Beckingham beat Ferry in thriller

Beckingham Bowls Club stayed top of the Gainsborough Bowls League, after a thrilling win at Owston Ferry on Wednesday 14th May.

All three rinks could still have gone either way on the last end but Beckingham managed to win rinks 17-15 and 16-15 to take the match 6-4.

Ferry won the third rink 21-17 to win the one point aggregate, 51-50.

This ended a bad week for Owston Ferry who visited Marshall Sports in the 12-a-side Knockout Shield on the Monday.

The Sports gained revenge this time, for several previous narrow defeats by Ferry, with a narrow 80-76 win.

Two rinks were close until the end but the Sports won rinks 21-20 and 21-17 to just prevail.

Marshall Sports carried their new-found form into the 12-a-side league match away at North Wheatley, battling to a very good 8-2 (74-62) win, so after a poor league start in heavy conditions they look set to be a threat to anyone as the sun dries out the greens.

In other league games in-form Rose A visited Marshall A and came away narrow winners 6-4 (75-70) to make it three wins out of four and show that Marshall A haven’t found the form of previous seasons yet, but they might as the greens speed up.

Melrose SSC made hard work of beating visitors Marton GB, with several home players struggling to play to their full potential on the slow surface.

Early on Marton were winning three rinks but gradually Melrose ground them down and eventually won by a flattering 10-0 (86-52) scoreline.

The other Knockout Shield match between Misterton and Scotter 1 was postponed due to the weather.

But that didn’t stop the Misterton players from travelling to Scotter by mistake, thinking it was an away game.