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Weather the only winner in knockout shield semi-finals

WEST Lindsey Indoor Bowls League round-up.
WEST Lindsey Indoor Bowls League round-up.

Beckingham Bowls Club’s bid to reach the final of the Gainsborough League Knockout Shield was thwarted by the weather when their semi-final against Rose Leisure at Marshalls was abandoned because of torrential rain.

Both teams had the advantage on two rinks each and Beckingham were six shots in front overall when [;ay was halted.

Only 45 ends had been played and a total of 52 ends constitutes a result in such circumstances.

The other semi-final between Scotter and Melrose SSC suffered the same fate, and both matches have been provisionally rearranged for July 4.

Marshall Sports visited Beckingham for a three-rink GBL fixture when Beckingham’s players were in fine form to win all rinks and the aggregate by 73 shots to 44 to take the maximum 10 points.

Stuart Moody made his debut for the hosts, having only started playing bowls this year.

He led well and along with Clive Hunter and Pete Cawthorne provided Beckingham with a 26-7 rink victory.

The other two rinks went Beckingham’s way by seven and three shots respectively.

The club’s two entrants in the GBL ladies’ singles progressed to round two.

Margaret Robinson had a bye and Carole Booth won her match at home against Marton’s Norma Kenyon.

Beckingham’s Isle of Axholme Pensioners’ League Northern Section team Don Brown, Roger Platts and Geoff Proudley had a four-shot rink win at home, but the other home rink lost by eight shots. The Central Section failed to win a rink at Marshall A.