Title races open as leaders lose

The daytime competitions are suddenly much more open at West Lindsey Indoor Bowls Club after the leaders of the Monday Triples and the Wednesday Sets were both defeated.

Peter Taylor’s M10 team are still top of the Monday Triples after defeat by Ken Byfleet’s M2, but they are now vulnerable to Bob Baines’ in form M6 as the two teams still have to meet.

Peter’s team led 5-0 against Ken’s team but developed a slow puncture after that and lost 15-9.

M6 hit their best form against Ted Mell’s M12 ninth placed team whos purple patch is now sadly a distant memory.

Bob’s team won 47-2 including ending 9, 6, 6, when Ted’s team had presumably given up.

Jean Barnard’s 2014 champions continue to give chase after a bad start, with a comfortable 18-9 win over Marjorie Ward’s M3 team.

It was close until a five in the eighth end turned the match.

Trevor Gaines’ inconsistent M8 team had a good day when beating Peter Mays’ M4 team y 23-7, after a quiet start they got a 6 and 4 in successive ends.

Audrey Rogers’ M7 second bottom team continue their slump with another despairing narrow defeat. Against Pat Flegg’s M5 team they led 9-3 but then lost 6 close ends in a row to lose 10-9.

The Wednesday Sets is now as confused as ever with defeat for last week’s leaders Barry Grocock’s W11 team who lost 4-2 (3 shots) to Keith Clark’s M1 team.

Bob Baines’ W6 team ended a run of four matches without a win to go top by beating Ted Mell’s tenth placed team 6-0.

That sounds convincing but they made hard work of it only winning their sets 4-3, 6-3, and 4-3.

Geoff Gray’s W2 team are strong contenders after beating Tony Scott’s W10 eleventh placed team 6-0 (21 shots).

Trevor Gaines’ W8 team could have been the leaders but had to settle for a 3-3 (+ 1 shot) against Eric Dobbie’s W4 team and are a close fourth with every chance.

Pat Flegg’s W5 team saw their championship hopes realistically ended when losing 4-2 (7 shots) to Rita Procter’s W7 team.

In an amazing match Pat’s team won the first set 10-1 but then suffered a rapid puncture and lost the second set 13-0.

Rita’s team won the decider 4-1.