Champions dominate in final match of season

In the Thursday Pairs League at West Lindsey Indoor Bowls, the top two teams met in the last match of the season.

And it was champions Bob and Wendy Baines who dominated Maureen and Bernard Featherstone to win 22-5.

Geoff Gray’s team 1 had a chance to finish as runners-up, but two defeats and a draw meant they had to settle for fourth.

Ken Walker’s team 5 were ordinary for most of the season, but found their best form to win their last eight matches and finish third.

In the Mondays Triples League Trevor Gaines team 9 didn’t play their last match against Geoff Gray’s team 1, agreeing a draw, so Marjorie Ward’s team 4 are officially runners-up to Peter May’s champions.

In the Friday Mixed Triples Geoff Gray’s team 1 won their last three matches to emphatically retain their championship.

After the first six matches, not using any handicap, team 1 were four points ahead and they then kept that lead during the 12 matches under handicap, demonstrating that the handicap was fair.