewis beat C Moore G Barlow E Hyde P Fisk 25-12.



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