Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s mixed team into last 16 after dramatic finale – The Voice

Spalding Indoor Bowls have moved into the last 16 of the nationwide mixed Egham Trophy competitors after an 87-83 victory over Barwell.

Their reward for the victory is a house tie towards Nottingham within the subsequent spherical on Sunday, December 12 – with the winners progressing to the quarter-finals.

Spalding began the stronger of the 2 groups and at 5 ends, had been 22-11 up throughout the board.

However, Barwell confirmed good combating qualities to cut back the deficit to a few photographs (40-37) by ten ends.

Spalding prolonged the lead once more by 15 ends (68-53) however Barwell weren’t prepared to surrender with out a combat.

With three of the 4 rinks completed, the house rink skipped by Graham Smith had been taking part in their last finish – with Spalding three photographs forward total.

With the gang on the sting of their seats, the Barwell skip narrowly missed a shot to make three photographs together with his last bowl to see Smith’s rink acquire one and see Spalding by means of to the subsequent spherical.

Every member of the team performed their half, nevertheless, the away rinks did fantastically properly, particularly the set skipped by Jordan Philpott, with Ruby Hill, Louise Harris and Stephen Harris, who gained 25-16.

Rink scores: Home – Rebecca Simpson, Maggie Wheatley, Andy Dunham and Graham Smith gained 18-17; Karen Martin, Chelsea Tomlin, Martin Spencer and Tristan Morton misplaced 22-27. Away – Ruby Hill, Louise Harris, Stephen Harris and Jordan Philpott gained 25-16; Brian Martin, Julie Hicks, Annie Dunham and Dominic McVittie misplaced 22-23.

  • Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s males’s county league team loved a snug win towards (*16*) B by 38 photographs (91-53) on Saturday, securing 12 of the accessible 14 factors.

Spalding gained on three of the 4 rinks however the high profitable set was skipped by captain Brian Martin, with Mick Dolton, Paul Turner and Stuart Callaby, who returned a profitable scorecard of 26-10.

The rinks, skipped by David Nunney and Graham Hicks, additionally had spectacular wins as they gained 24-9 and 23-13 respectively.

The win places Spalding high of the south part males’s county league, albeit solely after three video games.

Their subsequent sport is away at Boston B on Saturday.

  • Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s under-30s team had been additionally purported to play Lincoln within the nationwide last 16 of the Inter-Club Double Triples on Saturday.

However, unable to area a team, Lincoln conceded the sport.

Although this isn’t how they might have preferred to progress, Spalding will now play Hornsea or Hartlepool within the nationwide quarter-final on February 5.

  • Sunday noticed the pleasant part of Spalding IBC journey to the Peterborough to play a sport towards the Cambridgeshire Vice Presidents’ Association.

This is a yearly occasion and the subsequent one will probably be held at Spalding in 2022.

As the VPs are drawn from a lot of completely different golf equipment all through Cambridgeshire, they put out a wide variety of bowlers of high quality and the sport is normally a strongly contested affair.

The sport began with the VPs taking the lead – however the robust efforts from two rinks pulled again the lead in Spalding’s favour and from there on the remainder of the team pushed forward and closed the sport to win on 5 of the six rinks with a rating of 113 to the VPs 69.

Spalding’s finest profitable rink was made up of Jan Sinclair, Gill Haydon, Trish Stafford and skip Mick Jennings.

Captains for the day had been Jan Sinclair and Maisie Belding.

The subsequent sport for the pleasant aspect is at house to Grantham on Sunday.

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